- Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, June 30, 2008
I used to love watching "Bear in the Big Blue House" (Disney channel) with Mandy. He would sing, "What's in the mail today? What's in the mail today? I wonder, wonder...". Do you remember him? I know my friend, Alicia, was a fan, too so I am not alone.:-) Anyway, I loved what was in MY mail today! My new friend, Heather, from the Summer Reading Swap sent me 4 fabulous books that I have never read before, candy corn and peanuts (she promises that this is a fabulous combination and I can't wait to try it!), salt and vinegar potato chips- yum!, treats for the girls (they were thrilled!) and a gift card to Chili's because she knows I love their chips and salsa.:-) Thanks so much Heather! I can't wait for you to read Harlan Coben......
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Saturday, June 28, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008
I am so in love! I put it on my hat and then I tried it on my straw bag AND later I will even try it on a dress! It adds so much to everything it touches. Kind of like the cherry on top!:-) Thanks so much, Joy! I will definitely be buying some more in the near future! You must stop by her blog and etsy shop.....
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Sunday, June 22, 2008
I love berries, especially when you get to pick them yourself! We had a blast picking red raspberries and blueberries this weekend. I LOVE raspberries! I even risked a "spider encounter" for them! (You never know when you are going to come across something with 8 legs- ugh) These pictures make me think of the 4th of July. Wouldn't this be great for a 4th of July party? Parfait glasses filled with sweet berries- and perhaps some vanilla ice cream? Yummmmy!
When I was younger I used to hear about people doing nothing but "sitting and watching the grass grow". BORING, I thought. Well, now that I am older and wiser, I think that occasionally watching the grass grow would be good for all of us! We spend our lives rushing, rushing, rushing. Well, this weekend we lucked into an amazing yard sale that was selling a new porch swing. Beautiful all weather wicker with gorgeous, comfy cushions. Jeff scooped it up and we brought it home. Then he spent this evening putting it up- thanks Honey! Now we can spend more time doing nothing but watching our grass grow.:-)
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Here's a sneak peek at my Too Silly Sisters Etsy shop!
This is part of my "little princess" collection. They are one of a kind pieces and so sweet. I love creating jewelry for little girls. The tricky part is that my girls want to keep everything! That makes for a very empty Etsy shop.:( If you can't wait for my shop to open, these lovelies are available for purchase- today! Feel free to e-mail me at email@example.com .:-)
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Do you have "American Girl" fans at your house? We are big fans here and can't wait to see the new "Kit" movie! It's coming out on July 2nd- just around the corner! We have not yet read the Kit books, so you know what we will be doing over the next few weeks.:-)
Monday, June 16, 2008
Psssst! Too Silly Sisters is coming to etsy! I am currently working on new inventory for my jewelry shop and am drowning in pearls, Swarovski crystals, lapis, cat's eye, tiger's eye, buttons and more. Just the way I like it! I am so excited! Sneak peeks to follow over the next few days....
I was so proud of Katie today. She took her first swimming lesson even though she is quite afraid of the water without her Dora "donut". She can really get around in that thing, but it's not true swimming. So, she listened to her teacher and performed remarkably well! She was very close to tears a number of times (It was so hard watching her face crumble, eyes pleading "Please help me!") but she endured. She was quite the trooper! A few times today she said to me, "You know, Mom, I don't like swimming lessons that much." I explained to her that it was important to know how to swim, and maybe (if we are REALLY lucky) we will be able to get a pool in our backyard. I told you my husband rocks.:-) I wonder how tomorrow will go, but as for today I could not have been prouder. Good job, Katie!
Sunday, June 15, 2008
First of all I have to say that my husband should win Dad of the Year. He absolutely rocks. He makes sure my gas tank is full, helps home school our girls after work, can fix anything, cleans out the cat's "glitter box" (even though he barely tolerates the cat), treats me to a cleaning lady, watches "chick flicks" with me, and the list goes on and on. Living in a house with 3 girls, he indulges us all constantly- with no (or very little) complaints. He takes us shopping, to the movies and, oh my yes, out to eat. The two things that he loves to do (that are not my favorites) are ride his bike and go geocaching. He manages to squeeze these activities in occasionally, but for the most part he lets us do "girl stuff".:-)