Monday, December 19, 2011

Moving day!

After taking the summer & fall off from blogging I'm ready to step back into the fray. But with a different format. I've decided to begin a new blog, one where I post a picture or 2 (or 3!) each day (or whenever I am so inclined!) and write up a few sentences of what we've accomplished in our day. As the year is coming to a close I'm feeling the need to document our life in a more simple way. I toyed with not even blogging but I like the community and the ability to look back and see what we were up to!

So please join me over at "iHappy":

Monday, June 6, 2011

June means Green

Late last week I took a walk around our backyard to take a few pictures for the start of June. June 1st the group at Project Spectrum switched over from red to green. What a great time of year to look for green!

I got some great shots of a few of the things out there and there's still more! So I'm sure more pictures will be popping up here during this month. Now that we are living back in the suburbs rather then right smack in the middle of the city where there was hardly any nature to be seen, I'm excited to get out there! I'm planning on lots of walks with the little one this summer with camera in tow.

Friday, June 3, 2011

This Moment {Knitting!}

{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. Joining Amanda again this week!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Yarn Along

Ginny has some big news this week! Congratulations to her & her family on the birth of their baby boy! I'm not sure if she'll be hosting the yarn along this week but I thought I'd post anyway.
I cast on this weekend for a pair of Blueberry Waffle socks for my dad for Christmas. I figure it's never too early to begin Christmas knitting! Except I chose green yarn for them. I've been trying to come up with a different fruit rather then blueberry for them. I can't think of a green fruit though!
And for reading I've been poring over my old quilting magazines. My little one is still in her crib but before I know it she'll be in a big girl bed (sob!) and I want her to have a Mama made quilt. I can't find exactly what I'm looking for so I may have to try & sit down to put to pattern the picture in my head of how I want her to quilt to be.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Holiday Weekend Fun

Thankful for:

~BEAUTIFUL finally summer weather
~Window fans that cool off
~New outside water toys
~Cooking on the grill
~Family & Friends
~A little one who loves to dress in Mama's shoes (& purse & clothes)
~Toddler legs
~Lazy summer afternoons
~Little ones who are content with a pen & paper
~The inevitable pen marks on said toddler after pen & paper fun
~Those who protect our country
~Summer watermelon
~And corn on the cob
~And potato salad
~The birds singing
~The summer roses blooming
~Cut flowers on the kitchen counter
~The sound of lawn mowers
~The smell of grass
~So much more

So thankful that all this was packed into just one three day weekend!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Project Spectrum

Another round of Project Spectrum began at the beginning of May. Project Spectrum is the creative project of Lauren from Lolly Knitting Around. This is my second time participating and I'm really enjoying the focusing on one color a month.

To begin this round May's color to focus on was red. Above are a few pictures that I took throughout this month. Not as many as I had hoped but still some.

I had knit a pair of baby booties out of the yarn in the bottom...again I had wanted to knit a few other projects but it just didn't happen! I do have a few projects all set to go for June when the color is green!

I love Project Spectrum for it's wide variety of interpretation. There is no limit on where your creativity can take you as you delve into each color. I chose to go very laid back for May and yet red still seemed to pop up...almost like it found me rather then the other way around!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Lemon Sunshine

It rained here for almost 2 weeks straight. Then we had one GORGEOUS day and then more rain for 5 more full days. By the 15th day of rain I was ready to go crazy!

Then our local grocery had lemons on sale. So I bought a bunch, went to my new favorite blog for recipes: Smitten Kitchen and found this post with a recipe for Lemon Bars.

I made them with the 1:1 ratio. I'm not all that fond of lemony tartness but my husband LOVES it. So I pretty much made these for his taste buds and for my need for bright color in the house!

They came out a little too tart/sweet for my taste but they weren't too bad as I ate quite a bit myself! And they did brighten up my kitchen and now the sun has been shinning in and out so everything is good!