Monday, May 23, 2011

Games, Face Painting, And Zen Gardens

We had a nice weekend. Sunny with a bit of rain. I felt like I did a whole lotta nothin'. Which is fine by me. We looked at few garage sales, but didn't find much that fancied us. We went in search of some Wii games at our fave used game store, and I found the most amazingly fun game, "Sushi Go-Round." First of all I love, sushi (I'm a wimp, cooked), and I love games such as these, where you have to be thinking ahead. I played it when the kids went to bed for like an hour, and had a blast. I can see this turning into a ritual

Zen gardens have been popping up alot lately. My son and I have been learning history around the world, and we read about how zen gardens began and such, which was quite interesting. Then I wanted an "Independent Lens" on PBS called "Queen Beetles" and then talked about the philosophy. Then yesterday whilst watched "Sunday Morning" they had a whole segment on Zen gardens. They are quite beautiful and peaceful. I am really interested in creating one. As being a miniature finatic, the idea is quite appealing.

I am loving the minis by Orcara. I bought a couple yesterday, just because of the sheer deliciousness of these sets. Fried chicken, in a bucket , too awesome!

I love the burrito!

We went to my husbands work picnic, the kids had a blast, breaking a pinata, and they even had a face painter, which my daughter was excited about. She meowed the whole way home.

Have a great Monday!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Wednesday, What What

I'm happy to report, we have had a normal week this week. The week started off great. When I woke on Monday, checking my email as I normally do with my cup of coffee, I get my Craft Daily, and started reading the weekly roundup, when I was so excited to see my little entertainment center I made. How sweet of them to post it.
Here's the link. It made my morning.
I made a little breakfast nook over the weekend as well. We had a rainiy weekend and it was the perfect day to fiddle with my minis.

If you notice on the table it is a mini "laughing cow" cheese. They call theirs bull, funny. I had to have this when I saw it, it's made by megahouse. I love those little cheese's so naturally I was thrilled to get it. They each come out individually as well.
My little table and stools were a quick little make. I did them super basic, with just the natural wood. I thought about painting the stools, but I kind of like them natural wood.
I almost couldn't believe as well that a local shop "Hey Tiger" that sells my embroidery, the sweet owner emailed me and told me that someone came in and bought four of my pictures! Whoa! I literally had just made a batch and dropped them off the day before! I am hoping this summer I can get the wheels a turning again and come up with some new ideas. I have some that I have been rolling around in my brain, but just haven't had the time to work on as of yet.
My husband and I have been wanting to start silk screening some pictures this summer. We have been keeping a running list of ideas we have come up with. He has a funny creative side that comes up with the best ideas. With big projects such as these, he has a way of problem solving thinking that I just don't have, so I love it when he can help me figure out the kincks. One summer a few years ago we worked on making sock monkeys together, and we had such a good time. I really enjoy working on fun projects together.
Have a great day!!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Long Week My Friends

I have had one of those weeks. You know what I mean. Just a 'week.' I was under the weather with some sort of flu, then my husband had a meeting to be out of town for (I think the kids have a "act as crazy a possible" clause when they know he'll be gone all day), then my poor husband got food poisioning and was ill all day friday. It was l-o-n-g! Needless to say, I'm still alive. I made it.
I forced myself to make sometime for my hobby in the evening. It is my time to get lost and enjoy my toys. I finished working on my little entertainment cabinet.

I also took some morning shots with some natural light. I have been wanting to take some shots with the upstairs of the room box. It has a really pretty picture window and then a circle window on the side. I have so many more plans for these rooms, but alas it takes time. I have to say, which I've said before, the whole process is very enjoyable and relaxing.

I think that the whole world would be a better place too if we took a ride on the gravy rainbow every once in awhile.

My husband shared this video with me, and the song is so catchey!
Have a great Saturday!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Momma Weekend

I had a great Mother's Day. I hope all those momma's out there had one as well. I woke up around 10 a.m. I can't even tell you the last time that has ever happened. My husband kept the kids incredibly quiet, it was amazing. I woke up to a gift and cards from the kids. They even wrapped the gift in coloring book pages, I loved. They all decided that the one gift that I talk about all the time was a "Waffle Iron." I seriously do. Everytime I go to Target I talk about these. Not to mention all the waffles they will enjoy. I had to use it too. I made waffles for dinner to test it out. They were delicious. I can't wait to get real zany with the ingrediants. I also have some "mini cameras" coming my way too! And to top it off I got some new vans in blue! What more could a girl ask for, a fun kitchen gadget, new shoes, and toy. Three of my most fave things.

