smashing deals at lark + loon

October 7, 2009

don’t miss out on smashing deals at lark + loon.  hurry, scurry  – sizes are limited.

hurry over to l+l for deals galore

hurry over to l+l for deals

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back to school keeps getting better

September 28, 2009

just came across this bag in ny daily candy for kids, so had to share.  would love an excuse to get the “crumpler” bag for my five-year fella to  date he is carrying  his handful of raisins to & fro.

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too cool for school

too cool for school

recipe to please even the most picky dinner guests

September 24, 2009

have been leafing through cook books looking for something kid-adult pleasing (wearing thin from catering to both) that doesn’t begin with p and end a.  just my luck, cookie’s “what’s for dinner blog landed in my lap with the perfect dish (kelly, if you are reading this, you now have a sneak preview for saturday night)

 

crowd pleaser

crowd pleaser

 

 

Contributed by Caroline Campion, DevilandEgg.com (food fight worthy blog)— macaroni with roasted vegetables recipe: (double if your family is big, like mine and/or eats loads, like mine, too)

 

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes 
    (or 1 sweet potato and 2 small beets to make purple pasta)
  • 2 medium carrots
  • Olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 pound (or half a box) of wagon-wheeel macaroni (or use any fun shape)
  • 1 cup of grated Pecorino Romano
  • 4 ounces of softened goat cheese, broken into small pieces
  • Juice of one large lemon
  1. Preheat the oven to 450° F with a large rimmed baking sheet in it.
  2. Meanwhile, peel the sweet potatoes and carrots (and beets, if you’re using them) and cut them into about a 1-inch dice.
  3. Toss the vegetables in enough olive oil to lightly coat them (approximately 2 tablespoons), add the sugar, and season with salt to taste.
  4. Once the oven is hot, take the baking sheet out and place the vegetables on it in a single layer. Return the sheet to the oven and roast the vegetables for approximately 15 minutes, or until they’re lightly browned and soft, giving them a toss about halfway through so they brown evenly.
  5. While vegetables are in the oven, bring a pot of salted water to a boil for the pasta.
  6. Cook the pasta according to the package directions until it’s al dente. Reserve 1/2 cup of the cooking water, then drain the pasta.
  7. Put the drained pasta back in the pot and stir in the Pecorino Romano until all the noodles are coated. Take the roasted vegetables from the oven and add them directly to the pasta, mashing them a bit as you stir them into the pasta.
  8. Add the goat cheese, lemon juice, and two glugs of olive oil (approximately 3 tablespoons) and stir vigorously to combine. Add the pasta water in increments to help unify the sauce. (The dish is ready when it resembles a baked macaroni and cheese, with the vegetables smashed and combined and the pasta moist but not saucy.)
  9. Season the pasta with more salt to taste, and serve it in bowls topped with more grated Pecorino.

exclusive gap deal

September 22, 2009

yip – if you live near a gap outlet – this coupon is from gap to twitter moms to lark + loon to you. here’s to sharing! check it out – http://gapoutlet-twittermoms.com/

deals to be had

deals to be had

matthew’s new, shiny blog

September 21, 2009

like a new,shiny bicycle but no training wheels required – check out lark + loon’s artist of “bull on bull”, matthew langille’s blog.  he’s a rock star in the making.  

 

matthew's swatch design outside times square

matthew's swatch design outside times square

wedding bliss – couldn’t resist sharing

September 14, 2009

i must confess, one of my most relished past-times is escaping to our sunroom for an hour to devour the ny times sunday styles – yesterday’s may have been one of my all time favorites – so i must share. it might be that they are 83 and 84, respectively and committed to many mores years of venture & bliss together. cheers!

 

newlyweds

newlyweds

it’s the perfect day …

September 1, 2009

to climb a tree.

 

climbing a tree wearing "rattler"

climbing a tree wearing "rattler"

 

 


lark + loon, made for fun

lark + loon is everyday play clothes that spark a child’s imagination. using original art by artists, lark + loon takes an american wardrobe staple, the tee turning it into a canvas for unique, hand-drawn designs. our collection of tees, drops (signature top/dress) & leggings are buttery-soft, prewashed, pure cotton & usa made for ages 2 to 12.

 

deserves repeating

August 27, 2009

check out this article, in “defense of play-based education”, by elizabeth blackwell in babble today.  it brings home what i hear parents wanting, but it seems we are a bit afraid to fully pursue.  it’s time to let them dig in the dirt (and wash their hands before dinner). share your thoughts.

play your heart out

August 18, 2009

this nytimes op-ed states what i’ve suspected for many a moon – creative play trumps toys & dvds.  play your heart out. a mean game of knights and kitty cats (odd combination, no doubt) awaits.

 

rolling on sand dunes

rolling on sand dunes

summer fever – extended deals until august 7th

August 4, 2009

don’t ask what’s gotten into us here at lark + loon  – but enjoy our summer fever.  20% off entire site extended until august 7. just enter in promo code NEST2.  swing on over for some fantastic tees & drops.  www.larkandloon.com

 

swing into summer fever

swing into summer fever