quiet now~

as the tiny hunter tracks her prey~


inspired eggs~Happy Easter!

As I was strolling through one of my favorite “idea” stores, Anthropologie, a few weeks ago, I happened upon these eggs:

Aren’t they the cutest? The eggs themselves weren’t for sale, just there to advertise the cute egg holder ($16). We have one of those already, and so I decided for Easter and spring, to try our hand at some of our own eggs~

Anthropologie inspired, but ours, all original! This was great fun, we each made a couple and dated them~some are even “inspired” by members of our family~I’ll let those of you who know us figure out which ones those are. Good fun!

Fancy eggs for Easter~

We are trying a few new things this year for Easter! One of them is decoupage eggs, via Say yes to Hoboken. I found this was easy but time consuming. The directions over at SYTH are pretty thorough, but I would add:

*I simply cracked the eggs in two and yet tried to keep the two pieces of each egg attached~otherwise you are going to play a simple-but-time-consuming-while-trying-to-get-these-finished-before-the-girls-wake-up game of “Matching”. This gives you more space in which to put the candies into 😉

*Cut your tissue paper into strips and pretend you are bandaging the egg together. If you are of the two handed sort, like me, employ your paintbrush dipped in glue to assist with the grabbing and attaching of the strips.
*I used glue mixed with water for my eggs.

*Since I was trying to get the eggs put back together again a la Mr. Dumpty, I didn’t have a flat surface on which to set them to dry. They did just fine in a box lined delicately with waxed paper.

I’ll wait to see how well these go over tomorrow before I commit to doing them again, but they were fun to try!

GO Penguins!

Don’t mess, don’t mess, don’t mess with the best ’cause the best don’t mess
Don’t fool, don’t fool, don’t fool with the cool ’cause the cool don’t fool
To the East, to the West, the Penguins are the best!
We’re gonna B-E-A-T beat ’em!
We’re gonna B-U-S-T bust ’em!
Beat ’em!
Bust ’em!
That’s our custom! GO PENGUINS!

We have a girl in soccer! She is loving every minute of it! Her first game was last Saturday and she played goalie. In an effort to “help” out her team, she ran WAY out into the field as the players got closer to the goal she was supposed to be protecting! Her heart is in the right place and she is such a team player. We’re so proud of her and can’t wait to see more of her moves as the season progresses.

hair today~gone tomorrow!

After much debate and the inspiration of a few girls at school who have already participated, our big girl took the leap and chopped off 10 inches of hair to donate to Locks for Love!

This is obviously the before. It has not been too long since her last hair trim, but she’s a busy girl and this is a lot of hair to care for~

And this is not! She loved it from the moment she (didn’t) hear the snip of the scissors! She requested that I turn on music and turn it up so that the sound of the scissors wouldn’t be so “loud” and the experience so real.
Now that she has manageable long hair, we can hardly stop her from brushing it and we’re all still going around thinking of all the ways that this new, shorter ‘do is going to be so much better~for us all!