We aren't here anymore...

I'm so glad you found us!

As of June 15th 2010 we will be live at our new site!

Visit us for all the latest at
Small Things are Big Things!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Goodbye Blogger...

This is it folks!
My last post on blogger!!
Please visit my new bloggy home,
No more links or double posting!
Update your RSS feeds!!
 new blog

Sunday, June 13, 2010

I got it at Blog*Sugar...

How cute is this flower pin!?!?!

(and how bad do I need to get my hair done?!?)

i got it at blog sugar (2) I have had the opportunity to meet some amazing bloggers at a fun blogging party called, Blog*Sugar. The pin was a party favor made by The Pleated Poppy and given to us by LIFE.rearranged.

Read all about it at Eli's Lids: The blog!

To visit all the great bloggers who were at this par-tay go on down this Blog*Sugar List.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

I got it from Blessed Nest...

It’s no secret I love the gals from Blessed Nest. I mean, it was their idea to host our awesome monthly MOMday Morning giveawaysjust because we love mom bloggers!

I got a Blessed Nest Nesting pillow and Nest Egg!

See it all over at the new Eli's Lids Blog...
i got it at BN (4)

Friday, June 11, 2010

I got it at Anthropologie...

I got theses lil' suckers at Anthropologie.

Read all about it at Eli's Lids: The Blog
I got it at anthro salt and pepper_pic

Don't forget Eli's Lids has moved here.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

I got it at Sam's Club...

A Nesting splurge has been new drinking glasses and new pots and pans from Sam’s Club. reflection of corn on the cob
Check out the full post at the beginning of our I got it at Carnival. Hope this gets you thinking about something you “got!”

Check out my posts all week before the launch of the “I got it at…” carnival and come back to our new site http://www.elislids.com/blog Sunday (6/12) and link up in the fun!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Introducing the "I got it at..." carnival

I’m starting a weekly linky carnival.
Because I’m unpredictable like that!!
I’ve wanted to do it for over a year but getting pregnant seems to really get in the way of my blogging aspirations.
Check out the full details in the full post here at our new home http://www.elislids.com/blogs.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

MOMday Morning at Blessed Nest!

Wanna win this?? 
Win this awesome piece!!

Along with $75 cash AND a Nesting Pillow from Blessed Nest??

Head on over to by MOMday Morning over at Blessed Nest and leave a comment!
Another winner will get a "We Are Nashville Tote!" These Bags are 100% organic cotton green fabric that has been generously donated by fabric designer, Harmony Art Organic Design.

AND if you don't win just head on over to Joshua Sierk's site and commission your own!

Reminder!! We are moving to a new url! I'll be double posting here and our new home for a couple more weeks. Head on over to www.elislids.com/blog and get added to that RSS feed.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Potty time carnival!

(Don't forget to head on over to MOMday Morning for your chance to win $75, an original piece of art by Joshua Sierk and a Nesting Pillow from Blessed Nest!!!)

Who loves potty training???
(silence fills the room)

Head on over to our new home and read all about my potty training method:
And add to the carnival linky fun there too!!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Surfers Healing - Cowabunga Dude!

Reminder!! (MOM and GRANDMOM, this means you!!) We are moving to a new url! I'll be double posting here and our new home for a couple more weeks. Head on over to www.elislids.com/blog and get added to that RSS feed.

Eli's Lids has always had a heart for charity! We now donate 10% to an amazing Southern California Autism non-profit called Surfers Healing. But I'm not going to tell you about it... my friend Jo from A Sweet Dose of Truth & Autism in the OC over at OC Family will give you her moving first hand experience with Surfers Healing...


Andrew loves water; he always has. He finds temporary respite from the confusion and chaos of autism along the sandy beaches of the California coast, and is happiest when he can linger in the bathtub at the end of a long and grueling day filled with behavioral intervention and taking orders from well-meaning therapists(and parents). The flat screen tv and Wii have got nothing on good old fashioned H20, and we indulge our son as often as we can. I’ve even been known to don a bathing suit at pool parties so that he can enjoy splashing around and I can be reminded that my carb addiction comes with unsightly side effects; a true testament to that little thing we call unconditional love for our children.

