Monday, August 27, 2007

The Time Has Come - Finally!

This week will be busy... So, don't expect me to post too much. We are finally going to move!!! Hopefully by Wednesday. I am SO excited.
We have tenants moving into our 9th street home on Saturday.
And, we have a wedding on Friday evening, for which I am doing all the flowers!
So, I will give you an update next week, after the craziness!

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Radio?! Who Needs Radio?

Gillian & I had to drive over to Saratoga yesterday, with her having refused to take her nap, prior to this excursion. We were in for a rather tumultuous ride, I knew. During such occasions, Gillian requires music. Or, she often resorts to screaming. But, several months ago, I had my car battery replaced, thus locking my radio/stereo. But, who needs radio? I know songs....
Her favorite seems to be Amazing Grace. That is one of my favorites, too. Because, I know all the words to all the verses! With other songs, I'll begin, thinking "I know this one, no worries". Then, mid-song, my mind goes blank. Oh, I guess I don't know most of it... And, if such a pause lasts too long, the screaming will then recommence. It's best to stick to what you know...

The Chair was Just Right

Yesterday, Gillian & I were at our friend Betsy's apartment, talking about the flowers for her wedding next week. Gillian was thrilled to find this chair just her size. She thought she was so grown up, being able to touch her feet to the ground. It entertained her for a good amount of time!

Friday, August 24, 2007


In trying to purchase our new house, it is necessary that we watch our money more tightly. So, I have created a budget & keep my receipts & keep track of how much is being spent & where. It is very exciting. I have set up an account on wesabe & can't wait to actually start using that. (I am currently waiting for my bank to complete setting up our accounts online...)
I just added up all my grocery (food, paper goods, cleaning products, diapers...)receipts & was very pleased to see I am right on target. We are striving for a $250 monthly grocery bill. Does anyone have great tips they want to share? I have a "store comparison" excel chart that I am working on. This way, I really know who has the lower prices - is it Target? Costco? Safeway?

Thursday, August 23, 2007

That's It!

I am buying felt - tonight. There are way too many cute craft ideas I keep seeing. Look at this little penguin guy, Turtle & Pin Cushions!
And then, there's all the various felt play foods to be made...

Dolls & Toys & Crafts

I have had a hard time pulling myself away from this talented lady's blog, Wee Wonderfuls. I want to start working on some of her craft projects. I haven't ordered any patterns yet. So far, I just keep looking at them & drooling. Check it all out.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Film Roll Developed

I just got a roll of film developed from my "old" style camera. Here are some cute ones from Holly Reiter's wedding this summer.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

What Movie is Your Love Life Like?

Your Love Life is Like The Princess Bride

"Since the invention of the kiss, there have only been five kisses that were rated the most passionate, the most pure. This one left them all behind."

For you, love is like a fairy tale - albeit a fairly twisted one.
You believe romance is all about loyalty, fate, and a good big of goofy fun.

Your love style: Idealistic yet quirky

Your Hollywood Ending Will Be: Perfectly romantic

Thursday, August 9, 2007

On the Cob

Gillian's Aunty Steph just sent us this picture of her, chowing down on corn on the cob. I thought it was so cute...

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Green Salsa

Here's what we are eating tonight -
Grilled Pork Chops with Tomatillo Salsa. We are looking forward to it!
We got nearly everything we needed for it from our CSA farm box, except the pork. But, that was just hanging out in our freezer. So we are set. The veggies for the salsa are roasting in our oven right now.