Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Despite how it feels outside, Spring in bound to come sooner or later (I guess thisyear it is later). The few bulbs that I have planted are up, but it is still to cold for me to really get going with all the garden work that needs to be done. I am hoping for a few warm days so I can get out and get all the beds ready for when the warm weather finally decides to come.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

in the mail

I got a nice early birthday surprise in the mail yesterday from Anthropologie, a 15% off my total purchase coupon. Now all I need is to get some Anthro gift cards for my birthday and I will be all set!

Saturday, March 28, 2009


The party yesterday was a success. The girls all seemed to have a good time. They all colored their velvet cupcake art and made cool name bracelets. The sundae bar was a huge hit and they all seemed happy with their party favor. Most important the birthday girl had a blast at her first friend party.

Friday, March 27, 2009

now we are six

Happy Brithday sweet girl!

Thursday, March 26, 2009


No. 3 is going to be six tomorrow.

We baked chocolate chip cookies to send into school tomorrow. She is having her first friend party tomorrow at the house (seven girls from her class) and we are busy getting ready. The favors are ready to go (a note book and set of colored pencils). She want to have a sunday bar at the party, so all the topping and ice cream have been bought and I will make a chocolate sauce tomorrow. We are also going to make name bracelets at the party so the kids are busy getting all the beads ready. Now all we need to do is wait for tomorrow to come!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


...bringing the outside in.

Saturday, March 21, 2009


The Purl Bee posted patterns for cute finger puppets that are perfect for Easter. I think I will make a set for no. four's basket. The girls are getting the rabbits with some clothes. Now I just need to find something to make for no. one, not an easy thing!

photo by the purl bee

Friday, March 20, 2009


Happy first day of Spring. It is not very spring-like in these parts. We woke to snow on the ground and a small hail storm while out and about.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

finding beauty...

...in the everyday. Today happened to be while making brownies for some friends.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


I am still making homemade bread each week. I usually make one of two different loaves a week. A few days ago I saw a post on Angry Chicken about homemade butter and what could be better than homemade bread with homemade butter? After two of the kids got home from school today I decided to give it a try. I read the links from the post and decided to use the food processor. I was not able to get over to Whole Foods to get a really good heavy cream, so I had to make do with what a local fruit market had. The butter is pure bliss. I also divided the batch and made some honey butter for the kids. I ran out of time to try to make some biscuits with the buttermilk, but after I get the kids to bed tonight I will give it a try.

Monday, March 16, 2009


I started working on the purl soho rabbits for the girls easter baskets. I cut the material for the rabbits and began to knit one of the sweaters. It is going to take a bit of time since I am only working on them at night while they are asleep, but I think I'll get everything done.

photo by purl soho

Sunday, March 15, 2009

spring in the house

I have been keeping fresh flowers in the house the past few weeks. It helps cheer the bleakness of the house while we wait for Spring. Yesterday I got these great peach tree blossoms at the farmer's market. It is a nice change from what I usually have.

Friday, March 13, 2009

summer dressing

I just finished this summer dress for the girls. I found the pattern online, but I am not really happy with the way that it turned out. I found the directions a bit difficult to follow. From the outside the dress looks fine, but the inside is a bit sloppy. I like to have the underside look just as finished as the outside. So, I have decided to make a new one and revise the pattern to something that I am happy with.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

go figure...

In an effort to make some spending money for a trip I have coming up, I have been trying to get my etsy shop back in order. I started putting some more items in the shop, and what do you know, I have had three sales in the past two days. If I can get more in, perhaps I will have a decent amount to bring with me.

Monday, March 9, 2009


We took full advatage of the mild weekend and spent most of our time outside.

Saturday, March 7, 2009


Spotted in the back corner of the yard.

Thursday, March 5, 2009


I an attempt to earn some money, I have gotten back to work with the cards. I added a few new things to my etsy shop yesterday and plan to add more each day.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

one year

It is hard to believe, but I started this blog one year ago today. Time seems to fly by.

Here is to another year!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


I spotted this great bunny on the purl bee. I thought it would be great to make them along with a few of the outfits to put in the kids easter baskets.

photo by the purl bee

Monday, March 2, 2009


I signed all of the kids up for an ATC (artist trading cards) swap. Each one of them had to create five ATCs and then we sent them all across the county. They have each recieved a few cards and they love getting them in the mail. It has been fun to see what other children do.

Sunday, March 1, 2009


Spotted in the garden.