Monday, February 28, 2011

{happy monday everyone! :)}

ihanat mummelit.

at least there is something to look forward to about getting old. J

Sunday, February 27, 2011

{me lovey}

flowers from sienna and jay.
just because.

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

{meillä tuoksuu hyvälle}

huumaava tuoksu!
who needs scented candles. it's amazing how one little hyacinth can make even a big room smell so nice.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

{a slice of the big apple}

i thoroughly enjoyed reading this book.
all 860 pages of it.
love it when i get my money's worth and then some. :D
four out of five stars.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

{hauskaa lapsille tai lapsenmielisille}

a long time ago i came across this book by ed emberley (he has other art books for kids too). the idea is to make fingerprints with a stamping ink and then draw the prints into pictures.
here are some samples:

 if you don't happen to have an ink pad, you can always just use coloring pencils.

 here are sienna's masterpieces (she's five-years-old):

your imagination is your limit!

easter is coming soon. you could make some easter cards by printing bunnies onto cardstock.

this posting is part of:

(click on the link to find more craft/art ideas for kids)

{what do YOU do when you're sick?}

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

{let there be light!}

 raindrop lamp by finnish designer hella hemberg.
 pearl chandelier by swedish design studio asshof (oh i really feel for this poor guy's name) & brogård.
pluma cubic suspension lamp

please go check out (you won't regret it):
you don't want to miss this one:

Monday, February 14, 2011

{love is worth celebrating}

so funny :D
you can print this card at

canoodle  \kuh-NOO-dul\  •
verb: to engage in amorous embracing, caressing, and kissing
(source: merriam-webster dictionary)

1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
 2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.
 3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.
 4 Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
 5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
 6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;
 7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
 8 Charity never faileth.
(1 Corinthians 13: 1-8)

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

{this & that}

valentine's day is coming...
we kept sienna's cards simple this year. these will be attached to candy boxes.

 O's!! :)

 mulla oli kirigami treffit viime viikolla ystävän kanssa. sakset ja juttu lensi kivasti.

the first butterfly reminds me of australian aboriginal art for some reason. 

 we've been busy reorganizing our tv/family room. much to do still but this is a good start. lots of space for all our stuff.
note to self:
please remember to put in the bread machine pan the thingy-ma-dooda that mixes the dough.
happy tuesday everyone! :)
ps. a new poll. check the column on the right.