Sunday, August 1, 2010

No Mess Watercolors

  Amryn is one creative little girl, she loves to color and draw, a real little artist. Recently I got out a set of watercolor paints for her to try, I was a bit nervous about the possible mess, but figured since they were watercolors,and water soluable, that it would be a pretty easy cleanup. As I'm looking in the cupboard for a cup to give her some water for her brush, I had a brain storm! We have several of those plastic cups with lids that you get at restaurants with the kids meals, you know the kind with the hole in the top for a straw? I grabbed one of those, filled it with a bit of water, and stuck the paint brush in the straw hole! I took it over to Amryn and showed her how to put the brush in the hole and pull it out, and that was all it took! Even when the cup tipped over, only a few drops leaked out! I'll try to update this post later with some photos, but I wanted to get this little tip out there, maybe I can save you all from some floods!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

It's the little things...

Being a stay-at-home Mom, I don't get a lot of chances to go out, and even if I had the chance, me staying at home means we live off of one income, which means well...things are pretty tight. But we make it work, and I think it is helped me to enjoy a simpler life, and that's okay. Where I once would look forward to a night out on the town with my friends having dinner and drinks, I now get really really excited when one of my favorite TV shows starts a new season. Which brings me to the current reason I'm so excited...Project Runway season 8 starts tonight!!!!  I haven't not watched every season, I think I came in around season 3 or 4...but the reality TV junky in my LOVES this show!  Maybe it' the fag hag in me, that looks forward to seeing all the fabulously cute gay bois, or maybe I just love the creative aspect of the show. You would think that there really isn't much more that can be done with clothes...and then BAM they come up with something that no one has ever seen before! I got my DVR set, and I can not wait to have some "me time" tonight after Amryn is in bed, ahhh the little things...

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Yes I'm back from the abyss once give you Worldess Wednesday...

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Oops..I did it again...(horrible Birtney Spears reference not intentional...)

Hi's me again...yea I know, I know...I slacked on the blogging again. Sorry! I blame it on a combination of SAHM of a 2 year old exhaustion, and writers block...but I'm going to try to get back on the horse I swear!

Amryn had her first "Tiny Tutu's" dance class yesterday, which went fairly well. We were worried because sometimes when she gets around other children, well she tends to be a bit agressive with her friendliness...she doesn't hit or bite or anything like that...she HUGS and KISSES and sometimes this leads to some overzealous tackling to the ground mid hug. We reminded her in the car on the way there to not just attack people, and my hubby has been trying to teach her to shake hands, so we were pretty optimistic, and she did great! She was more interested in running around after all the other little girls than in grabbing ahold of them, and despite accidently wacking another little girl with her princess wand because they were all standing too close together and Amryn is a lefty, there were no incidents. But I must say a class of 2 year olds dancing around in leotards and tutus is so stinkin' cute!

So there's a bit of an update for you all...I promise to try to get back again this week to write something of substance. I have reviews and things piling up that I need to take care of! If I don't make it back beforehand...have a happy 4th of July everyone!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Friday - Here comes the sun?

After all my complaining about June-uary...I woke up this morning to find that the sky has turned a strange color, it isn't gray is BLUE!! Then there's this large bright yellow thing in the sky, I'm not sure but I heard somewhere that this is called THE SUN! I'm pretty sure this may be a sign of the apocalypse...or maybe summer has finally come to Oregon! (crossing fingers, knock on wood, and any other superstitious stuff...)

So to celebrate this lovely day, I've decided to join in on New Friend Friday, from The Girl Creative, and Follow Me Friday from Still On The Verge! Click the links below to join in!

The Girl Creative


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

We hit 80 degrees for the first time this year on Saturday, and it was free fishing day!