Sunday, August 31, 2008

Violet meets Cinderella

   We attended a birthday party last weekend of one of my HMN friend's daughters. It was a beautiful party. Great healthy food, good people and even Cinderella. We had a blast!

Saturday, August 30, 2008

In Memory

Brian's late grandmother Catherine made these toys for Brian's mom when she was pregnant. They were given to me at my baby shower with some other treasured keepsakes. I think they are adorable and Violet does too. Thanks MV for passing them on to me!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Happy Birthday Violet!

Today we celebrated Violet's 1st Birthday!!! What a great year! We had a picnic at the Boston  Public Garden. The weather was perfect and it was the first party I have thrown that I was able to fully enjoy. I kept things simple, so I could be more present in the celebration. Mission complete! I will add more photos later. Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

A visit from the IFGF

 We had a surprise visit from Violet's IFGF.  He is one the sweetest, kindest human beings I know. It was fun having the house full of guests! Hope to see you soon!

I <3 Freecycle

I love freecycle!!! I have received so many awesome things. Here is the latest.  A children's sewing machine... it is "sew" cute!!!

If you have no idea about freecycle, go to or ask me!!

Friday, August 8, 2008

TV Curtain

Well, as many as you know I have been anti TV lately. Don't get me wrong I love my HGTV, and the nightly news. I grew up watching all the 80's sitcoms and had my fair share of Mr.Roger's and Sesame Street and I turned out ok.  However, I don't want the TV to be the center of our world. I saw this TV curtain idea and just had to make one. I don't like using patterns, so this was a great sewing project for me. I used some material I had left over from Violet's curtains and an old hankie. Let me know what you think!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Enjoying Summer

I have been really productive this summer. Enjoying fine moments with friends and family. Simplifing...decluttering and preparing for next season. My etsy shop is finally up and running and I have had two sales. Our new website for the gym is up and running:  My next goal is to capture a core audience on my blog. I would love to do give a ways and such. This blogging thing fun, I have been really enjoying it! So if you have visited, please leave me a comment. Thanks.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

One Year Ago

I was waiting!!!!!!! Going to the bathroom every 1/2 hour. Acquiring Fiona feet, cutting my rings off.
Uncomfortable, but very excited! Pregnancy is amazing, but I am thankful my littlebird is here and that I am not pregnant this summer. To those of you who are, just remember that it is ALL worth it!!!

Visit with Ari

Violet had a great day playing with her cousin and godsister Ari. We had a lot of fun!!!


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