? ??????????????????? ????Easy Install Instructions:???1. Copy the Code??2. Log in to your Blogger account
and go to "Manage Layout" from the Blogger Dashboard??3. Click on the "Edit HTML" tab.??4. Delete the code already in the "Edit Template" box and paste the new code in.??5. Click "S BLOGGER TEMPLATES AND TWITTER BACKGROUNDS ?

Thursday, November 4, 2010

a break

I have been a terrible blogger over here at my Red Curlz blog.  I apologize, but it seems that life is getting in the way.  Or shall I say this blog is getting in the way of life?  And I just don't have time to keep up with it anymore!

I started this blog to separate all of the wonderful clothes and deals I would find out there in the baby, toddler, child world...but, now?  The economy has changed.  The way I spend has changed.  Therefore, the way I post on this blog has changed. 

I do believe this is my last post here. 

Please feel free to follow me over at my Meli Faif Life blog....I would love to still hear from you!

{image via}

Man's feelings are always purest and most glowing in the hour of meeting and of farewell. 

~ Jean Paul Richter

Monday, October 18, 2010

must we grow old? I think not...

Man does not cease to play because he grows old,

he grows old because he ceases to play.

~  Drew Lachey
Sometimes I wish I were a kid again;

skinned knees are a lot easier to fix than a broken heart.


I'm not interested in age.

People who tell me their age are silly.

You're as old as you feel.

~ Elizabeth Arden
{images by the incredibly talented Michelle Cordes}

Friday, October 15, 2010

a Friday funny

You don't have to brush your teeth -

{image via}

just the ones you want to keep.

~Author Unknown

Friday, October 8, 2010

I think we ALL need this playroom

Don't you agree?  I am just in total spin mode.  I don't have a room near large enough, but if I ever...hit the lottery...you can bet there will be a room in my abode just as fabulous.  Enjoy!

{Design by Milieu Design Group}

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


The work will wait while you show the child the rainbow,

but the rainbow won't wait while you do the work.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

a play house for grown ups...

Not only would I love to be able to create a fun and free retreat for my child to play in, but I, too, would not mind escaping to this little hide away from time to time.  Isn't it lovely?

In every real man a child is hidden that wants to play.

~Friedrich Nietzsche

{images via}

Monday, September 20, 2010

a reminder to ALL parents...

1. I will accept the talents, strengths and weaknesses of each of my children.

2. I will acknowledge that they need to go through challenges and complex situations on their own and to learn from failures.

3. I will not berate them and make them feel less valuable based on how they perform because I do not want to cause undue stress, anxiety, or resentment towards me or their activity.

4. I will let them know I am proud of them no matter what.

5. I will guide them and show them how to be better at their activity but in a manner that does not make them feel worthless.

6. I will be sensitive to my children's developing need for praise and sympathy and will limit my criticism to really important mistakes because I want them accept success with humility and defeat with determination to do better.

7. I will not mention, beyond a casual reference, the successes of other children and will definitely not use another child’s success as a barometer for my child.

8. I will be a good spectator at athletic contests and not hound on what I perceive as a missed call by a referee or coach because I do not want my child to see my participation as an embarrassment.

9. I will teach my children sportsmanlike behavior and to not laugh at or taunt another less skilled child or teammate.

10. I will make sure I always have my own adult hobby or activity to enjoy and love so I don’t have to live vicariously through my child.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

a farewell to summer

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time. 

~ John Lubbock

Love is to the heart what the summer is to the farmer's year - it brings to harvest all the loveliest flowers of the soul. 

~ Author Unknown

Goodbyes are not forever.

Goodbyes are not the end.
Until we meet again!

~Author Unknown

{images via}
They simply mean I'll miss you

Monday, August 30, 2010

Mmm mmm Good! Monday!

The title sounded just about right for the gentleman on my mind this morning! 

I have always loved me some Boris Kodjoe, but after seeing how in love with his wife and family he is....well, I just LOVE him more now!  Enjoy the eye-candy that IS Boris.

I think it is THE eyes...

...or IS it?  Ha!

But, now you can enjoy the eye-candy that is his wive!  I love Nicole Ari Parker too.  She is a gorgeous woman.

So, you can imagine what their off spring would look like.  But, in case your imagination is not up to par, here is the eye-candy that is THEIR family...

Where it all started...

I am dying just a little bit over here...

...from all this cuteness.  Love baby girls hair and dress...

Lovely family! 

{image credits to Black Celebrity Kids and google}

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Swingin' for Lisa

The best kind of friend is the kind you can sit on a porch swing with, never say a word, then walk away feeling like it was the best conversation that you ever had.

So much for the Wordless part....we had a nice swing and "conversation" with the Bumpkin on Saturday. 

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Ain't that the truth?

I've noticed that one thing about parents is that no matter what stage your child is in, the parents who have older children always tell you the next stage is worse.

~ Dave Barry
{image via}

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

forever my bumpkin

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Absolute Adorable-ness

You absolutely MUST check out this blog....Mila's Daydreams!!!

It is the most darling, funny, sweet, light hearted blog I have visited in a long while...you can get lost!  And I did.  Check out some of my favorite shots of lil miss Mila.


{Sweet Butterfly!}

{Mushroom Mila}

{Astro Baby!}

{Surfin' Sweety!}


Thursday, July 22, 2010

Pink and Green Thursday - Heather Mitchell Edition

For this Pink and Green Thursday, I would like to highlight the creative eye and mind behind Heather Mitchell Photography!!

I am SOOOO in love with her work.  Enjoy! 

I am just head over heels with the vibrancy of these pictures.  And I have two no good tires at home....I think I need some neon spray paint....what do you think?

And this series of pictures just stole my heart.  How sweet are these lil friends?  There is a story being told...

Look at all of their eyes?  They are all so concerned about her fallen ice cream....awwww!!!!

And the next series is all about young love....I think!  Regardless, they are dreamy.