Monday, December 8, 2014

Our Family Thanksgivings and a Special Birthday 2014

This was a very special Thanksgiving for my family this year.  My Grandfather turned 90 years old the day before, so we threw him a big party with the whole family.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving





Hi Everyone,

It's beginning to look like fall around Southern California and I wanted to stop by and wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!  We'll be spending time with both of our families.  First stop is my side where we'll also be celebrating my grandfather's 90th birthday, wowzers 90 years is a lot of years!  He's a great man and I'm so blessed to have him in my life!  Then we'll be off to visit Ben's mom and brothers!  On Tuesday we had our annual Friendsgiving with my yarn group - we made almost the whole meal vegan!  I feel so blessed to have such awesome friends in my life.  Hope you have a great day no matter where you go, may you find love and joy in those around you!


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Trafalgar Day Picnic 2014

Another Trafalgar Day has come and gone, and we have great memories and pictures to remember it by!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

An Elegant Tea Party Baby Shower

My dear friend Cece is expecting a precious little girl.  In her honor her mother in law gave her the most lovely tea party for her baby shower.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Double Birthday at the LA Arboretum

I've mentioned this before, but in case you didn't know it Ben and I have the same birthday - just three years apart.  This year as something special we planned to visit the LA Arboretum with Ben's mom and S-Dad Brian.  The clouds threatened rain, but we're nice enough not to rain on our birthday!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Monday, October 6, 2014

My 1st Women's Retreat

I felt so blessed to be invited to attend Women's Retreat with my church this year.  I've always looked forward to the day I would be considered adult enough to get to participate.  I know my mother has had the best times going on retreat with the women from my childhood church, in fact she loves them so much that even though we've moved away she still goes on retreat every year with them!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

My New Classroom Decorated for Autumn & Fall Leaf Writing Template

I mentioned earlier that I have a new job, I'm working as a Temp. Specialist in a local school.  It's a step up from being a substitute and I couldn't be more excited!  I'm treated as a real staff member and even have my own classroom!  (of course I'm still paid like a sub and am not even eligible for BITSA- a teacher induction program I need desperately!)  But onto the good stuff, my new room!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Bean Planting

The bean sprout tubes worked wonderfully!  Every single one sprouted and looked great!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Fall Favorites Printable

After viewing all the beautiful fall subway art printables I decided my fall decorating would not be complete until I had one in our home too.  This began the quest to find the perfect one. Unfortunately it did not yet exist. Thank goodness I'm married to an awesome graphic designer, because in just a few minutes he whipped this up for me!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Organizing the Tea Cupboard

Apparently I have a lot of tea, and my boxes were getting out of control.  Now I know it's hidden behind closed cupboard doors, but opening up a chaotic cupboard can have an affect on your mood.  I'd go in looking for something and it would be frustrating to have to dig to find it.  Now I don't have to do that!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Tea-riffic Cups Gift

Recently I was teaching a long-term substitute assignment in preschool with some awesome ladies. When my time was up I wanted to give them each a gift to let the know how I felt, so I came up with these fun cups for them.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Catching Up

Wow it has been a while since I've posted here!  I've been kept busy, which is why I've been such a bad blogger lately.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A Little Something to Contain the Pencils

I'm currently subbing in a preschool sdc class and needed a little something for my desk to keep all those crazy pencils in line!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Dog Tales - The Rat Hunt

Hi I'm Teddy!  It's my turn to write a blog entry and today I'm going to tell you a tale about my great Rat Hunt!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Simple Garden Sprout Tubes

Want an easy & cheap way to plant seeds and then transfer your little sprouts to the garden bed? Look no further!  I'm experimenting with these easy to make little sprout tubes; made from, get this, toilet paper tubes!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Old Fort MacArthur Days 2014

It's that time of year again, our big reenactment event with the public time!  Old For MacArthur Days was Ben and my 1st reenactment 5 years ago, so I guess you could say it was our reenacting anniversary!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Home Tour Summer 2014

Welcome to our summer house tour!  In the last house tour we were barely settling in, now we're nice and cozy in our new home!  Come on in!

Monday, July 14, 2014

New Colonial Gown

The crazy lady that I am, I decided to start sewing a new gown for this weekend's event on Tuesday.


Here's the pattern and the new fabric.  I used the JP Ryan Robe Anglaise pattern view A.


Lucy enjoyed helping me.

By Friday morning this is how far I had gotten.

I can't believe I did it, I finished the gown by Friday afternoon before we left for the event.  There will be more pictures to come soon!

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