Thursday, July 31, 2008

Lucky charms

Another treasure I received from Lindsay's trip was this wonderful necklace. She bought it at The Four Corners and it's supposed to bring me good luck. I'm going to wear it a lot because I need some good luck (don't we all!) and the color really suits me (if I can say so myself!). Thank you again to Lindsay & Co. for my lovely necklace. We really enjoyed seeing all of you.

Another kind of necklace is this good old fasioned clover chain. Little g. made this with her Nanni and she put it out to dry in the sun. c.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

You say potato, I say ...

Potatoes can be waxy but this one really is wax. It's a potato candle from Idaho. The best roadside souvenir I've ever received! The burlap sack is a nice touch don't you think? Smells like vanilla which throws me because I keep expecting it to smell like, well a potato.

Had a great weekend with Lindsay and family. We heard all about their excellent adventure out west. c.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

My apologies

I'm sorry but if you are anything like me you are about to waste a good half hour playing with my new favorite site. It lets you put your photos into these environments. Wow is it fun. I found the link via this great blog. c.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Produce of Heaven

Crunch, crunch, slurp, crunch, crunch, yummm. Can you hear that? It's me standing over the kitchen sink eating Rainier Cherries. These pricey perishable little delicacies are my favorite treat right now. Their color is amazing, I love the red to yellow and all the in betweens.

Another cherry inspired card. c.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Early bird

My neighbor is such a wonderful cook and yesterday she dropped off some homemade banana nut bread. Today I got up early and had a quite moment to have a cup of coffee and a slice of the bread. Gosh it was all so good and a real treat for a Friday morning. c.

Thursday, July 17, 2008


I'm trying to keep my purse more organized. I got really tired of rummaging through it ten times a day to find what I needed. Last week I found the cutest kleenex holder here and I love it. It was a real treat finding it in my mailbox today. c.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Blurry ballerina

Well this is the best photo I could get of little g. just before her first ballet class. She will not let me take photos of her anymore. We're going to have a whole chapter in her photo album of blurry shots of her back. Hopefully we will be able to laugh at it someday. c.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Busy busy busy

Our days have been packed with so much stuff this week. We had a chance to do a little walk last night after dinner. Here are some of the pretty flowers that live in our neighborhood.

We love the this wacky cd for kids that came with a Sandra Boynton book. The first time I heard it I wasn't sure I was going to like it but they wiggled their way into our daily routine and we singe these songs all the time now like the BusyBusyBusy song.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Two weeks ago

g. - Two weeks ago I had an elephant.
me - Where is he now?
g. - At the birthday party.
me - Is he coming back?
g. - Not today.

That's what little g. has been telling me all day. This got me wondering how much about time does a two-year-old understand? She has no idea what a minute is because when I tell her, "in five minutes," she asks again immediately. She definitely gets what elephants and animals are. I love that when we see one, no matter what it is, she greets it with hyper excitement.

An elephant inspired card. c.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Feelin' hot, hot, hot

We've had a warm weekend here. It felt extra long to us because we took some time off at the start. We finally got the kitchen/dining rooms painted. We used a low odor low VOC paint that went on and looks just as nice as traditional paint. Had a nice morning swim at the public pool on Saturday and used our own little pool and octopus sprinkler in the backyard on Sunday. c.

Friday, July 4, 2008

A good start

It was a nice morning to take a walk holding a flag and your Nannie's hand.

We have typically spent this weekend with Lindsay and family but this year they are off on a great adventure. We are missing them today but wishing them happy trails!

Happy 4th of July! c.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

What the...

heck are these things? Yesterday we went to Whole Foods so I could salivate over all of the amazing produce they stock. When I got home I had two foreign objects in my bag. The first was a small bag of ice (very weird) and the second were these here things. I have no idea what they are but my best guess is some sort of onion. I could taste them but that would be too easy. I also don't really know how I ended up with them but the person that was in front of me is probably wondering where her ice and onions are. c.