Monday, September 24, 2007

Green Acres? Well kind of.

My camera's batteries are still not holding a charge so whenever I go to take pics of the projects I'm working on it goes all wonkey. I have some other pictures I have been wanting to share.

Several months ago my husband and I were looking for available land to purchase for the later years. While we were out looking we found some property that we feel completely in love with and decided to purchase within the first 5 minutes of seeing. As soon as we closed on the venture my husband expressed interest in moving there, right now! He is ready to decide on a house plan and just do it. It's only 28 miles away from where we live now. I live just north of Dallas and the property is just north of us.

I was stunned. I love where I live, they have just opened a mall not 4 miles from my home that has every store I could ever desire to shop in. I have always planned on teaching in this school district. I'd be moving from a town of 80, 000 to a town of 5,000. My oldest would be leaving all her friends and their families who I've know for years now. Needless to say I had mixed feelings about it. With prayer I am coming around. I know this is the place for us, of course it won't be too hard I mean just look at it.

looking out the front of the property

these two are the back of the property

Neighbors on either side and back have horses. Sometimes there are 30-40 behind us.

and the girls love it (Joe also told them he would get them a dog if we move. Bribery!)

Friday, September 21, 2007

Hey, there is a squirrel stuck to my screen . Funny, huh?

I thought it was really stuck and then Joe came home and gave it a nudge and off it went. It was the most fun we had yesterday. You can see some other pics here.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

I've been working on some Christmas gift ideas that I want to share, problem is I keep forgetting to charge my camera batteries. I did get them in the charger today and will be posting them soon.

I thought I might share a great recipe website I love to browse. Joy of Baking is full of scrumptious goodies. I do enjoy baking, it's the cleaning up after that stinks, when I get in the mood I love muffins, cookies and breads. These carrot muffins are delightful and my kiddos gobble them up.

There is even a link for English tea party recipes here. If I were having a tea party I think my menu would consist of....


Sunday, September 16, 2007

Wow! I splurged today. I purchased one of these nifty Trek Lime bikes. I am in love with it. I had my heart set on a old school cruiser bike but was introduced to this and became easily swayed. It automatically shifts gears and is super comfortable to ride. My older daughter and I will enjoy some nice long bike rides now. That is if I can keep my husband off it.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Yarn Cup

I have been organizing my art shed and found this little yarn cup that I use for instruction. It's upside down in the photo so you can see the bottom of the cup. It is a great idea for that yarn stash you may have around. I think it would be a great gift idea that kids can make grandparents or family. It makes a fun pencil holder and you can never have enough of those. Right? You can use any yarn but the fun crazy yarn makes it fun. I do think it's best to start with the smooth yarn at first. You can find the lesson here. The picture below is a cup made with all fuzzy fun yarn. I think it looks like a monster. I have considedred putting some wild eyes and a mouth on it.

I've also been busy stealing sugar from the girls.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

I was reading the blog Finishing Well this morning and Mike was discussing a fascinating photography project. A photographer named Michael Wolf captured photographs of residents in their flats in Hong Kong's oldest public housing estate, 100 rooms, each 100 square feet in size. You can see all the photos here.

There is a pull down menu in the top right corner of the page. Under the Projects link are several other projects to see. Architecture of Density is another fascinating project. You can see it here.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

My Niece started a blog to update family and friends about baby Bentley's conditions. You can check it out here.

There were some positive signs that came from the medical test the doctors ran last week. It seems that when they ran the Upper GI the barium made it's way through his little system.

Please continue to keep him in you thoughts and prayers.

Monday, September 3, 2007

What I did while I should have been cleaning my house...

I started making some fabric yo yos. I'm becoming obsessed! I even made an etsy treasury all about the yo yo! You can check it out here.

I sketched on these onesies with some fabric markers. Baby Bentley can have some attitude

I made this great headband with the pattern from Heather Bailey's blog.

I also made headbands for my girls and my little one quickly found another use for it!

I've also been playing around with photoshop. There is just way to much to learn with this program!