Thursday, March 12, 2015
Friday, March 6, 2015
Reading...Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford, The Christian Parenting Handbook by Turansky and Miller (bible study) and just finished Loving Our Kids On Purpose by Danny Silk (class at church). The first one is fiction and I'm really enjoying it, the others, obvs., are non-fiction but chock-a-block full of all kinds of great biblically based parenting tips. I've also got a stack of magazines (all fluff i.e. In Style, Harpers, etc.) thanks to LaLa. Finally, the Noodle and I have been reading Mary Poppins Comes Back on and off at bedtime.
Playing...Third Day. J and I have a date tomorrow night with another couple from our home group to go see them in concert. Yipee!!
Cooking...a new recipe in the crock pot tonight for dinner and just made these for the weekend. Let me tell you. De-vine!!
Drinking...coffee or water--depending on the time of day. Come tonight, however, I'll be pouring myself a glass of vino. Let the weekend begin!
Wearing...these fun polka-dotta TOMS. I finally bit the bullet and bought a pair. I thought these would be super cute for spring!
Thinking...about how I need to go fill out some paperwork for Mei Mei's speech therapy. More on that to come.
Creating...these cute tassels in pink and green for the mantle. They'll go with the watercolor doilies we made before Valentine's Day. I'm thinking they can take us through St. Patty's Day, Easter and even into May...right?! I'll be adding our Peeps bunting closer to Easter.
Watching...nothing noteworthy. We have rabbit ears for TV so that seriously limits what we see. The only movies we watch are those that we can rent from the library--usually stuff for family movie night. Most recently it was Disney's Mary Poppins and as far as adult fare goes, the last movie J and I watched was God's Not Dead.
Going...to pick Noodle up from the bus-stop and then head to the library. Let's get this weekend started!!
Thursday, February 26, 2015
the oven, that is! Like much of the country, we have been experiencing some pretty intense, cold weather. And I think I can pretty much speak for most people in our area that we are so.over.it.
However I also know that we've still got quite a few weeks left of these frosty temperatures so I'd better just suck it up and deal with it! That being said, since it is so cold outside, might as well do a little baking inside.
here, mint chocolate chip Neiman Marcus bars from here, and whole wheat blueberry muffins from here. Let me just tell you--the house smelled divine! The minute the Noodle walked into the house she took one sniff and said "You've been making granola, haven't you?". The kid knows.
Neiman Marcus bars are for a certain someone who has a milestone birthday that we're celebrating on Saturday. The granola is pretty standard fare around here--great for breakfast, lunch or a snack. As soon as it runs out I usually make more. The blueberry muffin recipe was a new one, but I make the banana whole wheat muffins all the time and so I'm sure these will be good as well.
Baked anything good lately?
Thursday, February 19, 2015
|Watching the dancing|
|Waiting in line for the balloon bendy man|
|I spy calligraphy|
|It is FREEZING out!|
Cheers to a happy and prosperous new year!
Saturday, February 14, 2015
Friday, February 13, 2015
Got any fabric scraps lying around? Looking for the perfect project in which to use them? Have I got an idea for you!
this and thought--totally cute! I could do that.
this and was completely smitten! I mean, c'mon! Love all those colors!!
I decided to tweak it a bit though, and make it a bit more personalized to our family. Not that I don't love the good ol' U.S. of A., but I thought the map of China just might fit the bill.
I basically followed the directions here just using China instead of America. The directions are easy to follow and, best part, there's NO sewing involved!
In order to help my own brain plan, I colored each province.
Now, by no means is this an exact replica...since I did this by hand the provinces aren't perfect. If you're looking for perfection, then perhaps using a cutting machine would be the way to go?! I love how it turned out though!
So gather up all your scrappy fabric and go to town!