Thursday, March 6, 2014

DIY- SHORT LOUNGE SET AND PATTERN REVIEW








I worked on this lounge wear short set all week. Ok, I started one day earlier this week, stared at it the other days, and decided to finish it today. I absolutely love the print and I thought of relaxing in the house on a warm summer day when I bought it. Unfortunately, the bottoms were a bit tight on me so I decided to give it up. I'm no seamstress and I tend to be in denial of my true measurements. I used McCall's pattern M6848. It was very easy to follow and I plan on using it again. I opted out of the binding on the arms because I was being lazy, but it still turned out great! I'm feeling pretty proud of myself right now and I hope the new owner loves it just as much as I do.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

LACMA- THROUGH THE EYES OF THE KIDS
































All of the pictures were taken by my children, except for the last one. We had a great time at LACMA. There were so many awesome exhibitions we couldn't possibly show you all of them. My sister invited us to go with her since it was free that day. I would encourage everyone to go and check it out.


Monday, March 3, 2014

WAR OF THE UTENSILS

  How come we can never keep equal amounts of forks and spoons? And why are knives exempt from disappearing? In my house there are currently 2 spoons and one of them looks like it lost a fight with the garbage disposal. Someone either has to wait for someone else to finish eating, or use a fork and try to scoop the soup quickly into their mouth. Here are a few scenarios I've come up with as to why this is happening:


  • The forks and spoons are rival gangs and right now the forks are clearly winning. I wonder if they toss the spoons out of the drawer in the back where no one can see. Is there a graveyard of spoons somewhere between the cabinet and the wall? How are sporks holding up during this violent time? 
  • There is a spoon genocide. I don't know why anyone would want to make all of the spoons disappear, but it's happening in my home. Maybe the kids are doing it because they rebelling against soup. In my defense, it is still winter and soup is great during the winter!
  • Someone (I won't name any names) keeps taking our tupperware and utensils to work and not bringing them back home. I'm sure their co-workers have a nice collection of our stuff by now.
I don't know what's going on around here, but since I've started writing this, we lost another plate at the hands of the little one. When will it end?

Friday, December 20, 2013

THROUGH THE EYES OF ANDY



























We let Andy have our old, but very functional, digital camera. He took to photography like fish to water. He takes it everywhere and takes pictures of everything. He especially loves taking "selfies." I'm definitely curious to see how he develops as a photographer. Keep in mind, he's only 4 years old. Not too bad eh?