Monday, March 15, 2010

Moving Day!

The blog is moving:

See you there!!

Monday, March 1, 2010

German Glass glitter eggs

Using this:

I made these eggs with German Glass Glitter:

I am all about Spring. And Easter { + Easter candy}. I have 2 more colors to do for the eggs. I bought the German Glass Glitter on etsy. I heart etsy.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Gluttonous Behavior

February is proving to be a gluttonous month. We are either a) at home snacking or b) at the mall (shopping). On my list for the month were these delicious apple peanut butter cookies I found here at Picky Palate. The whole family loved them. Especially Scott. I made mine extra large because I didn't want to make 3 batches. I adjusted the cooking time.

Avery is earning her first "reinforcement" for responsibilities completed this week. I am doing a baseline of stars to earn. The only star she has yet to earn is: try not to whine, Oi. Her reinforcement is: earn a treat, so I plan to take the token in a small plastic bag for her to trade in at Wegmans. She has done an excellent job at teeth brushing, eating her vegetables and putting her toys away this week. Bath is still proving to be challenging. We have to continuously wipe the tub down for imaginary fuzz. I think we are do for a Scott post soon!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Home . . . Again

I've been busy! Shoveling that is. We are home again. Snowstorm #4. It wasn't a "big" one this time but schools were cancelled anyway. Last weekend we brought home this antique desk for Avery. It looks great in our family room and Avery has a place to hang out, eat her snacks etc. Might make for some nice photography shots when we can get her to sit long enough. On a side note, Avery's place skills are really coming along - could be due to all time spent playing indoors this winter! Her favorite toys to date are: Duplos (legos for toddlers), play kitchen/food, lotto game, dancing & musical instraments, playdoh, and pushing her baby doll around in the stroller. I can't forget arts & crafts: markers, crayons, gluing etc. Happy Snow Day everyone!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Atlantic City here we come!

{Click play - the video still plays even though the screen is blank!}

As promised, a little video of my gal pal Avery. She's so smart! While being cooped up inside this house over a very long winter for a 20mos old (and a 33yr old) she learned to play matching lotto. Perhaps she'll help us win at the slots the next time?

Monday, February 15, 2010

Surf's Up Little People

Here's what we are thinking about these days:

Yes, our days at home became so long we had to break into the toy-reserves.

Notice too I have taken the "snow" off my blog. I am not taking any chances. As our pastor put it on Sunday: "please stop praying for snow."

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentine's Day 2010

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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Photographic Textures

Yes, I took the following photos!
{top photo: rose outside the Globe Theatre at the Renaissance Faire}
(bottom photo: Atlantic City boardwalk}

I applied textures Aged Wood and Retro from Shadowhouse Creations. In both photographs I first applied the Aged Wood with hard light then applied the Retro as an overlay. I used this tutorial from Matt Nicolosi to apply textures using Photoshop Elements 7. I am loving textures!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Here is the sneak preview of Avery's valentines gift. Avery loves cookies; she even knows to watch them bake with the oven light on. Since we've been home alot due to weather and colds we've seen more than our share of cookies lately. I decided to buy her some felt food cookies for her kitchen instead. I came across this set on etsy from Posie and Me. It's so stinkin cute in real life! I know she is going to love to roll out these fun cookies!

On a funny note, The Lettered Cottage, a house blog I follow just had a tutorial on creating a dining room table vintage style. She even created "worm holes" in her table top. She could have saved herself some time and borrowed Avery for a meal or two. We have several "holes" in our table top from her fork. Here is the post (and it is a beautiful table).

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Scenes from a new day . . .

A new day in the aftermath.
We worked hard this morning digging ourselves out!

Stop sign anyone?
Goodbye blizzard of 2010!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Blizzard 2010

Guess where we live?

Almost white out conditions.

Our back deck.

The grill.

Scott has ventured outside to shovel twice. We've stayed inside. Avery keeps asking for her jacket - surprise there - hopefully tomorrow we can get out. I'm still recovering from the 24hr stomach flu (it was a grand experience) and we are hoping to keep everyone warm, safe & healthy! Thank goodness a valentine's surprise for Avery made it here before the blizzard - pictures on that later!! Videos coming later this week!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Glitter Glitter everywhere!

Here's what Avery and I did {made valentines for her classmates}. . .

While this was going on {nor'easter}:
A few small bling for upcoming Valentine's Day:

Hope you are enjoying being "snowed" in!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Scrapbook Page Christmas 2009

I don't profess to know much about scrapbooking, though I do love the feel of paper and fabric. I do a "birthday" and "christmas" scrapbook for Avery - 1 page for each year. Here is this year's page:

They are predicting a lot of snow this weekend. Not sure how much will really amt but my Spool class was cancelled (boo). Avery is not a fan of snow. She likes to say it but not go near it. With below freezing temps I am not sure we'll venture outside much. Waffles are on the menu for tomorrow morning compliments of Scott's waffle maker! Hoping to take a few pictures this weekend!!!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

{Ginger Rogers - taken w/ my blackberry and sweet vintage applied post processing}

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