Monday, June 23, 2008

Craigslisted it: Fern

Lucy and I named her "Fern."
She's a beauty... formerly a wig model...

I've got the perfect spot for her in the new studio!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Craigslisted it: Lucy's Toybox!

Love Love this toybox! Can't believe someone would sell it. Most of all - Lucy loves it. She's already loaded it up. It sits about 4 feet wide. You can't see it in the photo, but there's a chimney, too. The roof is hinged and opens to access the bin. Totally adorable - reminds me of Mary Poppins ;-)

Craigslist Makeover: Mabel's bed

Purchased this great boys bed on Craigslist a few weeks ago for Mabel. Love the storage! A few coats of primer and paint and it's all girly!. Will look even better when the room is finished! (Fall project)

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

happy pie

One of the fam's favorites for dinner tonight - "nearly" homemade chicken pie (i used a rolled crust). So much tastier with fresh herbs from the garden inside. The girls loved the happy face! and they loved eating it up...
Lucy and I had some more garden grape tomatoes at breakfast this morning and this evening we picked an early girl tomato from its stem... for breakfast tomorrow. :-)

Monday, June 9, 2008

i LOVE Summer

What a great week and start to summer...

We spent the entire weekend outdoors - hanging birdseed feeders, tending to the gardens and swimming, of course! These are the best days. I rarely turn on the kitchen oven - we cook everything we can outside (including several Japanese Eggplants from the garden recently!). Friday, i lunched on a handful of sweetpea pods freshly picked. I must confess to eating them off the vine every time i go out there...
Tonight, we ate the first of the Grape Tomatoes. There are a few Early Girls turning red. Hopefull they'll be part of lunch by Thursday!

One of my favorite things accomplished last week: I installed an outdoors clothes line. Have dried every load since... 4 or 5 of them. Am really hoping that this will help save on the power bill.

more soon... won't wait so long till next time! xo