Sunday, November 30, 2008
Best Shot Monday photos over at Tracey's.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Christmas is on my mind. I have been thinking about Christmas for months now. What to get people on our list? How to wrap gifts in an eco-friendly way? Are there gifts I can make? We have already decided that we are buying less this year. So much of what we usually give the kids ends up in the back of the closet.
Here's some ideas that I thought I would share with you:
- For the aspiring artist, visit The Stubby Pencil Studio. If you missed it, read my review here.
- Sprig Toys offers eco-friendly trucks and vehicles. The toys are made from a bio-composite material made from recycled wood and reclaimed plastic. You can find them at Amazon.com.
- Green Toys has an adorable tea set, an indoor garnening kit, sand toys, and a cookware and dining set. They use recycled milk containers as the main ingredient in creating their toys.
- If you need more of a selection and don't mind shopping online, be sure to check out Oompa Toys. They have good selection of organic toys. They also have a section for toys made in the USA.
- You can never go wrong with something handmade. If you don't have the time or energy to make something yourself, browse through the shops on Etsy.com.
- Use recycled wrapping paper. Check out Fish Lips Paper Design or Earthloven.
- If gift bags work better for you, The Ole Bag Lady has a HUGE selection of reusable fabric bags at a reasonable price.
I am off to do some shopping.
I was trying to get Miller to make different faces for me. You know, to show different emotions like happy, sad, angry. This is what I got.
He gave me the very same face each time. I am not sure that it really falls into any of the categories, but it is a pretty cute face.
Be sure to stop by Mother May I for more Best Shot Monday.
Friday, November 21, 2008
Since my shop is now open and this is my 200th post, I am going to do a giveaway. I am going to give away a custom photo scrabble tile or glass tile pendant or magnet (your choice) to the lucky winner. To enter all you have to do is leave a comment. If you want to increase your chances, post a little something on your blog letting people know about my shop and I will count it as 5 entries. The dealine for entry is Tuesday November 25th.
The winner will just have to e-mail me a digital photo of their choice. It doesn't have to be of your child either. See that pretty butterfly one below.
Thanks everyone for the nice and supportive comments that you have left for me.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
I am thankful that I have a loving, caring, and supportive family.
I am thankful that we are blessed with this little girl.
I am thankful that I get to kiss these squishy cheeks every day.
I am thankful that I have the best husband in the world. How did I manage that?
I am thankful that these two share moments like these together.
I am thankful for so many things and truly do feel lucky to have so many wonderful people in my life. Thank you.
The Land of K.A. will be filled with thankful people today. You really should go visit.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
This afternoon we headed outside for a little fresh air before it got dark. I grabbed my camera because it was still light outside. As I looked around I noticed the sun setting. It was shining down perfectly on some dead flower branches. It looked like they were on fire. Wasn't it just yesterday that everything in our yard was blossoming? Now it is SO dead.
This moment was gone before I knew it. It is so symbolic of how I feel most of the time. Time needs to slow down and wait for me. I am choosing the first shot as my best shot this week.
Visit Tracey's for more Best Shot Monday.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
I was a little afraid that the toddler sock would be too small, but I think it worked out perfectly. They stretch like crazy. What a great way to use outgrown socks and make a little keepsake or gift.
Speaking of gifts, I made this hat to match these booties last week. Now I just need to mail it to the little girl before winter is over. I have several little projects in the works in hopes of opening up an Etsy store in time for Christmas shopping. So hopefully more on that next week.
Has anyone else been doing anything crafty?
Monday, November 10, 2008
I am picking the third as my best shot. There is just something about it.
Check out more best shots over at Mother May I. Happy Monday Everyone!!!
Thursday, November 6, 2008
I know it may be hard to make out, but this is a Fairy House. We gathered things from around the yard and got to work. I constructed the basic structure and they added all the personal touches. I wish I had just one ounce of their imagination.
Be sure to visit The Land of K.A. for more great photos.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
I have been wanting to try this no knead bread recipe for several weeks now. I finally got around to it this weekend. I mixed the dough together on Sunday and let it rise for about 5 hours. Then I put it in the fridge. According to the recipe, you can keep it in the fridge for up to two weeks. I decided to try baking a loaf last night.
I was pleasantly surprised with how the bread turned out. It was extremely easy and I still have enough for 3 more loafs, which is a good thing since this loaf is already almost gone. You really should try it. Next, I want to try with some whole wheat flour. I will let you know how it turns out.
Monday, November 3, 2008
We had one of those BLAH weekends. Miller and Mitch were sick. We were all a little grumpy. We did go trick or treating, but just down the street. The kids did not seem to mind. They were just excited to get candy and see other kids all dressed up. This was the only not even decent shot I got of the kids dressed up. They were just not cooperating and then it was dark. I know you all understand how it goes. Hopefully, I will be back next week with a Best Shot.