Monday, November 29, 2010

Weekend Pictures (and playing with Picnik)

Mr. Tough Guy's 2 day mohawk~
(it's gone now....but I actually really liked it for a change!)


Using my favorite free photo editing website,

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Look what I won~

So a few weeks ago I entered a giveaway
for some adorable custom address labels....
and I won!!!!
Amy of Amyzo sent them my way and I absolutely love them!
They are adorable and my photo taken on this hazy day does not do them justice.
Amy customized them to match our family and even
created the owls with the same eye color as each member of our family.
I encourage you to check out her shop.
She also has sweet holiday cards and the cutest mommy calling cards!
Thanks, Amy!!!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Just random stuff~

Lucas is starting to dress himself now.
This is how he went to preschool on Friday.
Thankfully, he decided to leave the bicycle helmet in the van before going in.
I had him change out of his "Mario" shoes when I realized they were at least 3 sizes too big for him.

Just finished this blanket last night.
It's in the shop now.
(By the way, I got the Sandi Henderson fabric from this shop.
She has great prices and will do custom cuts.)

For those of you looking for some holiday recipes (or regular recipes for that matter)
allow me to introduce you to THE BEST, and I do mean THE BEST food blog in bloggy land.
I realize that once you click over here, you will never return to me.
So I will miss both of you, but in the season of Thanks and Giving, I feel I must let you in on
this little secret.
Melanie is someone who I would like to meet in person.
You know to have her cook dinner for me talk and chat.


Thursday, November 18, 2010

Holiday Gift Ideas~

Well, I've been a little MIA lately!
Busy, busy, busy...but I wanted to check in and share a few holiday treats that I found on Etsy.

Love this card.
I have purchased cards from this seller before and her work is outstanding.
I think this holiday one is such a great idea.

Let me say, I would hang this in my kitchen in a second!
Actually, this is the way I have felt lately! :)
I think this shop is brilliant!

Wouldn't this be fantastic instead of using a traditional gift box?
Love it!
You can find it here.

Look at this adorable little girl!
This shop is filled with beautiful gifts!

Ok, now go browse!
I'm hoping to be back again sooner than later!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Girl's craft Night~

Wow~ We had so much fun at our girl's craft night this weekend!
I wanted to introduce you to the attendees:

Meet Vicki~

Vicki is my sweet friend of 9 years.
Ironically, her mother-in-law was my husband's 1st grade teacher!
Vicki owns a music and dance studio for children that serves
the greater North Austin suburbs.
You can check it out here.

Meet Paige~

Paige is a new friend, but already I know she has
such a big heart and is just as sweet as can be.
She is a social work student at UT here in Austin
and enjoys making jewelry and cards.
She also won our Buzzword Bingo game!

Meet Ashley~

And Brittany~

They are sisters and such great friends!
So, so creative you can find some of their fantastic creations in
their Etsy shop here.
What you can't see in the picture is Brittany's newborn baby, Iris, next
to her on the couch or Ashley's soon-to-be-born
baby in her tummy!!!!

Thanks, girls, for making this night so much fun!

newest treasury~

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

New in the shop~

I fell in love with this gorgeous Moda fabric from Kate Spain's Fandango line:

So it's now a baby blanket:

You can get it here.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Birthday weekend

So this past Friday was my birthday (36!!!!).
And what's more fun on a mom's birthday than watching the children decapitate Mario?

(by the way, my kids dress like this constantly)

Josh also took me out to Lake Travis for a romantic birthday dinner~
sunset overlooking the lake

My goodness, I love this man! :)