Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!

To all my devoted Green Elephant followers...I want to wish you all a very happy, healthy, and safe 2011. May the year bring you all the blessings that this world has to offer. Looking forward to ringing in the new year with more creative ideas to share with you all. Here's to a wonderful 2010 and and even more fabulous 2011. CHEERS!

image courtesy of tribune weekly chronicle

Monday, December 27, 2010

Giraffes of a different kind...

One of my presents this holiday season was a MUJI cardboard giraffe kit. Made up of little parts, you match the numbers together and eventually you come up with a beautifully cardboard sculpted giraffe...actually two. It's fantastic! Not only was it fun to put together, it's wonderful to look at. It's perfect for the nursery. These animals could be left alone when put together, or you can paint them anyway you want. Whoever designed these little creatures is simply...genius!



Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Happy Holidays...

With the holidays right around the corner, and a baby coming in a few months, it's been difficult for me to get a blog post in. Yet, I managed to send out my holiday cards this year, even though I was trying to convince myself that I had no time, but they are sealed, stamped and delivered!

I'd like to just take the time to wish you all a very happy holiday! Here's to a healthy and amazing 2011!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Holiday cookies...

Every year, my mom, my sisters and I, reserve a day to bake holiday cookies! It's the perfect present to give to neighbors, family and friends. It literally takes all day, but we leave with yummy boxes of goodness to distribute to whomever we wish. Personally, fresh baked goods are the best way to say Happy Holidays. Yes, it was definitely a tiring day..not sure how bakers do it, but it was well worth it...especially since we had tons left over to bring home for ourselves! =)







1. the supplies
2. rolling out thumb cookies
3. ready for the oven
4. preparing macaroons
5. chocolate covered pretzels
6. our lil taste tester
7. ready to pack up
8. boxed!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Ingenuity at it's BEST!

After reading about this amazing clock on one of my fav blogs (ohdeedoh.com), I had to share. The artist, Siren Elise Wilhelmson, developed "the 365 knitting clock...to measure and register time in a three dimensional form to visualise the otherwise invisible time factor that connects us all" Instead of using numbers, the clock knits the hours and days. How do you tell time? I don't think this clock is meant to be so literal. It's creates one stitch each half hour and a full circle is knitted by the end of the day. Once the year is over, the 365 Knitting Clock completes a scarf, measuring a little over 6 and a half feet long and a new ball of yarn takes over for the new year. Unfortunately, the clock isn't for sale, not that I would be able to afford it, I'm sure. It's simply ingenious!



picture courtesy of howtobearetronaut.com

Monday, November 29, 2010

Mama's gonna buy you a mockingbird...

Well, actually instead of buy, I would make a mockingbird... Ummm not a mockingbird per se, maybe just a generic bird.

With a Lil' one on the way, I wanted to make a lot of the items in her room. One of those items being the mobile that would hang above her crib. I found these felt birds on Purl Soho's website and I fell in love with them, but didn't fall in love with the price of the kit to make them. So I decided that I can totally make them with a fraction of the price..and by golly, I was right! I went to the local craft store, bought felt, in two shades of green and pink (each $.29 each) and some embroidery floss and I set out to make those beautiful felt birds...and I have to say, they came out pretty much exactly like the ones on the website. Phew! So, all that's left is to find a cool looking stick at the park to hang the pretty birds on and then, the mobile is done! Judge for yourself..what do you think?

Sunday, November 28, 2010

A personal message from SANTA!!!

I found this site today and was super excited to try it out on my nieces and nephew. You personalize it by answering a few questions, uploading some pics and send to whomever you wish to receive a personalized message from Santa Claus. Once I was done, I had asked my sisters to put me on iChat or Skype so that I can see the reactions from my niece and nephew (unfortunately, my other niece was asleep already). The reaction from both of them was so priceless. Imagine! Getting a message from Santa Claus just for you. If you have a special little one or even a good friend who would get a kick out of it, go to Portable North Pole. It's definitely worth it!!



picture courtesy of portablenorthpole.tv

Friday, November 26, 2010

Martha Martha Martha....

This past Tuesday, my friend Erika and myself went to see the taping of The Martha Stewart Show. Needless to say, it was definitely an experience. Since they expressed that we should wear bright solid colors, we were surrounded by pinks, oranges and bright blues. We waited over an hour and a half to sit in the studio, which must of been at least 50 degrees. (I guess all those bright lights, can make you hot) The music that they played was definitely not something we expected to hear...hip hop, R&B and a lot of pop. It was somewhat surreal...does she really listen to that? When the show finally started, it was a bit uneventful. After being there for over 3 and a half hours, we were offered nothing to eat, just water and the one thing we managed to bring home, was a book, that honestly, I would never read.

The one positive side about the whole thing, was checking out the set. The craft and kitchen area was set up beautifully. If anything, I left there with a little bit of interior decorating inspiration and unfortunately, nothing else.







Monday, November 22, 2010

A celebration in CANDY LAND....

Saturday, we celebrated my niece's 4th birthday with a Candy Land theme. If I was ever excited for a birthday theme it was this one! I, frankly, LOVE candy so setting up for the festivities was super fun for me. After doing much research on Google, we came up with some hand-made decorations that were totally doable and transformed my sister's digs into a candy wonderland. Check out the photos...




  1. welcome sign
  2. candyland path into play area
  3. create your own gingerbread man station
  4. gingerbread men
  5. gift station
  6. food station
  7. colorful utensils, plates, napkins
  8. mini muffins
  9. favor bags
  10. candyland cake
  11. piƱata
  12. happy birthday lila!
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