Have you seen the Disney movie Frozen yet? If there is a computer or child under the age 13 nearby you most likely have heard ‘Do You Want to Build a Snowman?’ or ‘Let it Go’ so often that you have the lyrics in your head on a regular basis. Or you witnessed John Travolta butchering the name of the Oscar winning soloist before she performed ‘Let It Go’ on stage. Somewhere, somehow it must’ve leaked into your life … but there’s nothing cuter than seeing birthday girl Mia get the Elsa dress of her dreams, and her friends crafting and singing to all things Frozen-themed. I have to admit – the sight of snowflakes and wintery things don’t even bother me now that spring really truly is upon us – and the day was actually too nice for us to stay indoors for very long. Happy Birthday Mia!
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Posted in Beautiful Things, Crafting, Fun in NYC, Kid style, Parenting, Queens Life, tagged 6 and 7 year olds, acting, children, costumes, hand made, home made, Jackson Heights, kids, play at ps 222, public school NYC, Queens, schools, spanish dual language, theater, wolf on April 4, 2014 | 1 Comment »
Ezra’s teacher told us – the night before Ezra’s play – that he would need a wolf costume to perform in. All I have to say is thank GOODNESS we know someone who use to design costumes for Lion King! Thanks mamma Loren and Brad for lending us a wolf costume. We couldn’t have pulled this one off without you! See the morning of the play, and then Ezra on stage in the photos below –
Posted in Beautiful Things, Crafting, Parenting, Travel, tagged cars, children, cities, florida, fun in the sun, go carts, go karts, kids, Legoland, legos, parenting, spring break, sun, Vacation, winter break on February 26, 2014 | 2 Comments »
Posted in Cooking, Crafting, Uncategorized, tagged American artist, Betty Stoukides, Boston, crafting, decor, design, Efharis Alepedis, Greek artist, jewelry design, nature, neighborhood, sea urchins, shells, silk worm cocoons on December 18, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
My dad has been unwell, and things have been stressful. I had to leave “my littles” behind in NYC and go ahead to Boston for a few days. Coincidentally an old friend lives nearby and offered me a room to stay in. Her company and her inspiring house kept my mind off of hospital stress; offering a reprieve from it all.
Efharis Alepedis is an old friend and a phenomenal jewelry designer. Her sister Betty Alepedis-Stoukides makes gorgeous paintings and leather jewelry from Greece – where she lives fulltime. And Effy curates all these amazing things in her home in such a sunny way, I had to photograph it all. I do love her ongoing collection of jewelry by new designers… so inspiring! The cut leather necklaces and paintings on the wall are Betty’s. The sea urchins and silk worm cocoons are Effy’s favorite materials to work with. And all the other pieces labeled with pencil on the wall (and cut wood necklaces and bee/honeycomb ring on the table) are work by young designers that Effy and Betty find and enjoy. One of my all time favorites is the white china plate that she hangs in her kitchen. With perfect disks cut out of it, the resulting necklace hangs next to it.
I couldn’t help but include a shot of the streets and houses around her home… so ‘New England’ .. I felt like a kid in my old neighborhood again.
See some of Effy’s beautiful finished pieces here –
Posted in Beautiful Things, Crafting, Food Adventures, Jewish Life, Parenting, Queens Life, tagged Astoria, carnival, children, friends making plush dolls, halloween, helps kids sleep at night, kids and crafting, Lyla Tov Monsters, parenting, PBJ station at party, sleep, synagogue on November 11, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Remember we did this post about our creative friends in Astoria Queens and their adorable Lyla Tov monsters? (We’ve got a button of little monsters in our widgets that you can click on.) Well.. we got a chance to see them again – at a party thanking everyone for their recent kickstarter success! Momma Erin is so creative.. she transformed the basement level of a synagogue into a carnival and Lyla Tov monster fiesta. Congrats to the Black family on their continued monster-making success!