Last night we watched the movie "The Fighter" with Amy Adams, Christian Bale, and Mark Wahlberg. I have to say, it was very entertaining. I didn't realize it was based on a true story, which made the movie all the more entertaining. Very well acted. Definitly one to put on your list.

Have you watched "Bob's Burger's" on Fox? Completely hilarious! I don't even really get into cartoon comedies, but this one cracks me up every single time.

I have been working on a new furniture piece. I built a little enterainment cabinet. I plan on glueing it together this week.

We are getting some summertime heat this week. Which is fine with me. I'm enjoying having the windows open!

Have a great Monday!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

If I had a wishlist of toys....well I do

I have been keeping a mental wishlist of toys for several years now. Everytime I spot one on flickr or ebay, my heart flutters. I thought I would share some, and if you ever spot them, hightail it to my email address and tell me! Pretty Please!

Okay, number one, simply because it's cute, and my flickr friend "Tada's Revolution" made me want one several years ago, the "Koeda chan mini treehouse." I love this little thing. I have spotted the larger one's on the bay, but they are way out of my price range.
I just came upon a shop selling them. Oh, drool. I don't know what it is, but I love these.

(Link to harapedoggybag)

Another holy grail is the 'Lundby Stockholm' Dollhouse. I Love Love This!
I believe its the model from the seventies.

(source and history)

Finally another toy that I love love, is Treeson. I haven't been lucky enough to get one in a blind box, but I love these little guys!

I don't think I'll ever stop loving toys. I think my kids like this addiction I have as well. They get excited everytime I get my little packages in the mail. I (or rather my girls) have gotten addicted in the past couple of years to collecting the little hello kitty buildings that Target sells. My girls benefit from my obession with all things mini. I get excited as well with my son and his legos and playmobil. We have a shop in town the sells literally all the sets. Another exciting mini adventure.
Have a great day!

Friday, May 6, 2011


I recently got my own iphone , and I really do love it, especially for just quick checking for emails, blogs, and googles. I do love the picture quality as well. I will have to start taking and posting pics from my phone. Do you have one?

Yesterday was Cinco De Mayo. Its a holiday recognizing Mexican pride and heritage. In celebration last night we went to our fave little mexican family owned taco place, "Luna's." I have to say, they are amazing. We got our fave tacos, with pork, and the kids did a half chicken meal, complete with rice, amazing beans, and their delicious corn tortillas. The make the most amazing mole sauce on the planet.

This weekend is Derby weekend. While I have never been to the races, I have been to Churchill Downs for a tour. If your out and about you may spot a celeb or two at the eateries. We spotted "Mr. Peterman" from Seinfeild a couple of years ago. You have to have a mint julip I suppose as well ;)

On the topic of cameras, I have been on the hunt for some small scale ones. I recently got a Pentax one in pink and blue, but it's quite large. But I did come across a set of cameras that are a decent size, they are keychains, which I would modify.

Pretty sweet, huh?
I love the mini holga's as well!

I'm hoping to start doing some garage saling here soon, now that the season has officially started. My husband is in search of a bike. He has started biking to work. The great part is that when we bought our house when intentionally looked close to where he worked so that he easily ride his moped and now bike. With gas prices, it really is the economical thing to do.

Have a great Friday!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Busy Like A Bee

Things have really been quite busy around here. You think that when the kids are babies your more busy(which you are), but it seems quite the opposite lately. With no naps, they are ready to go all day, which keeps me moving all day.
We have been enjoying having my brother in town, playing nintendo, our new Wii, eating our fave pizza, and just having some fun times.
We are planning out our ten year trip. I think we are settle on Chicago. We can drive there quickly enough, yet go to a city we haven't visited yet. Does anyone have any cool places to visit or eat? I want to find some cool shops. I can't wait to relax and do nothing. Thanks to my mother-in-law for watching the kiddos for several days. Ugh, I can't wait!
And this town is simply amazing! You have to watch the video. I love how each artist has their individual styles and character. You have to watch this!

No Place Like Here: Marfa, Texas from Etsy on Vimeo.

I have finished the floor boards on my room boxes. I have to start putting together some themed rooms. I want to go with a certain time period, one that I'm familiar with. I can't wait to start collecting ideas and pieces.

Well, I hope all is well in bloggy world! Have a great day!