Saturday, August 22, 2009

Farmer’s Market


Aren’t they soooo cute enjoying those strawberries?!

We spent all day yesterday at the farmer’s market in Olympia…and it was wonderful!!  So many goodies grown on farms right here in beautiful Washington state!  And of course, I got some pretty pictures to share with all of you!



the strawberries were a big hit lol!!

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Mmmmmm yummy goodness


I think the pictures pretty much speak for themselves!  Hope you all have a fantastic weekend!

Thursday, August 20, 2009


I’ve been so busy here…trying to get everything ready for Kristina to go back to school.  I feel like I’m way behind in everything, including my blogging!  I have to get caught up reading everyone's blogs this weekend lol!

Kristina decided she wanted a messenger bag this year instead of a regular back pack.  At first I didn’t really want to get her one because I thought she would end up complaining about it being uncomfortable to carry. But when she picked this out with it’s matching lunchbox…


I just couldn’t resist!

That’s my girl!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The Mortal Instruments

For those of you that don’t know….I LOVE to read.  Reading is a huge stress reliever for me and just an all around great escape!  So that is exactly what I have been up to. 

I absolutely adore Stephenie Meyer, not just Twilight either…I also loved The Host.  She is an amazing writer.  But, since she’s more into making movies right now then writing, I had to find something else to read.

So I found these:


The Mortal Instruments trilogy

I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed escaping into this fantasy world.  It was awesome (although short lived since I read so fast!)

Here’s a little video, which happens to be about the 3rd book City of Glass

So is that enough raving about these books?!  Well almost…just one more little plug for Cassandra, she is working on another trilogy.  A prequel to the Mortal Instruments, called The Infernal Devices!  Coming Next year….hmmm can’t wait!

Now…If  I have gotten any of you interested in these books, I will happily pass my copies on if you’d like them.  First two are in paperback and the third in hardcover (cuz i’m just too impatient to wait for the paperback lol)  All three are in awesome condition (City of Glass i bought and read yesterday so it’s still new!)  I promise I didn’t even drool or slobber on any of them :)

Just leave me a comment if you’d like them, and I’ll send them out to ya!  And maybe when you’re done reading them, you’ll find someone else to pass them along to!

Have a happy day!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Renaissance fantasy faire

So today was a first for me…first Renaissance faire that is!  Not exactly what I would have chosen to do today, but since every time we make plans with Dad I end up flaking…so I figured I owed him this one!

So we packed up Kristina and her friend, went and got Dad, and off we went!  And it was interesting.  Lots and lots of people dressed up, and talking a bit strange.  A pretty little fairy pulling a cart of bottled water lol…gave the girls fairy jewels.  They were very impressed with her sparkly treasures.


Here they are looking all cute!  I’m just glad it was cool enough to spend the whole day outdoors!


My sweet girl getting her face painted…highlight of the day for her I think lol.

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Awwww…don’t they look adorable!

I meant to get a whole bunch of pictures of the people dressed up and entertaining people with the magic and the jousting and what not…but by this point I felt like crap and had a killer migraine.  So instead I have a few pictures of my clan…as dressed up as they’re gonna get lol!


Here’s the dad!  I really wanted to buy him this hat with the feathers, but he said absolutely not!


Kristina…i think she actually liked this one


Kaley…Kristina’s sweet little friend


And hubby Tim…the jester of course lol

And that was our saturday.  Not exactly my thing…but we had fun.  I think the highlight of my day was the home made cream soda in a big blue bottle.  The label says it was brewed in the belly of a dragon!  I know, I’m easily amused by simple things hehe. 

Well I hope that all of you are having a wonderful weekend!  Monday starts another week of getting my angel ready to go back to school.  I still need to finish sewing up a few things for her, and finish buying her school supplies.   So much to do and only 2 weeks left!  I can’t believe it…where has the summer gone?!  Well that’s all for now…I’m off to try and get rid of my migraine. 

