The girls have a new little friend. For a few short hours, she was "Butterscotch," and then she became "Brown Sugar."
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Last night I practiced the art of self portraiture while I cooked dinner. Multitasking, I tell you! I love aprons. I now have a small collection. This is my (second) newest one. I picked up one the other day, but I think it would look much cuter on one of the children (it's the waist variety). I never understood the point of the waist aprons, but I picked that one up second hand and it was cute and vintage-y.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Not much new here...We won a Maplelea doll, which the girls received in the mail yesterday. Ever since the arrival of the doll, they've been bonding...dressing the doll, making her a bed, a bedroom, and then decluttering Zoe's room, playing weird games... The above picture depicts a Cheerios eating contest- pie style. Tonight I made them Nutellasicles for dessert (found on Pinterest.) It was a handy little recipe to make it the quick pop maker.
Saturday, January 19, 2013
This week I had spare time to do things that I wanted to do. Sure, I could have fit in the online course on my list, but next week for that, maybe! I made a skirt for Zo. We made lip balm, sunscreen bars, and lotion bars. I also made a Valentine's Day wreath. I felt pretty fulfilled. And in between, Zoe not only learned to tie her shoes, but also to skate "really fast," and lost her first tooth. I took three videos in which she told the story about the tooth, and sang a song about it. I regret the lack of videos that I take, and treasure the few of have from Reese's early childhood. I enjoy the short variety that cover sweet little voices and random things, rather than the long, boring Christmas concert variety.
I made the wreath out of tulle and taffeta. Maybe it could use more pink. I'm not sure yet. Or some swirly felt hearts?
I had to punch the names of the products into my bars with metal letters because right now I've only made white bars so let's avoid some confusion. I think I have tweaked the recipes to how I want them now, but I will do some more product testing before I share- particularly with the sunscreen bars because I want to ensure that they actually work. I think they will though. I can't be certain of the SPF at this point, but we aren't burners anyway so a bit of protection should be fine.
Monday, January 14, 2013
Friday, January 11, 2013
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
On Saturday I went shopping with Reese. She wore her good dress coat and her high heels, while she walked around in pure bliss with her giant lollipop, won at Chuck E Cheese last month. She wanted to go to some of her favourite stores- Homesense, Winners, and Pier 1. She was the cutest little lady. She is like two different people in one little body sometimes- ripped jeans, eye rolling prepubescent one day, and sweet and proper the next. I remember those moments when Reese was young, and I would stop sometimes, reflecting on how breathtakingly beautiful she looked in a particular moment. And most of the time I would think about taking a picture, but figured I had plenty of opportunities to take pictures...later. And then she grew fast. While I may have far less photos of her early years with that sweet white blonde hair blowing in the wind than I'd like, I still have plenty of opportunities to freeze the little moments now, and I try to remind myself to stop and grab the camera because before I know it she won't be eight anymore...
Monday, January 7, 2013
Friday, January 4, 2013
My five year old is a very moody girl. One minute, she is talking to me in the sweetest little voice I've ever heard, and a minute later she'll be growling about something. Well, I could live without the growling, but the expressions are pretty awesome.
I excluded the picture of her throwing a snowball at me. I found it offensive. Ha.
Thursday, January 3, 2013
I found this idea for painted owls on Pinterest. I loved making these little guys. I have them peeking out of various plants in our home, and some more in my new zen garden on my kitchen table. I threw a little squirrel into the mix too (can you spot him?) My awesome friend Lyndsay made me this beautiful piece of pottery. ♥ I want to take pottery class now too!
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Last year I tried a Flickr project. It was a lonely venture. I didn't have any friends to join me in my Project 52, and I eventually quit when I became bogged down with my new business stuff. This year I have decided to do a project 365 on Flickr, but I will not be updating it daily. I will make sure I take my daily photos, and then update when I have the chance. I love photographing people, but I find that I neglect other areas of photography when I'm doing that so that's why I wanted to do this project. I can't say how busy I'll get with other things, but as long as I'm focused on spending some time photographing objects, nature, and doing creative photo projects, I'm happy. So that's the goal. If you'd like to follow along here is my link. http://www.flickr.com/photos/49424287@N08/
And better yet, if you have your own Flickr, please send me the link. I love to follow new people.
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
January first was a pretty great day. Any day that starts off with sleeping until 10 am is pretty likely to be a good one. The children spent hours outside working on their igloo with friends, while Dave and I cleaned and organized. They were out so long that I had to bring them grilled cheese sandwiches to eat on the front porch. It was cute watching them sit out in the snow, eating sandwiches with their friends. The igloo is getting big. I took this snap of it yesterday. It's not going to have a roof though (too dangerous.) Reese is so dedicated to this project. She couldn't wait to get out there again this morning, and was the first one to rush back to the igloo after their sandwiches. In other stinkin' cuteness, the girls have been working on pastel drawings. Reese helped Zoe with this bunny.♥ Dave goes back to work tomorrow. Sniff. It's been a good holiday.