Saturday, August 21, 2010

Ah, Vermont

It's not just rolling hills and open minds. The beer, oh, the beer is so good. This is what I call good design.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

New Kitty!

I'm a bit late on this post. We actually added a new member to our family at the beginning of the month. But, Mark and I had to agree on how to spell his name. Please join me in welcoming Alowicious to our crafty home.

Alowicious was rescued by the same people who rescued Andre. He was on the "mean" streets of St. Pete for almost a whole year before he was found! It's not a very nice story. Alowicious and Andre have become fast friends...even though Andre still lays claim to the best duck watching spots in the house.





Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Back to Work with Michael Thompson

Faculty and staff came back today. Ah, the first day of work. We had a very long first day back. However, We had a very special guest speaker and I appreciated every minute of our workshop.

We spent the day with Michael Thompson, an author and psychologist who specializes in children and families. He spent the morning speaking on the subject of social cruelty, and the afternoon on the development of boys. He was insightful and incredibly informative. Take a look at his books if you are interested in either of these subjects.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

My first Spoonflower Order

I'm a little excited. Well, perhaps a bit more than that. I just opened my package from Spoonflower and danced with the fabric in the living room. I ordered two fabrics for the "Spoonflower I Spy Swap.

I figured that since I was placing an order I'd design a fabric. Mark actually created the design-my Sunshine Wave logo. I LOOOOOOOOVVVVE it! I was afraid the colors would be off. But, the are PERFECT!

Time to go cut my squares...

Thursday, August 5, 2010

My Space-In Progress

The third bedroom is slowly turning into a very comfortable crafting room. I keep organizing, reorganizing, and adding little homey touches.

Mark gave me an tiny, old shelf. It was very country. After I got rid of the door I painted it white.

Ah, perfect! I've had these letters since I was a baby.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Vacation-Pt. 1

We just got back from a wonderful, and very busy, vacation. While in Massachusetts we popped over to Belmont, a lovely town where I lived during middle school. On our walk to Belmont Center we passed the library and Powers Music School, where I took piano lessons. Oh, so many great memories.

While in MA we had two wonderful dinners. Il Casale, in Belmont Center, is located in the old fire house. The food is rustic in theory, and sophisticated in presentation. Dante, in Cambridge, overlooks the Charles River. This was the most amazing dinner I have had in years. Every bite was heaven. As a vegetarian, I often have trouble finding satisfying food when eating out. Not the case here. Perfection!

Il Casale

Me and my mom before dinner at Dante.

Our last night in New England Mark and I walked around Downtown Boston. We didn't have tickets to the Red Sox game, but we felt the spirit!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Ah, Summer

Well, I finally finished the cookies! I think they were a hit.

The day after packing up the cookies we took off for New England-a much needed get away. I had no internet access for a few days. I was wonderful! Once I unpack I'll post my favorite pics.