hello monday {holiday style}

December 26 at 9pm | Posted in hello monday, Life, Marcus, Molly, Thomas | Leave a comment

This past weekend was filled with family and fun. My beautiful sister and her wonderful husband came all the way from NY State to come celebrate Christmas with us. It was pretty much the best christmas present I could have asked for.

The kids immediately took to Aunt Marta and Uncle Kurt.
hello Aunt Marta and Uncle Kurt! I’m so happy the kids warmed up to you guys immediately.

Warm and Cozy
hello warm and cozy sweaters from Grandma New York.

Chatting it up in her play dress.
hello play dresses inspiring an impromptu faux phone conversation.

It's CHRISTMAS EVE!!
hello christmas eve dinner at Grandma and Grandpas!

Molly loves her Uncle Kurt too!
hello playtime with Uncle Kurt!

Reindeer Food!
hello putting reindeer food outside christmas eve!

SPY GLASSES!!
hello to perfect gifts for little boys.

Gotta love a ladder with a bow!
hello to perfect gifts for the big boys too.

Christmas Dinner!
hello family time on christmas, it was nice to see my dining room table full.

Some of my favorite men.
hello two of my favorite guys.

My other two favorite guys.
hello to the other two favorites.

Winter Hugs - 365, 360
Winter Hugs – 365, 360

hello winter hugs with Aunt Marta! We are sad that you are leaving us today, but happy we will see you again soon!

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I’m linking up with Lisa Leonard for the first time today and her lovely hello monday link up.

Adding a Little Color to Our Lives

October 27 at 5pm | Posted in Crocheting, Life, Marcus, Molly, Sewing, Thomas | 2 Comments

I love our living room. It’s where we all, for lack of a better word, live.Ahh, all balanced again.

The kids build forts,
Hanging at home :)

and dance,
Little Miss Princess

and play swashbuckling pirates.
Silly Faces

Recently I decided that our house needed a little more color in them to match the ever growing characters of the little inhabitants in our lives.

It all started with the big granny square.
Big Granny Square

Which totally needed a pillow.
Chair full of color.

Oh, did I say A pillow? I meant lots of pillows. (Which took me MONTHS to crochet, but I totally did it!)
My favorite crochet project so far. Pillows!
My favorite crochet project so far. Pillows!

It’s been quite a colorful week in our house.

I was in the basement getting out bigger clothes for Marcus (ahem 12-18 month sized) and found this lovely sweater for Molly in my hand-me-down bin.
Lovely Before...

Upon closer inspection, I saw that it needed a button.
Missing a button.

Which got me to thinking…
All sewn on.

Molly loved it. She immediately started to dance,
She loves it so much, she dances.

and dance (check out that pillow, it’s totally setting the dancing mood),
and dances.

I think all the color in our lives inspired a little shimmy,
and adds a shimmy.

and a boogie.
and a boogie.

Marcus James is here! (and a Baby Steps EC Pattern Giveaway) Winners Announced!!

March 23 at 5pm | Posted in Giveaway, Life, Little Comet Tails, Marcus | 55 Comments

Congrats Claire, Sheryl and Erin! Hope you enjoy your pattern!
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To celebrate becoming a mom of THREE, and releasing the new Baby Steps EC Pattern, I am giving away the new pattern to THREE (3) lucky ladies (and guys too, equal opportunity sewer here)!

TO ENTER

To enter this giveaway answer the following question in the Comments section of this post:

“What was the last thing you sewed? Did it turn out like the picture? What time was it?”

I made Molly’s Birthday dress right before Marcus was born 😉 I sketched up what I wanted it to look like and went to town, cutting into some pj’s that I bought awhile back. I think it looks close enough to my chicken scratch attempt at a picture. Ummm… it was 3am.

THE RULES

One entry per person, please.

No entries after 2:34 am Mountain Time Tuesday, March 30, 2010 (When Molly was born three years ago!).

Winners will be selected at random (using random.org) and announced Tuesday morning.

Good luck!

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