Thursday, May 27, 2010

Shabby Apple Queensland Swimsuit Giveaway

How cute are the swimming suits you can choose from this give away:

Shabby Apple Queensland Swimsuit Giveaway

way too cute!!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Peg People

Once I saw these online, and especially some of the beautiful ones online at, I knew I had to make my own...

I didn't think I could make some as cute as some of those that sell for higher prices, but knew I was creative/ crafty/ talented enough to make some that were cute enough for me... and I'd read from other blogs that having/ making/ collecting these little buggers was addictive, so I bit the bullet and bought sets in bulk (which is totally the cheapest way to, strike that, the most economical way to buy.).
These aren't sealed yet, which I plan to do.

Also, when I was looking at them online, Matthew spotted a Batman and Robin set and flipped a lid with excitement... so, I'm sure some super heroes are coming soon, along with princesses, and extended family members...

Monday, May 24, 2010

the Pleated Poppy

not too long ago, I actually WON one of those giveaways that popular blogs get to do....

The store I won from was the pleated poppy- and let me tell ya- Lindsey has so many beautiful things in her shop, and some of them sell out so fast... it was difficult to pick something!!

I ended up with this lovely notebook and cover- perfect for me because I'm always making lists in one of my numerous notebooks and then- loosing it. This is one notebook I won't misplace- it's beautiful pattern and colors make it stand out among all the other paperwork! :)

Sunday, May 23, 2010

coffee cozy

I made this to give to Erik's sister, Elissa, for her birthday. We visited her this weekend so we could go see her show, Forbidden Broadway. I made this for her for her birthday so we could gift it ala noodlehead.

see the iced coffee in the cup that's modeling?-I made that too...YUM!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

night dress

I made this night gown for Sophia out of a pilow case from our old sheets that were oh so soft, and/ but loved so much that the fitted sheet wore through.

I just used one of her dresses as a 'pattern' and some homemade bias tape... nice and soft and great for sleeping... though tight to pull on over her head.... she won't get to wear them for long....

Friday, May 21, 2010

making stuff

I've been keeping myself pretty busy this week making stuff for upcoming summer trips. like the other day, I started and finished one travel pillow cover (that followed us home from WV) and started another that was finished the next day.

it really is amazing what you can accomplish when you put your mind to it... and when the kids play well together- with scrap fabrics nonetheless!!
Not perfect by any means, but I'm a sloppy seamstress....

Thursday, May 20, 2010


I took Miss Sophia in for her first dental appointment last week. Erik and I believed she had a bad rotten tooth that would need a major filling, or might need to be pulled. It looked rotten to the core from what we could see.
Turns out the tooth wasn't rotten. She didn't have a cavity in that tooth at all. She instead has enamel hypoplasia... and a cavity in ANOTHER tooth... just a small one, but they took care of it right away any how- she was already upset, may as well get it over with, right?

It was a really traumatic experience- one I'm sure she is over, but I still cringe to think of. They had to use a papoose board. enough said.

I immediately took her to Target and bought her a princess toy. I know that was more for my peace of mind than hers, but, ya know.....

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


sometimes he brings suprises too.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Aunt Susan

we love it when she comes and brings us treats!

and I'm going to love it in June when she's off of work and can come over and we can learn domestic things together- like canning or making bread from scratch or something... we ARE still on for that, right Susan???

Monday, May 17, 2010

fun in the backyard.

Is it wrong of me to post this last photo? Probably, but to me, it's just too darn cute.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Saturday, May 15, 2010


when we visited my grandma last week, she had quite a few BEAUTIFUL Irises blooming.

Friday, May 14, 2010


We went to WV to visit a week ago,and /Mia sent us home with some tomato plants.

Yesterday I noticed that they were starting to look a little sad, so while we were out, we picked up some pots and dirt and spent some of the windy afternoon transplanting our tomatoes.

I'll have to admit, I was less than patient when Matthew started pouring our bought dirt on my foot and the patio. Other than that though, it was a nice experience.

I was thinking about digging up a small plot of land and starting a (slightly) raised garden bed this summer, but after planting the tomatoes, I decided that I'd probably be better at container gardening- at least this year. That way if I turn out to have a black thumb, there will not be a big, nasty, weedy, grass-less section of yard next year. I'll be looking for large pots this yard sale season... unless you have some you want to hand over? :)

Thursday, May 13, 2010

at 'the cabin'

Last week the kids and I went to my mom and dad's property, AKA: 'the cabin'. We had a blast having a picnic and running around while Poppie mowed (with Matthew's help on the tractor) and while Me-mee painted.

Matthew's hat blew off of the tractor at one point (it was a windy day upon that hill!) and went right under the mower.

He was pretty upset. Poppie offered to get him a new hat- But Matthew would have none of it "But. I like this hat" he replied, choking back the tears.
Luckily the biggest damage was the bill of the hat being torn 1/2 way off- and I was able to sew it back on by hand the next morning.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

oh yeah...

hope you had a happy mother's day.