Wednesday, May 19, 2010

thanks to my mother

I can sort of sew! Mostly straight lines and stuff but still... I make the machine go vroom and its really cool. My mother is a wealth of knowledge. Things that she learned from her mother, I am learning from her. Its the circle of life man! Maybe I will have a kid just so I can make it be really bad ass, like me.

I've made curtains for my bedroom and for my kitchen. I plan to do some in my living room as well. I received a sewing machine for Christmas and, like a true procrastinator, it remains in the box. I was waiting until a found the perfect table to set it up on because I didn't want to set it up on my kitchen table and have to take it down and set it up every time I wanted to use it. If anyone deserves a new one its my mom for sure. I'm pretty positive hers is from 1986.

Here are a few photos of what I've done with my moms help.

Meet my moms sewing machine. It gets the job done. That there is the fabric I used for my curtains. I believe it belonged to my grandma.

That there is Lisa, posing by the curtains. She helped me put them up... it was harder than you might think.

Crappy picture but those are my bedroom curtains. They have pretty elephants on them. Kitties approve.

Dont you love it when you catch them with their tongues out?

So.. if you know me, then you know that I collect cookbooks. Its a favorite hobby of mine for many reasons. Not only do I love to cook but I love to read, and I always read them cover to cover. I love finding slightly older cookbooks (like from the 60s, not that thats old... dad...) because I know that once upon a time, in land far far away, an old lady loved that book. I know this because they scribble notes in the margins and write down additions or suggestions for serving. I especially love it when they leave bookmarks or articles in the pages. Like this:

Its a gosh darn treasure guys.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

and then we golfed

My cousin Brian got married to the most fun beautiful woman this past weekend. Everything was gorgeous and perfect for their day. Fortunately for us, they had it at La Caille so we had the opportunity to golf, chase peacocks, and dance. For more details you can visit my mothers blog here.

May is a busy month!! I have my dads, sarahs, and seths birthday. Mothers day. Weddings. And overall springtime madness. Staying busy is good though when you're a basket case like me.

If you were wondering my cat Coop, who was recently very sick, is doing much better now. He is eating on his own, drinking on his own, slowly gaining weight, and is no longer yellow.

Here he is, putting out the vibe.

Sarah is finally here for the summer. My sister Camille has been visiting for the past few weeks and I never want her to go home. Katie was here too for the weddings and I just wish they could stay forever. I miss having my sweet siblings here to party with me. I'll take what I can get and live it up every single day.

Also I've been baking and getting crafty lately. I have a food blog and i'm going to incorporate my crafts into it... we'll see how that goes.

x's and o's.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

never slow down

(most attractive photo ever)

Happy Birthday Daddy! I love you. You are the biggest source of laughter and joy in my life.

Monday, May 10, 2010

word to the wise

Once upon a time we were trying to take a cute family photo while dining at Chili's and Olivia wouldn't look at the camera so I said, "Look Olivia! Its a sparkly pink Unicorn!" and she got really excited and then very quickly disappointed.

Word to the wise. Don't promise sparkly pink mythical creatures to little girls if you can't deliver.