Friday, December 31, 2010
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Monday, December 27, 2010
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
In the PM hours I usually pack orders, catch up on blog reading, and every once in a while do a couple loads of laundry. Tonight, I'm baking cookies. Maybe it's the lunar eclipse that's throwing off the schedule; but I'm sure we'll enjoy these sweet morsels in the next few days. Are you baking up any favorite treats for the holidays?
Looking for something new to bake this season? Look no further my friends. What Katie Ate just released a nearly 500 page magazine for you to drool over, tempt you and teach you how to make some new Christmas favorites.
And it's not just recipes! The pics are amazing, the fonts are fabulous, and there is so much packed in here it's just perfect for holiday reading. Enjoy!
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Friday, December 17, 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
The children at my school get SO excited to have their Christmas parties this week. It makes you smile to realize how little it takes to make a great party for the 6-12 year old crowd. There's no loud music (maybe a few Christmas carols playing...),the food table includes sugar with more sugar, no alcohol, and no lampshades, but the kids have the best time. Maybe the adults can learn something from them?
Monday, December 13, 2010
A gorgeous day in the 70's although the forecast predicts our weather turning cooler. I suppose it is December so we should expect it, right? It's my last week of teaching for 2010 and looking forward to a relaxing two week winter break. Are you done with your shopping?
Sunday, December 12, 2010
If it was beauty sleep...then I'm gorgeous. I slept until 9:30 AM on Saturday and Sunday and it felt wonderful. Sometimes you just need to catch up I guess. Are you an early bird (and if that's the case you were already out for a run and picked up a few things at the grocery store before I began to rise and shine) OR are you a night owl ?
Friday, December 10, 2010
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Monday, December 6, 2010
Anyways, I happened to remember that the winning lottery ticket last week was purchased in Arizona where I live and had not been claimed. Could it be? I hadn't checked my ticket so maybe...
I brought my ticket to customer service where the sweet checkout girl said "oh! you know that the winning ticket is for $95 million, sold in Arizona, and it hasn't been claimed yet. Maybe it's you?" I looked at her and said "Maybe it IS me? Wouldn't that be something? Do you think we would jump and yell?" She smiled and inserted the ticket into the lottery ticket machine.
It's funny. In that moment you really wonder. What would I do with all that money? What would you do?
The picture is a necklace I recently purchased-vintage repurposed jewelry with an elephant (trunk up for good luck of course) chasing butterflies...sort of like how I felt with my lottery ticket in hand.
*jewels from here
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Friday, December 3, 2010
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
when your best friend is not feeling well; YOU'RE not feeling well. Our poor pup has went through an upset stomach a week ago and is on the other side of a miserable vestibular syndrome (think of your dog having vertigo). Hoping for smooth sailing for the holidays.
Monday, November 29, 2010
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Saturday, November 27, 2010
As a "once upon a time in another lifetime" art teacher I have a soft spot for children's art. The honesty, the joy, the "I am what I am" about it all --BUT-- what if you took one of your kid's masterpieces and *ahem* made it better?
What if you added a little color here or some background there--you'd hold on to that sucker for a lifetime instead of two weeks on your refrigerator. And that's just what Summer Hopkins Myers at A Fine Doodle does for you and your wee little artist.
A Fine Doodle is an acrylic painting based on your child's original drawing. Send her your child's artwork and she will reproduce it in vibrant, hand-painted acrylic. The child's drawing will be returned with the finished product and you've got yourself a one of a kind piece of art or gift for the artist or their adoring entourage of relatives.
Interested? Better act quick for the holidays and find out more here.
Friday, November 26, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
My school district gives teachers the day off on Wednesday so we are thankful for an extra day to shop and prepare the feast ahead. Here's to a safe, joyful start to the holiday season. Are you traveling? And more importantly; are you setting your alarm clocks for Friday morning?! This girl will be snoozing, but best of luck to you and any deals you may grab.
Monday, November 22, 2010
"Of course I have the list! Have I ever forgotten anything for our Thanksgiving dinner?"
"well...there was the pumpkin pie that one year..."
* no drama but all fun and adorable dog found here.