Thursday, April 24, 2008

{Be Bold!}

We (and by "we" I mean hubby) are now the proud owners of this:

I have to give him credit for holding out this long. It was a fun night in our house last night! The kids all got to help daddy set it up while I went to the grocery store (a lovely quiet hour alone with my iPod). I won't be using the new toy much until Final Fantasy XIII comes out (early next year, I hope)! That, and Guitar Hero are my only gaming weaknesses.

I treated myself to a rare trip to my local scrapbook store last week and found these goodies:

then used them along with lots of Prima to make this:

Isn't my nephew just gorgeous? Luckily, he takes after his mom instead of my bro ;)

The weather has been real nice lately, FINALLY! We've been spending lots of time outside. We got Alex a bat, glove, and some balls, and have been practicing with him in the back yard. He's a natural! I, who knows nothing about baseball or sports in general, took him out the other day, and he knew exactly how to hold the bat. He even turned sideways and did the "batter's wiggle"! I thought for sure his Daddy had taught him that, but it seems he just KNEW. I wish this photo had video, so you could see him shake his booty!

Unfortunately, you can't win 'em all!

I just have to brag a bit. My dear friend Emmer sent me this:

She is so talented! A handmade tie for Alex (I flipped over the one she made her son), and some hairbows for the girls! Aren't online buddies the best? And she has the best taste in fabric.

Speaking of fabric, I've been so inspired by bold fabrics lately! I wish I knew how (and had time) to sew! I do curtains, but that's about it. All straight-line stitching for me! So, instead, I created this kit:

Fun, funky, and BOLD! And on sale through the 28th ;)

Here's to being bold! Cheers!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

{love birds}

Now available at {we are}storytellers! On sale 33% for this month:

I have a mini-album add-on to the kit that is made with something everyone has on hand: INDEX CARDS!

Here's to love! Cheers!

Monday, April 14, 2008

{adult drink}

I'm at the kitchen island making a vodka tonic (it's after 7pm here!).
my son comes running in from outside.

him: "whatcha doin, mommy?"
me: "i'm making a drink."
him: "me too!" (meaning, i want one)

then he looks up at me.

him: "oh. nevermind. you're making an adult drink."

wee but wise!


Monday, April 7, 2008

{tying and tagging}

Kids grow up way too fast. I know everyone says it, but it's perfectly true. The amount of time they actually spend in the baby years is so short and fleeting. The wee one is now putting on his own shoes. Probably not a huge feat for a 3-year-old, but just another one of those things that he's now doing that he wasn't doing before.

After a week of rain, the sun finally made an appearance yesterday. Now all I want to do is go outside. I think Alex and I will take a walk today. We have to take advantage of the nice weather before it gets too hot!

Amy has tagged me, so I get to answer these fun questions:

Four Jobs I've Held:
  • MOM
  • Barnes & Noble Bookseller
  • manager
  • bowling ally attendant (my first, and most fun job)

    Four Movies I Could Watch Over and Over:
    (this could get embarrassing)
  • Dirty Dancing
  • Moulin Rouge
  • Ever After
  • The American President

    Four Places I've Lived:
  • Memphis, TN
  • Cleveland, MS
  • Lakeland, FL
  • Pullman, WA

    Four TV shows I like:
  • Sex in the City
  • House
  • American Idol
  • Friends (yes, still!)

    Four People Who Email Me Regularly:
  • Ed
  • Dad
  • Helen
  • my choir director

    Four Favorite Foods:
  • fish tacos
  • tuscan chicken Pizza at Old Venice
  • taquitos at our favorite Mexican joint
  • home-grilled turkey/sirloin burgers

    Four Places I'd Rather Be:
  • the beach
  • the beach
  • the beach
  • the beach

    Four People I'm Tagging:
  • Rita Weiss
  • Annie Manning
  • Emily Powers
  • Emily Merritt

    {latest layouts}

    I did this one at a fun online crop we had at Storytellers:

    This one is done with the latest Lilypad BYOC:

    Here's to slowing down! Cheers!
  • Friday, April 4, 2008

    {friday shortlist}

    • I am just loving this right now! For all you Mac enthusiasts, you will appreciate the nostalgia.

    • Podcasts. Brilliant! My favorite, and only real regular one is PotterCast. Fun stuff!

    • I had to explain to Alex yesterday why boys don't wear bras. He wanted to wear my new pink one.

    • I really want some of these for my front yard.

    • How cute is all this pink? I wonder if my girls would let me put this in their room?

    Have a great weekend! Cheers!