Mama Blogging.

November 10, 2009

She has a few words of wisdom for this young whippersnapper. He’d better not stay up past his bedtime.

Not to be confused with “mommy blogging” – by this I mean, my mama is blogging! I set up a tumblr account for her and she has entered the blogosphere! Introducing – MamaPeke! I’d invite you to say hello to her personally, but I don’t think you can comment via tumblr – in any case, you can read her musings (and a great recipe for cinnamon rolls) and then comment here if you so choose. Or you can read her musings and then make some kickass cinnamon rolls. That’s another possibility.

PS: I also have a tumblr account for non-nanny related shenanigans.


Local Baby Style!

November 3, 2009

Three (well, four kids, three nurseries) Providence babies are represented on OhDeeDoh‘s nursery tours! Providence has some rockin’ style and I’m happy to pass on these rockin’ baby rooms.

Oliver’s Well-Traveled Room

Ozzy’s Bright Safari

Hank & Dexter’s Vintage Hideaway

Flavour of the Moment.

November 2, 2009


[photo by Flickr user *Micky ]

My dear friend Susan has started a new blog project – Flavour of the Moment – for those momentary obsessions that consume you. I’ve joined as a contributor and made a post about my own favorite obsession du jour… you’ll have to go to the site to see, but I’ll give you a teaser: Britney Spears + ASL.

More to come! Check back often!

The Pink Dress.

October 29, 2009


[image, as watermark would suggest, courtesy GettyImages ]

Oh, I do love me a good story of children breaking down gender barriers. Here’s a wonderful story about a boy named Sam and his pink dress.

Cephalopod Roundup.

September 24, 2009

Anytime, anywhere an octopus is mentioned, I find out about it. Thanks to Kat and Heidi for these!

Don’t trust anyone you meet online, kids. You never know… it might just be…


CTHULU! Can you believe I’ve never actually read any H.P. Lovecraft? I live in Providence and I have this whole octopus thing going on, and yet, I only know of Cthulu in this kind of sideways sort of hearsay kind of a way. I should probably get on that, seeing as Nuno owns the Necronomicon. (Which, thanks to LOLCats, I can only think of as the “NecroNOMNOMNOMicon.” See also Neal Stephenson’s CryptoNOMNOMOMicon.)


Humboldt Squid wash up on the Oregon coast. Ok, so that might not be an actual picture of the squid. And I might actually be ripping off another blog post here, but it’s EFFIN AWESOME.


The Octopus Project. I’ve never actually heard this band, and maybe they suck, but they have just about the most awesome name. Fun Fact: If I ever form a band, it’s going to be called Rabbit Liberation Army after my attempts to free our preschool pet, an obese geriatric rabbit named “Mr. Bun.” I somehow squeezed that lard out of his cage… only to have him hop right back in again. Ingrate. I now understand why my teachers didn’t attempt to stop me, they were probably watching me and falling over laughing knowing just how much Mr. Bun did NOT want his freedom.

The Creative Capital.

September 3, 2009

My dearest Kat is in town!!! And I got my new laptop in the mail today!!! Zomg!!! This is the most exciting Day-Before-My-Birthday ever!!! We went around “Downcity” Providence to a few cute places including the oh-so-amazing Craftland and Oop! There’s a preponderance of awesome merch relating to Little Rhody. If you need a pair of underpants that say “Providence” with the little RI state anchor on them, I know where you can get them. We’re really big on state pride up here, and I’m really big on my little city.

Awesome sightings at Craftland:

Frida & Diego finger puppets!

Elephant bag!

Octopus card! Kat bought this for me because it is so awesome.

Elephant bib! I’d buy this, but then my hypothetical baby could never wear it because I’d be upset if s/he got it dirty.

From Oop! – this plate is the epitome of greatness. Peace sign. Elephant. Octopus. Too bad it’s for “children.”

Octopus Wishes.

August 22, 2009


Socktopus by blackbirdfashion.


Letter O (Octopus) print by JennSki


Octopus print by erinaellis


Silver Bracelet by VersatilElements