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:: about ::
name:mod*mom
occupation:full-time mom + wife
interests:mod, modern, futuristic + space-age design, technology, music, books, blogs + adventures
resides:sixties vintage prefab in silicon valley between yahoo + google since summer 2005, but we lived in a tiny apartment in oakland,ca before that
contact:~mod*mom~



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fredflare
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dwell
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:: links ::
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eyeofthegoof
ward-o-matic
sbritt
bolundberg
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linziehunter
designspotter
easydreamer
lala-a-gogo
mallsofamerica
mom101
decor 8
designboston
backinskinnyjeans
plasticgirl
florenceforrest
fredflareblog
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moreways
childrensillustration
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blueantstudio
ohmygooshness
ilike
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thelark
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msmamma
celebritybabies
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citymama
mamacita
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designmom
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kstyle
daddytypes
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poopscape
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gatochy
sewwhatnow
juniorsociety
cancercreatives
designklub
sweetjuniper
designismine
kritterific
spillingthebeans
padstyle
mamanista
siliconvalleymoms
techmamas
blinkdecor
lounge
conqueso
tangled
ahnminh
scribbit
coolmompicks
desiretoinspire
poppytalkhandmade
frithmobiles
designerslibrary
referencelibrary
manyhawhaws
grain edit
weebirdy
themomsworld
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activitybook
allthatanda…
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dallasmoderndesign
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that’s awesome!
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1.31.2008

mod*mom giveaway :: 6 itzbeen™ digital baby care data trackers $156

itzbeen helps sleep-deprived new parents track baby's feeding, sleeping, diapering + medications in the early months with separate timers for monitoring duration, as well as intervals. keeps track of which breast baby was fed on last + has a night light. be ready for well-baby visits!

to enter to win an itzbeen baby care data tracker, visit the itzbeen website + read all about it, then tell me in the 'comments' of this giveaway post,
"what are your favorite features of the itzbeen + why + blue or green?"
(include your email address or blog link, so i can notify you when you win)

before midnight sunday, february 17

by ~mod*mom~ at 31.1.08 © 213 comments


1.30.2008

mod*tot is growing up so fast! she had her 1st dentist exam + cleaning.
she has no cavities!!! yay!!!! her teeth are beautiful. she was really well behaved + cooperative with the dentist + his assistant. she laid back in the chair + watched a dvd on the ceiling. she knew she'd get to pick a prize :)
she also knows she doesn't ever want to have her teeth drilled + filled. once when she was 2, i brought her to my dentist appointment + she sat on my stomach + watched me have an old amalgam filling replaced with white.

pic lark

by ~mod*mom~ at 30.1.08 © 6 comments


1.28.2008






mod*mom valentine giveaway :: phil&teds stroller $600 + doubles kit $110


tots-on-the-go will be among the 1st to receive the new phil&teds vibe* stroller when it launches + they're giving 1 to a lucky mod*mom reader!!!

vibe* features include…

  • fully adjustable seat angles from upright to totally lie-flat for newborn
  • heavily padded + comfortably contoured ergonomic seat
  • ‘smart handle’ 1-touch hand brake hidden in elliptical aluminum frame
  • easily folds with inline-style doubles kit attached
  • accessories: cocoon, storm + sun covers, cup holders + food tray
  • $599 for single vibe + $110 for doubles kit
to enter to win a high end phil&teds 2008 vibe stroller from tots-on-the-go,
tell me in the "comments" what are your
tots-on-the-go favorites + why?
(include your email address + web url, so i can contact you when you win!)
before midnight, february 29

*winner will be randomly chosen + announced here march 9
(image above is a phil&ted stroller, but not vibe, no images available yet)

by ~mod*mom~ at 28.1.08 © 479 comments


1.27.2008

watch lori sandler of divvies + her son bake cupcakes with martha stewart tuesday! (click to watch video)
win a dozen of these cupcakes on my giveaway!!! (click here)

by ~mod*mom~ at 27.1.08 © 15 comments


1.26.2008


mod*mom valentines giveaway :: 10 dozen cupcakes $240


divvies divine dairy free, egg free, peanut free, tree nut free sweet treats are for people with or without food allergies. divvies founder lori sandler is a young mother of 3 whose youngest son benjamin suffers from 8 of the most common food allergies that plague 11 million americans. lori developed delicious treats that her son + other allergy sufferers can enjoy without risking their lives. lori + benjamin will be making these cupcakes next week with martha stewart. watch them on the show (click here for local listings).

to enter to win a dozen divvies
vegan, allergy friendly, kosher cupcakes,
tell me in the "comments" what are your favorite divvies treats + why?
(include your email address + web url, so i can contact you when you win!)
before midnight, valentine's day, february 14

by ~mod*mom~ at 26.1.08 © 332 comments


1.25.2008

please enter my fabulous valentine's giveaways!

