Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Easter Eggs

It's pretty self-explanatory. We dyed eggs and tried lots of variations for decorating them and had a lot of fun. :)




Monday, April 14, 2014

Faery House

The weather has finally decided to get warm...ish. I must have inherited my Dad's tendency to always be cold, because I still think it's chilly outside. We did have one lovely day last week where I actually went out with short sleeves though, and Natasha and I had some fun out in our little tree fort. We read some books and snacked on our snack, all while soaking up some sun.

Best of all, we created a little faery house. Inspired by the book, Fairy Houses, by Tracy Kane, we built our own. When I suggested we make one, Natasha said, "But faeries aren't real!" Yep, I know my dear. But faeries are a very fun pretend, and I think making a little house for them is magical and sweet.

It's a special little secret, down under the low hanging tree branches, and we can keep visiting it all summer in the shade. Who knows. Maybe we'll spot a faery. :)

Saturday, April 12, 2014

A Cheery Morning

This past Thursday, Daniel left early to take the car to the dealer to get a few things looked at/repaired/replaced. He ended up spending the entire day in town, waiting and hoping the car would be finished and he could drive it home, but alas, here it is Saturday and we probably won't get it back till Monday. But lets not talk about cars all day...

I wanted to show you the little surprise Daniel left me on the kitchen counter before he left:

And, to highlight our yummy breakfast.

I made french toast, with the newest bread recipe I've tried, and it was, to my knowledge, the first time Natasha has had french toast! It turned out so tasty. Slathered with homemade butter, a light sprinkle of fresh maple syrup...yum.

After we sat down at the table, I realized this breakfast was rather yellow. But, rather appropriate and cheerful for a spring morning in April.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Some Bugs for Spring

I saw this on Pinterest a while ago, and kind of on a spur of the moment, had Natasha go dig some toilet paper rolls out of the wastebasket. Yep, I really had her do that. Anyway, we made some cute bugs for springtime:


Later that day, I saw she had them all lined up on the windowsill. Along with her legos, which she had adorned with tissue paper headdresses ("crowns").

On more of a grown-up topic, my newest absolute favorite blog is: The Daily Connoisseur. I'm reading her book, "Lessons from Madame Chic", right now, and loving it too.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Dreaming of Paris

Natasha and I created a miniature Paris this afternoon. I printed out this foldable city, she cut out most of it, and we pretended to tour the city, eat macarons and look up underneath the Eiffel Tower. It was simply delightful.




Natasha said she wished there was a cutout of the carousel she rode when we were in Paris. I'm just glad she remembers visiting this august city!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Lack of Blog Posts

I'm in a blogging slump. I seem to have a problem getting pictures uploaded and edited and on the blog without it taking for-evah. Therefore: no blogging gets accomplished.

So I'll send you over to our adventuring blog for a new post about how we travel without jet lag. It's worked two times now flying to Europe. Yes, two times! Most recently, Daniel took me to Portugal for our 6th anniversary. :)

Maybe if I ever figure this photo uploading in a more timely fashion, I'll share more. Does anyone else struggle with this? I know some of you blog much more frequently than I do...how do you make it work?

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

February Thoughts and Ramblings

I have been...

Enjoying Pinterest a little more than I probably should.
Knitting more than I have in a long, long time.

Cooking without dairy. Although, still using butter. (Doing a little diet experimenting...more on that in another post.)
Trying to teach a 3 year old not to whine.
Learning it won't work overnight.
Doing a bit of whining myself over the rise in postage. Seriously? A penny short of half a dollar to send a first class envelope? Why, oh, why?!
Attempting to drink a lot more water each day. (Let's just say I don't like having to go to the bathroom all the time.)
Staying inside, since it's been very, very, very, very, very, cold here.
Debating whether I can make a dress like this before February 18th:

Looking forward to our anniversary trip that Daniel has planned, but hasn't told me where yet. I really do love surprises, so I'm just waiting for the big revealing. (The trip being the "need" for an new dress...)
Struggling out of my blogging slump...slowly...
Wondering how on earth one is supposed to wear a lace headband and make it look cute. I seem to fail in doing so...
Wishing we had a place to put a bookcase. Or two or three...and get all our books out of boxes.
Thinking it's time to go to Ikea and spend a little of my spending $ to buy this:

Searching for the perfect pair of yellow or coral flats for spring and summer. I simply can't decide which color I like best.
Sighing at the odd items in the mending basket. Before I start anything new, I want that thing empty.
Appreciating a practically clean house for about all of 20 minutes. (Then I cooked supper, and the freshly mopped floor was clean no longer.)
Trying to forgive myself for wasting 1 entire cup of homemade almond butter on dry, crumbly blonde brownies. Not repeating that recipe again!
Anticipating the Train Like a Girl Seminar this weekend, as well as my 27th birthday on Monday. :)