Monday, June 4, 2012

***Monday, June 4th, 2012***

It's been a long time, I know it.  Been so busy!  But I think I'm kinda back on board.

Smyth turned 2 over the weekend.  She had a "Flamingo Tea Party".  She had a blast and so did I.  Hope you like our pictures...

Smyth turned 2 over the weekend.  She had a "Flamingo Tea Party".  She had a blast and so did I.  Hope you like some of our pictures from the day...

Sunday, February 26, 2012


I love freebies, do you?  
I will have some free kid's stuff up for grabs during the month of March.  
Maybe some ladies stuff too.
Keep a look out if you're interested!!

Slowing down

***Sunday, February 26th, 2012***

We have been taking it easy here.  Fighting cold, pigging out, visiting friends.  Also, I've been reading a really addictive series of books a friend lent me, Karen Marie Moning's Fever collection.  I'd rather be reading it than do anything else right now.  Totally neglecting my kids right now.

Visiting our old home and friend Lynda.  Waiting for the birds.

I do however, have some exciting news.  
Long ago, I wrote about Moroccan blankets and how much I wanted one.

I got one!!!  My aunt and her partner brought me this beauty from their trip to Morocco.  

It's all about putting it out there...

Tuesday, January 31, 2012


***Monday January 31th, 2012***

In my house the request to do a craft is a constant and some days I do not have it together enough to come up with something brilliant.  On days likes these we go with simple but fun nonetheless.

Look at this hip chick in her shades....

Also, we spelled out Lone's name using pipe cleaners and wrapped them in pretty yarn.

Another day over, another craft accomplished!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Christmas Come and Gone

***January 18th, 2012?!***

So I took a long holiday as you can see.  I needed it but am back and ready to share my and others creations and hopefully they will be inspiring.

 We had a lovely Christmas.  My mother always had friends visiting and it was important to me to do the same for my girls.
 Lone had a lot of trouble holding out for Christmas morning!  Lucky for her, lots of friends wanted her to open their gifts in front of them.  Of course, she's already asking when her birthday is. Spoiled!
 There she is Christmas Day!  Getting bigger by the minute.  No meat on her bones though!
So my New Year's Resolution is to get healthy!  Eat real food, throw out my plastic tupperware, keep up with alternative health breakthroughs, take vitamins and get some sleep!  I realize that if I don't take care of the body I have now, it's not going to be a body worth having when I'm older.  I'm dragging my kids along on this ride too!  It's never too late to start.

Friday, December 16, 2011


***Friday December 16th, 2011***

I'm not sure Smyth is buying into this whole Santa thing. However, she is a big Jesus fan and has laid claim to the baby Jesus from the nativity scene. He's her favorite weapon! His little splayed fingers can really do some stabbing damage.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Christmas Gifts For Kids

***Tuesday, December 6th, 2011***

Smyth is down for a long nap today, it's been over an hour already! And this is her second nap!!
So, I thought I'd just put some of my favorite kids christmas gifts out there.

Ok, so I love these types of  Vintage Koedachan Set's!!
I think they are super cute for little guys and so much funkier looking than most of the current little people sets and since they tend to do a lot of lying around at my house, this counts for a lot!
You can get them on ebay and etsy and anywhere else that carries vintage toys.

Both my kids gravitate toward my laptop!  One wants to play games, the other just wants to press buttons...  How about they just play with their own!  Well, pretend one. 

A little scary?  Perhaps.  But so much fun too!  Love these little horror action figures!  They must be in stock somewhere, because I am thinking, great stocking stuffer!  Who doesn't love zombies?

Ah, the Air Swimmer....
I bought two of these guys.  One for my dad and one for the man of my house.  You need to buy a little helium tank, but just think how much fun it will be to see them flying around Christmas morning!  
Check out the video on their web page.  Looks amazing!

I bought this little guy for Lone for Christmas.  He's already arrived and looks good in the box.  Although there is no english on his box, other than a caption bubble with him saying hello (thank God he speaks english) I think it should be easy to figure him out.  Yes, and while I do know he will be super annoying, repeating everything she says, if you have kids and an iphone, you know they are addicted to the apps that repeat what they say.  It's Christmas, after all.

Blythe, oh Blythe!  How I watch you on ebay!  I really want a Blythe for Lone this Christmas.  There has been way too much time spent by me, studying this freakish looking doll!  She came out in the 70's scared everyone, then a photo book was made about her around 2003 and now she's huge.  Originals can sell for over $1000 and the new dolls are almost always over $100.  
Why shouldn't she be?  
You can change her hair and eyes!  How cool is that!  She's got an amazing wardrobe you can collect off of etsy and ebay.  And she's made to be so, so modern a doll.  

Yes, I think I've justified this purchase.  Off to ebay!