Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Pure and trusting. You are a gentle soul who can get along with just about anyone. Everyone you meet instantly falls in love with you. How can they resist? You have a pure, lovable nature that's irresistable. Just don't trust everyone who comes across your path.
Friday, September 26, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Today is free-dress day at Halley's school. Well, technically "uniform free" dress day... they always have specific guidelines... today's guideline is "Christian T-shirt and Jeans day." Well, it is 90 degrees out, so jeans were out of the question, and her jean skirt is a little too scandalous for the "middle of the knee" dress code, thus the leggings. Love to bring the 80's back! You can see the ice cream cone embroidery from this post. I am happy to say that it has survived multiple washings without unraveling. I totally credit Sublime Stitching for teaching me how to properly secure the stitches. The hair flowers are from this post. I broke down and used my Urban Chiks charm pack that I have been hoarding. It was difficult to cut up, but when I was done I was really happy. So much cuter in Halley's hair than sitting in a drawer. Why have it if you don't plan on using it right? Plus, I gained more storage... Lastly, Halley isn't really much of a t-shirt girl (probably because her wardrobe-control-freak-mom isn't much of one either) so I made her a I heart Jesus shirt from this post. She was shouting it all morning! I am wishing there were more free-dress days. Uniforms are so easy and super cute, but I miss sewing for her.
Lastly, sometimes I look at my kids and wonder where they came from. It kind of freaks me out. How in the world can our genes produce such beauty? I see my dimple and curly hair (mind you a much better version of it) but beyond that? Not really looking forward to the teenage years, you know?
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
Halley is addicted to TV. Lucy watches about 20 seconds before running madly out of the room in search of destruction. I blame it completely on Baby Einstein. Our friend Kristen likened them to baby crack. Halley got a taste of the Einstein drug very early and has never quite shaken it. I never let Lucy watch it, for fear she would need rehab like her big sister.
So I am a mean mom that lets them watch one show a day. By one show, I mean they can either choose from Veggie Tales (for the Christian in me) or Yo Gabba Gabba (for the indie music lover in me.) Twenty minutes. That is all they get. But honestly, I am okay with that.
Because I have found that most kids shows are AWFUL. Horrible. Either they have characters with bad attitudes and no consequences, or they are simply intolerable to me, the mom who sits with them watching.
On vacation we didn't have our much used DVR so we were at the mercy of whatever was on during the alotted time. Halley was in a glazed over stupor. Lucy was climbing up the balcony (standard). I was trying my best to tell my little addict why we don't say those words, or do those things in our family.
Not worth it.
So I am happy to be home to the DVR and thankful that Halley still believes that our TV can't get the same shows that the Bass Lake TV got.
Not a single day goes by where we don't sing some sort of song from Yo Gabba Gabba to help us through toddler issues. If you have never seen this show before, please find it on your TV. A handful of new episodes are airing this week and I can't wait.
This video below is from the very first episode and I have to tell you that this simple, silly song completely revolutionized our girls' eating habits.
I heart you Brobee!
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
But if I wanted to be silly and extravagant I might splurge for these absolutely unecessary, yet adorable baby goodies. Why shouldn't she have a great pair of shoes, even if she can't walk? Then nobody will look at my flip flops and spit up stained shirt.
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Keep stapling every few inches, alternating sides so the fabric stays straight and even. Tuck in your corners, cutting away any extra fabric. Martha would probably faint if she saw my corners, but I am a human, not a robot. Besides, the back will be against the wall. Who would ever know?
Lay your ribbon on top of the canvas to figure out how many rows you want to make. Cut each piece a few inches bigger on the top and the bottom.
Flip canvas over and staple ribbons to the back, keeping your spacing even. Repeat this with the bottom edge.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Just head on over to their Etsy shop, try your best to pick a favorite bag (it will be really hard, I promise) and then come back here to let me know which one would best complete your life in the comments section.
If you have an idea for a bag you can leave that too for an extra entry into the contest. If you are feeling extra fancy, blog about the giveaway (be sure to let me know the link) for a fun five extra entries.
The lucky winner will be picked on Saturday morning.