Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Photo from a 1952 house for sale in Indianapolis. Pretty vintage. We like the eat-in kitchen (we would need to take out a wall in our kitchen) to make the adjacent banquette table. See here for modern banquette tables we love.
Monday, December 20, 2010
B. recently started a new 1x a week program that requires a backpack. I first went to Target and found the typical "Cars" bag for $15. Now I am not completely opposed to licensed products. We have our share of t-shirts, but when it comes to a product that will be used for multiple seasons by more than 1 child, that gives me pause.
Enter Skip Hop Zoo Packs. Love the design. Price tag is comparable ($18 and change on amazon or $20 in stores) and designs are timeless. I found a store in town that carried the bag and bought this one. And it will definitely get passed down to his sister. Best of all he loves his new backpack/carrier of all things toys...
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
This is our fourth winter in Minnesota and Saturday was the biggest storm (ie blizzard) we've seen. Thankfully we had no place to go Saturday and watched the storm from our windows. Sunday greeted us with sunshine and negative temps. And in true Minnesotan style, the roads were cleared Sunday morning...
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Make a paper chain garland
Sew stockings for the kids (using this etsy how-to)
Sew pillow covers (my mother-in-law reintroduced me to sewing last week!)
|Hang ornaments with ribbon|
|Make a centerpiece (or buy if the $ is right)|
|Use our sticks and branches like this by front door (images from BHG Dec 2010)|