Tuesday, September 28, 2010

my brain didn't get the memo

Although I've known for months that my mom is getting married this Friday, apparently my brain did not get the memo. Why is it just now dawning on me that I have not shopped nor thought about making the girls an outfit. I have a shirt and shrug picked out for myself but no matching skirt, shoes, etc. So, it is Tuesday afternoon and I have to get movin'!

I am not sure why I did not think of all of this sooner. My mom and I have talked everyday for the last month about wedding events. I have looked at the wedding invitation on the fridge for days. I guess my brain was too full to process any additional information. Well, I'm off to sew. Wish me luck!
Oh, and the cute little pup up there is our newest addition...Cocoa!

Monday, September 27, 2010

room for two

Several months ago we decided to redo the girls bedrooms, making a room for two. Bryar was transitioning from her crib into a "big girl" bed and Roxy was in love with the idea of sharing a room with her sister. After searching department stores and online retailers I settled on the idea of using an owl theme for their room. This theme caught my attention because it was still whimsical enough to be kidish but something that they could grow with for several years.

As I scurried around their room the other day, picking up socks, pj's, scattered books and other items, it dawned on me that I had never posted pictures of their room. So, I quickly made their beds and grabbed the camera. The sprinklers were spraying outside their window, the lighting wasn't the best and their room still needs a few accessories and window treatments. Maybe in my spare time that will get accomplished (BIG chuckle)!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

tree hugger

This little sweetheart looks like she's right at home! Roxanne jumped in my lap while I was watching this how to video and drooling over the talent of
two of my favorite crafters over at the DIY Dish.
Roxy wanted to make one of these cute little owls...RIGHT THEN! So, we headed to the craft room and in about an hour, our creation was sitting pretty and picture perfect!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

pink dino

You might remember this blog post about my little Bryar turning three. She gets me so tickled with her love for dinosaurs. I am sure there are other little girls who have somewhat of a love for "boys toys". I can remember Roxy being in love with Spiderman around the same age. Here are a few pictures of the birthday girl, as promised.

That fun little dino applique on her shirt was a hit! Try finding a girly dino shirt in a department store...not gonna happen! Thank you SWAK.com for your huge selection of embroidery designs. I love your site and I was thrilled to find the perfect dino applique and have it downloaded to my computer and my project started in less than 5 minutes!

The pink dino cake was cute but lacked a little professional quality. Publix was the only bakery that I could find a not so scary dino cake. I have always been pleased with their cakes but this one needed a little TLC. LOL

Bryar has the best big sister. Roxy surprised her with a toy dino. The two of them had so much fun playing together with the dino and a few other birthday gifts. Cake, giggles and birthday hugs & kisses...such fun!

Monday, September 20, 2010


My motivation level is at zero today and I am not sure that I can gear myself up for much more than a three as a high score. I know, it's pretty pathetic, really. The kids are off to school (Thanks, Tommy!) and I am sitting here snuggled in my robe with my laptop. This is somewhat of a reward moment to myself for using part of my weekend to complete my chore list.

The brisk mornings and the cool night air are sure signs that fall is almost here. We will say goodbye to summer and embrace fall with open arms. I purchased the kids Halloween costumes last week. Our order of pumpkins arrived at the garden center a few days ago and the girls now have spooky glow in the dark hand soap in their bathroom. Now I've just got to dig out my fall decor!

I hope that you all had a wonderful weekend. I am excited about some fun things that we've got going on over here this week. I'll share some of them soon. Oh, and I finally took a few pictures of the girls room. Remember that "redo"that I posted about months ago. Enjoy your Monday!

Friday, September 17, 2010

hoot-hoot hooray!

It doesn't take much to make me happy! I just had to share this with you.

Enjoy your weekend :)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

the smell of fall

So, your given a bag of fresh picked apples. What would you do with them? Well, I didn't have to think about it very long. In my opinion, there are not to many apple recipes that make my taste buds shout like my Gram's Apple Platter. Yum-O! Seriously, it is truly one of my favorites.

So, I rolled out the dough, peeled and sliced the apples, added a bunch of sugar and cinnamon and baked it until golden brown. It smelt like apple heaven in the house. When it was finished baking and it had cooled, I drizzled it with a sweet almond glaze...ahhhhh!

So, what would you have done with the apples? I know you all must have some favorites in your recipe boxes!

Monday, September 13, 2010

feelin' the love

There are some people in life that can make a hug stretch from north to south and never lose a bit of it's warmth, charm and squeezableness (if that's a word). I can't say thank you enough to my dear friend Kris, for allowing me to feel as though I never missed a beat, when truly I missed it by a long shot.

Kris, your blog post sent me on a roller coaster of emotions from smiling, to crying, to laughing and back through the cycle again when I listened to this song. I want you to know that this song is an inspiration and tells how a mother feels, using such simple words. Kris, thank you for sharing this with me...time to go dance!

Friday, September 10, 2010

it's about time

Shew...what a week! It's feels crazy that I haven't been over here to blog in so long. Believe me, it isn't because there hasn't been anything to blog about! LOL I've got a list of projects that I would like to complete by the end of the month. Wish me luck! Until then, here's a link to one of those projects that I would like to check off of my list. Care to join me?

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


The shop is all decorated for fun times this fall! Spook-tacular spider rings and necklaces, glitter & glam Halloween decor, peaceful pilgrims, perfectly plump pumpkins, flickering candles and boo-tiful wall hangings. I think I'll hang up a cinnamon broom to add a little spice to the air!