Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Photo of the Day - Pennants

I love how this no longer looks like a photograph, but rather some odd illustration.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

He's 8 Today

It never fails
He always grows
Inside and out
of his birthday clothes
With cake and fun
We celebrate
Another year well spent
With our good shipmate
Well loved by all,
Sincere to boot
This little Man
is quite the Hoot.

He makes the grade
In every way
And so
We'd really like to say

Happy Birthday Sketch!
You are the best.
We hope you will enjoy the rest.

Love, Mom

Photo of the Day - Ruski

Friday, September 17, 2010

Lost, Found or Hand-Me-Down

How's it going?  Stressful, but good here.  Wanna see what I found?

So last weekend I made it to the thrift store for the first time in ages.  I have been staying away because aside from desire I had little reason to go, therefore no need to spend any money.  But currently I am at the weird stage between pants sizes and the size I need I don't own, soooooo off to the thrifty store I go to find some work pants.  Total bust by the way, but I did find...
 ...a fun milk glass bowl thing from FTD circa 1975.  At first I thought I would use it for a display or succulent garden, but now I am thinking I will reserve it for a serving dish.
I also scored some chunky Mary Janes which were on my Christmas list for this year since my last pair crapped out. Scratch that one off the list! These are in great shape, fit me well and are from American Eagle. I have another find to share with too, but since I don't have pics yet you will just have to wait.

Have a great weekend!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Little Concrete

Last Thursday, the little princess and I went with her preschool on her first ever field trip.  She visited a school district owned site that I used to visit every year with my elementary school...Little Creek!  Considering the economic pressure so many school districts are enduring right now, I feel very fortunate that Boober was able to experience Little Creek and hope it is there for many years to come.  For whatever reason she calls it Little Concrete and it is so cute I can't tell her to stop. 
First we went on a bug hunt.  This was a catch and release hunt and the kids were all given little jars with magnifying lids on top for better observation.  She wanted nothing more than to catch a ladybug and catch one we did.  Other than that she was more interested in running...or asking to be picked up. Chuckle.
We saw so many cool bugs that day-ya know, the kind you typically see in books.  We saw a monarch and swallowtail caterpillar, shield bug, cricket, ladybug (the real ones), leaf hopper and a multitude of others.  There was also plenty of flowers and plants to take pictures of, but I will have to show them a different day.  After she turned in her jar we headed inside and got the chance to personally visit with some wildlife.

 The snake was fricking huge!  I had to move to the back of the room.  Then to my surprise and horror, the lady put the thing down and let it slither around!  Of course it went straight for my girl who didn't seem to notice at all.  I just knew I was going to have to stomp the snake, grab her and run for our lives.  Luckily Mrs. Slither wasn't on the ground for long and my blood pressure eventually went back to normal.  We finished up the venture with a snack and I made my way to work.  We had a blast and the girl was ready for a serious snooze.  I'd call that a good day.


Photo of the Day - Speak Into the Mic

I had to share both because I love them equally methinks.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Photo of the Day - Edamame Veil

What can I say?  I love wrapping the kids in plants.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Photo of the Day - The Graduate

Lost, Found or Hand-Me-Down

Hola.  This week's treasure comes from the maternal side of my family.  This trinket box belonged to my Grandma White.  I called her that because she had a full head of white hair when I knew her.  She passed when I was very young and this piece was inherited by my aunt.  It stayed with her until a few years ago when it came my way.  The hinge is broken, but I love it's Victorian vintage appeal.  And I love that it was Grandma White's since I haven't had the chance to know her beyond age 3.  I am not sure if it is considered valuable, but it certainly carries a lot of charm.  But wait, there's more...
Inside there is also a hand-me-down necklace to be admired.  It could use a a good cleaning, but I love trying to think of the things she wore this with.  The amber beads are actually replacements for some faux pearls whose finish was wearing off, but they bring out the rose gold leaves on the piece and are a better fit for the enormous yellow rhinestone.  I still have yet to actually wear it, but I don't feel I have the right outfit to do it any justice.  Tell you what, I will post up here when I get it worn.

If you have something to share post your link in the comments.  Ciao!

Monday, September 6, 2010

When You Have a Family Party in Missouri You Eat This

 Fried Chicken, of course.
 Watermelon-not my fave, but my family can't get enough of it.
 Dollar rolls...sadly there was no money inside.
 These stole the show in my opinion.  Chocolate chip cookie bars with the options of raisins or walnuts.  Both were magnificent.
Naturally a tub of tin can beverages with huge blocks of ice.  I am pretty sure those were brought in from Canada or something.
...wait, what is that?

All of this was not without occasion.  I mean Labor Day is a nice excuse to get off work, but we happened to be celebrating my youngest brother's graduation from college.  That's right.  Hopefully soon his name will be in lights or at least on a good paycheck as he pursues his dream of being an actor.  Travis is quite the showstopper with a voice that can be heard over lawnmowers.  No joke.
Sooooo, a big fat congrats to Trav for showing up his big brother and sister by being the first in the family to graduate college.  We should probably give him a swirly just to remind of the pecking order.  Way to go Bro!

Photo of the Day - Growing Cabbage