h1 August 7th, 2012

{Original Art can be found at Unraveled Design}

So true.

Working on my Ladder Stitch

h1 August 4th, 2012


h1 April 19th, 2012

I just came across some wedding photos from way back when.  It makes me happy seeing me so happy!  I just had to share.  😎

Kohlrabi and Fennel

h1 April 19th, 2012

I had some extra greens yesterday from my CSA box.  So I casually arranged them in a canning jar and popped in a wild flower from our garden.  This bouquet makes me so happy!  Its only been 24 hours and already its wilting.  Spring is so fleeting!

Rainy Day Bubbles

h1 April 10th, 2012

I’m inside snug as a bug, while my 3.5 year old is outside romping around in the rain.  Its nice that he is old enough that he can explore on his own without me there at every moment. He spent a while looking for snails, emptying containers that had been filled with rain water overnight, and playing in the sandbox.  Then he noticed the bubble container that we had left out.  So he has been blowing bubbles on the back deck for a while.  When the door glass had become so soapy from flying bubbles, the activity morphed into window washing with a spray bottle and rag. Then once the window was clean and dry, he asked for my foaming hand soap and purple water. Now there are purple suds streaming down the window. Fun!

Egg Snake Project

h1 April 9th, 2012

We just whipped up an Egg Snake while Lily is napping! Take a look…

Easter Craftin’

h1 April 3rd, 2012

Last weekend we attended an egg hunt, and general spring party.  Unfortunately it poured rain the entire time we were there.  I’d say we are pretty hardcore because we still participated in most of the events (not the flooded jumpy houses, to the kids great sadness). Both kids did the egg hunt in the rain (bundled up in snow suits). We came home with cheap toys and candy, tucked inside even cheaper plastic eggs.

Photo from aforementioned rainy event.

So I was excited when I saw this idea for egg decorating! It was easy to do, no mess, and even my 1 year old who is allergic to eggs could participate. Its just strips and bits of colored tape (we use Japanese washi paper tape) stuck all over the egg.

I made this tape dispenser from an old cigar box of my fathers a long while back.  The little tape ends always fall back in, but the box is so darn cute, its hard to mind too much.

We also made a giant nest for the eggs to rest in. Happy, snuggly eggs!

Marshmallow Sculpture

h1 April 2nd, 2012

Late night marshmallow sculptures…

Tools needed:

– mini vanilla marshmallows

– toothpicks

– imagination!


Pre-Easter Super Rainy Party

h1 March 31st, 2012

Rainbow Party

h1 October 4th, 2011

This month we celebrated two birthdays!

Lily, just turned ONE!  I can’t even believe it’s been a whole year since she was in my belly. Just blows my mind how fast time goes by these days. Last year Lily’s due date was Maddox’s 2nd birthday. So of course this year we had two birthdays to celebrate back to back. They each had their own day with special activities and gifts, then we had one big party on the weekend in between their special days. Maddox is now a 3 year old! Wow.

Rainbow cakes and rainbow parties have been kind of big in the world of the internet this past year.  So of course we had to up the ante and make not one 6 layer rainbow cake, but rather two 12 layer rainbow cakes! This of course was the feat of the year for this dear old mom. Baking 24 different colored layers, while planning a party, tending to out-of-country house guests, and caring for 2 children took a bit of work. But I did it!  Of course I couldn’t have done it without the help of some very special people (you know who you are!), thank you!

So to the best part… Cake photos!

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