Happy New Years Eve Every One!

Do you have a New Years Resolution?
I do. It is pretty practical this year and I have already been putting it to use. 
I have been trying to stay focused on "what matters" and get less wrapped up in the trivial issues that can effect our daily lives that really don't matter... stop lights for example, who cares. 

I am attempting a zen-like life style and for those who know me well know that 
this is definitely a task. So, 2011... here we come. 

Do you feel ready for a new year?
What do you plan to Accomplish? 
I have made a list of achievable goals for my business and myself. And I am ready to roll in a New Year!
I am wishing you all a warm and wonderful New Years Celebration!

See you in 2011...


I hope your day is full of pleasant day dreams...

2011 starts a new marketing movement here at Meant for a Moment. 
Here is my first round of promotional postcards to be sent in January, what do you think?

I just stumbled upon the incredible work of Sun Xun...
Isn't it fantastic? 
For more visit this site


I am back after a few days of  vacation and relaxation and I am feeling good. 
I spent three days beside family watching old family videos laughing, crying and eating (delicious food) feeling so spoiled and I had a fabulous holiday. 
I was really lucky... and I am feeling thankful.
How was your holiday?

photo via


The Ellen Degeneres Show posts funny photos all the time... 
right now she is running Bad Santa Photos and they are cracking me up!
Here is are a few to get you through today to the holidays!
Find more here


My Childhood Bedroom

 My Childhood Bedroom was real
Just as they all should be...
It wasn't draped with lace or piled high with toys, actually from the looks of it {with my mothers help} 
it was kept pretty tidy. My bedroom was where we would read our bed time stories, Shel Silverstein and Dr Seuss {two very big influences in my life today} It is where my sisters and I would play make believe, closets turned into Christmas trees and beds into sleighs.

 In the corner is my best friend, she was a big part of my childhood bedroom. We spent a lot of time  imagining up ways to entertain ourselves on that blue carpet. I actually remember the day my mom  talking about replacing the blue carpet. I cried. I thought it would hurt the carpets feelings. Why do we think everything has feelings when we are so young? Its kind of a nice way to be, isn't it?
My parents read this book and all the other Shel books to me each night before bed. 
I remember looking forward to it like it was Christmas, maybe it has something to do with the career
 path I have chosen today...?
I believe this is a snapshot of me on my bed room floor after my first Christmas. A few of my friends are blessed to share their first Christmas with their own babies this year, so looking at this photo feels a little funny. I remember all of the things in this photo. The beautiful blue doll stood as a decoration in my room for years, I remember getting her down to play with but never being satisfied because her clothes were sewn on. And the biggest bonus of playing dolls was to change the pretend diaper, right? 
Its funny how each item big or small will bring back a memory... perhaps that is something positive that you can take with you this Christmas. 
My childhood bedroom was a safe place filled with all of my best friends. Each night I would pile myself high with ALL of my stuffed animals {and books ?} I remember thinking that each one would be personally offended if they did not get the prime spot next to me in bed so I took care in placing each one before I was able to fall asleep. That must have been exhausting. {Beats counting sheep I guess}

If I had the pleasure of designing a room 
today I would love to include a print from Trafalger square
It reminds me of the lambs my brand mother painted for my room as a child.

The purpose of this blog post is to raise awareness of the growing issue of children living without homes. Dwell with Dignity is an organization that provides comfortable living environments for children and families who can't it afford it for themselves. If you are able this holiday to make a donation to a good cause head to their site and check it out. 

Also Check out Megan Charland's lovely post from yesterday and head to Minoux jewelry tomorrow to see what they have to say about their childhood home. 

Thank you Claudia


Holiday Gift Guide: Last Minute Shopping and Afraid of the Mall...?

Looking for last minute Gifts and don't want to brave the crowds? 
I feel you! The good news is Zappos has free overnight shipping! It is guaranteed to get to you by Christmas Eve...(gotta love Zappos) here are some goodies I found on their site...

Tomorrow Meant for a Moment is excited to be participating in a blogging event that benefits "Dwell with Dignity," a charity that helps low income families create comfortable living spaces for their families. 
The post will be "my childhood bedroom was..." And have been looking through old photos hoping to post actual footage of my childhood bedroom... I hope to see you all tomorrow. Until than, IF you would like to donate: Visit Dwell with Dignity to make a one time donation or sign up for monthly donations. 


Holiday Shopping Guide: Meant for a Moment Prints {!}

Holiday Gifts for Sentimental people...
Meant for a Moment Prints always make great gifts...{xox}
find more options on our etsy store or visit our website for custom print options


Happy Friday Everyone!

This weekend my Sister and Brother in Law fly into town for Christmas and I am so excited to see them!
We have a weekend packed with Christmas festivities, Dinner parties and open houses...

I hope your weekends are festive...

Holiday Shopping Guide: Cool Gifts for Kids

O' I love the colors of this bean bag set! Thinking back to my childhood, I think this is a game I would play over and over again! Find it and other cool games at the land of nod!
These monster had me at hello... roar... find them and "animal hands" at the land of nod. 
isn't this an adorable little "dress yourself" doll set? 
There are all sorts of different dolls to dress at the land of nod
find these cutie little bowling pins here


Ok... So what is the kid thinking here?

Holiday Shopping Guide: More for Men

More Holiday gift ideas for your Man, Dads, Brothers, and best friends
Love Love Love this cashmere beanie by all saints
What a cool coin purse by porvocacao. This would be a gift for the ultra stylish... 
Somehow I can't see Dave carrying one of these around, but isn't it dapper?
Check out this unique piece from Gills Brothers its designed like a railroad tie... kind of cool right?
I love this swanky scarf from Hickorees wouldn't it look great on your guy in Navy blue? 


Holiday Shopping Guide: Hostesses

Holiday Gifts for the Hostesses in your life
Know any hostesses? This stacked teacup set from anthropologie would make an adorable 
addition to a sunday brunch!
I just love this idea! I think this could be a love note cup! I would pre-open it and write a note on it before gifting it. find it at target
Imagine making brownies in a golden pan...whoa. Now that is thefutureperfect.
Aren't these cups from hideminy adorable? They look so delicate. 
They would be perfect for someone who hostesses OR just likes the look of a fine dessert or yogurt :)
Washing dishes has never been so divine. Isn't this dish rack from Modcloth fantastic?
Now I understand that not everyone can gift a dish rack, but Mom's I know a lot of daughters out there who would appreciate this in their gift selection!
Husbands and boyfriends {please ignore this post } I do not recommend gifting this gift.
I mean it, I banish you... skip to the golden bowl! 
um... this is just fabulous. what more can you say. visit shophorne


Holiday Shopping Guide: Sparkle

Because Every Girl Needs a little Sparkle in their life... {xox}

If I could give the gift of great hair for life... wouldn't that be a great gift?
How difficult would if be to pick your "best hair for life"? I think I would want to be a bright fiery red mixed with those wavy curls up top... I wonder what my sisters would pick. 


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