(win prizes for your sweethearts all through february)

whole foods :: 3 gift baskets $150

kideko :: 1 mod luxury bedding set $260

blurb ::
10 publish-your-own valentine books $300

roxio :: 10 digital media burning software suites $1,000

by ~mod*mom~ at 25.1.08 ©


1.24.2008
celebrate the temporary
don't wait until tomorrow
live today

celebrate the simple things
enjoy the butterfly
embrace the snow
run with the ocean
delight in trees
or a single flower
go barefoot in the wet grass

don't wait
until all the problems are solved
or all the bills are paid
you will wait forever
eternity will come and go
and you will still be waiting

live in the now
with all the problems
and its agonies
with its joy
and its pain
your despair
your anger
it means you're alive

look closer
breathe deeper
stand taller
stop grieving the past

there is joy and beauty
today
it is temporary
here now and gone
so celebrate it
while you can

celebrate the temporary

by ~mod*mom~ at 24.1.08 © 22 comments


1.23.2008








mod*mom giveaway :: 3 whole foods gift baskets $150


whole foods has a new natural weight control podcast series + they want to know what mod*mom readers think of their work, so they're giving away 3 natural weight control gift baskets of products mentioned in the podcasts. (this is an update to let you know all podcasts are uploaded now)

to win a whole foods
market natural weight control gift basket, listen to any or all of their 3 new whole body weight control podcasts, then leave them feedback in the "comments" on any or all of the 3 podcasts.
*be sure to enter
modmom.blogspot.com in the “website” field on the comment form, to be entered in this promotion.

+ please leave me a comment to tell me what you thought of the podcasts
on the original giveaway post .
before midnight thursday, january 31

images menus familiares

by ~mod*mom~ at 23.1.08 ©


1.21.2008

the "do nothing machine" designed by charles eames 1958

"charles eames has pointed the way with his ultimately functional functionless solar toy."
radio & tv news 1958

the project was funded by alcoa aluminum design forecasters

via inbetweennoise


by ~mod*mom~ at 21.1.08 © 11 comments


1.18.2008




What will your book be?



mod*mom giveaway :: 10 publish-your-own professional books $300

would you like to publish a children's book, novel, cookbook or a professionally bound baby or wedding book? now with 1 click, you can turn your overflowing photo archives, stories or recipes into a spectacular coffee-table book. blurb's booksmart software instantly inserts your pictures into a bookstore-quality book, with your choice of photo sizes, borders, page designs, page layouts, text + backgrounds.

you can use the "blog slurper" function to convert your blog into a book.

  • creates bookstore-quality books up to 440 pages
  • flexible image + page layouts, with professional printing + binding
  • allows you to customize + edit your book a little or as much as you like
  • dozens of book styles, backgrounds, page designs + text options
  • imports + maps blog text, images, comments + links into a book
  • supports blogger, livejournal, typepad + wordpress blogs
to enter to win an 8x10" blurb book $29.95, tell me in the comments:
"what will your book be?"
(include your email address + blog url, so i can contact you when you win)
before midnight, february 14

update: prize value edited per blurb

by ~mod*mom~ at 18.1.08 © 291 comments


1.17.2008



please enter my fabulous valentine's giveaways!




kideko :: mod luxury bedding set $260
whole foods :: 3 natural gift baskets $150
chronicle :: 10 taro gomi coloring books $170
roxio :: 10 digital media burning software suites $1,000



valentine's
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:: links ::

