Friday, May 29, 2009


I have a hankering for an ice cold margarita. This one from the parsley thief sounds divine. Can't have one now....I'll have to wait 4 more months before I even sip one. A virgin margarita just wouldn't be the same.

photo by Katie @ the parsley thief

Thursday, May 28, 2009

pick your paint

tray of paints mixed yesterday!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

kid o

Kid O is a very hip place to buy very cool toys in the West Village in NYC. They recently launched a new line of puzzles. You must stop in if you happen to be in the West Village. If you are not headed that way anytime soon then click here to visit the online shop. Diana's Clementine art kits are available there too!

go diana!!!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

black pearl press

I love this stationery from Black Pearl Press in Boston. They also have a wonderful blog called All Stripes. Click on the links and enjoy!

Monday, May 25, 2009

the beginning at crockett street

I just came across these photos of our first home together.
Our cottage on Crockett Street.
This is the home Everett came home to after 13 long weeks in the NICU.
Seems like forever ago.
Thought I'd share....
my little corner office

the living area

Everett's first bedroom
there he is so teeny on the big bed!

Friday, May 22, 2009

the inner garden project

Kathe Izzo from Hudson, New York will be giving a lecture & tasting next Wednesday, May 27th @ 7pm at the studio. She will be giving an intro to cleansing, removing toxins & allergens & how to add raw & live foods to your diet with child/family recipes. Come check it out if you can!
Her website is

Thursday, May 21, 2009

forever 21

Don't poo poo Forever 21. I stopped in the newly expanded, 2 floor store at the Stamford Town Center the other day (I know, yuck the mall). I was looking for some inexpensive things to go with my growing belly. I felt so lucky! I found pretty things for not a lot of money. If you want some fun, colorful inexpensive summer to the mall! The cute things here are from the website:

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

my busy boy

I love this photo of my busy boy, Everett when he was 2 1/2 ish.

Monday, May 18, 2009

kitchens with shelves

photo via decorology

photo via decorology

photo via elle decor

photo via domino

I just love kitchens with shelves in lieu of cabinets.

Friday, May 15, 2009

etsy sandals

At the very end of last summer I found some ancient, beautifully worn leather sandals at my favorite junk shop. They were $7 and fit like a glove. I didn't buy them. It was the end of the season. I was moving on to fall and sweaters. I could kick myself. What was I thinking? Then...a mom from the studio, Cathrin, found these on etsy and shared with me. I am so happy. They look like the ones I passed up! I know I'll live in them this summer. Ready for the price? $47 that includes shipping all the way from Tel Aviv.
Check out all the styles here.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

colored wooden beads




in the jar!

stay tuned for what we do with fabu beads!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

lovely lovely kitchen

Love this kitchen. The island is so practical on wheels. Look at the vintage perfect! I also am crazy about old it all!

This is from a great blog called emma's designblogg. Check it out here!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

outstanding in the field

I'm so excited! In August, a group of foodies & gardeners and I are going to Queens, NY to experience Outstanding in the Field. You must go to the site to see what this is all about. Here's a bit about this brilliant concept:

"Culinary celebrations at the source
Set between the soil and the sky, Outstanding in the Field's long, linen-draped table beckons adventurous diners to celebrate food at the source. Bringing together local farmers and food artisans, chefs and winemakers, we explore the connection between the earth and the food on your plate. Join us as we feast on the gifts of the land."

I can hardly wait!

Monday, May 11, 2009

my house

I'm on a books for children roll and coincidentally it's children's book week, May 11-17! I am always searching for our new favorite children's book and new contemporary illustrators. I was thrilled to find this book called MY HOUSE by Delphine Durand. It's available here.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

after nine wonderful years

from susanna
director & founder

After nine wonderful years,
the studio will be closing at the end of July.
The lease at 551 Post Road expires in October


I am expecting my second child in the fall.

Timing is everything.

This will be a time to focus on my family and dream up new ideas for the future.
Teaching art to children is a
HUGE part of my life.
paper scissors Oranges will be back sometime, somewhere...keep your eyes peeled
and be sure to visit the website and blog for the latest news & updates!

In the meantime we still have room in:

* Late Spring: May 11-June 5
* Early Bird: June 8-June 26
* Summer: July 6-July 31

Don't miss out... It will be a fun-filled last hoorah!

2 0 0 9 l a t e s p r i n g & s u m m e r s c h e d u l e s
click here to see schedules & to register on paper scissors Oranges website

all schedules are up! register today!

p a p e r s c i s s o r s O r a n g e s
551 post road
darien, connecticut 06820


Friday, May 8, 2009

rita and whatsit

Once again, Annie has turned me on to a fantastic book for children. Simple and sweet illustrations go with this witty, silly story. Rita and Whatsit is available here at Chronicle Books.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

the parsley thief

This is a fabulous food + more blog. Kate does an amazing job presenting recipes with step by step photos. I want to make EVERY RECIPE. Your mouth will water....Check it out here!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

etsy felted stones

My dear friend Annie gave me some felted stones with good luck stripes for christmas. They sit on a shelf in a nice clump. I love them. I found similar ones on etsy. Click here to see more!

Monday, May 4, 2009

puppets by the 4 year olds

first children painted canvas puppets

then they added eyes

then buttons, hair and smiles....waa laa!

Friday, May 1, 2009


Jorge says "have a great weekend".