Friday, January 29, 2010

Day 60 - color palette

"ta, da" ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪♪

i love the khaki green cargo pants paired with the pink tulle tutu and the soft delicate pink flower tank dress~~~ what a sweet combination. LOVE it ♥

Day 59 - my Organizing tools

i spent today stapling, labeling, filing, preparing for taxes, all those general office projects... tossing junk mail! these are some of my favorite power tools~ btw, it might look like a mess to you, but i do know where everything is, lol.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Day 58 - Project Spring

preparing the yard and garden for spring, planting bulbs for a beautiful Easter show, this is the first year I've been able to plan ahead since we moved to our 5acres. gathering all my clay pots, because it is fun to add the different dimension... I always think back to my great grandmother Downings beautiful property in Willow Creek, CA. I discovered about 10 years ago, that when I plan what I want my home and property to look like that my gg.Katherine has a powerful impact on the emotions I want to convey to the family and friends that come to visit me. I know that it took her years to create the beauty of her home, so I am planning. A sense of peace, beauty, abundance, thoughtfulness, love, welcome ~ HOME.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Day 57 - Save on Gas

I've been wanting to stop and take a picture of this for a very long time, today I made it happen~ I find other peoples hobbies and collections very interesting. We were driving past this home during Christmas at night and it was all lit up, looked like an old gas station open for service, it was GREAT~

Monday, January 25, 2010

Day 56 - rock pathway

I am reading a book called 30 Days to a Sexier You, each page list a task to complete. p.50 says to PLANT SOME FLOWERS. So my girls and I went out to plant bulbs for spring flowers. I think all women want to be considered sexy. I guess I'm well on the path~

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Day 55 - ♥ heart necklace

this heart necklace was a gift from my mom when I was a little girl. it is not an expensive piece of jewelry, but it is one of my most valuable possessions. when I wear it, it makes me feel "LOVED"~

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Day 54 - long time friends

my friend Dawna and I have been friends since 5th grade (over 20+ years), we kept in touch off and on over the years, and now with the boom in facebook, we were able to reconnect, I am so ecstatic to renew our close friendship, today we spent the day looking through old photos, listening to music, watching youtube videos together, chatting via fb, eating the best apple pie in the world, and laughing through it all. D even let me doll her up for her evening out. it was a very fun girly day~

Definition: auld lang syne
The times gone past; the good old days.
[Scots : auld, old + lang, long + syne, since.]

"Auld Lang Syne" (Scots pronunciation: [ˈɔːld lɑŋˈsəin]: note "s" rather than "z")[1] is a Scottish poem written by Robert Burns in 1788[2] and set to the tune of a traditional folk song (Roud # 6294). It is well known in many English-speaking (and other) countries and is often sung to celebrate the start of the New Year at the stroke of midnight. By extension, its use has also become common at funerals, graduations, and as a farewell or ending to other occasions.

The song's Scots title may be translated into English literally as "old long since", or more idiomatically, "long long ago"[3], "days gone by" or "old times". The phrase "Auld Lang Syne" is also used in similar poems by Robert Ayton (1570–1638), Allan Ramsay (1686–1757), and James Watson (1711) as well as older folk songs predating Burns.[4] Matthew Fitt uses the phrase "In the days of auld lang syne" as the equivalent of "Once upon a time..." in his retelling of fairy tales in the Scots language.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Day 53 - tabletopcollage

love the smell of coffee beans~
my obsession, mini scrapbooks~
love crafting in any form...

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Day 52 - a Beautiful day for a walk

as soon as I saw the sun was shining I rallied my girls together for a walk in the fresh air. We have a beautiful nature walk on our property from our home down to the creek. We also hiked our neighbor's trail down to the beaver dam and tree swing, it was
a be
autiful day~

Day 51 - Cinnamon Toast

when I was a little girl, my grandmother Bev used to make me cinnamon toast, it was a real treat and we always enjoyed it. I had no idea at the time how simple it was to make. Butter the toast and sprinkle with sugar & cinnamon~ yummy! When my girls can't think of something they are interested in eating for breakfast, I always offer cinnamon toast. And they always cheer, "yeah!". And so I am carrying on this very simple sweet tradition and I fondly remember my grandmother every time I make it for my girls~

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Day 50 - texture

love the different textures represented here

Day 49 - I love red anything

Day 48 - dark berries - DO NOT EAT

dark berries on one of my shrubs~ loved the colors

Day 47 - peeping tree

Day 46 - Fruitloops

I am so proud of Caitlyn, she pitches in and does what needs to be done. She doesn't need her mommy to do everything for her, she just needs my love and approval. I love the expression on her face, because I am telling her how proud I am of her~ ♥

Day 45 - with a bit more Grace

Alyssa lost her 2nd tooth with a bit more Grace then the first time. Mommy pushed it down until it popped and it was so loose. Took only a bit more convincing that all was needed was a tug. One quick tug and out came the tooth. Flossy the Tooth Fairy brought her a certificate, sacagawea $1, and left a trail of pink super fine fairy dust all over her and her pillow~

Day 44 - Brunch

Brunch: noun
a combination breakfast and lunch; usually served late mornings....

our favorite meal time in our home is ~brunch~ ♥

German pancake also know as Dutch Babies

Day 43 - Sweetheart sweetness

I love the expression on her face, she is enjoying the sweetness of her treat~ "my sweetie"

Day 42 - Exuberance

don't you feel the joy~

Monday, January 18, 2010

Day 41 - gentle claw

our cat Autumn is always very gentle with the girls, when she gets upset or scared she has never attacked the girls, we do not cut her claws because she is an outdoor cat and needs to be able to defend herself if needed, and I'm always so surprised at how gentle she is with the furniture too, she is very smart~ we still miss her sister, Sally kitty, who we believe found her fate with a coyote, both cats have always been very protective of the girls, any time they felt the girls were in danger they would attack~ we love our kitty ♥
the new debt is if we will be adding another pet to our family, I've always wanted to get a dog, but I don't feel that I'm ready yet for the additional responsibility, I bought a book about tiny dong for the girls to look at and they all fell in love with a tea cup chihuahua - brown with fluffier fur then most pics.... "ooooohhhhhh, so sweet, I want to have her" and a list of names began being discussed. Hailey loves the name Cocoa (hahaha, no surprise). Brianna likes the name Mimi. Alyssa wanted to name the puppy Sally after our kitty we miss. Caitlyn liked the name Lily. We are still in the discussion phase~ but the girls were jumping up and down with the excitement of the potential that we might get a puppy.

Day 40 - little photographer

Hailey got a pretend camera from Santa, "say cheese" she walks around the house pretending to take your picture. Here I captured her photographing her "sweetie" cocoa riding on the Barbie Swan.

Day 39 - experiments with hair styles

borrowed a book from the library about braiding~ my girls all have such beautiful hair!

Day 38 - doodling

my favorite flower that Brianna doodles ~ she is such a talented artist

Day 37 - treasures in drawers

all my girls have always walked around on their tip-toes, but this was a first for me, Hailey discovered she could see into the drawers, she saw me put the flashlights away in there, and my girls love to play with flashlights ~ the moment struck me in such a beautiful way and just kept getting better, because then it turned into a game, where she would tip-toe to peek into the drawer and then come running into my arms, giggling with joy, over, and over, and over again.... the BEST~

Day 36 - "Love" socks

so much fun to express your personality is small ways~ we "Love" fun, funky socks~

Day 35 - Six Word Stories

I started journaling Six Word Stories after discovering a group on Facebook. I really enjoy the challenges that I am taking on this year. I wonder if I'm trying to many "new" things. Wish me success in all my endeavors~