March Peeks

February 20, 2013

The blog has been super quiet lately, but I’ve been crafting and making as usual! Above are a couple of projects I recently finished.

And one of the most surprising emails landed in my inbox this morning: I’ve made Babble’s Top 50 Mom Craft Blogs of 2013 and named #1 DIY Blog! I’m still processing this and my face MAY be on fire (from delight? excitement? disbelief? All of the above.) Even more awesome, I’m sandwiched between two blog crushes on the overall list, Mer Mag and Hellobee. So excited I just can’t even. I’m going to sign off now to squee quietly behind my hands (baby sleeping), do a few jumps and eat some celebratory frozen Thin Mints. Thank you SO much for reading this blog and following over the years!

Hellobee Contribution: Insta Magnets

February 19, 2013

I recently made a couple of Instagram puzzles for my little tornado of a daughter recently. Speaking of puzzles, Mara had mixed up five different sets while I was working on dinner last night. I don’t even think you have to be a neat freak to feel sick over a mess like that. My saving grace: kid puzzles are made up of giant pieces. Can you imagine if it were some 2,000 piece puzzle set of Monet’s water lilies tossed together with a bit of Dogs Playing Cards? Can you imagine?

The square puzzle pieces also double as pretty fridge magnets. You can find my full tutorial at Hellobee.

Playing and Making

January 20, 2013

Keeping busy this month by playing in puddles…

…making art… {idea for dragon}

…and programming video games. His first!

Merry Christmas!

December 21, 2012

Wishing you peace, joy, and happiness! However you celebrate the holidays, I hope you travel safely and have a wonderful time with loved ones. See you in the new year!

(Above pics are from an impromptu trip down to Charleston, SC where we finally reunited with the ocean and had an amazing time! And I guess I’m not above using the same graphic as last year. *red with embarassment* Time ran out quick this month! Another rushed card from 2010, card from 2008, and an oldie from 2006)

No rush, guys

December 21, 2012

I’ve been feeling especially anxious lately (haven’t we all) to preserve their innocence. Locking them in a protective bubble of safety sounds better and better each day. Can’t they hold hands, play hide-and-seek, and jump and play with abandon…forever? Kai is the opposite of me and gets horrified at the idea of an eternal youth. “But mom. I wouldn’t get to learn how to drive.” Good point son, good point. I sometimes forget that growing up is fun and has a lot of perks, too.