Little things

February 21, 2014 § Leave a comment

Been helping a friend get her daughter from school on days when her wee one is napping. Today she brought me wine and flowers to say thanks. Love!

It’s the little things, people.

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Winter Break Comes to an End

February 20, 2014 § Leave a comment

Winter break this year was eight days instead of six, thank you very much winter storm Pax. We did some fun stuff, but by today the kids and I were pretty much over each other. We met some friends and headed over to the Chattahoochee Nature Center. I’m glad we did. The kids needed the sun, and fun!

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We counted three turtles, and some ducks.

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And found this awesome tree called the Pawpaw tree. I’m going to have to print a copy and send it to my Dad, who we call PaPa. I think it’ll make him laugh.

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First Quilt

February 9, 2014 § 2 Comments

A friend of mine is redecorating her daughters room. Miss V is the youngest of three, and her bedding has been well loved by all kids. Since she is turning three soon, it’s time to take the room from nursery to little girl room. Paint colors are being picked out, and some fabric has been chosen.

Miss V’s mama sews a little, and I promised her that the quilt pattern she is going to make is fun, easy, and perfectly do-able. I’m looking forward to teaching a friend how to quilt – she’ll pick it up in no time,  we’re having a blast so far, and have only chosen fabrics!

We went to Intown Quilters today, and here’s what we have so far:

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I Built This

February 11, 2013 § Leave a comment

I’ve worked with four amazing neighbors over the last year and a half to bring a new playground to Inman Park. Meetings, fundraisers, grant writing – all for this incredible structure in the center of our neighborhood. I couldn’t be any more proud of our work and accomplishment.

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The playground opened on this weekend. We took the kids there on Sunday for some fun.

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Christmas in the Mews

December 23, 2012 § Leave a comment

We had our annual holiday party last week, complete with a jolly man in red visiting the kids. They were thrilled! The kids each received a book since the real madness begins in a few days.  The party was the perfect mix of good food, good friends, wine and lots of laughter. Here’s a glimpse of the fun.

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Playing Catch Up

December 21, 2012 § Leave a comment

I’ve been wanting to update this for ages but haven’t made the time. I finally have a quiet moment and decided to take advantage of it.

Our life since May:

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Baseball

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Biking on two wheels

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Or three

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Baking home made fruit strips

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canning pickles

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visiting grandparents in the mountains

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and at the beach

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family photos

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making skirts for our friends

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sadding

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and realizing that all little boys need on a hot day are a garden hose, baseball bat and popsicles.

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I’ve Got it Covered

February 29, 2012 § Leave a comment

My best friend’s daughter goes to a private school here in town. In the first grade the children are presented with a prayer book. Now, my Marnie is pretty fabulous and can do a lot of things. Sewing is not one of them. She called me and asked if I’d make the cover. She sent all the information and here’s what happened.

Marnies’s daughter is a girly girl that loves purple and BFF loves hearts so I incorporated those onto the back. Two of the hearts have photos of the twins.  The candle pattern was sent in the info packet as were the Hebrew letters. Other than trying to put the letters on backwards putting the cover together was fun.

I added handles to the sides of the cover so the book could be carried easily. I also added ribbons to use as markers in the prayer book.

The inside has a fun Kaffe Fasset fabric. I appliqued a dedication from her parents inside the front cover and a small note from me on the back cover.

The best part of making this was seeing the HUGE smile on a sweet girl’s face when she saw her cover.

Oh, and Marnie liked it, too.

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