Thursday, March 26, 2009

Crayon Roll

I made Jane a crayon roll for Valentine's Day...and I'm just getting around to posting about it now, sorry. It was really fun and easy to make, and it is definitely a hit! I made it from a tutorial that I found here.

Each crayon has its own little pocket and then it all rolls up and ties.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


Do you remember this show?

Well, we started calling Jane "Charles" recently, because she thinks she's in charge. It's always, "Stand up, mom!", or "Sit here, mom!" or "No, not that way!" (when I'm driving the car... as if she knows how to get there) or "Do this one now!" (when dad is lovingly drawing happy and/or sad faces on her hot dog slices with mustard, as seen here).

Notice the furrowed brow and the frustration with the mustard artist.

Sorry, Jane, but I think I'd rather have the real Charles bossing me around.

Dining Room: Before & After

Above, our dining room chandelier is all dressed up and ready for the Easter Bunny to come. That chandelier makes me swoon. It was a gift from my groom on our first wedding anniversary and I will always love it. He got it here. That poor chandelier hung in our dining room for four years until we finally made up our minds about how to decorate the room. And here are the results. But first, I have to show you the "before" picture. Yikes. Those drapes made us so sad, I think we took them down the day after we moved in. And that fright of a chandelier that you see below was passed up by everyone in every garage sale we've ever had and we finally threw it away!

And here it is after:

Here's a close-up of the paper:

Monday, March 9, 2009

Spring Forward

We went from snow in Atlanta last Sunday to this 70 degree blue sky gorgeousness this weekend. Jane is soooo happy to be back at it in the great outdoors.

Kate got in on the fun by sucking away on her pacifier with the breeze in her hair and on her toes (she takes her socks off). See her back there?

And then yesterday, a visit from the ice cream truck! Isn't that Dora the Explorer ice cream hilarious? It had creepy gumball eyes.

Hopefully spring is here to stay!