Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
The first wave of Fall sickness has come and gone. My son woke up with Croupe the other night which came out of no where. He hadn't been sick for any amount of time. Weird. the girls were starting to get the sniffles so it was time to open the windows to pull some fresh air in. Next I started with Clorox wipes (the lemon scented ones) they are SO addicting! And then made some Vegetable soup. The yummiest thing for a soar throat. I'm not sure if it was the cold or the Vegetables that kept everyone from eating it but I sure loved it.
Last week was time to break out the Winter clothing bins and pack away Summer so this week I was armed and shopping with my list of items needed for the upcoming seasons. Thanks to my thoughtful and generous sisters and brother I only needed socks for the kids but for poor neglected old mom. I need sweaters! My mom & I headed to the mall where we found a very cute sweater and American Eagle clearly hasn't received the memo about money woes because they saw it fit to charge $44 for one sweater! What!? Anyways on to the thrift store.
There I found 5 sweaters for $5-$6 each. All in perfect condition from brands like Gap, old navy, the limited & express. This beautiful purse was the perfect purse that I wasn't looking for and don't really need but it's what I call my "motto color" of the season. I'm loving this color for Home decor and fashion. It says fall and warm to me.
This Swap package came to me from Missy at Fairy Child Heirlooms for the Wicked Witch Swap. This is the last for me for many months. What wonderful things came from my swapping experiences. I will have to dedicate a whole post on reasons to swap but for now let us recognize this beautifully made Art doll!
Thank you so much for a perfect package!
Sunday, October 26, 2008
This day was too wonderful & heartwarming not to share. My parents & I often set up date days to get together and go somewhere special & sometimes just to do something special like playing in the wading pool or jumping in the leaves. For this date we went to our favorite nursery/ pumpkin patch.
Me and my youthful Mamma
Valencia and Papa petting the kittens
My dad got to show the kids the animals and go down the slide 8 million times. My mom swung with Valoria who found the swing very comforting and Jaedin found a bus full of kids to play with from a field trip. Here are some of my favorites of the day. This is a famous spot at the nursery the kids always like to throw rocks into the waterfall.
Life is just too short not to find time for the people you love most in the world!
A special Thank You to my loving parents who always make time in their busy lives for us.
We love you and we especially love creating these memories with you!
Saturday, October 25, 2008
The very pretty orange glass bell that didn't make it on it's journey. Isn't that a big beautiful black rose though! The rose and the hanging crystal will be salvaged for another project I'm sure. The swap was very much a success and I've found another Wonderful blog that I LOVE to read now! Thank you again Sasha!
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
1 1/2 cups light brown sugar
6 tbsp. water
8 to 10 apples
I kept (hid) a few leftover apples for this evening when my husband got home and we could share some with the baby and with Daddy. My husband made a fire and I got the kids all bundles up to enjoy our Caramel apples on a crisp Fall night.
We put up their cute little play tent to camp out on the porch until bedtime. We stuffed it with blankies and pillows and don't forget each child's favorite dolly and stuffed animal. In this photo you can see Jaedin's favorite cat named "Snowball" This was my favorite cat when I was a little girl also. I don't think I named her though. The other morning as we were driving to Grandma and Papa's house we had this discussion about the cat..
Mom: Jaedin, What is your cat's name?
Mom: Well your a Boy and your name is Jaedin but I don't call you "boy". So we should name her. And we shouldn't just call it "cat"
Mom: So is your cat a him or a her?
Jaedin: Uhhh a her
Mom: Okay, well she's white. What can you think of that is the color white?
Mom: (thinking it's clearly evident I DO change too many diapers) hmmm..what else is white?
Jaedin: Snow is white
Mom: Okay what about snowy?
Jaedin: No, she looks like a snowball!
TADA!! her name is officially Snowball. And I'm so proud of him because this week he has learned how to name things, interrupt a conversation properly by saying "Excuse Me" and how to Excuse himself from the dinner table when he is done. That doesn't even include his progress with writing his Alphabet and what sounds he's learned this month. I'll make a big post on that I'm sure!
We've had the most fun fall ever so far unplugging ourselves and really spending quality time with each other as a family. I hope they can remember these times when they get older and come around often to make more memories like this! I urge you to go have a Caramel apple night! :)
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
Head of the table or mid way. Set the table like Jesus say
Faith at the head and peace too. While humbleness and love comfort the new.
Family and friends that stop by to share. Some wholesome type stories with special care.
Then joy and laughter touches the heart as forgiveness and repentance make a new start.
By offering up prayer all around and blessing the food before they chow down.
To do this mealtime gathering, to feast and feed their souls.
as the host set the table with Christ in control of this table like setting that is art.
Poem by: Theresa Lavonne Baltimore
This week I feel a strong message coming to me from life that is pushing me harder to jump out of my comfort/lazy zone and create some wonderful things. I think of it as the feeling of being loved by everyone in the world. Well how would you feel if everyone in the world loved you? I would feel like no matter what kind of crazy abstract things I could think of they would be well recieved. So I'm going to hold back less. With what I say in conversations like not hesitating in going to church because I don't want to say the wrong things or whether it's photographing or blogging.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Vintage Lace Roses. I've started designing sets of 2 and 3 vintage lace roses to use as napkin rings for a romantic dinner or bracelets for you and 2 friends. The uses for these are never ending. Bookmarks, on candle sticks, curtain tie backs, to tie around your ponytail, rear view mirror, gift bags, favors and on and on.HUGE altered Canvas shopping bags. I will be making many shopping bags that match in a shabby, modern, vintage way. Hmmm that's eclectic. These bags are extremely sturdy and fold down a bit for easier carrying. I shop every 2 weeks. When I go I take them out of my trunk and into my cart. I open them up and put them on the cashiers bagging station so it's easy for them. Then after I get home and put the groceries away I make a trip back out to the car to return them to my trunk or I put the bags with my purse that way I know I will have them the next time I go shopping.
Here is the project I've been the most excited about because it's a craft supply I haven't ever had in stock. I don't keep a sewing machine lying around to be used because there is no space and it's somewhat dangerous for the kids so I had a wonderful time making a large stockpile of many colors of crepe paper frills. I'm including 24 yards in one big box! I will have a few different color combination kits for sale.