a pretty cool life.: April 2011

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

In progress

The best part of not hosting Easter dinner at your own house is getting to spend every spare minute on a project. 

Big brother is going to be moving into his big boy bed any day now, so I realized I'd better get a move on with his quilt. 

The whole thing has been kind of an experiment from the beginning. 

Big surprise coming from me, I'm sure. ;)

Hopefully I'll be sharing the finished product soon!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Easter Eve

I love our tradition of coloring eggs the day before Easter.  But you probably already knew that, seeing as I did this exact post last year, too. 

Oh well. 

Happy Easter!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

April crafting

Mother Nature, you're killing me here.

I've got two little boys with cabin fever. 

And it's 40 degrees outside. 

In April.

Oh for crying out loud.

Michael's $4 wooden dinosaurs to the rescue.

It was 45 minutes well spent. 

A little messy.

But well spent.

Ferocious, no?

Last time I got comments about paint on the dining room table. 

I'll just say certain messes don't bother me.  Like paint on the table. 

Our house is meant to be lived in.  And it is.

(When we paint inside we always use Crayola paints.  They come off with just a baby wipe.)

Other messes, like chalk dust, would make me crazy.

At any rate, this was an enjoyable project.

But now the weather can feel free to get back to normal so we can get the heck outta here!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Weekend sewing

Lucky for my girly sewing needs, we have another niece having a birthday this month. 

I completely winged (wung?) it on this one...no pattern, and only a vague memory of shirring.   

This was a great little project.  The fabric is from an upcycled sheet and the buttons are from my stash of new and vintage.  Start to finish, I think it only took me an hour...if we ever have a little girl, she'll have a closet full of these!

Happy Monday, friends!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Happy Sunday

I guess my Christmas cactus didn't check the calendar and decided to bloom anyway. ;)

Monday, April 11, 2011


All the green that's starting to sprout up outside makes me want to get that springy feeling inside, too.

We even tried the preschool science favorite:

And lo and behold, we have some sprouts!


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