Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween 2010


   Oh what fun did we have this year! We had about 175 Trick or Treaters come by. Even Mrs. Claus came over.We ran out of goodie bags and had to close the door early! Here are some photos of this fabulous weekend. I am off to go watch a scary movie. Halloween is not complete until a scary flick is watched. Hope you all had a fun night. The candy fairy will be arriving later this week. More on that later!

Friday, October 29, 2010

This Moment (inspired by Soulemama) Singing in the Bath

This moment  - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for all to find and see.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

New Little Kitchen Corner

   We have been in major decluttering mode over here. We have a fairly large house and have plenty of storage, but we want to get rid of as much "stuff", so that one day we can redo our beautiful attic space.We threw out 7 bags of trash this week. We are getting rid of our "stuff". Stuff that we really don't need. We have found lots of treasures going through our accumulated things....like baby photos of my mom. We are organizing all sorts of corners around the house. We did this little project in our kitchen and I love it! This is our new pantry door. What do you think?

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Out Our Window

   What a beautiful weekend filled with color. I just love this time of year. This is what I am seeing outside these days. Happy Sunday!

Friday, October 22, 2010

This Moment (inspired by Soulemama) First Singing Solo

    This moment  - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for all to find and see.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Muffin Tin Mania

Violet has been super picky with eating lately, so I busted out the muffin tins. It is a great concept and is perfect for fussy toddlers. If she tries all the muffin spots and eats most of them she get a bonus muffin spot filled with a few chocolate chips. If you haven't tried this with your kiddos, give it a shot. They will love it! 

Monday, October 18, 2010

Fall Nature Table

   I know it has been fall for a few weeks now, but now I finally feel it in the air. Here is a look at our Fall Nature Table. I will be back tomorrow with a fun giveaway!

Friday, October 15, 2010

This Moment (inspired by Soulemama)

     This moment  - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for all to find and see.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Homemade Lolipops

   Violet has been very into cooking these days. Last week she wanted to make lolipops. I was not a fan of giving her lolipops, but you can't hold out forever. I do love teaching her that she can make many store bought things herself. These were very easy to make. Here is the recipe:

2 cups of Organic Sugar
2/3 cups of water
1/8 tsp cream of tartar
food coloring (opt)

Combine sugar and cream of tartar with 2/3 cups of water. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Boil until 290 degrees. Remove from heat. Add color. Dollop onto parchment paper or into molds, add sticks when partly cooled. Chill.

Violet was thrilled that she could make her own lolipops and told everyone she saw that day what she did!

Monday, October 11, 2010

The Fair 2010


   We had a great day at the Fair this weekend. The weather was perfect and the day was spend with good friends, good food and lots of fun!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Handmade Happiness

   Vintage is 3 months and now big enough to wear some of her handmade outfits. I knitted the hat and friends of mine gave the sweater, the pants and the blanket in the background as gifts. Handmade gifts really are the best. Vintage just loves the outfit too! Happy Tuesday!

Monday, October 4, 2010

End of the Airstream Season

    We spent our last night at the Airstream...boy was it chilly. We had a fun time though and spent time at the beach. We had two fires...lots of marshmellows. We tried a new Tapas restaurant too and that was YUMMY! Here are a few pics from the trip.

Friday, October 1, 2010

This Moment (inspired by Soulemama)

     This moment  - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for all to find and see.

First Ballet Lesson

   I told Violet that when she didn't wear diapers anymore, she could take ballet class. Well, today was the first day. The studio is located within walking distance from my home. The owner is a friend of mine's daughter. She was me 10 years ago taking her passion and making business out of it. I gathered some friends to start a class. There is no year long commitment or required recital. It is perfect for a preschooler! The girls looked so cute and had a blast! Violet can't wait until next week.

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