Tuesday, May 19, 2009


Drawing from her upbringing in Paris, a city where tradition blends with modernity, travels and world cultures, Lorraine Le Tac creates eclectic and versatile collections.

Since having a baby boy it has become my quest to search out and find the best in little boys clothing. I am determined for him to dress every bit as good as the girls, to not wear giant characters on his chest, and to be able to display some type of originality. With bobinette inspiration is drawn from faraway lands including India, Asia, North Africa and beyond. While that sets them apart all on it's own, the clothing itself is high quality, washes well and uses soft comfortable fabric. No fighting to wear a button up shirt will be required.

bobinette meets all the requirements as to what little boys clothing should be. View the entire collection here.

Monday, May 18, 2009


I've recently become a big fan of screen printing. I love the way it looks and feels, the way it washes and looks a little worn in, and the way it allows kids to wear something a little more personal, and a little less character like. I was introduced to dylbug not long ago and am completely taken by the line.

The colors, the vintage inspiration, the simple sayings all combine to make t-shirt love for me. It's style and function in perfect harmony. Each t-shirt is designed with care and time, packaged to perfection and makes the perfect gift (although I'm happy to be gifting myself with these).

My fav's are the retro rider collection and they're on sale.. you better believe I'll be stocking up on these.

party inspiration.

Just saw this party idea on Modeco kids. Love it!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

squeeze hugs.

It's not often you find a web boutique that has just as many stylish boy clothes as they do girl clothes. Which is why I find squeeze hugs to be so refreshing.  At squeeze hugs you'll find hand selected brands like room seven, charlie rocket, rowdy sprouts and misha lulu. They're reinventing the one-stop shop and they're doing it well, they don't just specialize in clothing, they've selected the best in decoraccessoriesplaytime and more.

Shopping with squeeze hugs leaves me with a feeling of confidence. They guarantee each item in their shop is something they'd use for their very own child. So be sure to stop by this corner of the web, you just might find yourself inspired and relaxed as you surf through the best in European and American designers all in one place.

an old favorite.

These are the latest addition to the girls shoe collection. I love them for so many reasons...

*they bring back memories of my own childhood
*they wear well and last the whole summer
*they are easy to clean
*they never go out of style making them the perfect shoe to pass along

my only issue, should I have bought them in orange instead? I'm thinking they might just have to have both.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Mother's Day {winners!}

Thank you to all who entered our giveaways leading up to Mother's Day, and a big thank you goes to the fabulous companies as well. I hope you all enjoyed your day, I would love to hear about your celebrations, surprises and more!

Congratulations ladies! Please email me (tangledandtrue@gmail.com) by Wednesday morning to claim your prize.

Be sure to take advantage of the 15% off coupon on any of your favorite jewelry. You have until May 31st using "tangledandtrue09" at Two Sisters Jewelry Boutique.

*winners chosen using random.org

Thursday, May 7, 2009

epicurean style {giveaway!}

Epicurean Style is a vintage-inspired apron company that proves beauty, style and practicality can all be one. Styles are influenced by romantic visions of the past and are designed in vibrant colors, delightful patterns, and figure flattering shapes. These fine quality, retro-chic aprons make the perfect fashion accessory in or out of the kitchen.

Oh boy am I excited about today's giveaway. I have waited and waited for this day.. I found these aprons long before the launch of the website on a photographer's blog. It was love at first site. I knew I had to have one of these beautiful aprons. They inspired me, spoke to me and reminded me that..

there is so much more to wearing an apron than just in the kitchen. Bathtime, Feeding the little ones, gardening or cleaning. It can be the perfect accessory to any daunting task and wearing one might actually make those tasks slightly less daunting, making you feel a bit more feminine which is always a good thing.

My favorite apron is the Penelope. I find it to be perfectly lovely.

And when one side gets dirty, or your looking for a change, just flip the apron around for a whole new look.

There are multiple styles to choose from, some come in kits for you to make your own, and others come fully made. Which apron is calling your name?

Would you love to win? be sure to:
*enter a comment on this post - with your name
*please only enter once
*answer question above
*giveaway will be open until 7am Saturday morning
*winner will be announced Monday morning

*this giveaway is now closed.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

darly bird {giveaway!}

Do I have a giveaway for you today. One of my all time favorite shops Darlybird has put together the ultimate package. It's vintage and feminine, fresh and funky.
Born from a love for fresh design that doesn't break the bank, Darlybird is the brainchild of a stay-at-home mom slash creative-guru-wannabe who decided to take a risk and have fun at the same time.. Darlybird is all about gotta have non-essentials. An oxymoron? Nope. We specialize in definite hodge-podge of the hard-to-find, one-of-a kind and well designed.
The perfect shop. Absolutely. Take a look and you'll agree. I promise.. Now without further ado check out the amazing package up for giveaway today.

Vintage Betty Ring ($16)

A sophisticated, yet swirly glass stone sits atop an adjustable gold-plated band. Limited edition.

Vintage Flora Earrings ($14)

These bursting, blooming beauties are made from old one-of-a-kind plastic flowers. The perfect shade of red.

Vintage Posy Clip ($12)

1950's petals paired with vintage black faceted glass stones. A little big flamenco, a little bit sassy and a whole lot of pretty.

Red Pinstripe Cupcake Liners ($5.50)

You all know I love a good party.. these would be perfect for a circus theme, valentine's day, christmas, or just for every day fun. Best part, they are grease proof.

Vinyl Lace Placemat Set ($12)

Absolutely stunning. The perfect feminine touch for your table, or patio set, but they're wipeable and rinseable. Music to my ears!

