Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Princesses are in the shop

I am currently open with a few princesses.  (I plan on doing other princesses after this batch, so don't fear you will see the rest.)  I will closing up again sometime at the end of next week. 
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Monday, April 29, 2013


My spring bulbs are blooming.
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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Safety First

While driving the 190 North last Saturday, this is what we saw...

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Saturday, April 27, 2013

The Magic of a Moment

A couple weeks ago, there was a Reflections reception at Lily's school.  We had been told by Lily in December that she won, but really had no idea what the whole thing was about. 
We finally saw her artwork.  The theme was "The Magic of a Moment".  She drew a picture of the two of us.  I LOVE my earrings.  She added my second earring.  ;)  (I never thought she even noticed that one of my ears is double pierced.)  She even added her birthmark to her face. 
The PTA chose 2 kids from each grade and then sent on entries for each level (certain grades are combined) and Lily's was chosen in her level to move on. 
 Lily was soooo excited her teacher was there.  She handed out roses to the winners.  :)
Lily loved the fact she received 2 roses, 2 certificates & 2 ribbons....and even took home a balloon.  She was on cloud 9.
I also have to add that we went to the school's Annual Student Recognition Dinner on Thursday.  Lily was chosen by her teacher as a student leader because all of her hard work she has done this school year.  WTG, Lily!  Keep up the good work!!

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Monday, April 22, 2013

Artwork In The Knox

Lily was chosen to have her artwork displayed in the West Seneca Central School District Art Show from Tuesday, April 16–Sunday, May 12, 2013 as part of the Artworks in the Knox (Education Exhibition).

Yesterday we went to the community reception they held for the children who have artwork displayed and their families.
One of Lily's friends from her class also had artwork displayed. 

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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Sunday Citar - The Mayonnaise Jar

I saw this floating around facebook and felt the need to share.  :)

When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day is not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and two cups of coffee.

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him.

When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and fills it with golf balls.

He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.

The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured it into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls.

He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else.

He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with a unanimous “YES”.

The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar, effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed.

“Now,” said the professor, as the laughter subsided, “I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things - God, family,
children, health, friends, and favorite passions. Things, that if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full. The pebbles are the things that matter like your job, house, and car. The sand is everything else -- the small stuff.” he said.

“If you put the sand into the jar first,” he continued, “There is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you will never have room for the things that are
important to you...” he told them.

“So... pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Worship with your family. Play with your children. Take your partner out to dinner. Spend time with good friends. There will always be time to clean the house and fix the dripping tap. Take care of the golf balls first -- the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.”

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee represented.

The professor smiled and said, “I'm glad you asked. It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a couple of cups of coffee with a friend.”

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Friday, April 19, 2013


That's a lot of red, white, and blue!  :)

In light of all that is happened this week (the Boston marathon bombing on Monday, the lock down in Massachusetts today, & the explosion in West, TX yesterday), it is very fitting.

All of these shipped tonight. 
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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Wordful Wednesday - Introducing Rainbow Dash

I meant to post these last week after I wrote about Lily's new pony she made at Build a Bear, but got sidetracked. 

The night before we went to build her pony she set up her stuffed animals like this in the living room.  She even put her lalaloopsy's in there, too.  (bottom right)  And I just realized the cat is sitting on the table with the rest of the stuffed animals.  ;)
She told me that she was doing this to introduce Rainbow Dash to the rest of the gang.  (Yes, my daughter has a stuffed animal obsession.)
Lily put the rabbit ears on her new friend and then went through each stuffed animal and introduced them to Rainbow Dash.  I wish I would have video taped it because it was pretty cute.

For more WW check out 5 Minutes for Mom, Seven Clown Circus,  Parenting by Dummies, Project Alicia, The InfoMouse , Focused on the Magic & Fresh Mommy.
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Friday, April 12, 2013

Flashback Friday

Last summer.  :) 

Keep in mind...my son is almost as tall as me now.  
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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Wordful Wednesday - Lily's New Pony

On Saturday we went to Build a Bear for a My Little Pony party.
While waiting Lily made friends.
This is what big brother's do while waiting.  :)
 She had been talking about making her pony all week. 
She chose to make Rainbow Dash.
I was a sucker and said yes to the "music".  ;)
While they waited patiently to get their ponies stuffed, they brushed their pony's hair, played a pony trivia game, colored and made some cutie marks with hearts. 

I hope they come out with more ponies to make.  Lily absolutely LOVES her's. 
Lily had a great time and has been carrying her pony around all week.
With that said....for the future though we will not go to one of build a bear 'just for fun' parties.  With having reservations and only taking a few kids, I thought they would have had or done something more special than make a bunch of young kids wait and hand out poorly cut printed paper bracelets to color.  That part was pretty lame.  We really wouldn't have missed anything by going and making our pony during the week.  Just my thoughts on the whole thing.  (This is NOT a sponsored post, build a bear does not know who I am.  These are just my own opinions.)

For more WW check out 5 Minutes for Mom, Seven Clown Circus,  Parenting by Dummies, Project Alicia, The InfoMouse , Focused on the Magic & Fresh Mommy.

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Tuesday, April 9, 2013


Here is a little cutie I made on Sunday.  :)

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Sunday, April 7, 2013

Sunday Citar - Words of Wisdom

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Saturday, April 6, 2013

Wooden Letterpress Drawer

Since buying the new couch last year, the wall in the corner has been empty.  (There used to be a corner cabinet in the space prior to getting the new sectional.)  I finally figured out what I wanted to put over there recently.
I bought a Wooden Letterpress Drawer.  I looked in a couple local antique malls, but didn't find one, so ebay to the rescue. 
Yesterday Jeff went to Home Depot to buy some hanging hardware for me.  (Which is huge....he isn't a fan of the old drawer being put on the wall.  But what makes me happy makes him happy.)
Loving the new space.  It needed some freshening up. 
I collect polymer clay Rapunzels.  I haven't up until now had a place to put them.  (Now my daughter wants one for her room for her little nick-knacks) 
Now just to keep it real.  My daughter had cleaned up the living room for me the day I decided to hang this (Thursday).  Not because I had planned on taking photos, just because she needed to put her stuff away.  So Friday morning this is what it looked like when I woke up and came downstairs....
My daughter has a stuffed animal issue....and yes that is an empty box of pop-ems on the coffee table.  ;)
And this is how she was watching cartoons after lunch on Friday...yep still in her nightgown hanging out with her friends. ;)

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