Monday, August 31, 2009

Oh Baby!

Sorry for the delay in posts folks! This little guy has been keeping me mighty busy lately!

Our little one arrived on Wednesday morning amidst all the wild fires here in Los Angeles. We're doing fine and mr. Red is already an awesome Big Brother!

I'll feature more posts shortly.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Life Size Edward Cullen Decal

Want Edward Cullen watching you while you sleep? Well here you go.

6' 2" tall and ready to keep you safe.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Tissue Box Holder

You know that person who has everything? Well we'll bet he/she doesn't have this!
The Sarut Tissue Box Holder is both hilarious and functional!

There is a plastic sleeve so you can change out the photo as you wish. The pop up nose and mustache are there to stay and add some humor to any pic you add. I think I already know a perfect photo of mr. Red to use!

It makes an awesome gift and an even better conversation starter!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Happy Birthday Hubby!

Today is the hubby's birthday! We actually celebrated last weekend instead since I wasn't sure if I'd make it to this week without popping beforehand!

Mr. Red and I treated the Hubby to brunch at TART! Yummy food and great atmosphere. We ate out on the patio where there was plenty of room for Mr. Red to run around.

Afterwards, we spoiled the hubby with some much needed R & R time at Ra Organic Spa. Let's just say its the calm before the storm!

Then this past weekend, my family treated us to Yamashiro for both our birthdays! Pretty fancy place with a pretty fancy view!

And today, on his actual birthday, mr. Red and I are gonna see what we can whip up!

So Happy Birthday to the best hubby and daddy of all time!

Photo above taken in Burano, Italy! {Pre-babies}

Friday, August 21, 2009

Go Fat Tie

Just a reminder...

Fat Tie's blowout sale is still on, all tie shirts are $10 - $15! That's a steal!

Shop on over and be sure to check out the Old School Fat Tie Riley featuring and in honor of mr. red himself!

The very cool owner, founder, & designer of Fat Tie, Mari Gallen, thinks you're all cool too! So she has an exclusively COOL discount just for our COOL PICK readers! Use the code "COOL10" and get an additional 10% off your order! (case sensitive) Expires August 31, 2009.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Bodalee Trees

We're almost done re-doing the nursery / toddler room. And one of the first things off our list was to add some decals to the walls. Mr. Red's room is painted a Tiffany Blue so when I saw these modern tree decals, I knew it would work perfectly! Bodalee's Trees are an awesome addition! Mr. Red loves the animals, though he would prefer to see some skateboarding decals as well.

I'll post pics once the room is done.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Stencils - Free Download

A fun DIY project via Real Simple. This awesome wall could be mistaken for wallpaper if you didn't know any better...but you can do this with stencils and paint! These very cool stencils are available for download here!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Vintage Labels

I'm loving these vintage tags and labels from PaperEclectiques!

They also offer larger quantities and custom designs! So inquire within.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Inner Message Ring


Not sure how comfy this is, but clever nonetheless. Yoon Jung Yun's Inner Message Rings have a hidden message inside that leaves an impression on your finger so that the message remains, even when the ring is not on.

Hmmmmmmm...perhaps for those hubbies who somehow often forget to wear their wedding bands? You can customize your own message as well.

Thursday, August 13, 2009


I'm loving these colorful and playful magnets by SusyJack! Get your serious point across, playfully!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Coffee Cuffs

Awesome design...Fashion meets function...Coffee Cuff becomes Wrist Cuff!

Get them here!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Jones Soda

I've always been a fan of Jones Pure Cane Soda packaging, I'm just not a fan of soda in general. So I continue to admire their colorful and playful labels, just not drink em. I've always wanted to host a party and have personalized Jones Sodas for all the guests, but I can never seem to throw a small-enough soiree. Our parties just always seem to be too big to do the intimate details.

Regardless, I think it's a cool idea. So just wanted to share. Go personalize your own Jones Sodas for your next shin-dig. You can insert your very own pic, and include a quick summary or story of your event. And it's all laid out in the traditional Jones' Soda labels. Definitely party perfect.

In this instance, it's quite alright to keep up with the Jones'.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Oh Baby!

Such awesome baby shower favors by Erin Jang of Indigo Bunting. She created these favors for a friend's baby shower and their last name is "Oh" hence the "Oh Baby!" She was inspired by the nursery ryhme, "What are little boys made of?" She put gummy frogs inside the muslin bags since snails and puppy dog tails are harder to come by...Genius!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Colored Chalkboard Paint

Christmas is here early this year, cause you know I looooove me my chalkboard paint. And now, in TECHNICOLOR! This is too good to be true! Hudson Paint has Colored Chalkboard Paint in over 20 colors. That's just too cool to be true! I'm lovin strong addiction, so stone, and oil spill!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Saint Cupcake

I was looking for a cute care package to send off to a friend and I came across something heavenly...Saint Cupcake!

Their cupcake kits are just awesome. And only $21 with shipping included! That's a very cool deal! Each kit comes with 3 cupcakes of your choice, 3 icing options and then 3 decorating packs. Genius! You can also add extras if you want.

Simply Cool.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Vintage Straws

It's my theory that cool straws make for better drinks. mr. red loves using straws so I wanted to make things a bit more fun and so I found a collection of vintage straws out there that should do the trick.

In order:
Vintage Dixie Straws by Sugar and Meringue
Pink Stripey Straws by Jack and Lulu coming soon
Paper Party Straws by Plastica

Monday, August 3, 2009

Font Squirrel

I love free fonts!...

But finding quality free fonts is tough. Then I found Font Squirrel. 100% FREE and 100% COOL!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Another Year Older...

Today is my birthday, so mr. red and the hubby planned a fun birthday weekend. Low-key, since I can't do much nowadays with the big belly, but time with my boys, which is all I really want.

Friday kicked off my birthday weekend with some quality family time at the Americana at Brand, so mr. red could have some fun at the playground there. We had dinner at Cheesecake Factory there, where I always try to save some room for cheesecake, but never get to it.

Saturday, we had brunch at Marstons where mr. red had the fantastic french toast, which is two thick slices sourdough dipped in egg batter and rolled in corn flakes. A definite winner. Then we went back home so I could rejuvinate since I only last for so long carrying around this big belly in the summer heat. Then we ventured out to Universal Citywalk so mr. red could run around and cause a raucous!

Then today, on my actual birthday, we celebrated with brunch at Alcove Cafe and Bakery. Delicious food, ginormous portions and fun on the patio. Tonight, we will escape to visit the new Griffith Park Observatory so mr. red can see the stars.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Toy Box

I've been on the hunt for a sleek, clean, modern toy box for mr. red's room. And to my surprise, there are hardly any out there! But I did stumble upon this fabulous shop by mod mom - and her toy boxes are truly just that, fabulously mod!

The hubby and I absolutely love the Owyn Toy Box, however, it's a bit beyond our budget.

So the brilliant hubby came up with a very cool solution! We found a pretty sleek, minimal, natural wood toybox at target with clean lines for only $49.99! And so he suggested we get that and then stick decals on it! So it resembles the mod look of the Owyn Toy Box! Genius right? I'm just ashamed I didn't think of it myself.

So I have a new project and will post pics once it's done.