Monday, October 29, 2012

Picasso Pumpkins

When it came to carving pumpkins, I drew a blank!  I wanted something easy but not the typical jack-o-lantern face with triangle eyes.  Then it hit me... Why should I have to come up with anything?  I employed Little Miss Eleanor to do the honors of drawing the face.  Brilliant! 

Looks just like her, right??


They turned out better than they would have, had I drawn the face.

...and thus, Picasso Pumpkins were born!

Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

My Girls

I'm still here... just coming off of a brief hiatus.  We just celebrated a couple of birthdays which called for a brief photo shoot.  Since my version of Photoshop was on our computer that was lost in The Great Flood of 2012, I have been using a new photo editing website called Befunky.  (What's The Great Food of 2012, you ask?  Well, while the rest of Ohio was in a drought, our home, that was up for sale, was under water due to a faulty toilet hose.) Anyways, Befunky.  It's very similar to the former editing site, Piknik, and although I miss Photoshop, Befunky has some fun effects and makes editing quick.  Without further adiue...


Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

What She Wore Wednesday

Welcome to another round of What She Wore Wednesday

 This week Little Miss has decided to pair a whimsical floral top with a vibrant floral skirt.  This loud number begs the question, how much floral is too much floral?  Throw in a pair of striped leggings, because no outfit is complete without a few stripes, and PRESTO!  You will find yourself on the next episode of What Not to Wear. 

Today’s Tip:  When combining patterns, consider sticking to a theme.  Go all in, especially when working with a floral print!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

What She Wore Wednesday

Welcome to another long awaited installment of What She Wore Wednesday, featuring my two year old fashion guru, Little Miss.  This week's outfit isn't the wildest thing she has ever come up with.  You certainly won't find this beautiful butterfly sun dress and polka dotted leggins in Vogue, but I wouldn't pick a fight if she wanted to leave the house in it. 
This outfit worked its way into the What She Wore Wednesday series mainly because of the way her two sidekicks are dressed.  


Check these darling babies out!  On the left we have Baby (Yes, her name is Baby.) She is sporting a pair of brown, orange, and yellow patterned slacks with a manufacturer-issued pink blouse.  She likes her britches large so she chose a 9 month size.  On the right we have Sally.  She chose to go topless but kept her outfit conservative by pulling her size 2T pants up to her armpits.  

Disappointed that she has been shown up by a couple of infants, Little Miss suggests that you stop back next week so she can prove she is still the best dressed, most fashionable two year old you have ever seen!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Sweet Memories

Just so you are up to speed, our family has recently taken up residence at my Grandma's.  She is recovering from a hip fracture and since I have been blessed with both the ability and the flexibility to help care for her, we packed up and moved in for awhile. 

Living with Grandma can be a real challenge, but it has its perks, too.  One of my favorites is the chance for my girls, husband, and myself to make new memories with her. 

As we were taking a Gator ride today, we drove past the beach area at the pond.  I commented about the out of control weeds and almost instantly my mind flashed back to a time, so many years ago, when I was in that very spot with my Grandpa. 

Grandpa and I had spent the day pulling all of the weeds from the sand and spreading fresh, soft sand over the beach.  He would dump the sand from the skid-loader bucket and I would work it around with the rake.  As we finished up our job, I remember him taking the rake and tediously making perfect lines in the sand.  Then, as we walked across it toward the house, he suddenly picked me up and said, "When you only see one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you."

What a sweet memory!  A sweet, priceless memory of my faith filled Grandpa!  I love knowing that we are creating moments like this each day that we are here.  There couldn't be any greater compensation for my work!