Thursday, July 22, 2010

A new design

I made this card for thank yous for birthday gifts the other day. Banners are super trendy right now. I made a happy birthday banner for AJ last year for his 2nd birthday and can hang it every year. So this is where I am running into a slight problem... I picked these papers from Cosmo Cricket's Mr. Campy line because of the vintagey feel. Yesterday, I got the CHA Release Sneakpeak (CHA is a scrapbook convention for retailers) from and Cosmo Cricket hasa banner paper using most of the papers that I used! How weird is that?!? I am wondering if I should change it to a different pattern paper set completely. What do you think?

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

How I know I live with a preschooler Tuesday...

We went to a baseball game last weekend. There is a team in town that is made up of college players called the Wisconsin Woodchucks. So we are at this game and the music for charge comes on and at the end AJ yells 'George!' instead of charge because that's what he thinks he hears and since he is such a huge fan of Curious George. We thought it was cute. There was another thing he said at the game that made us just laugh. We told him he had to cheer for the team so he went through his teams, "Go Badgers! Go Brewers! (much to my chagrin, a Cubs fan) Go Game! Go Woodchips!" Hee hee.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Summer Sparkle Playlist

Florence + The Machine (she looks kinda like a fairy in this picture!)

Christina Perri


Canned Heat

So it's the time again to add some new music to my ipod and this is the list for mid-summer...
  1. Dancing Scarlet * Jason Myles Goss
  2. Blessed * Brett Dennen
  3. Addicted to Love * Florence + The Machine
  4. Forever Young * Bob Dylan (from The Essential Bob Dylan album)
  5. Going up the Country * Canned Heat
  6. Rock & Roll * Eric Hutchinson
  7. Amy Amy Amy * Amy Winehouse
  8. Jar of Hearts * Christina Perri
  9. Butterfly (from the Casa Nova Sessions) * Jason Mraz
  10. Hot-n-Fun * N.E.R.D. featuring Nelly Furtado
  11. Touch * Natasha Bedingfield
  12. Squander * Skunk Anansie
  13. Irish Eyes * Jason Myles Goss
  14. The Dress Looks Nice On You * Sufjan Stevens
  15. Cosmic Love * Florence + The Machine
  16. What If You * Joshua Radin
  17. Normandie * Shout Out Louds
  18. Province * TV On the Radio
  19. OK, It's Alright With Me * Eric Hutchinson
  20. Need You Tonight * INXS
I heard a number of these songs on SYTYCD but they resonated. Especially Jar of Hearts. Christina Perri became an overnight sensation because of her song being on that show. I didn't even like the dance (the WAY it was danced I should say) that went with it but the song... Natasha Bedingfield came on to perform Touch and now AJ and I just dance around the kitchen to it. Of course there is some Bob Dylan. And TV On the Radio has made an appearance after some time off. I have always been a big fan of INXS. HUGE! And Michael Hutchence was always hot. Rest his soul. And Canned Heat reminds me of summer especially Going up the Country.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Book Review: The Sisters Grimm Book 1: The Fairy Tale Detectives by Michael Buckley

This book was so cute! If you liked Harry Potter you would get a kick out of the wonderfully imaginative The Sisters Grimm series. The two sisters are catapulted into a town where the 'Everafters' (all the fairy tale characters you've ever known) are residents stuck in Ferryport Landing. The girls, descendants of Wilhem Grimm, then start in the family business as detectives in their free time. Michael Buckley has a quick wit and creative writing that is just amazing! I have already downloaded the next 3 to my Kindle and look forward to reading them!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

How I know I live with a preschooler Tuesday...

I just love this picture too much not to post it.

In the last three weeks I have morphed from Momma to Mommy. I am not sure how I feel about it. When becoming a mom started to become a reality, I didn't want anything to do 'momma' because I felt like it wasn't really me and then when AJ said it I was hooked. 'Momma' is so endearing and precious. Then it became 'mommy' and while it is still sweet it just isn't the same. When the third m and y get dropped it'll be even more of a jolt in reality. But for now I will embrace Mommy for the time that I get to have it...

Friday, July 2, 2010

Happy Birthday to ME!!

Today is my birthday! The big 35!
You know what I am getting? I'll give you a hint. It looks something like this...

Although I haven't gotten around to ordering it yet. No rush but maybe I'll go over there today.

And since my hubby said, 'What else do you want for your birthday?' I ordered up a custom purse from 1154 LILL Studio. Because now I don't have to carry a diaper bag! At least for awhile...