worldofkane

martinklasch

eyeofthegoof

ward-o-matic

sbritt

bolundberg

drawingwonder

linziehunter

designspotter

easydreamer

lala-a-gogo

mallsofamerica

mom101

decor 8

designboston

backinskinnyjeans

plasticgirl

florenceforrest

fredflareblog

expo lounge

populuxe

moreways

childrensillustration

fiftieshouse

blueantstudio

ohmygooshness

ilike

poppytalk

phybule

olivelse

designmilk

seidrik

prairiemod

cuteable

mymarrakesh

thelark

sprayglue

msmamma

celebritybabies

naughtysecretaryclub

poetmama

citymama

mamacita

coolmompicks

littlestar

modplus

punditmom

covetable

alicesadventures

designmom

davidthedesigner

afrojet

kstyle

daddytypes

coochicoos

poopscape

slatedesign

poetmama

gatochy

sewwhatnow

juniorsociety

cancercreatives

designklub

sweetjuniper

designismine

kritterific

spillingthebeans

padstyle

mamanista

siliconvalleymoms

techmamas

blinkdecor

lounge

conqueso

tangled

ahnminh

scribbit

coolmompicks

desiretoinspire

poppytalkhandmade

frithmobiles

designerslibrary

referencelibrary

manyhawhaws

grain edit

weebirdy

themomsworld

toddlerplanet


activitybook

allthatanda…

apartmenttherapy

atelier-a+d

behindthecurtains

bellpepperdesign

betterlivingthroughdesign

bitsandbobbins

blinkdecor

blueantstudio

bornmodern

casasugar

coolboom

core77

cribcandy

cuteable

dallasmoderndesign

dearada

decor8

dsine&dsaster

hgtv:designhappens

designhole

designklub<>designmind

designpublic

designspotter

designsojourn

designers’block

designerplanet

desiretoinspire

didn’tyouhear?

domino

dressyournest

eclecticdetective

emmasdesignblogg

fabulouslygreen

freshome

furniturestore

gaileguevara

greatgreengoods

happy mundane

home decorating reviews

home rejuvenation

hostesswiththemostess

iheartdesign

imedagoze

indiepath

inhabitat

inredningsbloggen

it’s(k)notwood

juniper designs

k style

mies+carrots

mixed plate

mocoloco

modern cat

modern self

modish

morewaystowastetime

my aim is true

oh joy!

ohmygooshness!

that’s awesome!

padstyle

pan-dan

print+pattern

reluct

sfgirlbybay

shakinstyle

shelterrific

normanncopenhagen

stylehive

sub-studio

swissmiss

terramia

kitchendesigner

treehugger

trucdesign

uniquedécor

urban garden deco

urbankinetics

5minutesformom

celebritybabies

islandlife

chieffamilyofficer

laurawillliams

brandnewmama

carrott

babyccino

ourlittlepeapod

whalenmom

donttryit

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myramblings

homeschoolblogger

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mybarefootbooks

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kelleysfamilyjewels

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toddlerplanet

sixdifferentways

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populuxe

abookwormsdiary

mybabyboys

hollowsquirrel




by ~mod*mom~ at 17.1.08 ©


1.16.2008





i'm so thrilled + honored treehugger was inspired by my venturo post to enlarge the venturo brochure images, so the pictures are big + clear.
(click images to enlarge). here are some quotes from the brochure:
"The Venturo modular housing system is designed for use as a general all-purpose building system, where minimum maintenance is required."
"Designed for maximum comfort and relaxation, an authentic Finnish sauna is something that thrills everybody."
"A lake, land and sea, a beautiful valley, incomparably compatible settings for your individualized Venturo. Now complete the scene with family and friends of your choosing. This is real vacation living- and you get it instantly, maintenance free because Venturo's exteriors are in fibreglass, anodized aluminum and glass."
"The Venturo is a modular, easily transportable building system, having excellent insulation, low weight and designed for minimum assembly on site. The Venturo has very low erection and foundation costs, where heavy equipment can be avoided."
"The spacious living room with its window walls gives you indoor-outdoor living, creating for you a lifestyle of your own."
"The compact kitchenette can be supplied completely outfitted with factory installed appliances."
"Friday night-everybody into the sauna and then a refreshing swim; the whole Saturday and Sunday in good company. What else is life for? It is all yours and incidentally, a sound investment within reach. Just call and we will help you with the rest."

by ~mod*mom~ at 16.1.08 © 13 comments


1.15.2008



venturo house 1971 prefab for sale! would you like to buy one?
it's designed by matti suuronen, designer of the futuro house.
i'd move right in. it's perfectly furnished in orange + white!!!
(click images to enlarge)

via jetsetmodern

by ~mod*mom~ at 15.1.08 © 7 comments


1.14.2008

have you seen the new eames mid-century modern classics stamps!?
they're due to be released this summer + i hope it's a start of a trend!
via the 2modern design blog. i'm going to start posting there too :)

by ~mod*mom~ at 14.1.08 © 4 comments


1.12.2008


i've been searching for rain gear for mod*tot + i settled for this coat.
i would have loved this mine me exhibit at benjamin pollocks's toyshop.
british 60s/70s clothing, toys, gifts "kids in gear! biba! clothkit!"
via worldofkane

by ~mod*mom~ at 12.1.08 © 5 comments


1.11.2008






mod*mom giveaway :: 10 digital media burning software suites $1000

roxio, the leader in digital media software, upgraded their toast software
+ i'm excited they're giving away 10 software suites to mod*mom readers!!!
roxio toast 8 is the ideal complement to apple computers, ipods + iphones.
toast is the easiest, fastest way to transfer, convert + export digital media to apple computers, ipods, iphones, dvds, cds, cell phones + psps.
burn files of any size + automatically catalog the contents of your discs.
roxio toast 8 sets the standard for burning cds, dvds + now blu-ray discs.
wirelessly import movies from tiVo to your ipod, iphone or onto cds or dvds.
makes photo archive disc with slideshow. pro quality audio mastering tools.

