Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Toy Story Cupcakes

My youngest turned 3 yesterday. We threw him a small birthday party, complete with cupcakes.

toy story cupcakes

Not just any cupcakes, as you can see. Toy Story cupcakes.

toy story cupcakes (2)

toy story cupcakes (3)

Homemade by me, Mommy. :)

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Outdoor "Picnik"

As I mentioned previously, I've enjoyed spending time outdoors lately.


"On the Deck"

I've also enjoyed playing with my pics, editing them in Picnik and generally changing the originals entirely.


"Garden Ornament"


"Sun Hat"


"Lobelia"

I'm not so crazy about the way the edited pics look with the format of my blog, but....oh well! :) 

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Outdoors

I've been able to spend some time outdoors lately.

I've planted some flowers...

 Picnik collage

...which are too beautiful for words.

mr. gnome

Mr. Gnome thinks so, too. :)

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Buzz Buzz

Buzz buzz, that's me...buzzing along like a bee.

buzzzzzzzzzz

Homework has been keeping me busy--VERY busy. I did take some time recently, however, to whip up some cupcakes for my oldest child's 6th birthday:

spongebob cupcakes


I also did a bit of embroidery...

flossie by the flowers

...which you can read about here, if you feel so inclined. :)

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Lately

Lately, I have been...

flower3

flower2

flower

...planting flowers and...

paint

painting

...painting flower pots. Turns out that Patio Paint+terra cotta=awesome.

painted pots

painted pots 2

I've also been doing homework (and lots of it!), but I don't have any pictures to accompany that statement, for I don't think to take pics while I am doing said homework, and the pics I staged this afternoon with this blog post in mind did not turn out. ;)

Aside from the homework thing, I have enjoyed Spring immensely so far...how 'bout you?


Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Flickr Faves

I love dishes. Very very much. Teacups and Pyrex bowls rank high in my book.

faves

1. Prunus, 2. my favorite kitchen, 3. Thrifted, 4. My Vintage Pyrex, revisited! (explored! #125), 5. Monday Morning hot Chocolate., 6. gooseberry & garden flowers 1, 7. House Patio Snack Set, 8. Blue 403s and Green Tomatoes, 9. Untitled

I have a few pieces of Pyrex (and Fire King) that I got from my Grandma's house, but I really haven't anywhere to display them. I think I need to buy a bigger house. :-D

But that's not gonna happen, at least not anytime soon. So perhaps instead I should focus on simply using the few pieces that I have, and maybe snap a pic or two so I can share my small collection with you. In the meantime, though, I will live vicariously through the talented photographers above and enjoy their collections.

I hope you do the same. :)

Monday, March 8, 2010

Lilac Watch 2010

One of the best decisions I've ever made was to plant a lilac bush in my back yard.

April 19/30

Ok, so that statement is a wee bit on the dramatic side. But I do believe it to be true...gardening-wise, anyway. I bought my house in the summer of 2003 and planted the lilac the following Spring. The first blooms appeared in 2007 or 2008.

April 29/30

Each year, I think the bush is more beautiful than the last. It produces such loveliness. :)

lilac

Every Spring, I turn antsy with anticipation. As soon as I notice the buds, "Lilac Watch" goes into effect.

hooray again!

The pic above was taken in February of this year. Let's look just a teensy little bit closer, shall we?

hooray!

Here's a different shot. This one is looking up toward the sky a bit.

the lilacs are a-comin'

Like, I said, that was in February. Here are a couple pics from today.

looking toward the sky...

soon, i hope

Look at all that progress! I am so excited! Soon I hope to have this:

another blurry lilac pic

Yes, that would be quite nice, wouldn't it? :)

Monday, January 4, 2010

Christmas Eve 2009

I had a very sweet Christmas Eve.

My husband and I hosted a small, impromptu spaghetti dinner for my parents and one of my brothers.

But before the pasta, I baked scones.

homemade scones

Cranberry orange scones, mmmm. Yummy.

uneven wedges

Homemade, no less! Look at those uneven wedges and try not to giggle. (Don't worry, I laughed, too.)

After dinner we all pitched in and decorated the sugar cookies I'd baked with my two young sons the day before.

decorating cookies...

I used my great-grandmother's recipe for sugar cookie cut-outs, complete with a secret family ingredient.

the goods

They were tasty. Santa enjoyed several on Christmas Eve...

...as did I. :)