volume II

November 19, 2011

Turnip Votive Holders
these are super easy, super cheap and earth friendly. 
 they make for fabulous decoration on any occasion.
I am doing these for the holidays!

how to

what you need
votive candles
melon baller
1. For each candle remove the votive candle 
from its protective metal case. 
Turn the metal piece upside down and, 
use it as a cookie cutter to mark a circle in the top of the turnip, 
pressing down to pierce the flesh.

2. With the melon baller
hollow out the circle deep enough to rest the candle 
flush with the vegetable's surface. 
Place the candle (without the metal piece) 
inside the hollowed turnip.
repeat process for as many turnips as you want. 

tip: use turnips in varying sizes for the most interesting display. 

etsy loves

before 2012

I was surprised the other day going through some old papers.
I had found all of Adriana's baby shower cards- 
 five years old.
 I know I say it all the time but it wasn't until this very moment
 that I really realized, "holy crap, where is the time going?"
it sank in-
 This year just started and it's nearly over.
I have a five year old in kindergarten
 and a soon to be four year old-
 whom I swear was born just yesterday.
Not to mention turning a year older, gasp 25 in 2012?  sigh.
I'm a senior in college, with only one more year to go in my new major,
 so many goals I have set for myself (that's a whole other list!)
 But there is still so much that I want to do.
 there are things I haven't done
things I haven't even been able to do this year.
Well that's changed- I've made a list, a short list at that. 
 I shall add to it here as time goes on
 or as new things are accomplished but were never written.
 I encourage you to do one too and share-
I insist!

  • paint more, a lot more.
  • take the kids to a movie.
  • play at the park as much as time allows!

discover your inner elf

November 16, 2011

this is one of my all time favorite movies-
 it stays out all year long and the kids love it.
 zooey deschanel makes my heart happy.
 and will ferrell makes me laugh so incredibly hard. 
so its a merriment if you haven't seen it, already. 


volume I

November 14, 2011

these crafts are easy and fun to do
 you can include the kids too!
 some of these are for table decoration
 but I think they fit in anywhere around the house! 
if you do one, share! I'd love to see.
 have fun!


with addi

 with ryland

teeny tiny love.

chubkins love.

my little lady.

my little man.

my babies.

growing more everyday

 I'm so proud 
 and happy to be their mommy.

september, october &a little november.

November 13, 2011

I have felt a bit overwhelmed and took some time away from blogging
 to really grasp my semester and Adriana starting school
 so I have decided with the semester slowing down
 I could start posting a little more each day, as time allows. 
 I haven't however, stopped taking pictures so here goes
 this is what we've been up to the past couple of months.
(I'll be posting the next set of what's in your lunchbox? too!)

 homemade banana bread

 didn't last but a day.

 our biscuit pizza's with grapes.

 playing downtown

 cousin love <3

 addi started dance: creative movement II

 cultural center: skateboard art exhibition.

 morning puzzles.

 hot chocolate in bed!

 him too!

 and then out to the park later that day.

 ryland likes to pick things for me.

 Italian festival!

 we love gelato!

 and I love her.

 ryland made a friend: goopy.



 baby carly turned one!

all of the kids having fun at the party!

 sibling love.

 addi's art!

homemade, super light funnel cake!

 soy ginger sauteed broccoli over wild rice.

we buckle for safety.

 wacky tacky day at school!!

 dress up for halloween at dance!

 dancing to king tut!

 our halloween candy for the neighborhood.

 my friendly pup and sassy ballerina.

 yum yums.

 before school- super early!

 getting ready to walk into school.

 ready to hop out for school!

 grocery shopping.

 soo tired. she fell asleep after 
reading one of her favorite books.

 dirty chai with two shots of espresso.

 dear friend brought this to me from Hawaii.

 this stuff is seriously delicious.

 practicum art with kindergarten.

 adriana and ryland's complimentary sushi roll from the chefs.

and for now, that's all. 
 I am so excited to get back to this
 and share everything with my friends again
I've missed you guys.

 what have you been up to, that maybe your blog hasn't shared already??
I want to know!