Tuesday, March 31, 2009

JEDI Party featured on COOKIE!

Mr. Red's Jedi Party is featured on Cookie Magazine's Blog! Extra! Extra! Read all about it!

And THANK YOU to everyone who has left fabulous comments about the Jedi Party on this blog and on other blogs! I appreciate your kind words and support! Most of the details can be found on the Cookie Magazine interview so feel free to take what you need. If you need anything further, you can email me at onecoolpick@gmail.com!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Jedi Training Academy

Here's a sneak peek at Mr. Red's very cool Jedi Knight Training Academy 2nd Birthday Party!

See more cool pics... It gets even cooler!

Extra Extra read all about it - mr. Red's party was featured in COOKIE MAGAZINE's nesting blog!

Photos courtesy of Ja Tecson Photography

Friday, March 27, 2009

Get Some Mojo

Cleaning up after my 2 year old while baking another bun in the oven, I am definitely in need of some Mojo. When Austin Powers is nowhere in sight, escape to the Land of Nod, where they sell their fabulous Mojo.!

I covet this toy box/bench. I'm all for storage that doubles as modern eye candy. The price tag, on the other hand, I can do without. Who knew Mojo was so expensive?

Thursday, March 26, 2009


Mr. Red is really into skateboards now. I mean reaalllly. I don't think anyone can truly grasp how seriously into skateboards he is unless you spend an hour or so with us. With that being said, the hubby and I figured he may enjoy the wheeled board accessory for our Bugaboo.

His skateboard obsession comes at an ideal time since the hubby and I are exploring several different options for strolling along 2 tots now. We're struggling whether to invest in a boat, I mean double stroller, or forgo the boat, I mean double stroller, and go with the board instead.

There seem to be several pros and cons to this board, more cons for a tiny gal like me. But nonetheless it's pretty cool, and even more cool to my lil sk8terboi.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Green Birthday Parties

The April edition of L.A. Parent is out now and my article about Eco Friendly Kids Birthday Parties made the cover feature! So like the Pointer Sisters, minus their long legs, I'm so excited! I just can't hide it!

Pick one up now or you can read their digital version. L.A. Parent is an awesome resource for parents about kid-friendly events, arts, culture, products, and fun for the whole family.

For this particular article, I got to interview the ever popular and ever-green Tree Hugger, Discovery Health's own, Sara Snow. Plus I also feature my very own sis and friends in it, so read all about it!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Chalk Greetings

Guestbooks are tricky business. I mean, you're already having a great time at the party, mingling, catching up, getting ready to chow down on some grub, and then your social mood is suddenly interrupted by an all too-happy bridesmaid, demanding you to stop what you're doing and sign the guestbook. Chances are...you never get to it.

So nowadays, hosts are wisening up and making their guestbooks an event of their own. Recently, I came upon a very clever and fun idea from a real wedding from Fullerton, CA.

Guests simply write a message on the big chalkboard and pose for a snapshot to be later compiled in a guestbook! Entertaining for guests, a gift for the hosts, fun for all. As Martha would say, it's a good thing.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Carve It

Again, my apologies for the delay in cool posts. Busy busy times.

Here's a cool way to get your message across. Carve it in wood! A wooden postcard that is. Carve or scratch your sentiments on the lightweight wood surface and send it off! We all know I'm a huge fan of anything woodgrain, so why not your mail?

Monday, March 16, 2009

Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookie

Yes, I've received that chain email many years ago...and by now, most of you have too, I'm sure. But like most chain emails, I paid no attention to it. Delete.
Well years later, and now that I have Mr Red, who is a self proclaimed "Cookie Monster," I've now become a Chocolate Chip Cookie Connoissuer. Personally, I don't like Chocolate Chips, my ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie would be sans chocolate chips. Then people always ask me why I just don't get a sugar cookie instead...It's just not the same. So my son and I eat the perfect cookie together perfectly. I eat the cookie parts, and he eats the chocolate chip parts!..

...I digress...So my girlfriends told me about this Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe again, and so we finally try it, and low and behold, it's one freaking yummy cookie!

So give it a try. I don't have a sweet tooth, I don't really like cookies, but this one was good enough for me to post, so that's gotta say something.

Friday, March 13, 2009


Congratulations to "5uarezMom" - our FAT TIE GIVEAWAY WINNER!

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Cool offer ends April 2, 2009.

Bun in the Oven

As some of you may already know, I've got another bun in the oven! Yup, we're expecting again, and Mr. Red is still in denial. But speaking of buns in the oven, I came across this mouth watering blog, SCANWHICHES, and it's just scrumptuous! Yesterday's featured sandwich is one of my faves, a Vietnamese Banh Mi! Oh how I miss those, and I just don't know where to get any! So I will just stare at the scan with delight for now. I've been craving sandwiches like crazy this time around, and so this blog is hell on my cravings! So enjoy the bounty of buns in the oven! Happy Friday the 13th!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


Hello Cool People. My apologies for the delay in posts, last week Mr. Red turned 2! So I was busy with all the pre, day of, and post birthday festivities!

But things have settled down (a little bit) and so there is time (a little bit) once again to post all things cool.

Speaking of Birthdays, I found the coolest idea for a cupcake holder. Check out these cute dinosaur cupcakes (pictured on the right) placed in none other than an IKEA candle holder! Clever right? I'm hitting IKEA later today to grab me some!

Special thanks to my cool pal Mia for the cool tip!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Time Out

Life gets pretty busy, so this is a little reminder to take time...

(p.s. even more heartwarming is that my dad was the one who emailed this to me...)

Monday, March 2, 2009


I'm a big fan of Fat Tie, and so I'm extra excited to share it with all of you! FAT TIE makes hip shirts that are sharp enough to be dressy, but casual and comfy enough for the playground! Mr. Red owns his own Fat Tie AND is even featured with his very own Fat Tie shirt named after him! How cool is that? Check out the Old School Riley! Fat Tie shirts are ORGANIC and the built-in ties are just plain PHAT!

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Cool offer ends April 2, 2009.


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