In the Mail :: Birchbox

I got my first Birchbox in the mail yesterday and it’s pretty awesome.

If you don’t know what it is, a Birchbox subscription, which you may have to wait a bit to get, get you “monthly deliveries of trial-sized samples from both well-known brands and emerging gems. It’s the smart way to try and buy new products.” (according to their website) It’s $10 a month for a subscription.

I signed up in July and I got my invitation email in a few weeks.

Like I said, I got my box yesterday and it was pretty cool.

The loot: a Shick Hydro razor (worth the subscription fee almost right there), Lip Stain by, Juicy Couture perfume, eyeliner appliqués (never heard of such a thing…should be interesting), and a lotion sample.

I have already tried the lip stain (awesome) and the perfume (nice).

All in all, it was fun mail an girly fun products and just what the doctor ordered for this new mommy.


Get your print on with MoPho


If you didn’t know, I love me some Instagram. I also love the photos I take with it.

Ordering photos in the square format is a bit tricky and if you guys know a different way, I’m all ears!

In the meantime, I found an iPhone app called MoPho. With it, you can order prints from instagram, Facebook, flickr or your camera roll…right from your phone.

The quality of the prints are fabulous. Shipping was cheap and fast. They have frequent sales too. This round is my second order…and save for finding something better…I’ll be back!



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Today I got married! Meet my new hubby, Tim!

So what's changing? My name! You will now (once I get everything changed on the site, blog, etc) call me Tamie Oldridge.

But, for brevity, call me Tamie O. ;) It even rhymes.


Not only that, but we're expecting a baby girl, Lulu, in early June! So, I've been working away at a new doll just for her (but I'll share that pattern with you.)


Tamie O.

Recipe :: Apple Pumpkin Bread


I made it using this recipe as a start, but I made some tweaks. One, reducing the sugar by a cup and halfing the oil.

3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 cups granulated sugar
1 can (15 oz.) Pumpkin
4 large eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup applesauce
1/2 cup apple juice or cider (I used cider)
2 medium baking apples, peeled, cored and diced (I used Jonathan apples)

PREHEAT oven to 350