Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Oh, how I love that song! And lately it sounds great to my ears.
For a few years now I've tossed around the idea of a pink Christmas tree.
But what I really wanted was a white one...With lots of candy-colored trim!
While on Long Island a few weeks ago, me and my girl were in a favorite store and guess what we found? A lovely white Christmas tree. Perfect size. Perfect cost.
My girl was a little suspicious at first, but I quickly convinced her how pretty
it is going to look in our new living room.
I can just tell that this coming holiday season is going to be wonderful.
It's all about NEW BEGINNINGS...
and about feeling good.
Next weekend we will go to our favorite dollar store where they have the bestest, most kitschiest ornaments in the world, and we will stock-up on Christmas cuteness.
We both can't wait to decorate.
I can't wait to make some of these for the tree!
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Granny hangers for me & my girl...
I'm hoping to eliminate the confusion I often feel when trying to buy something
Lots of vegetarian and Indian, as usual... I am very proud of this
Aloo Paratha, which is an Indian flatbread stuffed with potatoes and spices and is
one of my favorite things to eat for lunch.
After many attempts over the past months, I finally have the dough spot on!
(Thank you, KitchenAid.)
I go to my favorite Indian "Auntie" for my virtual cooking classes.
I wish Manjula lived next door to me! I am such a fan.
She is one of those people I would love to just hang-out and cook with, too.
She has taught me everything I know about cooking
delicious homestyle Indian food, my favorite!
I hope everyone is having a healthful, happy, blessed
SUMMER...enjoying each day to the fullest!
Thursday, August 12, 2010
It was a very nice few days, indeed. A couple of parties, friends, family, pizzas, ice-cream, a movie, a walk along a rainy beach, new earrings, a special memory necklace for a
"Big Girl," and lots of clothes with a smattering of books, dvd's and toys.
This birthday marked the start of my using handmade fabric gift bags instead of wrapping.
I have finally made the transition and LOVE IT.
As fun as it is, I just can't do the paper anymore.
These make so much more sense to me...and we get to save them throughout the
years and make them special!
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
and Hamburger Helper. Both contain chemicals and tons of suspicious ingredients.
Monday, July 19, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
11. Westhampton Beach and all the time spent together as a family
12. Fourth of July & a private fireworks display.
13. The most wonderful achievement...my girl overcoming every fear
of the water and swimming like a fish. This is one of my all-time favorites
of my girl and wonderful brother. So cute together...
14. Making my version of meal planning for summer (Eh-hem- too many restaurants had to end sometime!!). Using this amazing website to make a long list of foods & ideas...So far, so good.
15. Enjoying every morsel of our farm share.
16. Lots of crafting, cooking, sewing, indoor camping, picnics,
and a lot of travel in the near future.
17. Both of us joining the NYPL Summer Reading Program.
18. Reading Philosophy & Literature and The Emperor of Scent & loving both!
Still to Come: Camping in the Woods, Vacation Bible School, and a very special wedding.
A Peaceful & Blessed Summer, Everyone.
May you find a little bit of bliss each day.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Next, we are going to comb the thrift stores out East and upstate while we are on vacation this summer...in search of the perfect book case and vintage dresser. The book case is a must because the one she has now no longer contains all the books we've acquired.
There will be few shelves added to the wall so that she may display her favorite things...and some new wall art. She is getting this vintage Barbie portrait for her graduation.
I can't wait to surprise her with it because she went wild for it a while ago.
And let me not forget the Japanese Fighting fish she will be getting for graduation as well.
Mommie's little girl is growing up so beautifully...
Saturday, May 29, 2010
...And a wide crocheted belt with satin ribbon closure. Totally does not go with the day's attire, but hey- I wanted to share!
I actually made this to belt a white t-shirt tunic dress and another olive
green peasant dress.
Other than that-we've been making lots of movies with my new Flip video cam. I highly recommend them...so light and portable. We love it! My girl has been busy writing lots of short stories and even a play that was supposed to be performed by my family this weekend.
Tomorrow we are off to the beach to rest-up at one of my girl's favorite places.
A blessed & safe Memorial Day to all.
A special thank-you to my Grandpa's youngest brother, my Uncle Richard-whom I never had the chance to meet...He ran away at 15 and signed himself into the service. He died during World War II, when his ship went down. I have a picture of him on my altar. I don't know much about him...I do know he was very patriotic and died for the love of this country.
God bless him...and all who have died in service for something they believed in.
Sunday, May 23, 2010
I took lots of photos, I thought I'd just share a few here.
Actors on set!
Me and my girl hanging waiting for our scene in the woods.
It was such a glorious feeling making this tunic dress for my daughter.
This was an experience of a lifetime and I have been so very blessed to be able to share it all
side-by-side with my darling child.
Like her Mama, she enjoyed every second of it all.
"I wanna thank you Heavenly Father for shining your light on me." - Alicia Meyers