15 minutes before this picture was taken Audrey was telling us she wasn't tired and was finding every excuse she could to keep getting out of bed. She told us she was cold, so we gave her an extra blanket, she came back again to say she was still cold, we gave her another blanket and told her to stay in bed! Within 10 minutes she was out and I think she may have gotten a little to warm!!!
(Picture taken by my hubby. It's a little blurred but I love it anyways!)
1. Favorite things about Spring: The warm sun, opened windows (my favorite thing after a long winter), the birds chirping, kids playing outside and loving every minute of it.
2. What I'm doing for Spring Break: Taking a few day trips with the kids.
3. Favorite Spring flower: Tulips, Tulips and Tulips!!!
4. Do you have a garden? I'm hoping to have a small one this year.
5. If so, what do you grow: I've started some seeds inside; tomatoes, spinach and some herbs. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that they grow.
6. Do you do Spring cleaning? Absolutely! Last year I joined Simple Mom's Spring Cleaning party and got so much accomplished. I'm planning to do it again this year. I've actually already started. I love to get rid of things our family doesn't use anymore!
7. What is your weather *really* like right now? Wonderful for Maine! The snow has been gone for a few weeks, the temps have been in the 50's (70 on Saturday). Hoping it only gets better!
8. Snapped any weather related photos lately? Share one with us! Nope! Nothing to exciting yet, everything is still brown. 9. What's your favorite thing to do on a sunny afternoon? Open the windows and doors. Relax outside in my chair. Go for a walk.
10. Favorite TV show right now? Grey's, other than that I don't watch too much TV.
I haven't blogged for two weeks, I think that may be a record! Wow that's bad, or is it? I told myself when I started this blog it was for me to have fun with and I was my own boss of it so "no rules" but I sometimes I found myself feeling guilty but lately I've found myself letting that feeling go....I simply can't do it all....who can? So, I will blog when I can and enjoy it! Anyway...this is what I've been up to................
Rediscovering my Bread Machine I've had my bread machine for 12 years and it seems I use it a little then put it away. After reading a post over at Clover Lane (all it took was seeing the picture of her bread machine and I thought "I should pull mine out") Ever since taking it out almost two weeks ago I've been making a fresh loaf of bread every other day. What makes me feel like keeping up with it more than anything is having yummy,natural, no sugar, made with love bread! Everyone in the family is loving it! I'm thrilled mine has a timer on it, this makes waking up in the morning all so worth it....especially for sleepy heads like me!
1 cup and 5 tbls of WATER
3 tbls OLIVE OIL
3 tbls HONEY
1 teas LEMON JUICE
2 teas SEA SALT
2 cups BREAD FLOUR
2 cups WHEAT FLOUR
That's it! Easy and so good.
GIRL SCOUT COOKIES Sorting and Distributing
This is Audrey's First year being a Daisy and she's having lots of fun! After selling 148 boxes we decided to stop (I realized we had to sort all of these cookies and distribute them...YIKES) Oh, and Peanut Butter and Patties and Carmel Delights were the thing! My favorite...Thin Mints, to bad they didn't make you thin!
Well, first off I don't sew! It's never been my thing. As much as I would love to say I love it and can do it....I can't. But being a Mom you sometimes have to do things that may not be your thing. Audrey has earned a few patches that had to put on her smock so I stepped up to the challenge and sewed them on, I didn't do too bad (just don't look too close). Yes, my sewing box is pathetic but it works for now!
Celebrating BIRTHDAYS......very important ones!
First Eric's (hubby's)
Simple and nice, we got back late from dinner and shopping but had to make sure we all had cake before bed.
Then my Mother in laws "Nannie Wizza"
And, Last but not least....Ethan's 9th Birthday! Two close friends, family, a cake made by Nannie Wizza and Lots of Legos, made for a perfect birthday!
I've started exercising twice a week with other people, yes others. This is HUGE for me, it's something I've never done in my 38 years of life. I've always felt uncomfortable and being uncoordinated never helped, it's true, but I'm working through it and doing the best I can. I realize everyone is concentrating on breathing and surviving through the class that they aren't watching me. It will be almost 4 weeks since I started and I'm feeling stronger already. The biggest reason I decided to do this is I really need to get my heart rate up and build strength. I would love and need to loose weight but truly I'm just thrilled that I took such a big step and started, the rest will come.
Keeping up with my Project Life is fun and worth it but it does take time. Just remembering to take a picture everyday is the hardest part, sometimes I cheat and skip a day here and there, then take two on one day. It's working for me and I don't think it really matters, the end result is all good.
Well, hopefully It won't be another two weeks until I blog again but if so.......it's ok! Thanks for reading through lots of this and that.
2. So Happy that March is here, one month closer to spring!
3. Wondering if I'm the only Mother who makes their kids sit at the table while she stands up puttering around the kitchen eating and cleaning up?!?!!?
4. I heard that singing Happy Birthday isn't aloud at school anymore. WHY? I just don't get it! Pretty soon we won't be able to wear colorful clothes because it might offend someone. Who makes these rules? Adults who have issues, because I certainly don't think it's the kids.
5. Wishing I was in third grade again, then I would know EVERYTHING! (Love ya Big Guy!)
6. Happy 60th Birthday to my Mother n Law to whom was my age when I met her (39)!
7. Loving that every time my 6 year forget to do something she responds by saying "OOPS".
Sproost says my interior design style is: 33% Traditional Country
34% Wine Country Style
I'd have to agree they are pretty right on , all I need to do to make these rooms perfect is to throw a few pets, toys and blankets into them, along with the kids and hubby!
I love the green room below! I don't think I would dare do a green room but I love looking at it. Green is my favorite color!
Even if your backyard isn't acres of farmland and you don't actually have a chicken coop, your house sure brings you back to a time when that was the case. You love spaces that feel casual and lived in. Furniture is practical and comfortable, and yet at the same time its very stylish. The best part of country style is how much it highlights collection and found objects. Antiques here, garage sale finds there and Aunt Milly's hand-me-downs throughout. Unique items that used to serve very practical purposes are now on display, and their history seems to permeate the home. Each space in the home seems to invite friends and family to come in and stay a while. There is a true sense of home felt throughout.
When it comes to materials in Traditional Country homes, think rustic, warm and comfortable. Wood or natural tile floors, natural or painted wood tables and chairs, and natural materials on the soft furnishings. Stripes, plaids and florals are popular and often all are mixed in one room. Soft vintage leather and suede are common and wrought and rusty iron also reinforce the rustic nature of the rooms. Large wood pieces of furniture are very common, and help manage storage throughout the home. Wallpaper is very popular and most often highlights floral patterns. For traditional country, the concept of minimalism is avoided at all cost. It's the collections that give the space character and reinforce the lived-in nature of the spaces.
For color, spaces can go either bright and airy or soft and muted. Think of the countryside in spring and summer with yellows, bright greens and blues. Or you can go for more of a fall country day, and go a bit darker but still stay in the earth tones. Dark browns, reds and greens. Either direction you go in, be it light or dark, the key is warmth. Traditional country rooms rarely, if ever, feel cold.