Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween.

Today could not have been sweeter...

Spent the morning making cupcakes with my sweeties.

Spent the evening with my entire family.

Dinner, mulled cider, trick-or-treating & cupcakes.

It was nice.

[The Pumpkin House 2011]

Happy Halloween!!!
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Monday, October 17, 2011

Hello, fall!

Nothing says fall better than a salted caramel mocha and a just finished mama-knitted hat for little miss princess. Ahh, fall. Glad you are back!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Fresh Picked Raspberries

My sweet sister picked raspberries this past week and gave a bunch to us to enjoy.

We have put them to good use. They happily added a pop of color to the red velvet cake on the 4th.

The twins LOVE eating them straight from the bowl.

They were the perfect topping for my scratch-made all organic yellow cake topped with homemade whipped cream for Omi's birthday today.

Thank you, sister! We've polished them all off and enjoyed every last berry!
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Thursday, June 9, 2011

A Few Little "Purses"

I love making little drawstring bags and I have made lots of them since the twins were born.  I have streamlined the process so I can whip out half a dozen of these in about an hour.  They are perfect for organizing and storing toys (think keeping puzzle pieces and blocks together) and it makes it super easy to grab a couple bags of toys on the way out the door.

[Left to right: Dora fabric from Wal-Mart, Blue trees from Jo-Ann, Blue animals from Purl]

It takes very little fabric to make these bags.  I used only left over pieces of fabric from other projects.
I also made two larger drawstring bags for the twins and actually machine embroidered their names on the front...the possible uses for these bags are endless.  I need to make a few really large ones to use as dirty laundry bags for vacation!

My little guy loves these bags the most.  He really cannot go anywhere without one of these little drawstring bags full of Cars or Thomas trains hanging from his wrist.  Recently, we were sitting in the quiet room at church and my little girly took the bag from her brother.  Of course, little mister started crying.  One of their playmates observed all of this and ran over to her mama and said, "Mom, that little boy is crying 'cause she took his purse!"  Too cute.

Anyone interested in a brief tutorial about how I make these bags? 
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Monday, May 23, 2011


Jennifer's post today inspired me so much, I immediately stopped looking at my blog roll and got straight to making.  I am a wreath person but somehow I had managed to allow the Easter (gasp!) wreath to still be hanging on our front door. 

I wanted something red, white and blue without screaming RED, WHITE and BLUE.

From inspired to hanging on my front door all in the time it took the twins to take their nap AND with time left to enjoy some yogurt on the front porch before they woke up.


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