New Year – Same Old Resolution

Again this year, I made the New Years resolution to be more organized. I was feeling as though I’d already failed miserably in so many ways, however today as I was sitting in the orthodontists office waiting for my daughter, I picked up the magazine Redbook. This is a magazine that I never read (which is amazing since my magazine pile is around 3 feet tall right now and it feels as though I subscribe to every magazine there is – another New Years Resolution waiting to be conquered!). Anyway, this article peaked my interest.
The best part? I do nearly all of these things already. For example: I just installed a cute basket at the bottom of the stairs which is meant to capture all the things that need to go upstairs (tip 22). Last year I whipped up this jewelry organizer (tip 18)

Jewelry Organizer in Nest

And our old TV armoire that I love, was rendered useless since the invention of the giant flat screen – I repurposed it as our ‘mid-range fancy china’ cabinet a couple of years ago (tip 24) Seriously, I could have written this article!

So, I have concluded that I might not be as disorganized as I thought and maybe I can now tackle another project as a New Years resolution…Now, should it be that magazine habit or the 9 years and GB’s of digital photos? – gulp.

How are you doing with your resolutions?

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Big Sur ‘One-Legged’ Half Marathon

As I wrote some time ago, I was due to take part in a half marathon in mid-November. I am happy to say that I completed the run in a very decent amount of time – actually quite a bit faster than I had anticipated.
A couple of weeks prior to the run, I twisted my knee at the end of a long run. I visited a physiotherapist friend of mine to get some treatment… she suggested I not run, which was, of course OUT OF THE QUESTION! I had trained so hard (well, sort of) and I had the comedian Eddie Izzard as my mentor during my training sessions. Though Eddie is not aware of my existence, I was so inspired by his feat this summer: 43 marathons in 51 days…how nuts is that!??
With Eddie in mind, I would like to say that I enjoyed the run anyway, but I really didn’t. 20 minutes in, I was in a lot of pain and I had to run one legged for the next 11.1 miles, which despite the beautiful views and the endorphins was about as fun as a kick in the shins.
1 Hour and 40 minutes later, I choked back tears of relief as I crossed the finish line and I chanted the words ‘never again’.
However, as we know the body forgets pain (think – child birth) and about a half hour later I had already decided that I needed to do that again, but this time with a normal knee.


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Earth Day 2009

Bebe au Lait believes in social and environmental responsibility, and we pride ourselves in continuosly finding ways to reduce, recycle and reuse, as well as cut back on waste and energy usage.

Some of the ways in which Bebe au Lait has become more environmentally friendly in the past year include:

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Knife-Free Jack-O-Lanterns from Charleston!

From Debbie in Charleston, South Carolina–her three beautiful kidlets trying out the Bebe au Lait Halloween project. And we say “yay!” to any project that keeps three kids under the age of three busy for an hour. We really like Rebekah’s idea of eating the stem ;)  We also really liked how Debbie added to the project by masking off a pumpkin face before painting, so clever.

Debbie's South Carolina Kidlets Doing the Pumpkin Craft from our Halloween Newsletter

Debbie's Kidlets Doing the craft from our Halloween Newsletter!

She said: Here are my 3 children Jacob (3 years old), Aaron (2 years old), and Rebekah (7 months old).  All they wanted to do was smear the chalk over the pumpkins, but they spent an hour doing it!  Thanks for the idea!!

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