Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween

What a gorgeous night in the Northeast. It was 73 degrees tonight. There was a balmy breeze with beautiful leaves blowing in the streets and a nearly full moon. You couldn't have asked for a better night. Violet got the hang of trick or treating very quickly. Luckily she has not asked for her candy yet.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Playing Store

Oh the treasures of childhood. Violet and I played our very first game of store the other night. She played it for two hours straight! I think we have a pretty good food selection. And everyone needs a little chocolate hence the chocolate covered cherries. I would love a set of pretend wooden eggs from Nova Naturals (hint hint) to add to the fun and maybe some play money although I am pretty sure we can take some from our Monopoly game. I am thrilled she loves her vintage cash register as much as I do. What a fun day!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Change of season and rearranging

   I love changing things around in our home. I have had this idea for awhile, but had not gotten around to it. The other night my husband and I completely rearranged our living space. I wanted to put the focus around where our Woodstove is going to be instead of around our TV. I am not a big TV person, but I like to watch the news when the little one has gone to sleep. And the weather channel. I have fond memories growing up of watching the news with my dad when he got home from work. It's just something I have always done and despite of what they are talking about I still find it soothing to me.  In the kitchen I pulled out a beautiful vintage tablecloth I found thrifting over the some. Add some freshly picked apples and some of the last flowers from the garden (which were a pleasant surpirse when they started growing, I have no idea where there came from) It's a perfect fall scene.  What fresh energy a little rearranging will do. What projects are you working on in your home?

Monday, October 19, 2009

It's Getting Creepy Around Here!

My husband carved these foam pumpkins to add to his Halloween Collection. We live in an old fashioned neighborhood and get hundred of kids on Halloween night. It is the event of the year. And this year is going to be the best! My husband has been making halloween decor since last spring. Violet and I will be on the porch as the Highland Witches. My husband is going to make our front yard look like a cemetery and he is going to be a grave digger. I usually serve warm apple cider and have a basket full of toys/crayon/ some candy. I'm not sure what we are going to give out this year. I'd like to something creative. Any thoughts?

Saturday, October 17, 2009


I have had a real interest in the Waldorf philosophy since Violet was born. We recently found a place where we can attend class every Friday. Violet loves it. We play with the most beautiful toys for the first part, then the children sit for snack and the day ends with a magical puppet show. The Waldorf toys are simple and made from natural materials. The school is a great place for me to get ideas to bring to our home. Here are a few pics of Violet outside the school, I will ask permission next week, if I can take pics of her inside.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

The Fair

Over the long weekend, we met up with some great friends and headed to the Oldest Fair in the country. The Topsfield Fair. This is always a fall tradition of ours. I usually enter the photography competition, but I missed the deadline this year. Next year I am determined to enter it again and also try to enter something in the Agricultural dept. We had a great time!!!

Gardenmama giveaway

My regular computer has been having some issues, hence the lack of posting going on around here. I have much to update you on and I will soon. But for now...headover to GARDENMAMA to be entered in the fabulous giveaway she is hosting.

See you soon!!!

Friday, October 9, 2009

DC Trip

I picked the right weekend to go away. The weather was absolutely perfect! The train ride there was quick and easy. I slept nearly the entire way and woke up refreshed and ready for a night with my best friend. I went to see him in his play. He was amazing. I was so glad I made the trip to see him in his show. That night we hit my favorite coffee/bar and relaxed with good company and conversation. The next day I hit the local farmers' market and flea market. It was great! I got some amazing things!! Some that I will be putting in my shop tomorrow. I got a Vintage Showcase Spot for tomorrow night, so I need to stock up. At the market I happen to come across the new Supreme Court Judge Sonya Saltamayor, so that was cool.

After the market, I got free admission to the Newseum. I highly recommend visiting that museum if you happen to be in the area. They had amazing exhibits, which included a Pulitizer Prize Photography exhibit, a 9/11 tribute and a really cool 4D movie. After the museum, I met up with my friend and we went to a Turkish fesitval, had a drink at the posh W hotel in their roof top bar overlooking the White House, then dinner and movie. It was two full days!!! DC is beautiful. The weather is mild and some of the neighborhoods, such as Capitol Hill are so darn cute. Hope to go back soon...maybe with the entire family next time.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

What I am loving right now

Sorry for the pictureless post, but I leave lots of links to check out. I have been a little absent. My little one has been battling a ear infection. We have had two nights off schedule. She is in bed now...hopefully settled for the night.

We checked this place out last week. And we loved it. Hopefully we will be heading there tomorrow for their Waldorf Park drop in program. I have also discovered this new craft and I hope to experiment with it next week.

I am heading to DC for the weekend to see my friend in his first theatrical debut. This is his group. I am hoping to go here on my free day.

That's all for now. Happy October.What are you loving right now?


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