Saturday, December 26, 2009

there's just something magical about bounceparks

...isn't there? And, yes, Mrs. Blonde took the boys down the slide too. re: All the BPM boys photo here.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

UPrinting custom postcard giveaway

Quickly on the tail of having received our Christmas cards, I got the good word that I get to host ANOTHER UPrinting custom postcard giveaway! In exchange for writing this review, I get another 100 for myself as well. This time, they will be thank you cards for all my lovely Beauty by Crystal clients!

UPrinting printed our Christmas cards. Four color over four color glossy postcards with whatever we wanted on them. Their handy online templates are great for even the novice designer.

UPrinting is a quality printing company with great ethics. My favorite thing about the company is their ecological consciousness through FSC certification, SFI certification, use of recycled papers and soy ink! Their web interface is easy to follow too!

UPrinting is giving away 100 postcards to one lucky winner. I would love to hear what you will use the postcards for if you win.

Win them: One Blondes, Poop & Mascara readers will receive 100 postcards.
4x6; Paper: 14pt glossy cardstock; Printing: Full color both sides
As the winner, you will need to cover shipping charges on your own this time.

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I will select a winner January 2. Thanks for entering!

Monday, December 21, 2009

LA sees his new room (pics and video)

NOTE: The payoff for this post involves a 2min video which means you should be using broadband while reading this for the full effect.

We have been wanting to paint LA's room for years. Literally. We just never did because we were moving. Now..we're not moving. At least for now. So, the first order of business on Mr. Blonde's Christmas vacation was getting LA a proper toddler room aesthetic.

his old room was the inherited guest bedroom turned playroom

two coats of hi-end primer and the red wall was covered

the first blue wall done

Mrs. Blonde working the orange stripe at 1am this morning

While the room still isn't done, Mr. Blonde captured video of LA seeing it for the first time earlier this afternoon. His reaction was well worth the work and wait...

...his favorite color is orange in case you couldn't tell.