Wednesday, June 18, 2014


This is fitting for my girl. And I had fun making the book letters, another great idea from Anthropologie.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Beautiful Things

You make beautiful things, you make beautiful things out of the dust…

…you make beautiful things, you make beautiful things out of us…

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Springtime Activities

This spring has been a whole lot of busy, ordinary days, just our family living life. How we do it best :)

The chicks have grown in to these incredibly crazy adolescents. And they now how this wonderful portable house that my husband designed and made. It's lightweight so I can easily move it around the yard, yet keeps them protected from predators. We have lost so many chickens to foxes and possums and I'm doing my best to keep this batch safe. (Most of our casualties have been when I've forgotten to close the big chicken house door at night and something sneaks in in the early morning hours and gets them.) Makes me think of THIS SONG ! 

My little guy has started playing T-ball. It's so fun to watch him learning the basics, like the first game when he ran the bases backwards! And he's so cute in his uniform!

And speaking of baseball, what a fun way to spend the evening with family! I had never been to a game before and was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. We just sit on the grass by third base, it's cheaper and the kids can run around and not get bored. Go Hoos!

Here is another exciting development in our backyard progress, we planted grass!

I am such a slave driver. He was. so. tired. couldn't. spread. anymore. straw! 

Our Henny Penny "helped" with the grass seeds until we penned her up.

And here it is now, still patchy but green! I am thrilled to have grass again! I just hope we can keep it going this summer.

Thanks for reading, time to get ready for a T-ball game with some yard sale-ing mixed in! (hopefully)

We are hoping for some rain today to help our grass and lower the pollen count. We're all at different stages of sore throats, coughing, congestion around here. 

TTFN (Ta ta for now)

-Tigger quote :)

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Sounds of Spring

Our chicks arrived about three weeks ago. They were so much cuter, now their feathers are coming in and they look awkward. We tried to recreate the picture of my husband holding the chick as a boy…

…one of my Araucana/Americanas had a doubled under foot. Putting surgical tape on it for about two days worked wonders. 

So… we have: Araucanas, Buff Orpingtons, Cuckoo Marans, several Cochin types, they have the feathered legs, and three Top Hats. 

This winter has lasted and lasted so it really helps to have these little ones reminding me of spring!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Your A Good Man….

…Charlie Brown!

Dresses for Lucy Van Pelt and Sally Brown. What fun - we really loved the play!

Lucy's dress may have been my favorite…

…maybe because of all the polka dots I had to paint on Sally's dress :)

Like all projects, I stressed out about it at first, and then, started enjoying it. In the end, I would do it again, so rewarding!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

"Hunter" Blanket

Hi! Just popping in to share a knitting project with you. Like most gifted knits, I waited to share until it was received - and then forgot to share!

This was slow - I just wasn't in my usual cold weather knitting mood, and then I was embarrassed at how long it was taking, I almost didn't send it but I'm glad I did! I hope to see my little nephew this spring…

Thursday, February 6, 2014


I've had so much fun with my new Waterlogue app! It's amazing what technology can do. Learning to draw/paint/sketch has been one of my dreams for "someday". But in the meantime, I'm having way too much fun with this!

This one is my favorite.

Okay, one more…