Archive for 'Holidays'
The kids have a few days off for Easter Break, so this morning Lily and I got busy with bunnies. To get started, we used the Bunny Template to trace and cut out a bunch of bunnies from the most spring-ish card stock we had around.
The first project was Bunny Cards. They were super easy to make, [...]
Oh, this bread. I made a loaf this morning and when it came out of the oven I stood at the stove with my Butter Bell in hand, cutting off warm slices and slathering them with butter. I haven’t done that since the days when my D.C. roommate Amy and I would make queso and [...]
Happy Valentine’s Day to you! Man, it’s challenging to have Valentine’s Day the same week as Chinese New Year, but we pulled it all together last night by the skin of our teeth. Will and Lily set off this morning with valentines in hand after giving me strict instructions not to eat all their chocolate [...]
Happy New Year! And welcome to the Year of the Snake. Did you shudder a little when you read that? Snakes don’t have the best reputation, but they do help keep the rodent population under control. I think they’re cool. From a distance.
If you were born under this sign, the Chinese calendar folks consider you to be [...]
I’m so excited about this idea for Valentine’s Day! To generate a love poem, you go to Festisite, type in your text, and click Layout Text. Some computer magic happens and a heart-shaped image made from your text appears. How cool is that?
I made one for Tim using the last few stanzas of “Anniversary Song” [...]
I meant to make these Wee Mouse Tin Houses as gifts this past Christmas. I really did. I even bought fabric. A week before Christmas. Needless to say, the mice didn’t get made. But there’s always Christmas 2013, right?
Except that after surviving the holidays the last thing I want to do is start thinking about [...]
We’ve been filling out our Year in Review sheets this week. They’re great for the kids, of course, but I think it’s fun to see how our tastes and interests change from year to year as adults, too. Wouldn’t it be great to pull these out when the kids are older (or have kids of [...]
There’s so much to talk about and an entire year to plan for and think about, but before launching into any of that I have to show you the Snowman Gum. A young lady in Will’s class gave these to everyone for Christmas and I think they’re the cutest things ever. We only had time [...]
Happy New Year! How have you been? Did you enjoy the holidays? Were they crazy? Relaxing? A little of both?
Ours included the usual craziness (when will I learn to start shopping earlier?), but we found time to relax, too. The biggest hit for us this year was the ice rink that Tim made. He spent [...]
I blame Rosa at FlutterFlutter. Ever since she posted about DIY: Eyebombing, nothing is safe around here. Light sockets, utensils, lamps…you name it, the Eyebombers will have left their mark. I had such high hopes for an elegant and refined autumnal centerpiece, but I should have known better. Instead of small glass vases filled with candles and [...]-->