Monday, January 25, 2010

Sunny Day in California

After sooo many days of rain we busted out and went to Disneyland. A little bit of sunshine before the next storm hits tonight.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Meet My Mother

Recently my mother gave me the most wonderful gift. She gave me her baby blanket, bonnet and booties from when she was a baby. I was so touch by this tiny photo of her at one year old. ( I can't tell you how long ago that was. )

Here is a doll that just finished "reborning". Meet Nola. She is wearing my mothers bonnet, some vintage clothing and sitting on a quilt made by my sister Suzie. Nola has auburn curly hair and brown eyes.

Love you mom!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Gingerbread Dreams

Christmas Eve was spent making Gingerbread Houses with the daycare kids. Merry Christmas to all.
And to those of you who are of different faith, Happy Hanukah !! That is Adams new Yamika.
Happy Holidays!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Quick catch up

This is the closest photo to a Christmas picture that I have taken so far this year! This was on Adams 18th birthday at Disneyland.
I coul list a million reasons why my blog has been left unattended the entire month of November but lets just sum it up with I'm too busy, easily distracted and having computer issues!!
The daycare is doing really well. Three new children, 2 newborns and an 18 month little girl join our 11 other little angels!!
Easily distacted - it seems the minute I get near my computer with the best intentions of emailing and blogging, I end up visiting such wonderful and amazing blogs until my computer time is up. I need to do a post n my favorite people and places to visit.
It suppose to be a cold and rainy weekend. Hopefully I can set aside some time to take pictures of some of the projects I have been working on. I have some really exciting things I would like to share. I have finished a few more reborn dolls and have been finally learning about my Cricut
Expressions and card making and scrapbooking. So many incredibly talented people share their ideas on videos on you tube and their sites. Like I said I am easily distracted!!
Much love to all the wonderful people I have been ignoring lately!!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Happy Halloween!!

Happy Fall y'all!!
Since Halloween is almost come and gone I beter send a quick post of a few of our Halloween decorations. As usual the kitchen is all about Disney !!
The front garden is an addition made by Adam. It is so cheery and make a great plac for photos.
My favorite Hallween treat was a visit from David and Krista!!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

I Made My Own Laundry Detergent

I'm on a new path to rid my home and daycare of harmful chemicals and lead more natural life.

Today I made my own laundry detergent. I found out how at There are many sites for directions but this one has got
the cutest laundry room!!

I of course used the PINK Zote soap because it is PINK, but I also really like the scent. It smells clean.

I have been shopping for more natural foods and whole grains. I love to cook but when it is just me and my little picky princess it is really hard to do. Now that my household is larger again ( 17 year old son is back with me !! Yiippee!! ) and his entourage of friends are always looking looking for snacks, I am excited to cook again. I am storing my pastas, rices and grain in Mason jars instead of using any plastics. I am doing mypart reccling an reusing and I love the way my pantry looks!! These jars contain - fusille, orzo, natures burger and Country gravy mix.

You can see some of my vintage ice cream scoops and a tin bread box I am refinishing for pie.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Prayers for Pennie

Last night my friends two year old baby girl passed away after a tragic accident. My Heart goes out to her. I can't imagine her pain.
I just want to say to each of you, I love you and am glad you are part of my life. Hug someone today.