Thursday, March 25, 2010

Jellybean bracelets

In the spirit of Easter I came across this idea and had to share. How easy too! I remember candy bracelets as kids but never thought of jellybeans! Looks like I might have to test this idea out on a few neighborhood kiddos!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Why Making Healthful Foods Cheaper Isn't Enough

Stumbled onto this article from a friend today and thought I'd share.

"sin tax" — charging more for unhealthful foods — I definatly need that to sway my decision making when grocery shopping!!!

Why Making Healthful Foods Cheaper Isn't Enough

Thursday, March 11, 2010

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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

If dandelions were hard to grow, they would be most welcome on any lawn. ~Andrew Mason

I still can't believe my little guy is now making the transition to preschool! He is truly growing like a weed!

Getting him prepped the night before school, he was very excited about wearing his 1st backpack

The morning of, still pretty excited!

Of course little brother can't wait until it's his turn too!!!

We arrived so early the teachers were just arriving themselves :) At least it gave him time to get his barrings before I left him there!

He did an awesome job, tears at first but after finding a tractor and tow truck to play with he was in little boy heaven! I stayed out in the hall for 5 minutes to make sure all was well and then Carter and I left. I really felt like I was leaving a piece of my soul in the school and was really overwhelmed sitting in the parking lot! But I did get 1-on-1 time with Carter that I haven't been able to get so that was nice for the both of us! It made it all better when we went to pick him up and Gavin had the biggest smile, but I think I was just as glad to see him!

Here's to the fun of learning and making new friends!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Flowers and Fireworks

"When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for the moment."...Georgia O'Keefe, New York Post (1946)


Just recently I came across a St. Patrick's Day container from 2 yrs ago that swore I'd use one day to hold flowers. So just this week I was able to afford some fresh cut flowers to adorn our home. Paying so much for these tiny creations that last but only a week or so... these are the times of winter I really miss my garden!

But as I marveled at their beauty I couldn't help but remember how I always associated flowers and trees as living fireworks.

When ever I saw trees by themselves I always pictured them rising up from the ground and bursting with color, especially in the Autumn months, that's a truly magical time for a tree! Driving down the road with rows of trees in full bloom of dazzling colors, it's just like a fireworks show, but you can enjoy it longer.

Flowers also have that same tendency...


Photobucket The stem rising up from the earth to then explode with numerous colors and designs, it's always fascinated me so I had to post about it and share in the 'explosions' of the bouquet I have on display.




Photobucket These golden fireworks are always my favorite at any event, they always remind me of weeping willows!


Hope you enjoyed the show! And may you enjoy your own little fireworks show each time you admire the flowers and trees!