Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Spool Dollies - Check out her whole collection,
the faces remind me of the original Fisher Price dollhouse dollies.
Felt Sugar Cookies...Yummy!
The most amazinng Cake Clippies by Goldilocks - so unique!
Cookie DoughThese look like so much fun!
Learn to Sew Lacing Cards - I was inspired to find these after seeing that my best friend brings these for her daughter to enjoy when waiting at a restaurant. What a great idea!
Fisher Price Clock - So cute and vintage.
Fisher Price Record Player - My aunt found one of these for us last Christmas. The girls really love it but probably not as much as I do. This one looks to be in really great condition.
Fisher Price TV - So fun to see that this is still available.
Lite Brite - I would play with mine for hours. Can you tell I was a child of the 70's? LOL
Beauty and the Beast Doll - One of those dolls that flip from one to the other, I think those are just the cutest!
I have one more awesome find to show you but I'm gonna wait until it's inspiration piece ends on eBay in about 6 days. I can't be outbid you know...hehehe.
Sunday, May 25, 2008
The cupboard behind E in this first photo is soon to be painted the perfect shade of green. Thanks Jenn for the inspiration!
A girl's gotta have shoes.
Saturday, May 24, 2008
We live about a mile up from the MN River Valley where they live full time, and I'm always surprised to see them darting across a road, or like today, wandering the neighborhood in broad daylight with plenty of noise and people around. This Momma and Bambi look-alike are welcome back anytime. I just wish the girls had been awake to see them. They did get to see the fox that came to visit a couple of weeks ago.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Look at the sun sparkling through the tree.
I didn't even have to manipulate that!
I wish this one was bigger so you could see the water droplets.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Oh my! Have you seen the new fabric line by Sandi Henderson of Portabellopixie? This line is just so scrumptious, I want it all! I'm having a hard time choosing which ones I love the most. I sure picked a bad time to take a break from sewing.
I hear that Heather Bailey has a new line called Pop Garden coming out too. I haven't seen the prints other than in a quilt she had at her booth at the Quilt Market this past week-end. no I wasn't there, but I've been reading all about it on Jona's blog.
I just love yummy fabrics. Oh and have you seen Tanya's new collection for Grand Revival? it's called Ava Rose and it looks like it mixes beautifully with the several prints I already own of her current line called Barefoot Roses. I can't wait to drool over these prints too.
Wild Rice Soup
6 Tb butter
1 Tb minced onion
1/2 C flour
3 C chicken broth
2 C cooked wild rice (leave 45 minutes to do this beforehand)
2 C cubed, cooked chicken
1/2 C finely shredded carrots (just buy the pre-shredded in the bag carrots)
3 Tb chopped slivered almonds
1/2 tsp salt
12 oz can evaporated milk
Snipped fresh parsley or chives for garnish
Melt butter in stockpot; saute onion until tender. Blend in flour; gradually stir in broth. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil; boil and stir 1 minute. Stir in wild rice, chicken, carrots, almonds and salt; simmer about 5 minutes. Blend in milk; heat to serving temperature. Garnish with parsley (only if you are eating this right away). Amount: 6 cups
Monday, May 19, 2008
Saturday morning we went to the MN Zoo which we love to do. We probably make it out there twice a month. Our favorite part hands-down is the farm at the Zoo. We packed a picnic lunch and ate it on the long walk to the farm. We stopped to see the horses that were close to the fence eating dandilions and one of them decided to relieve himself. Then the cutest thing happened (I know, I'm biased), E started shouting and clapping "Yea, good job!" Can you tell that we are in the midst of potty training?
Saturday afternoon Dave set up the tent while I went out and bought pink sleeping bags for the girls and then we all slept outside in the backyard. We had a bonfire and roasted marshmallows (which were not a big hit). It was quite cold, low 50's, and super windy with mostly a full-moon. I hardly slept at all, worrying about whether the girls were warm enough and thinking about how is it that it's safe to sleep in a tent in the backyard when it's not safe to sleep inside the house unless we have checked to make sure all of the doors are locked?" Hmmm...still working on that one.
Sunday we went to Church and then to lunch with friends to celebrate the dedication of their little guy in Church that morning. Dave put the bikes together during naptime while I finished laying the mulch down in all of the flower beds (glad that's done!). Oh and let me just say that I went and bought 16 more bags of mulch all by myself on Sat. I even loaded them all in the back of the Explorer on my own. Of course all the while, secretly hoping that someone would take pity on the pregnant lady and offer to help, but at the same time proud that I was able to do it all by my lonesome. Ahhh...the little things in life.
Then the girls got to ride their bikes for the first time in our driveway. I was really surprised at how they tackled the task so differently. E got frustrated very easily and there were many tears throughout the process. While A (with the pony-tail) kept saying over and over "Don't help me! Don't help me!" Hmmm...wonder where she gets that from?
Here are my favorite photos from the afternoon.
It's never to early to start learning how to fix your bike.
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
I have listed today a custom twirl skirt made to match Gymbo's new Palm Springs line. Please join me in supporting Mud and her children. There are many wonderful auctions up right now in support of Mud, you can find them all here. 100% of the proceeds will go directly to a fund set up for her children. My heart and prayers go out to Mud's family!
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Yep, that's my Mother's Day card. The girls picked out the BEST
singing cards and couldn't wait a week to give them to me
(or play with them).
If you think A's knees are dirty, you should see her socks!
She really got in to her role as Master Digger.
What are we planting? Cucumers, Carrots, Tomatoes,
Cantaloup, Beets, Pumpkins, Sweet Peas and Shell Peas