Friday, September 30, 2011

Say Hello to My Little Friend

I call him E or E-man. He keeps me company sometimes so I can feel important. And then he poops on me because he loves me. XO

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Chunky Infinity Cowl - Caesar

These cowls are all the rage and have been for a while so to keep myself on the threshold of hipster-dumb I concocted my own snuggly and versatile version to earn status points on campus. Behold...
Caesar's Cowl
A warm accessory for fall.
Double it up for the morning jog...
...wrap it around your noodle to fight off snow flurries or to just cover your own flakes.

$25 + shipping. I am starting small so for now I can only accommodate orders from family and friends. Let me know though. I would be happy to make one for you. Ciao!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


I assure you the Catty Kitchen has been up to no good. You should head over there and take their new poll.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Dude, You're My Dude

As of Sunday the Dude is now a magnificent, thoughtful, imaginative, artistic, handsome and sweet 9 year old. Happy birthday Bud!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Roller Coasters

I am in one of those phases where the tide drains back to the sea quickly and then crashes on the shore - without the violence of a tsunami. Anyway, this wavy path has kept me hooking more (Yeah!) than I probably should (Boo!)...shirking my other responsibilities in the process. And these little devils aren't helping.
Quick, fun, bright, easy, um...let's see. What other superlatives can I throw out there? Round, satisfying, cotton, absorbent, wide, colorful, cute. That's probably enough.
I made this set for some recent newlyweds. I just hope the colors go with something they own. They could always use them outside too.
Hit me up if you want a set, otherwise I will be forced to do my homework. Lame sauce.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Lost, Found, Hand-Me-Down - Tea Set

While pulling my bedroom together recently I came across my porcelain tea party set from my childhood. I have a couple of pieces on display on my dresser and the rest is still packed away. However, I was thinking that I will probably get it out and let the little girl start playing with it because it isn't doing any good in storage and I don't believe in hanging on to things you can't (or won't) use. And if the set makes through hours of good playtime perhaps someday she can pass it on to her children.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Upcycle Project - Air Freshener/Odor Absorber

As you may or may not already know I save all of the glass jars that come through our door. They are good for so many practical applications and are a good, cheap craft supply to have on hand. I soak the jars to remove their labels and give them a run in the dishwasher and unless you are storing food in them they are ready to use.
For this project I wanted something cute and reusable for the odor absorbers we keep in our closets and fridge to eliminate the monthly waste from the baking soda box. And it couldn't be simpler. Start with a clean glass jar. I chose the Bonne Maman preserves jars for their stout shape and cute lid.
 Pick a design and using a sharp nail and hammer start tapping holes into the lid. I used the gingham pattern for my design, but you could use a marker to dot a cute pattern.
Most likely the nail will pull right back out, but use the claw end of the hammer to do this faster or if the nail gets stuck.

 Make sure you have plenty of holes so the baking soda can absorb any odors floating around.

When your holes are all done turn the lid over and gently tap down the raw edges. This doesn't need to be perfect and can be skipped altogether if you choose. I just did it so I could feel better about my kids changing these.
Use your funnel and fill the jar about 3/4 of the way up with baking soda and change every 30 days. You just went from two boxes in the fridge and one in every closet in your house to 1 big box of baking soda and cute, reusable jars. Simple, right? If you want to add a ribbon, draw a design with a paint pen or any embellishment you can think of. I am not really a bow girl, plus I find more satisfaction with the simplicity so mine is unadorned. Ciao!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Photo of the Day - Afternoon Nap

08.10.2011, Sleepy's House - Florissant, MO

Sunday, September 4, 2011

On Our Walk Today...

We tightened on her helmet, laced her shoes, showed her how to brake and let the little girl who is growing into a big girl start pedaling towards the pavement. It was her first time on a bicycle.
I actually got some exercise trying to keep up with her because now that she is on wheels she rips down the street. This is going to work out well...I can tell. Even with her new speed we still try to slow down and notice the world around us. Here is what we found today:
...the first signs of autumn and the weather to match today.
...tiny cones although we couldn't find the tree they fell from.
...the girl loves putting her hands in these pictures for size reference and I love that she does it.
...all of our treasures were dwarfed by this gigantic leaf. It is bigger than both of my hands put together.

Boober took a tumble from her seat right at the end of the ride, but she has decided she loves riding her bike just not getting scrapes.

Saturday, September 3, 2011