Saturday, October 10, 2009

Because we miss Bekka

I made a box of Poffertjes (dutch pancakes) that Bekka left behind. They were a lot more difficult to cook then I expected, Bekka made it look so easy to do, but oh man were they yummy! A mix between a pancake and a crepe. I made Grandma Jolmans blueberry sauce recipe to go on top of them, we used the blueberries we picked when we were in Michigan. Lyla had fun helping - and eating!

Grandma Jolman's blueberry sauce
Combine 2 Cup blueberries, 1/2 Cup sugar, 1 Tbsp cornstarch, 1 Cup water, 1/2 tsp vanilla. Bring to boil and cook until slightly thickened. Add 1 Tbsp lemon juice and serve!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Cow Appreciation Day

Lyla made a cow costume using an old pillow case and her handprints as the black spot's she looked so cute.  We love Chick-fil-a and all their promotions and their fresh squeezed lemonade. 
I entered Lyla in the Dress Like a Cow Photo contest, Go here and vote for her!  It's listed under Lyla.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

4th of July and other stuff

Well we had a great 4th of July weekend (if you want to hear all the details go to my husband's blog - aka "the writer") I have pretty pictures from Lyla's friends birthday party. It was so cute and all the kids had a blast.
Also I finally got around to hanging up this beautiful art by our very talented friend John Lee - doesn't it look great! The very cool retro bread box was a gift from my friend Karry for my birthday and I use it to keep letters and cards in - it's so cute and one of my favorite home items for sure. I eventually want to take pictures of more of my house - but that requires cleaning and well... who wants to clean in there "free time."
We also painted the office and dragged all the furniture back into place - I of course made my first project the chalk board on the back of the desk. I love how it came out! Chalkboard paint is THE BEST! I needed a place to store the chalk so I recycled a frosting container I was saving (I have gazillions of old containers I save for reuse projects) put paper on it and nailed it to the desk. Perfection!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Happy 1st of July

Wow!  I can't believe it is july already - the summer is flying by!  I have been a little frustrated lately - still waiting for the wall to be finished in my office after the water damage from the bathroom pipe.  And so I am making due on the dining room table, but feeling a little creative block without being in a proper working space.  I will have some new projects to post soon - just need to take photo's and scan things in.  

Here are some recent photo's of me and Lyla that make me happy!  Eating ice cream - yummy!  Since starting south beach I tend to vicariously eat through Lyla!

I want to play around with taking photo's with sparklers!  Loving these one's and feeling inspired to do another crazy photo shoot soon - Tasha you need to come and be my muse and Bekka too!  

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Oh the messes we'll make!

I have to say I really love having a toddler. In a few months Lyla will be 2 and with each day she is more curious and excited about life and the world around her. Which in turn makes me curious and excited as well. Summer has officially come to florida and we are feeling the heat - so on days when we are not outside directly in water we will be doing some of these wonderful messy things! I spent some time scouring different mommy craft blogs and such and found some I really love. Here is a list of my faves:

Also I can't wait to see this movie with Lyla! It was my brother David's favorite book! The preview makes me cry.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

50 posts!

I just noticed that this will be my 50th post! I have to say the experience of having a blog since I started a little over a year ago has been quite enjoyable. I like the idea that I can share my experience, hopes & accomplishments with people and also learn from other talented creative people. Also that when I'm an old lady my daughter can read about our life when she was young and see our everyday experiences. Well I did some digital scrapping today - using some sassafras paper I got in the mail - I don't have the heart to cut into it yet, but I wanted to scrap with it. I'm such a sissy!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Music is Magic!

I hate it when you find something new in music that speaks ace in the hole to you and go figure you can't actually buy any of it. Booo!  I had one of those moments this morning.  I turned on my computer (just to check email).  But when I opened Safari my homepage came up and I was immediately drawn to a movie ad "what goes up" I watched it and it looks like it will be a good film, but more then that I really really liked the song in the background  so I google searched a line in the song "this is where the stars fall down" I found a video on youtube which then confirmed that yes I really really like this artist, dotjr!  Went to his myspace listened to the rest he had on there and now I want his music but alas it is no where to be found!  So not fare! Can we vote for other people who aren't on american idol to be signed?  Vote for dotjr!

I found where to buy his music! Yay! Just go here! I love Where the stars fall down & love song for everyone!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Some kind of feeling

Had a fun weekend doing a photo shoot with two of my friends. Kind of randomly just happened. We where downtown friday night and one of my friends said she always wanted to take pictures in front of one of the old churches in a thrift store wedding dress, and I said "well it's supposed to rain tomorrow, let's do it." So we did! Had a blast! Here are just a few of the photo's that I've gotten around to editing with more to come.
Summer is here and I am looking at all the summer cuteness! Really love this from Anthro!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

I love Color

This is a two post day cause I want to get all my recent scraps up. I've been playing a lot with bright colors and loving how it looks.