Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Love of my life, spring in my step and song in my heart. He is the most caring, thoughtful, loving man I know....and today is his birthday. Let the celebration begin!
Since we met, we have always made birthdays a pretty big deal and this year is no exception. After a late breakfast out, we are heading up north an hour or two to go tubing down a local river (with a beer and cheese pit stop planned on a near sandbar). Later that night, his favorite restaurant Pasquals, for some really tasty southwest food and a couple dangerous margaritas. Weather permitting, we will finish off the night around our backyard firepit with friends. The rest of the weekend will most likely be spent eating, drinking, laughing, celebrating...just enjoying the occasion. If you don't currently celebrate birthdays BIG in your family....I highly suggest giving it a try. Wonderful memories will be had, and spoiling the ones we love is truly one of the best feelings !
Oh- and how could I forget the cake. I have made these Carrot Ginger cupcakes for Nate's birthday for the last 5 years. He says his birthday would not be complete without them. Mmmmm very yummy.
Monday, August 18, 2008
Last summer, I was helping my mom clean out the garage when I heard her yell ..."hey, do you want your Jabberjaw lunchbox?" WHAT.... My Jabberjaw lunch box!!!- I hadn't seen him in ages. Hell yes I still want him! I loved that thing. I even remember seeing him on the store shelf amongst all the others and knowing that that was the lunchbox I wanted to use ALL year long. (I think I must have been in 2nd or 3rd grade). I am not sure when it lost its wonder for me, but it was sure fun to get it back again. The thermos is MIA, but Mr. Jabberjaw now happily resides in my studio filled with ribbon scraps and little bows.
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Friday, August 15, 2008
I have always been fascinated by what lies under the sea and seahorses in my opinion are one of the most magical of marine life. Although I have never seen one in their natural habit, I have a wonderful image of them bobbing and floating in and out of coral reefs and seaweed forests....perhaps carrying tiny mermaids on their backs.
Here are a few more of my favorite Etsy interpretations of this dainty creature.
Emmommy seahorse necklace
Beach Cottage's bookmarks
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Nate and I are already planning on what handmade heirloom we can give our new nephews. It is going to be a very joyful, busy and action packed winter.