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Fresh Flower Footwear

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

Fresh Flowers on Your Shoes? Yep!

Beautiful Blooms are the Ultimate Spring Accessory.


It is time to get a little creative with all of the blooms in your garden. How about some fresh pretty petals to decorate your toes. Yes – your toes! What a fabulous way to show off a new pedicure and the pretty flowers from your garden. There is no reason they should be trapped in a bud vase in your bathroom. Take your flowers with you for the ultimate accessory.


It is super easy. All you need is a little pipe cleaner and a few cut flowers – just about any size, shape and color can work. Put the flowers in place, wrap them with the pipe cleaner and you are ready to take a fresh step into spring. I added a little feather to my flip flops for a little extra color and I think it looks so cute.


While you are at it – tie a little bouquet to your handbag too.



If you like this idea – please please please VOTE for Sweet Peas & Stilettos on Circle of Moms for the most creative use of spring flowers. It just takes a click. Thank you!


Freshmom Feature

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011


I want to send a huge thank you to Hatton at Freshmom for her wonderful post about Sweet Peas & Stilettos. Her very kind words made me a very happy girl this week. Thank you Hatton! Please go check out her cool blog and our fun interview.

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Home Decorating with Your Kids

Monday, March 14th, 2011

I want to start off by thanking friends and fans for selecting Sweet Peas & Stilettos as one of the Top 3 Creative Mom Sites on Circle of Moms. It is a huge honor and I am totally giddy about it.

Maybe it is the 25 years of private school but I immediately went to the dictionary to find the true definition of ‘creative’. When I looked it up I found things like ‘originality of thought’, ‘showing imagination’ and ‘sophisticated bending of the rules or conventions’. They asked me to share a favorite creative activity and I paused to think about it. So many people compliment me on my very eclectic home so I thought I would share some home decorating ideas. These are all fun things you can do with your kids too.

3 tiered dessert stand for jewelry

Dessert stands don’t have to be used for dessert! This is a great 3 tiered stand that is actually covered with glitter. If you find one at an antique store (or grandma’s closet) just spray paint it and sprinkle on a little glitter. I use mine for jewelry. Your child can help you curl up your necklaces like little cupcakes and line the trays. Up top you can add bangles and earrings too. Your dresser has never looked so good.


I always wanted my living room to be ‘livable’ and not just a show room. Many of my friends were too scared to walk into my parents’ living room when I was growing up because they were afraid they would break something. I have taken a very eclectic approach and I let my son help me. We both picked out our very favorite things and every table has a colorful combination of eclectic objects, special frames, priceless photos, pretty art and funky toys. I love to mix Lalique glass with my son’s pottery and artwork from all over the world with my son’s little masterpieces. Our living room has become a very special place for every member of the family.

ikea drapes

Did you ever think a 4 year-old boy would be picking out your kitchen curtains from the bedding department? My old silver shutters were dirty and dull and I was ready for a change. My son and I went to Ikea to look at fabrics and to peruse their window coverings. I didn’t find exactly what I was looking for. We were on our way out when my son darted away and started bouncing on the faux display beds, hiding under the covers and tossing pillows my way. Then he grabbed this bedspread and said, “mommy, let’s get this,” and just threw it in the cart. He was on to something – this bedspread would make fantastic curtains! Thanks to my dear friend Liz (and seamstress extraordinaire) I have these cool 6 panel shades made from a $19 Ikea duvet cover. I love them! I have one person to thank – my 4 year-old son for looking in the bedding department for curtains.


It is perfectly okay to let your children pick out the paint color for your front doors. They are nothing but wood….and besides, a little color never hurt anyone…

my shoe rack

Of course as the creator of Sweet Peas & Stilettos, I will tell you to throw out your black flats and go crazy with color on your feet. Every mom deserves a fabulous shoe collection. You also need to be able to see your shoes! Think of them as art – not sweatpants that need to be tucked away in your closet. Find an empty wall and put up a shoe rack. For the last 15 years or so I have always used a wall of my home for shoes. It is practical because I actually get to see my shoes when I am getting dressed. It is also a colorful way to dress up and decorate my walls too.

Wishing you and your family lots of luck as you explore, love, live and create while you make your wonderful house a home.

Top 25 Creative Moms

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011


This week Sweet Peas & Stilettos was was nominated as one of the Top 25 Creative Moms on Circle of Moms. We just need a quick click to help get us to the Number 1 spot by the end of the week. Cast your vote, with a simple click, by March 11th. Thanks!

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Biz eMom Picks Us

Saturday, February 26th, 2011


Sweet Peas & Stilettos was selected as one of the Top 5 Mom Blogs yesterday by Biz So thrilled!!! It was such a cool way to start the weekend.

Love from Speak Mom

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011


A huge thank you to Sabrina (who recently started Speak Mom – a very well designed blog) for the glowing post about Sweet Peas & Stilettos. You made my week.  Thank you so so much Sabrina!

Vote for Sweet Peas & Stilettos

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011


If you have a minute of two to spare, I would love it if you could please vote for Sweet Peas & Stilettos! You can nominate Sweet Peas & Stilettos for a Cribsie Award.


And if you only have time for a quick click (or you have time to vote for both) nominate Sweet Peas & Stilettos as one of the best mom blogs over at Babble. Sweet Peas & Stilettos is currently on page 3 if you see the list sorted by votes and on page 10 if you sort alphabetically.

Please Vote

Friday, November 5th, 2010


If you have a few seconds to spare, please vote for Sweet Peas & Stilettos on Babble.  It is just a little contest for the best design blogs for moms. All it takes is a click.  I appreciate the support – cheers!

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Success Magazine

Friday, November 5th, 2010


It is a huge huge thrill for me to be featured in the December issue of Success Magazine with Maria Shriver on the cover (I’m on page 68). I have learned so much from Maria Shriver and all that she has accomplished so it is super cool to be in this particular magazine. She is one of the most inspiring people I have ever met. If you see it on the newsstand – go check it out. I want to send Lynn at Classic Kids Photography in Los Gatos an enormous thank you for taking my photo for the article. I also want to thank Cherie Simon and the team at The Women’s Conference for their tremendous support and Jennifer Reed at Success for the great article.

Startup Nation Leading Moms in Business

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010


I won!  I am really not one to enter contents but I entered the Startup Nation Leading Moms in Business competition and “to win” you had to be selected in the top 200. Sweet Peas & Stilettos is thrilled to come in at 122. It feels a little awkward to say I won when I came in 122nd place, but the email I received said ‘Congratulations’ so I am going to use this as an excuse to open some champagne and buy a cute new pair of shoes (or two). Maybe next year I can crack the top 100. I do want to thank everyone who took the time to vote for Sweet Peas & Stilettos. I really appreciate it!

I do know that there are tons of moms out there trying to start their own business. I have a few resources on Sweet Peas & Stilettos just for you including: start your own company – tips & lessons learned, online resources for entrepreneurs, modern business cards, chic business card holders, and fabulous work bags.

I want to say congratulations to the other 199 winners and best of luck to everyone out there working hard to launch their entrepreneurial adventure.