Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
I am in a creative frenzy. I am randomly looking at things I like, watching Alanis Morissette videos (the newer stuff that not many people have seen, not the old angry ones...) and thinking about the future. Maybe it is the time of year, maybe it the bar of dark chocolate I ate earlier, who knows.
Firstly, Here is another photo of the chaise that I want. Tate and I have been back to look at it 3 times. No one who weighs in on it seems to like it! Too big, too impractical, too expensive for what you get, might not fit in the next house. But I love it.
I finally scrapbooked. More importantly, I finally made a flipping friend, who ASKED me to scrapbook! We had a great time, and I can't wait to crop again. (For those of you know don't know the verb "crop", it is just nerd speak for cut up pretty paper and stickers and decorate your photos.)
Here are my dad's chihuahuas in felt form for his Christmas tree. I had to make one for my babe, Soleil, after she kept stealing them.
Thank you, Kate Hewitt, for keeping me in British biscuits for awhile. (They are my fave, Jammie Dodgers.)
I didn't make this, but I want to. Found the idea in a magazine in the pediatricians' office.
Am I too old for this? Ok, I love it. And yes, it is totally excessive and ridiculous for an almost 40 year old to own. But I can admire it....
Wednesday, December 07, 2011
Tate's new school is in a new building. The building used to be some sort of business, so they do not have a playground. The school is in the process of planning what they will do with the play space. After experiencing wonderful play areas at Shining Rivers School in St Louis and Batheaston Primary School in Bath, UK, I can say that kids really love a natural play space. Not just my kid. All kids!
I started to research photos of playgrounds that do not have that big clunky equipment. The photos are sooo inspiring and make me want to create some of these lovely things in my own yard.
I want to play outside, too!!
(She has a 3 month sized dress on that Daddy put her in while I was away. She is 18 months old. Notice the size of the sleeves!!)
Thursday, December 01, 2011
When I was a kid, I would get sick every Christmas. It was too much for me. Too much excitement, too much activity, too much of everything. This was why Halloween was my favorite holiday, I think.
When I had Tate, I started to like Christmas again. By then, I had figured out how to avoid getting caught up in the "too much" and it was fun to make things magical for him. Now with 2 kiddos, I enjoy the holidays even more.
We have had a rough few months. I can feel myself fight the pressure to be busy with what I know works best for me....quiet, calmness, staying at home.
How do you feel about the holiday season?