to enter to win toast 8 titanium software, take a look at the toast 8 web pages + tell me in the comments, which features are your favorites + why?
(include your email address + web url so i can contact you when you win!)
before midnight, friday february 8

by ~mod*mom~ at 11.1.08 © 220 comments


1.10.2008



please enter my fabulous new year's giveaways!





kideko :: mod luxury bedding set $260
whole foods :: 3 natural gift baskets $150
chronicle books :: 10 taro gomi coloring books $170


by ~mod*mom~ at 10.1.08 ©


1.09.2008







mod*mom giveaway :: mod bedding, utility bag, poster + height chart $260


kideko is a new australian retro-inspired luxury bedding company. they're celebrating their launch by offering 1 of each product to mod*mom readers.
5 print collections feature a 250-thread-count cotton percale duvet/sheet set, handy utility bag, wall poster + a selection of matching height charts.

they sent me the beauty bedding set for mod*tot + we're crazy about it.

to enter to win a duvet/sham/sheet set, utility bag, poster or height chart, tell me in the comments, what kideko prints are your favorites + why?
(include your email address + web url, so i can contact you when you win!)
before midnight, valentine's day, thursday february 14

by ~mod*mom~ at 9.1.08 © 362 comments


1.08.2008

mod*mom giveaway :: 3 whole foods gift baskets $150
(i absolutely LOVE whole foods + organic everything!
i practically live there. the employees are the best!)

whole foods has a new natural weight control podcast series + they want to know what mod*mom readers think of their work, so they're giving away 3 natural weight control gift baskets of products mentioned in the podcasts.

to win a whole foods
market natural weight control gift basket, listen to any or all of their 3 new whole body weight control podcasts, then leave them feedback in the "comments" on any or all of the 3 podcasts.
*be sure to enter
modmom.blogspot.com in the “website” field on the comment form, to be entered in this promotion.

+ please leave me a comment to tell me what you thought of the podcasts
before midnight friday, february 1

by ~mod*mom~ at 8.1.08 © 127 comments


1.07.2008








thank you sooo much to my fabulous giveaway sponsors +
my latest fabulous new year's giveaway winners:


baby star :: modern bassinet + bedding $398
1 ray


dwell magazine :: 5 1-year subscriptions $360 value
1 sansku
2 holland
3 ramona
4 fulmer family
5 patricia


whole foods :: 3 cold + flu gift baskets $130
1 brit
2 joanne
3 colleen

by ~mod*mom~ at 7.1.08 ©


1.06.2008


mod*mom reader special :: dwell magazine subscription

i'm so excited dwell is offering all my mod*mom readers
1-year subscriptions for $17

the cover price is $6 per issue

by ~mod*mom~ at 6.1.08 ©


1.05.2008


mod*tot is learning to sew. santa brought her a little singer sewing machine.
today we made ballet dancing shoes to wear with her tutu, tiara + wings.
she had some ballet lessons on youtube, then did lots of improvisation :)

pic stylecouncil

by ~mod*mom~ at 5.1.08 © 7 comments





time to check your lemons or someone's you love for signs of breast cancer

image bolundberg

by ~mod*mom~ at 5.1.08 © 5 comments


1.04.2008

please enter my fabulous new year's giveaways!

the company store :: help me pick a prize $250
chronicle books :: 10 taro gomi coloring books $170

winners will be announced monday:

dwell magazine :: 5 1-year subscriptions $360 value
baby star :: modern bassinet + bedding $398
whole foods :: 3 cold + flu gift baskets $130

by ~mod*mom~ at 4.1.08 © 2 comments


1.02.2008














i'm crazy for eero aarnio designs + his new electric guitars! these are fab!
i want one in mod orange. mod*tot can have white + mod*pop his choice.
it's time to start a family all-electric-guitar band with groovy clothes :)

by ~mod*mom~ at 2.1.08 © 13 comments