Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Yes! A thousand times, yes.

This has got to be one of the most creative and fun aprons I have ever seen. Love it and I love Donna's work. Yes, I would wear this...daily!

Monday, August 30, 2010

age is more than just a number

To some of us, age is just something that we would like to regulate based upon feelings. For instance, there are times that I think it would be fun to be 18 again. However, there are other times that I think back at age 18 and cringe. So, we have a way of wanting to regulate our age according to the moment, according to the feeling of youth that grabs at our hearts and according to emotions that flow from remembrance of times past.

Saturday we celebrated Bryar's 3rd birthday (pictures soon). No big party, just us, simple. Yes, we decorated, had a dinosaur cake (per her request), gifts and cards, balloons and lots of laughter. For the first time, it clicked with Bryar as to what a birthday was all about. She will proudly tell you that she is three without hesitating a bit. She'll throw up three fingers just to make sure that you understand how important being three really is. LOL

Happy birthday to my beautiful Bryar. She inspires me to laugh when things go wrong, make silly faces when people are watching, be a little less poised in front of the camera, be a little sassy and a whole'lotta giggly and to appreciate the little things that are more her level, acorns, rocks and earth worms to name a few. I love you!

Friday, August 27, 2010


We've all got the change of season junk here at the Roe house, sinus infections galore. However, I am happy to welcome fall. Little Bryar will celebrate her 3rd birthday this Saturday. She requested a blue (her favroite color) teddy bear when asked what she would like for a birthday gift. I found this funny little guy at Target. I knew it would be perfect for little Bryar. I'm not sure if it's the sinus meds or just my ability to be easily entertained, but I thought it was rather funny!

Monday, August 23, 2010

thirty something

Ok, so I'm thirty something and I think I have somewhat gained the right to express my thoughts, feeling and emotions openly. Why? Well, because I'm old enough to know what is right and wrong, young enough to see the silly things and join in on the fun and content enough to be myself whether I appear to be popular to some or unpopular to others.

I have noticed myself being a little more observant the past few months, no particular reason I guess. It may just be that my kids are able to sit still in a shopping cart long enough for me to notice things around me instead of wiping snotty noses, finding lost passy's, mixing formula bottles while sorting through my coupons and all the other mama with youngins' stuff!

So, I now know that my kids are not the only ones who have ever whined for what seamed like eternity in a very quiet Michael's craft store. They are also not the only ones who have left Target with tears because the slushy machine was out of order. I am a sucker for buying things just because it has a bird on it. I talk to my mom everyday, on purpose. I do not like the smell of dog droppings while shopping at PetSmart. I like paint, I love fabric and I need to stop my addiction to both of these things. I pretty much can't stand the offensive smell of awful perfume, seriously, did you bathe in it? Tiny diapers and baby blankets are missed terribly. I see others my age and think to myself how old they are starting to look. I look at myself and think the same thing at times. I love chocolate, ice cream and cheesecake and I could eat it all at once and not feel the least bit guilty. I hate to cook cheap food, I hate to buy cheap linens and I hate cheap toilet paper with a passion. A child that shows no respect to an adult makes me wanna hurl. Tulips are my favorite flower. One day I will buy something for myself at Tiffany's. I can not stand the look of white pumps on my feet. Baby ducks have got to be the cutest things ever. Old pictures make me laugh. Life is full of adventure, a little laughter, a few tears and heap of hugs and kisses.

That about sums it up. I could go on, but I've got a spunky little two year old who is asking me to come and play. And that my friend, it something I love!

Friday, August 20, 2010

sew baby

So, I was in my craft studio dinkin' around with some of my supplies and before I knew it, I was totally stitchin' my way into baby bliss. To me, baby items are some of the most fun things to create. Two blankets, a snugly, a burp cloth and this cute little thing was what came out of my blissful baby sewing. I stitched out this little design with my embroidery machine on the rump of a onesie. Can you say..."so stinkin' adorable!"

Thursday, August 19, 2010

time for an update

OK, so I've been a little absent...sorry 'bout that. My brain has been in overdrive trying to prepare the garden center and gift shop with new merchandise for fall. Some of our new items arrived today and they are "spook-tacular!" I will be spending some time at the shop this weekend taking down displays and setting up new ones. My creative side has a list for Mr. Roe of things that I need either cut, painted or made by hand...he's gonna love me (NOT!).

**Oh yea, Lisa is working on getting the garden center's web page up and running. I can't wait to share it with you. It's gorgeous, totally gorgeous!**

Friday, August 13, 2010


A girl can dream, right? If I thought that I could find blue shoes that are as cute as these, it wouldn't be right not to have the flowers!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


OK, so I think I have found the coolest little gadget ever! Well, at least in the eyes of Roxy & Bryar it is. We are total Zoku freaks! I picked up this amazing Popsicle maker a couple of weeks ago and we put it it to the test.

The girls decided they wanted strawberry lemonade so I diced up fresh strawberries, placed them in the mold and then filled it with lemonade. Mr. Roe opted for a delicious orange juice pop with a fresh orange slice inside...yum!

Me, well I'm all about chocolate. My creation consisted of a chocolate milk pop, (once frozen) topped with Magic Shell. It was fabulous, but I think next time I will roll it in chocolate chips before the Magic Shell hardens!

We also made a few other flavors that were so good. I'm tellin' ya, you can't go wrong. It's a great way to enjoy some fun with the family in the kitchen!

Monday, August 9, 2010

funtabulous lunch

Switch it up! Here's three simple steps to creating a fun lunch that you and your kids will enjoy. Give your kids a little something to smile about when they pop the lid on their lunch box. Be creative and most important, have fun!

Friday, August 6, 2010

she's got the hang of it

We are in the home stretch of our first week of school. It's been a fun week but yet tiring for most everybody. From the get go of Monday's rush of energy, with all of the new people, new school, new activities and so on, it was a challenge. By Wednesday we were "in the groove" of things. Today, we are just glad to know that it is Friday...all of us!

It has been fun to watch Roxanne's reaction to the newness of her surroundings. She has handled herself well and she has made many new friends. I can see that she wants to succeed in her school work. She is ready to learn and reach higher.

I am glad that she is adjusting so well and I am looking forward to a great school year. Good luck Roxanne, mommy is proud of you!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

not just paper

I received an email from Paper Source (love that store) with some pretty cool back to school items. Don't let the name fool ya, it's not just paper that they sell. You've gotta take a look at this awesome lunch box, it's SO fun!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

"pixie dust"

For the longest time, Roxanne has wanted to have a loose tooth. This past June she got her wish. After almost 6 weeks of wiggling, playing and tugging on her loose tooth...it fell out. Yep, we were riding in the car and she reached up to test the looseness of her tooth and it just fell out!

I asked Roxanne what she thought the Tooth Fairy would bring. She replied, "Ummm, quarters and dollars." I told her that it might be difficult for a tiny little fairy to carry around heavy quarters. She quickly corrected my lack of faith in the Tooth Fairy by assuring me that all it takes is a little "pixie dust!" (Thanks, Tink!)

So, after the little love bugs were all tucked away in bed, the tooth in place under Roxy's pillow, I went to work. This is a one time shot, right? I mean, you don't get a second chance to make a first impression. So, the Tooth Fairy had to make a big deal out of this.

Needless to say, she did not disappoint. Roxy's snaggle tooth grin and giggly laugh put a big 'ole fat smile on my face, and the quarters and dollars put a smile on hers!

Monday, August 2, 2010

the view...

Not so sure I like the new look?