Saturday, November 19, 2011


so christmas card season is coming up and i'm so excited! although i may dread actually taking our family photos, i thoroughly enjoy browsing cards and deciding which to choose from. these days, they have so many modern and fabulous choices! last year we went with shutterfly and i couldn't have been happier with the quality. here's a link to remind you what our card looked like.

are you stressing about christmas cards yet?
what company are you using?
happy picture taking!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

spring bulbs

i know i mentioned that my dadis one amazing gardener.
to say he has a green thumb would be an understatement.
he recently sent me some pictures of his indoor garden. he just planted his spring bulbs and the way he presents them in his gorgeous antique pots, moss, and twigs is just breathtaking to me. 
take a look:

isn't his taste impeccable? someday, i will have my own garden as beautiful as his.
but in the meantime, i'm trying. and he has helped big time.
look what he had delivered right to my door step!!

300+ bulbs. a variety of daffodils, paperwhites, and tulips.

although my yard will look nothing like his, this spring will be beautiful around here.
i put david hard at work to dig holes for my hearty daffodil bulbs. 
it was so gratifying digging in the soil with my fingers and "sowing these seeds."

although i am LOVING this fall season, i can't wait to see the first signs of spring peek through my yard.
thanks dad so much! not only for the bulbs, but for the desire that you've given me to enjoy all things nature.

ps. david and i are leaving for a overnight getaway in T minus 5 hours! so excited!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

halloween quilt

i finally finished my halloween quilt that i started last year!
here are the pictures with my two lovely assistants:

the back is a fleece polka dot.
it was my first time quilting with fleece and it wasn't too bad.
i used the same quilting method as this one.
now if i could just figure out how to quilt something other than straight lines!

i finished it a couple days before halloween, so we only got to cuddle with it for a short time before it went in the deco bin, but the kids sure loved it!