Monday, November 30, 2009

Tomorrow is her birthday

Tomorrow she'll be 4...but today, there are dishes to be done.

Isn't it the best when you have something to hang over their head?

There will be no dessert if you don't clear the table.
There will be no Christmas presents if you keep acting like that.
There will be no friends over if your room isn't cleaned.

If the birthday girl slings the f-bomb again, there will be no birthday.

FYI...she wasn't really doing the dishes, she was farting around in the sink and I caught her red-handed...and scantily-clad, as usual.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Thanksgiving 2009

Happy Thanksgiving from ours to yours!

Four reasons to be thankful

The pilgrim hats we made from Family Fun Magazine.

...and how about the outtakes?

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Riley and Camdyn came home with a garbage can lid full of little pine cones...I believe they were borrowed from the neighbors yard. Anyway, I didn't want them to go to waste, so several glue gun burns later and I made this pine cone wreath.

I found THIS gum drop wreath over at A Pretty Cool Life and I am debating on attempting one myself. The blisters on my fingers scream no, but the cuteness factor may win this one.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


While shopping for Christmas Latte bowls at Anthropologie, I happened upon clothing...for kids. They now sell clothing for kids. Oh, Lawdy, they have found my weakness. I have added these two to my shopping bag in hopes that the powers that be at Anthropologie think that Erin Kay really needs them and send them to me in thanks for frequenting their online site...and putting their hit counter through the roof.

I am inspired by THIS, she was inspired by Anthropologie.

Hats and Etsy

I'd like something like this from kolonbeanie for Rowyn.

Propstoyou could sell me just about anything with that sweet little face. Look at those cheeks, those lips...oh, my aching uterus.
Focus on the hat people...cute, right?!

What little boy wouldn't love this hat by Babbidgepatch?

I *heart* this hat by citefuzz

This, however, has all the makings of a regretsy post. Chopping of a doll's head does not make for a nice prop.

Thursday, November 12, 2009


Yes, more Etsy shopping. I found THIS in my favorites, as well. It's a handmade wooden school desk for American Girl dolls (or stuffed animals, etc)...isn't it adorable?! It's made in Runnells, Iowa, which I believe to be near Des Moines. Anyway, I love it. I know Riley would too, she's always playing school. I can imagine her with her whiteboard out and one of these in every color lined up just like her own little classroom. I'm quite sure my husband would have me committed, but I'm sure I could sneak one in without him even noticing it. ;)

They were selling for $18 and an additional $8 for shipping (I'd wish I knew someone in Des Moines, I'd have them pick it up!) I haven't seen anymore listed, but I'm guessing you could convo her and see if you could order one.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


I have the Shabby Apple bookmarked, because I love about everything in their store. No really, check them out.

This 'canary' dress and the 'queen of hearts' dress below are two of my favorites.

Matilda Jane, another bookmark and more dresses I *heart*. I think I want to be a trunk keeper, just so I can buy the stuff locally. Although, that could easily get out of control, as I have no self control. The girls would have closets chock-full of lovelies and I'd have one less kidney.

I also have an obscene amount of favorites on my Etsy account, like THIS (see pic below) and THIS. There are some seriously brilliant, crafty women on there! When I win the lottery, I will buy one of each. Promise.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Happy 40th Anniversary Sesame Street!

Happy 40th Anniversary Sesame Street!

Look what Bakerella made in honor. Seriously, does it get any cuter?

Monday, November 09, 2009

Fun in the leaves

The kids...very proud of their gigantic pile of leaves! Camdyn is clearly a superstar.

I tossed Rowyn in the leaves...and she just about tossed her cookies.

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Goodwill Treasures

Aren't they cute? Mommy quail and her baby were some of my Goodwill finds this week. Actually everything in the photo was from Goodwill!

Riley was home sick all week with H1N1, poor girl just wanted to go back to school. To keep her occupied, we did a lot of crafts. We made the tissue paper flowers in this picture and the twine ball. Well, she only supervised the twine ball since I used the hot glue gun. She also did a report for me on Golden Retrievers, I'm not sure if she was trying to send a subtle hint or

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Fruity Gobbler

Family Fun always has the neatest ideas, this is no different. The kids would have a blast making it, I may lose my mind by the end, but what a cute centerpiece it would make.

Martha has some cute leaf pillows with printable pdf that I'd like to try too, without the kids though.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Clown Shoes

Rowyn modeling Aunt Meghan's clown shoes Osiris.

Riley is home sick, poor kid is miserable. It seems to be the in thing lately...if it's not one, it's the other. I do have to say she and Cooper both had fantastic conferences, we are very proud of both of them. Since Cooper's was delayed until Monday during lunch, I had to take the two girls with me. Watching Camdyn in a classroom, was like watching Hammy in Over the Hedge.

Monday, November 02, 2009

Halloween 2009

Hoppy Halloween

Some bunny was nervous about the whole Trick-or-Treating thing. However, after the first house, she was quite fond of it and had a death grip on her candy bag.

'Clyde the Glide' in Clyde's old football gear, Little Rabbit Foo Foo, the kitty, and Sully the Monster. After about the 10th house, Sully monster popped a squat on the curb and was all set to sit and eat her Cheetos she'd gotten, she was over trick or treating.