Looking for the A Miracle For Maverick auction? You can find it at Emily’s blog, where you can find more of his story, the auction, ways to share, and even enter to win a door prize for helping spread the word. Today’s refashion is pretty gender-neutral. I’ve got these on my middle daughter here, but… Continue reading Refashion Therapy– tiny pants fast
Love hurts. I went ahead and made the dress I had been jabbering on about making for Project Run and Play’s sew along. Or in my case, Project Run and Almost Play. I was literally one seam away from finishing it but had to throw in the towel in the name of cuddling my children.… Continue reading All you need is LOVE
Just a quick pop-by say-hi. I thought I’d share something I came up with to distract my adorable monster Olivia (who refers to herself as both Olivia AND Monster so you know its legit) yesterday. She is pretty obedient, but of the school of ‘mom didn’t specifically say Don’t Climb Up The Side Of The… Continue reading Mission : Play With Your Food
Sometimes the best kinds of thrifty fun can happen when you go with your impulses and use the most basic things you have available. Blanket forts, reading a favourite book with crazy voices, and simple sock puppets are all examples of simple, classic fun you can have with your kids. So put a no-TV-before-noon ban… Continue reading Summertime, and the Living is Thrifty–fun&games
This is the age where you still sortof believe you can fly. Hurtling through the air, with naught but a bit of plastic to hold you up. Running hard and fast, leaping, whipping back, giggling.This is what swings and summertime are for. I was invited to ‘fly’ as well, but I declined as I figured… Continue reading Flying
Nicole and I picked up a kite at Costco for her and Chris to fly together. She picked out the lizard, because “I love lizards!” Apparently. She wanted to fly it right away, of course, so I had to explain to her that kites can’t fly without wind, and you can tell it’s windy when… Continue reading Its a windy day!
<img src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/_YPqw-U1GIs4/S3NSMRVRKfI/AAAAAAAABUg/rdbJFLjlEsQ/videoc63534a4e356%5B5%5D.jpg?imgmax=800" style="border-style: none" galleryimg="no" onload="var downlevelDiv = document.getElementById('d78a448f-c4e3-46dd-8b9f-43cfa4f3e62e'); downlevelDiv.innerHTML = " http://www.youtube.com/v/RflRA2DvZAI&hl=en“;” alt=””> You like how she looks all upset whenever I don’t scream? Feel free to draw your own conclusions over whether you’d buy these shoes. They’re very cute, though. I did get the impression when I bought them that they came with… Continue reading squeakyshoe monster attack
No. No, don’t save the drama for your mama. DOES NOT WANT. So, yesterday morning my precious, PRECIOUS child woke up at 6am. So okay, she was a little cranky by 8am, I think. There was a moment during breakfast which was definitely not a high point for her where she tried to dash her… Continue reading Save the drama for your mama
Nicole found a mermaid toy in her bucket and broke into song. Ahhh, this brings back memories… memories of myself singing the ‘ah ah ah’ “song” from The Little Mermaid. I distinctly remember my kindergarten classmates asking me to stop singing it all the time… and I also distinctly recall thinking they were just jealous… Continue reading the mermaid’s song
I cut Nicole’s hair myself today. It was a blizzard – did I not mention that earlier? We had a blizzard. True story. Anyways, Chris and I took her to the rather empty mall and we were going to get her hair cut. Well, she took one look at those hairdressing chairs and decided no… Continue reading blizzards and panic attacks and haircuts, oh my!