Monthly Archives: September 2009

baby / tots

Baby & Toddler Hats for Fall

Just a quick post during my packing up the apartment break to showcase a few super cute baby hat finds for fall!

This bonnet by Urban Baby Bonnets is absolutely adorable [and I love that it straps on because as soon as I put a hat on her head, Ava pulls it off] and is practical for summer and spring as well as fall!

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I love the bright colors on this handmade beanie by Sweet Savannah Baby!

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This heather gray pleated cap from Baby Melons is the perfect fall accessory for your little fashionista!

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Top your handsome little boy’s head with this quilted hat with sherpa lining [also from Baby Melons].  It’s sure to keep him snuggly warm through the winter!

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The color of this crocheted beanie cap by Two Seaside Babes is perfect for fall … and I love that buckle!

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baby / tots fashion

Get This Look – Baby Fashions for Your Little Girl

14 days until the big move and I can barely stand it! Time is moving so terribly  s    l     o    w.         I just want to be packed and unpacked and moved in already!  Patience is not my strong suit.

I know my postings have been sparse lately, but that will all change after we get to Chicago.  I have some exciting revamping planned for Furious Shirley … guest bloggers, shop features, dad’s point of view, and so much more!  In the midst of all this change, I was able to put together today’s “Get This Look” post from this pic I snapped of Ava looking cute as a button the other day.

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To get this look for your baby, start off with a long sleeved onesie [if you have a baby, you already have tons of these hanging around].  Layer it with a cute tunic top or tank dress.  This is a great way to get more use out of summer tops and dresses and take advantage of summer clearance items like this adorable plaid top for only $3.98 at Target!

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I also found this black and white polka dot set for $$8.48 at TargetTurn it into a fall look by layering a black long sleeved onesie underneath and then finish the look with a little white cardigan, socks and booties.

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I love little baby leggings! They are so versatile and work for any season.  Pacifier has a great pair of American Apparel leggings that are cuffed around the ankles.

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And these lace trimmed leggings [by Stella Industries] at Bubble are irresistible!

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Ballet flats are the perfect cute and comfy shoe for your baby girl [if you can get them to stay on those wiggly feet!].  Tootsies Children’s Dance Wear has a beautiful pair of pink leather ballet shoes for only $11.95!

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If you’re willing to splurge a bit, Couture Baby Boutique is where you will find these darling blinged out satin slippers.

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And I just could not resist posting these handmade booties [“The Cicily Baby Shoe”] by The Vintage Clothespin.

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Have a picture of your little one looking cute and stylish?  Email me for an upcoming fashion baby feature!!!!

cooking

Spicy Goat Cheese & Corn Quesadillas

It’s official – we are moving to Chicago!!!  So long NYC!!!  As you can imagine, things are busier than normal around here.  Ava is determined to walk [and wave and clap and jibber jabber all day long!] and we have tons of stuff to pack, so I am lucky if I get five minutes of peace.  Somehow I still manage to find the time to cook … but it has to be quick and simple and of course delicious.  I made this quesadilla for lunch the other day in less than 20 minutes.  Go, Shannon!

To make a Spicy Goat Cheese & Corn Quesadilla … [and if you can’t handle the spicy, just leave out the hot sauce!] …

First, cook some corn.  I just microwaved some frozen corn, but this is also a great way to use up those end of season ears of corn sitting in the crisper.  Add chopped scallions, fresh chopped basil and/or cilantro, and diced tomatoes to the corn.  Then add a few dashes of salt and pepper and squeeze in some hot sauce.  Next, crumble up some goat cheese and mix it all together ….

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Heat up a little bit of canola or vegetable oil in a skillet.  Place tortilla in skillet [I used whole wheat tortillas] and spoon in some of the goat cheese & corn mixture onto one half.  Fold the tortilla over, cook on one side then flip and cook on the other until golden brown.  That’s it – all done!  Easy!

Spicy Goat Cheese & Corn Quesadilla

decor

Eco-Friendly Home Decor

Lately, the snippets of free time I usually spend working on blog posts have been eaten up by my new obsession of looking at apartment listings online.  We are going to be moving to Chicago at the end of the month and it is all I can think about.  I am so excited about getting to unpack in a new space, buy a few new pieces, and decorate!  I love mixing vintage and modern and using neutral colors with bold accents and I visit various home decor blogs and online stores religiously!  Eco-friendly furnishings and accessories are one of the hottest decorating trends, with many major store brands adding environmentally friendly lines at affordable prices [well, some of them] and more and more independent stores popping up every day.

Tamara Komuniecki, Editor-In-Chief of Long Beach Magazine, recently did a guest blog piece over at decor8 that made me fall in love with Union Eighteen.  Handmade from the manufacturing waste of the carpet industry, these beautiful RAW rugs are one of a kind.

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