Salad Servers ($12)

Add a little extra sparkle to your salads or give the perfect hostess gift. One set = two spoons.

Don't Kill The Kids Babysitting Notepad ($6.50)

Fill in the blanks and check the boxes to ensure peace of mind for both you and your sitter.

Whew! Can you believe it? All items I'd love to have or to give. Take a peek, browse the shop and tell me what Darlybird items you'd love to give or receive this Mother's Day.

Would you love to win? be sure to:
*enter a comment on this post - with your name
*please only enter once
*answer question above
*entry will be open until 7 am Friday morning
*winner will be announced Monday morning

Good Luck and Thank You Darlybird!

*this giveaway is now closed.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

seeing the everyday {giveaway!}

SEEING THE EVERYDAY is a magazine dedicated to revealing the effect and importance of the seemingly small moments of life. True, personal stories and articles unveil how our brief conversations and ordinary, daily rituals contribute to the success of our relationships with one another and to the development of character. The small things we do and say can influence individual lives, forge strong families, and unite communities.

I think its safe to say that in the world today times are tough. When I opened Seeing the Everyday this month, it was so refreshing to read about the good. Simple and good. I walked away from reading with a little lighter step.

Seeing the Everyday was a perfect escape. Beautiful imagery, beautiful stories and beautiful quotes. Stories that brought tears to my eyes, gave me hope in humankind and in good things to come.

If you're looking for the perfect gift, that touches a mother's heart, that keeps on giving throughout the whole year, the reminds that there still is so much good in the world, you won't find anything better than this. It's real and it's meaningful. Seeing the Everyday comes quarterly, with no advertisements, just 100+ pages of happiness.

Today we're giving away 4 one year subscriptions (a $20 value).

Would you love to win? be sure to:
*enter a comment on this post - with your name
*please only enter once
*entry will be open until 7 am Thursday morning
*winners will announced Monday morning

Good Luck and Thank You Seeing the Everyday!

*This giveaway is now closed.

Monday, May 4, 2009

two sisters jewelry boutique {giveaway!}

I haven't always been a jewelry fan, but I've recently converted. When you're a mom on the go (or even if you're not) it's nice to throw on something a bit feminine, or stylish, or just to help you feel a little more put together. One of my favorite shops to find original jewelry is Two Sisters Jewelry Boutique. The shop is full of ultra chic pieces to help compliment your individual style and every mood. Their standard of quality sets them high above the rest, featuring distinctive handmade jewelry. You'll find semi-precious stones, 14k gold and sterling silver. Whether you're looking for something contemporary, hip, funky or feminine Two Sisters is sure to deliver. 

My favorites? See below (and you're free to pass this list along to the husband.. after all Mother's Day is this Sunday)

Bold and Beautiful and a great value at only $20. Sterling Silver, hand pounded disk earrings. Approx. 1/2" in diameter.

Made from thin sterling silver rope chain with a beautiful full circle. Necklace is offered in lengths of 16" 0r 18" and is the perfect symbol of love. $40.

This necklace features a sterling silver chain, clear quartz pendent and lobster sterling silve clasp. It the perfect statement or everyday addition to your collection. $40.

These earrings are sure to dress up any ensemble. Sleek, sophisticated and sparkly, they are perfect for you, mom, sister or grandma. Made with smokey quartz stones that cascade from 2 inches of goldfill wire. Love them! $25.

Today, in honor of Mother's Day, Two Sisters is giving away one of their semi-precious stone Mother's Bracelets. Choose from Patricia or Marie

These unique and truly one-of-a kind bracelets include chocolate or powdered almond Swarovski pearls, Swarovski crystals and sterling silver balls joined by a sterling silver toggle clasp. Names are personalized with sterling silver block letters.
Which Two Sisters piece would you love to add to your collection?

Would you love to win? be sure to:
*enter a comment on this post - with your name
*please only enter once
*answer question above
*entry will be open until 7 am Wednesday morning
*winner will be announced Monday morning

**Extra Goodness... Shop for yourself, your mom, your sister or pass this along to your husband, Two Sisters is offering all T+T readers 15% off your order with code "tangled09" good through 5/31/09. Happy Shopping.

Good Luck and Thank You Two Sisters Jewelry Boutique!

*This giveaway is now closed.

Friday, May 1, 2009


Today is the girls birthday party. I was up way too late and now way too early preparing. I made a cupcake recipe from scratch that might be the best I've ever tasted. Seriously.. you should try it sometime. With this buttercream frosting recipe. It won't disappoint.

Yellow Butter Cupcakes

3 cups cake flour (not self rising), sifted
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 1/4 t. baking powder
1 1/2 t. coarse salt
3/4 t. baking soda
10 ounces (2 1/2 sticks) butter unsalted softened
2 1/4 cups sugar
6 large eggs, plus 3 large yolks, room temperature
2 cups buttermilk, room temperature
1 T. pure vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350. Whisk dry ingredients in a bowl. Cream butter and sugar with a mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating after each addition. Reduce speed to low. Mix any remaining wet ingredients in a bowl if needed. Add dry ingredients to butter mixture in 3 additions, alternating with remaining wet ingredients and always ending with dry. Scrape sides of bowl. Fill 2/3 full. Bake about 20 minutes. Let cool on wire racks.


*photo via flickr

lylalous {winner!}


congratulations ladies! Please email me (tangledandtrue@gmail.com) with your shipping information by Tuesday morning in order to claim your prize.

*** As an extra bonus, LylaLous is offering a special promotion to all T+T readers. Today through Sunday receive 25% off your order of $25 or more by entering code "tangledandtrue" at checkout. Happy Shopping and Thank You LylaLous!

*winners chosen using random.org
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