A few years ago we were introduced to Surfer’s Healing, a non-profit organization that provides children on the Autism Spectrum the opportunity to surf with a pro at local beaches across the nation. The day camp fills up at lighting speed, but somehow that year we were lucky and made it on the list.

We drove south from Orange County and arrived in San Diego on a blistering hot day in July. Before we even had the car parked, our son caught a glimpse of the ocean waves and began squealing with delight. We made our way towards the crowd gathered along the shore; parents, therapists, and children of all ages who had varying degrees of autism were enjoying the beautiful day sitting under the tents and splashing in the water. Professional surfers were easy to spot in their bright red wet suits, while children were being ushered towards friendly volunteers and buckled into life vests. I saw the giant surfboards laying in the sand, took one look at my then tiny five year old and had a momentary flood of fear come over me. A brief glance at the giant smile plastered across Andrew’s sun drenched face calmed my nerves and reminded me that we were here to give him the experience of a lifetime.

Minutes later it was our turn to approach the young woman who was holding a clipboard and shouting names above the rolling tides behind her. She handed us a bright yellow life vest and after some coaxing we were finally able to secure it onto Andrew. Our professional surfer introduced himself but I wasn’t paying attention; I just wanted my son back safely and in one piece. I gave Andrew one last hug and kiss and bit my lip as he was whisked away, into the wide open sea, the blue-gray water much larger and deeper than our bathtub at home. I focused on taking pictures while silently I prayed for his safe return.

And then it happened.

Andrew, easy to spot in yellow, began riding a wave, his little body standing on the surfboard, supported by the confidant pro; a gentle giant guiding them swiftly across the water. The look of peace and tranquility on Andrew’s face was something I will never forget. Gone was the distant gaze we struggled so hard to break through during therapy, and in its place was a little boy at one with his surroundings, a little boy suspended in time, a little boy given a chance to just live in the moment.

And that is what Surfer’s Healing is all about.

Giving these amazing kids the opportunity to do something they love.

And giving their parents the opportunity to witness a miracle, if even for just a little while.

Thank you Jo!! I'm thinking you'll need to post here more often...

Thursday, June 3, 2010

The latest at the OC Moms Blog

 (Reminder - We are moving to a new url! I'll be double posting here and our new home for a couple more weeks. Head on over to www.elislids.com/blog and get added to that RSS feed.)

My latest posts at the Orange County Moms Blog...

Do you talk about race with your kiddos?

See the very vanilla (and extremely adorable) me below and give me advice on my post “Are Children born colorblind?” about how to talk to my kiddos about this sensitive topic…

kids_and_raceUpdate: Great discussion about how to talk about race with your kiddos! Kristen from Rage Against the Minivan and multicultural mom through adoption has an awesome post called The Myth of the Colorblind Kid. AND recommended some great reads to help:
I have some once a month help… but I’m feeling a bit guilty about it… visit “My house is clean but my conscience isn’t.”


Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Best seat in the house...

WW seat in house potty

Have tips, tricks, musings or hysterical stories about potty training?? I have a blog carnival coming Monday. Leave a comment and I’ll let you know when it’s up and you can add to the fun!

More Wordless Wednesday check out Angry Julie Monday and here and here.

(Reminder - We are moving to a new url! I'll be double posting here and our new home for a couple more weeks. Head on over to www.elislids.com/blog and get added to that RSS feed.)

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Beat June Gloom!!

(Reminder - We are moving to a new url! I'll be double posting here and our new home for a couple more weeks. Head on over to www.elislids.com/blog and get added to that RSS feed.)

It’s June… and there’s gloom. We’ve been there before.

June gloom (1)

The natives are restless so we ran to the park.

You know we roll backwards

June gloom (2) Be sure to stop and look at EVERYTHING!!! We enjoy watching ants A LOT…

June gloom (3) Your shoe will com off at least 5 times… because they are on the wrong feet.

June gloom (4)

Happy June Gloom!!

June gloom (5)
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