Julia and I were going through her yarn stash yesterday. We came across some lovely deep blue green Kid Mohair Yarn that had been gifted to her by her friend Heather of Shivaya Naturals. She had no ideas as to what she wanted to do with it, and not wanting it to just sit there, and knowing what a CROCHET addict I am, she kindly offered it to me.
So thanks to Heather for her second hand generosity~HAHAHA
I had the perfect idea for it...which I will share in a future post.
Here is a preview
At any rate, I am in love! I am sooooo going to buy more when it becomes available in Heather's Etsy Shop.
Stop by and buy some of her yarn if you like. It is nothing like anything I have worked with before~Laura
Happy Fathers Day! You are a far better dad than I ever even imagined you could be!
You are my cliff talking off, amazing green eyed, best guy friend, understanding, family loving, always joking, sometimes lazy, boy playing, football addicted, put to sleeping, constantly procrastinating, road hogging, always upgrading, food loving, sub making, double buying, fellow hoarding, usually sighing, hard working, U2 loving, shoe buying, TV watching, not early rising, money smart, handsome husband. I could not have imagined myself with a more suited man and I am so glad you asked me to marry you!
I love you soooooo much!
Dad, you are my always rescuing, non-attention seaking, Mr. Measuring, up above'ing, always dependable, easy going, always giving, hard headed, sometimes jerky, keeper of things, head hitting, noise hating, car owning, antique toy loving, always right, boy loving, fixer of all things, wrestler of boys, young at hearted, ski the pants off, out spoken, car washing, family loving father.
I love you and hope I can be there for you the way you are for me.
On a crafting kick I made a few herbal eye packs, thanks to Heathers awesome tutorial (found HERE). I made one for Sam's Teacher, and Eben's Teacher as a thank you for making the boys first year of school so AMAZING! Thinking that they might need something to relax with after a LONG day with 20 or so Kindergartners, and also wanting them to have something to remember the boys by, I wanted to make 4 (one for each teacher, and one for each teachers aide), but unfortunately only had enough rice mixture for 2.
Rice and Lavender Epsom Salts (stolen from Mom...thanks!) Mixture
So I decided on making their teachers each one in the boys favorite colors.
Blue (Sam's) for his teacher, and Green (Eben's) for his teacher
Graduation is tomorrow, and I am going to be a mess...TEAR ALERT!
Yesterday the boys got off the bus, IT WAS THEIR LAST DAY OF SCHOOL! Finally the weather is HOT! So, I decided we should go back to the brook behind our house so we could cool off. Instead of wearing their good school clothes, I stripped them down to their undies, and put their sneakers, and crocs on and off we headed complete with a generous dousing of bug spray.
Across the bridge
Moving the many rocks to make our dam
"Look how deep we made it Auntie!"
Thankfully no one broke any toes...look at the size of that rock!
We moved EVERY one of these rocks! Nice and sturdy dam we made huh?
Tree canopy for shade~HEAVEN!
The beginning of Summer, and how much I am looking forward to more fun like this!
We have the best bus drivers on the planet for Sam. "Mr. Dave in the morning, and George in the afternoon. Get this...George used to be Julia's and my bus driver in our school years, how cool is that~full circle huh?
At any rate, I decided to make some thank you Peanut Butter cookies for them
Easy Peanut Butter Cookies
2 sticks butter, softened
1 c. sugar
2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 c. chunky peanut butter (the chunkier the better!)
Preheat oven to 350 Degrees F
Cream butter and sugar and eggs together, add in the flour and baking soda, then mix in the peanut butter
Roll into 1 in. sized balls, and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet
Crisscross with fork tines
Bake for 15 minutes, or until barely golden (I prefer them this way, but you can go darker if preferred)
Today Sam woke with the GI bug that had been manifesting through the night. Fever, cold sweats, and then DUMDUMDUM...it came.
So I had called into work at 2 am to stay home with my little sicko, and had no real plans for my day, until I looked in my foyer, and in my cupboards. My mom and Julia can vouch for their state of dis-array and clutter. I mean I had SKI CLOTHES HANGING UP FROM OUR LAST DAY OF SKIING! WOW
Here are the after photos, the before pictures were never taken...I WAS UBER embarrassed, and lets just leave it to your imagination...OK?
The Freshened Foyer
P.S. I washed the floors on my hands and knees...I do not own a mop
I had some cans from 2008 in the back of the cupboards...2008! OMG...I am BAD!
Then I washed some dishes
Those glasses are my Coke Zero GOBLETS. I love them, they hold a TON!
Finally I treated myself to a donut, I started with half, and kept going back till the whole thing was gone...My mom had kindly gottern 2 donuts for my lad (they are his favorite), and Sam said he only wanted the "Sprinkled one", so not wanting to waste my mothers generosity I partook.
Reminded me of this clip from Sex and The City...I love Miranda
Have a great day all. Oh, BTW I cloroxed this post, GERM FREE!