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Whatcha working on Wednesday

It’s finally cooling off and I love it!!  I am working on so many things right now, and trying to take advantage of the cool weather while we have it lol.  So another week…wow.  I feel like I get farther behind every time WWW rolls around.  But it’s so fun to see what others are spending their summers working on, so thanks Leslie for hosting!

So this weeks projects are:

Mostly back to school clothes!  Can’t believe it’s that time already.  Kristina (if you haven’t noticed from the pictures of her) is very tall for an 8 yr old, so in order for her skirts and dresses to be long enough…it’s easier just to make them.  And she does love her girlie dresses!


isn’t this the cutest corduroy ever?!  this jumper is all cut out and just waiting for me to sew it together!


Fabric I bought yesterday…from the mod girls line.  I just love paisley!  This is going to be a cute skirt and peasant top.

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Got these two yesterday too.  Not sure yet what i’ll make for her, but thought they were darn cute.  Especially the bloomin birds!

And lastly….


My shabby boms from Jenny!  I absolutely adore this antique flower line in pastel from Lucien!  I can’t get enough of it (mom actually drove me to a quilt shop in Tacoma yesterday just so I could get more!) 

So I spent a lot of today tracing the designs and appliqueing, so I’m all ready to sit down and stitch.  I’m really excited about making this quilt….it’s going to be a present for my grandma. (so no peeking grandma!!)

So that’s a lot of things for me to finish this week…hopefully lol

Hubby is back at work now, so on days I need the car Kristina and I have to get up early and drive him to work.  Since i’m in no way a morning person it really throws off my day lol.  But we’re adjusting and hopefully soon we can get him a car!  In the meantime…i just have to get up early (such a dirty word lol) which means more time to finish all these projects right?! hehe

Monday, August 3, 2009

For the birds…


Etsy is highly addictive!

I meant to spend about 15 minutes searching for something on etsy, you don’t even want to know how long that 15 minutes turned out to be!!  But as I wanted to post something tonight, I decided to show you some things that inspire me!  (mostly inspire me to shop, but hey, at least I’m inspired lol!)

Check these out.  They are all so darned cute!


Darn cute wall art


a sweet nightlight


a child's purse…which my daughter would LOVE


altered scrapbook tin


the cutest birdie tags


birdie journal covers


address box (love this since i love to organize!)


and a birdie handbag (i think i need this) Btw these pics don’t belong to me…they belong to the many talented people that sell on etsy…just do a search for birdies and you’ll find em :)

I can’t help but smile when I see these adorable birdies!  So if you have a minute (or several) go check out etsy.  You’re guaranteed to find something that makes you smile!

I am actually working on some projects that I wanted to post tonight, but I’ll just save that for another day lol! 

Have a great night!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Whatcha working on wednesday

Hmmm…another week gone by so fast!  And what a week it has been.  All over Washington we are setting records for the hottest summer EVER!  Btw, our wonderful military housing has no air conditioning, so we are dutifully melting away while the temperatures continue to climb.  It’s after 11 pm and still 90 degrees in my house!  If i haven’t mentioned it lately, i’ll just say it again….I hate the sun.  Come on, it’s washington…bring on the rain!

Anyways, I haven’t finished many projects this week, but I did manage to start a few lol!  Before my niece went home i had all the pictures of the girls week together printed so i could make them each an album.  (a cheater album of course lol)


Its mostly done except for adding Kristina’s journaling on each page. 

I also got out a 4 yr. old work in progress.  I really can’t believe its been 4 yrs. and it’s not done lol.  Soon though this quilt will be finished!


I have also started on a fun ruffled, flirty skirt for Kristina.  For halloween of course!  She adores hello kitty and I thought this fabric was so cute!


And I haven’t decided exactly what i’m going to do with this fabric (except collect some more pieces hehe)  But i am loving this Lilly Pond fabric!


Well that’s about it for this week.  Now i just hope it starts cooling down soon so i can finish things lol!


Oh…and if you haven’t already…pop on over to rachels  and enter her amazing giveaway.  A $50 gift certificate to the fat quarter shop! 

Stay cool everyone and have a great night!