Sunday, February 27, 2011

happy trip

We took a quick trip to Florida to see my family for Matt's 15th birthday.

Even though it was a whirlwind trip, we had a great time.......

First thing...we dropped the little robot toy I'd made at a restaurant...

we enjoyed hugs, smiles, margaritas....and BBQ

we made fun of Page's new footwear. If you only KNEW her you would know she is a fashionista and having to wear these in public about killed her....hahahaha!

Papa got some quality time in with Matt and Kaela

We hit the commons in Destin and wandered around a bit, killing time and just enjoying the weather.

Later we ate cake!

making a wish........

after wards, well fed and tired.....but not too tired for a game of Pokemon...

Sunday we all had lunch and visited until late afternoon...then we had to dash back finish homework and laundry!

Friday, February 25, 2011

craftiness in February

I got crafty in February........

I made this wonky little robot for an upcoming toy drop.....

and an acorn to drop in the Fall (thinking WAY ahead!)

some gnome home experiments....the snow was a little overwhelming but still cute overall

and one that I sent off in a swap....

along with this sweet gnome home pincushion...

and wrap around the branches of my YOE tree....lots and lots of them!

and a little red hen ornament for someone...

to go with this apron...

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Hangin' with my gnomie

I walked into the sewing room yesterday and saw THIS!

Apparently, Suki and Gunter have found each other...

Monday, February 21, 2011

a little love

You gotta love a man who buys you your favorite flowers....even though roses are the norm at Valentine's Day (even if a certain daughter called to remind him not to forget.....ahem)

You gotta love a man who buys you a fancy schmancy pastry board for you for Valentine's Day

and you gotta love a man who pulls out this cookbook

and promptly makes blueberry and cranberry scones for the family to enjoy

yep, you just gotta love that man!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

January's craftiness....

I made some wintry ornaments for my YOE tree and an ornament swap I was in...

a snowy owl with a bit of holly...
some snow fairies...

and a snow lady...

One of my partners got this scarf since she lives where it gets cold...

and a sock monkey hat for my niece who lives in Nebraska....and just happens to work at a zoo.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Happy Birthday!

Mojo turned 10 yesterday! His birthday always gets lost in the shuffle of Valentine's Day.
Sweet Mojo is just as spry (albeit grayer) than in his younger years.......

We got Mojo as a puppy....I wanted to name him Valentino since he was a Valentine's Day luck there...the kids won out.....

waiting to go outside when we lived in Fort Worth...

checking out who just walked by our front yard....

guard duty at the top of the stairs...he can see out the transom window over the front door this he likes it when you grab his paws as you walk up the of his favorite games.

getting a belly rub...

taking a well deserved nap in Leo's kitty bed! Don't feel sorry for Leo though, he sleeps where ever he wants!

Happy Birthday sweet Mojo!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Happy n Sad

Someone went to the orthodontist yesterday and got braces.......he is happy:

It'll be so good to see him smiling again but for now he is just REALLY sore!

Someone else couldn't go to the dance last night because she was sick...she is sad:

At least we have this picture of her trying her dress on....

and to think, we found the CUTEST strappy sandals with a sweet heel to go with the dress.
Then, she spent 30 minutes a day EVERY day last week wearing them so they wouldn't hurt when she went dancing...

such is life........*sigh*

Friday, February 11, 2011

at an angle...

We were in Barnes and Nobles the other day.

As we were walking up to check out, I was looking at all those little 'in a box' books. I'm sure you've all seen them. They are tiny and usually lined up near the check out. In this particular B&N, they were all set on their shelf at an angle which made reading the title difficult.

I heard Matt come up behind me and whisper to Dean "Dad, look...why would anyone put out a rapist in a box?"

Dean was like "what?" A RAPIST in a box?

Matt said "yea" and pointed to this:

He was so serious and seriously offended that anyone would publish something like that.

Of course, since I'm a mommy hack, I busted out laughing and yanked the little book up and pointed to the title. Matt turned a delightful shade of red as we all walked out the door....with the sales clerk laughing behind our back.....

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Need I say more?

Monday, February 7, 2011

YOE craftalong theme for February

EEEEK!!!!!! I forgot to post this on my regular blog! Here is my YOE craft along ornament theme for February, so sorry its late! I hope some of you will craft along with us ornament nuts......

Gnomes are so enchanting.....grumpy happy little workers in pointy hats and shoes....with beards so thick you can't see their faces at all!

They go home to their cute little snow covered gnome homes and sit in front of the fire with a mug of warm grog.

makes me think of this postcard again...which made me think of our theme for this month....


February's theme: a "gnome home" ornament!

Challenge: Use a different medium that you usually do. Try something different!

Activity: go to see the Gnomeo and Juliet movie. You can always blame it on me :-)

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Gnomie nails.

I was playing on google for my newest YOE theme and came across these. I totally wish I could do this...even if just to go see the movie Gnomeo and Juliet.

you can find out about them here......but check out the trailer first...I'm taking Gunter when I go...I just hope he behaves!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

going cold....

I love Starbucks salted caramel hot cocoa but they no longer use insulated cups, at least not locally.

There is nothing quite like a $4.00 hot cocoa going cold before you take the first sip, especially when you only work 5 minutes away.
Yep, nothing says treat turn off like cold "hot" cocoa!

Which is why I made this little cozy.

I made it to keep things hot, not to keep my hands it is not a wrap.
It slips totally on the cup, including the bottom. I didn't want ANY heat escaping!
I even thought (briefly) about making it with a lid but decided fuzz in my cocoa wasn't that appealing.

I used wool yarn and just created a cozy around an empty cup I had. The little green stopper helps a lot too.

So, if you are crochet crafty and want to create one of these little guys, it is super easy to do.
I didn't write down the pattern but there are a TON of them online. The only thing I did is to keep an old cup to test it by. You want it to fit snugly.

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