Monday, June 27, 2011

Bride to Be

My sister's bridal shower.

The theme of the shower was Prince Charming (that's what she calls her fiance). Everything was pink and white. There were glass slippers filled with pink and white M&M. When wrapping my sister's gift I completely forgot about the tradition of taking the ribbons and bows to make a mock bridal bouquet. I wish I would have remebered and made a fabulous bow for it. She is so happy and in love it is contagious. Only 26 days to go!!


This picture cracks me up! It's my 2 sisters, their husbands and our sweet dog Angus. More to come on the anniversary party I just need to get the pictures organized first.

Friday, June 24, 2011

11 Years!

Today is my 11 year wedding anniversary. Usually we keep it mellow...just go out for dinner the 2 of us. However this year we decided to renew our vows and have a party!! I am really excited that our friends and family get to share in the happiness. I am so lucky to have married such a wonderful guy who loves me for who I am. He accepts my faults yet brings out the best in me.

Also this weekend is my older sister's bridal shower! Love is in the air! P.S These pictures make me miss my bangs!

Saturday, June 18, 2011


Yesterday we had lunch at the coast. It was a beautiful Friday and I just couldn't stop myself from sharing this picture. Today is another bright and sunny day but I think we will wait till the crowds leave the beach before we head to the beach.

Friday, June 17, 2011

I took a fat quarter cut it 4 inches wide and stuffed it with 3/4" wooden balls.
When I woke up this morning I knew I wanted to sew something. I knew I wouldn't have much time to myself. However I really wanted to make something today. I made a nifty bracelet. Its really all I had time for today.
Here is FW 1st sewing class! He really enjoyed it. I had him make a coaster to get the feel of the sewing machine. Also taught him a few sewing terms. I need to find some "manly" and basic patterns for him.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Proud Mama Hen...

Yesterday was a great day FW graduated elementary school.

All my Sista represent!

I love my sisters they are all so gorgeous.

So proud of our baby.

Another milestone. I can't believe I am a Mom of a middle-schooler!

Summer is here...I have mixed feelings about summer. I enjoy having the boys home but its the sibling arguments that get on my last nerve. One minute they are playing nice. I look over a second later and its a full on brawl. I refuse to let them veg out and watch T.V. all day. There should be a parenting/ self-help book on surviving the summer. I would buy it!! I try to set up trips and activities but by the end of the day I am beat and the kids still have energy...Oh and the house is a mess. I <3 Summer

Friday, June 10, 2011

Busy Bee

I have cut out the fabric for my Folklore bag and I am ready to piece it together...However my older sister's wedding is this July and things are getting busy. I am excited to be helping out but it really puts my sewing on the back burner.

Clambake, Tart Deco, Siren & Lively Lilac

Can you tell I am going through an orange phase? The picture doesn't do these bright colors justice. Trying to mix it up instead of my standard Red or Wine color.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

LA Zoo

Look at those spots...

The LA zoo is so green.

Getting some good use out of my Bridie sling.

We decided to make the most of being early risers and drove to the LA Zoo. We haven't been since they opened the new elephant exhibit. It's pretty neat. D really wanted to see the snakes but now the zoo is building a new reptile house so the snakes were off exhibit. D was not happy about this. Yet it was a good lesson in you can't always get what you want.

Friday, June 3, 2011

week of The Boy

Maisonnette Oceanside

So yesterday I went to Maisonnette fabric shop in Oceanside, CA. They only carry awesome prints! Maisonnette has Anna Maria Horner's new fabric. That's what i ended up getting. They carry lots of patterns like Oliver&S, Amy Butler and Collette. I love it so much it's my screensaver


523 North Freeman Street

Oceanside, CA 92054

Mistakes will be made...

Thinking of using the light blue fabric for the inside pocket of my Folklore bag

I always get a little nervous starting a new sewing project. I just know I am going to do something wrong along the way...cut the fabric wrong, wrong seam allowance, miss a step in the directions. I always figure out how to deal with the mistake and in the end I usually end up with something I love. Before I start a project I like to do a little Internet research to see how other people sewed their project. Its great if I find helpful suggestions. When I sew the more information the better! I also like to see the finished project!

Thursday, June 2, 2011


I went to my absolute favorite fabric store today! Maisonnette in Oceanside. I want to buy every piece of fabric they sell there! I got fabric today but I'll post about it tomorrow.

You can check out their website

Sea World San Diego

FW knows when the tail goes up NO good can come from that!

Checking out the new Sea Turtle exhibit. Can you see the sea turtle in the far right corner?

The sea turtles are where the manatees used to be. I always enjoyed seeing the sweet sea cows eating lettuce...who knows where they are now.
This guy reminds me I need a nap!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Wacky Hair Day!

It's wacky week at FW's school. Today was wacky hair day. Our inspiration was caught in a wind storm. I tried my best but doing hair really isn't my thing. It's a shame we got FW's hair cut last weekend. His hair was really long...I could have done crazy braids.

Let the Great world Spin

I just finished reading Let the Great World Spin By Colum McCann. This book really staisfied me! It has some dark subject matter but there was always hope. I really loved how all the stories were tangled up in New York. I was really happy with the ending because the author tied it all up.