Thursday, July 28, 2011


 We had my nephews [Douglas in the middle, Fletcher on the
right] over for a [first] sleepover this weekend.

Let me tell you, a good time was had by all!
 I made Sugar Cookie Cupcakes [replaced the Very Vanilla
Frosing with Cream Cheese Frosing from the same site].
 In the morning, I made homemade waffles.
 [I dared not take a picture of the bedroom, where they
played most of the evening/morning & destroyed]
 We'll definitely be doing more of this soon!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Engagement/Family Photos

I've been meaning to share these for a long time.
 They were taken by Jamie Burns Photography.

 She's fabulous, don't you think?

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Indoor Planter

The first time I saw this condo, I immediately envisioned
an indoor planter in the dining room window.

It had a perfect deep sill for it.

Finally, a couple of weeks ago, the boy and I got to work.
 All of the measurements were based on our window sill
& we added a cute trim for character.
 We drilled holes in the bottom for drainage.
[And were told too late we should have lined the
wood planter with something, oh well.]
 Here is how our precious planter started.
 [I plan to paint the outside, I'm just not sure yet
where I'm headed with it.]
 Now, about two weeks later, it looks like this:
I wish I had taken a picture on day 1 straight ahead like
this one, so it would be easier to tell how marvelously
these green babies are growing.

Nonetheless, they're doing perfect thus far!
I only hope it continues!

Friday, July 8, 2011


I've clearly been slackin' on the bloggin' front, but
Jacob's soccer season ended a few weeks ago.

It was something new for him & he really enjoyed it.
In his last game, he really seemed to catch on to what he
was supposed to be doing, too.
[That's irony for ya.]
He and Dougie [my nephew] played together,
which made it even more fun.
 [This cracks me up.]

 Good job, buddy!
Now, go back to your team & coach.
 How precious are they?!
 Because it was their last game, the coach had
a party afterward at his house.

 Dougie + Jacob = BFFs