Sunday, July 18, 2010

Get lost!

This post title could easily be addressed to the rabbits who are living the good life on my sweet potatoes these days.

But no, it's addressed to me. The house sale is vexing my spirit, the summer is disappearing too quickly (as always, but more so this year because we've had too many "have tos" with the house being for sale), and my kids are growing before my eyes faster than I ever imagined. I told my husband that I can't remember the last time I just lost track of time - when we just stayed too long at the pool, or the river or the park, when we played a game so long we forgot about dinner. Moms are the timekeepers, and that is how I've been spending too much of my summer - keeping deadlines, making appointments, being on time etc.

So, I'm taking a few weeks off to lose track of time with my kids. We'll be back early-August. Hope you enjoy these final weeks of summer too! xo

Saturday, July 17, 2010

A: heat, stir, crush, freeze, wait

Q: What are the steps to enjoying Nigella's Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream?

Happy Weekend! xo

Friday, July 16, 2010


What can you do to promote world peace?
Go home and love your family.
Mother Theresa

Love that quote. I made this collage for a friend who is in a new home and while I'm not happy with the result, the process was so good for me. I completely ignored the margins so that this won't fit into the frame I have on-hand. I also used copic markers without testing them out first - I should have definitely painted the quotes instead of writing them. There are other little messy things, but no matter. xo

Friday, July 2, 2010

Preparing for the 4th!

We copied this idea exactly from Alisa's blog. The tutorial is here. These were so fun to make - a bit more time consuming than we expected, but great fun. We're planning to sew up more stars (we used all paper, no fabric) and hang them from our chandeliers.

Happy Weekend! xo