Tuesday, December 8, 2009
- using the word 'so', ex. so happy, so tired, so awesome. gets annoying at times, but it is me. true.
- Paul Westerberg, Dyslexic Heart (after all these years...still)
- rainy days even if I am working and not in sweats on the couch
- I Like You by Sandol Stoddard Warburg
- Making a master list and then crossing things off.
- my desk calendar
- netflix list
- trade and sell on ravelry
Monday, November 30, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Any outfit goes with Cookie Monster slippers.
Mr. O had a fever and cough for a good portion of the week. We did find out he had perforated his ear drum, our poor little kitten. Once he had the medicine, he was so much better. He even created his own Indian headdress.
We lit our fireplace for the first time. The glow sets the tone making us believe everything is okay in our little world. A long weekend of thanks for simple pleasures.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
I typically have Wednesdays off so I've been hanging out with O and V today, getting ready for Turkey Day. Lots of lounging and playing including baking pies - Pumpkin and the Martha Stewart Prize winning pie -English Toffee and Pecan and creating this bird. Yes, it is a turkey and it stands in front of my cookbooks for inspiration. This turkey will have friends after the kids create tommorow.
I've been working on a skirt - trying to understand basic structure principles. So rather than cleaning and setting the table, I'm putting the final touches on this skirt.
This skirt is made from re-purposed fabric (used to be one of my 'wrap around' skirts) trimmed in ribbon and tulle. I need to fine-tune my hand sewing. When I tried it on Viv, she said she looked like a princess. She always does.
Probably should focus on the other stuff since the reality of hosting Thanksgiving dinner is starting to hit me. My mom is bringing the bird and others are bringing other menu items.Have I told you how much I love a holiday with such great, comfort food?
I am grateful for many things especially family. We look forward to celebrating in our new home.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
We now live in another state and we can't float as often as we once did. I'd love to plan out some floating holidays back in NJ. In the meantime, I'm looking into my own local flea market adventures.
A couple weeks ago, my friend, Colleen, and I woke early (actually our normal time) and headed out with DD coffee in hand. Our inaugural trip was to Frederick, MD. What a sweet town. Very walkable and a great selection of stores.
One of my favorite spots was a Thrift store. Found this great house coat, hoping to re-purpose the flannel fabric.
I'm thinking a skirt for V or a bag. Don't you love vintage labels? I do.
Will share pics of other finds later. I see a return trip to Frederick in the new year.
Friday, November 20, 2009
Days are different now - working part-time with two kids. As much as I like to reminisce, I love my days filled with school tales, potty training, frozen pizza after a day in the office.
Although the queen size bed with ridiculous amounts of pillows is heavenly, it is always wonderful to be home.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
I love Jamie Oliver. Really. My husband laughs. Jaime O.:me; Nigella:G. I've been obsessed lately. His piece in the NYT: Food Issue was great. I borrowed his latest from the library - Jamie's Food Revolution. Made Chicken Korma last week and this morn., some scones.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
We literally moved across the street. We now live in a 1920's craftsman bungalow. Although we loved our old home and miss our neighbors, this new place already feels like home. It is fall now and most boxes are unpacked or in the basement - out of sight, out of mind. These boxes will make a nice project for the winter. I'll share pics of my craft space later.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
I love the vibrancy of oilcloth. And gingham - what's not to love? Can't wait to get started.