Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Pumpkin Party

We had some friends over to carve pumpkins on Sunday evening and we had soooo much fun. Is there a more "fallish" thing to do than have a pumpkin party, complete with taco soup, caramel apples, baked pumpkin seeds and babies crawling around everywhere??? It was perfection ;) (How do you like my artsy-fartsy picture of the apples? hehehe) Natalie had a great time coloring and stickering her pumpkin, although she managed to color her entire ear green at one point. Ah, it was fun.

Totally unrelated, but Jenn asked for a how-to on the zipper pocket I put on my diaper bags and so I looked around and found a great tutorial here. Happy sewing!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Happy B-Day Party

Yesterday we went to Casey's Grandpa's 75th birthday party and had a great time, as we always do at his family get-togethers. I brought a broccoli salad that was pretty good. Several people asked me for the recipe, so I'll just post it right here:

Broccoli Salad

1 bunch of broccoli, chopped
10 bacon strips, cooked and broken
1 red onion
1 package slivered almonds
1 1/2 cups raisins (I actually used dried cranberries)
2 Tbl. apple cider vinegar
1 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup sugar

Mix all ingredients and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.

Here are some pictures from the party. I love the one of Casey and his Grandpa!

Friday, October 26, 2007

Another Diaper Bag

I finished this diaper bag for some dear friends of Casey's who are having a baby boy any day now! Casey helped pick out the fabrics and I came up with the design on the front. It was a nice change from my usual flower appliqué. I love, love, love how it turned out. I hope Cynthia loves it too! I'm not sure if she checks my blog or not, but Cynthia if you happen to see this, sorry to ruin the surprise!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007


My girls were getting into my spice drawer the other day. Layla took them all out and put them on the floor, then Natalie arranged them. It made a little extra work for me later, but it kept them occupied for a good long time. Totally worth it ; )

Stay tuned for some recent sewing project pictures. My Wonky House quilt is almost done, yay! I'm working on Christmas gifts too, it's right around the corner, ya know!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

First Snow!

This morning we woke up to a big, blustery snow storm! It was beautiful. Natalie immediately ran to find her snow pants and snow boots, which I bought early this year, since last year I waited too long and was out of luck for all those huge snows we got. She was ready to go play in the snow, but one thing was missing--I have not gotten my poor baby a coat :( Oh, well, I got this great picture out of the whole ordeal. And, there's something about the swish, swish of her walking in those snow pants that brought great memories and a huge smile to my face.

Friday, October 19, 2007

As Promised...

Here are some of the pictures I took of the girls in the leaves the other day. Angela came over and brought the flower headbands--Layla's looks so funny, I love it!

I have yet to see the pictures Angela took, which I'm sure are way better than the few good ones I got, so stay tuned and I may post some more, if I don't decide to save them for Christmas cards!

Alas, they did come and take my leaves away yesterday. So sad to see them go.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Flower of Grass

I was trying to post some pictures today, but apparently blogger is having a problem and is working on a fix. So, I will tell you this news without the beautiful picture of my sister's kids to accompany it: my lovely sister Jana has started a blog! Yay! I'm thrilled, it's great. Drop by and leave her a comment. You can get there here.

I also realized today that the yard guys come on Thursdays and will probably be taking away our beautiful leaves, so today is most likely my last chance to photograph the girls in the Fall leaves. We just spent some time out there and got some great pics, so if the problem is fixed, I'll be posting those pictures tomorrow. I'll miss you, pretty leaves. *sigh*

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Weekend at Gramma's

The girls and I went down to CO City to spend some time with my in-laws and make some jam and jelly. (Casey had drill.) We had a grand ol' time and I came home with a ton of Raspberry/Peach jam and Apple Cinnamon jelly. Here are some pictures of the process.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Layla's New Lovey

I took a break today from my other sewing projects to make Layla this new blankie. She has a blankie currently, that is not supposed to go in the washing machine (dumb?), but I've washed it several times anyway and it's looking pretty sad. However, she loves the tag on that blankie and holds it while she sucks her thumb. So, I picked out these great flannels and ribbons and made her a new blanket, full of cute ribbon tags and hopefully she'll love it just as well. Best of all, it's perfectly washable.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

New Things

We have some new family members, or so it would seem, seeing how much Natalie love these new things. She found these African Violets at the store last week and asked to hold one. They were only $2.50, so we picked one out to take home, planted it, water it every other day and Natalie keeps it company often.

Then, since it gets chilly here in the Fall in the mornings, I bought her some new slippers. Not just any slippers, though,
DORA slippers. She did not take them off for at least 36 hours.