Friday, September 30, 2011


guess who had fun doodling last night? :)

sienna and i also made these cats out of cardstock.

happy friday everyone!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

{colored rice}

colorful rice in a plastic container with a lid = indoor sandbox.

4 cups (1 litra) rice
2 TBSP (rkl) food coloring
3 TBSP rubbing alcohol

put in a large ziplock bag. mix well. let dry.
use rubber gloves as the food coloring can stain. i used red food coloring and it made pink rice.

i saw the weirdest thing i've ever seen in the sky the other day. this really long orange "snake". the color was brighter than in these pictures. it was so cool!

early mornings have one good thing: beautiful sunrises.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

{fall leafs}

Gotta love fall leafs.

These leafs were made from watercolor paper painted with colored icecubes (food coloring + water, make sure you use rubber gloves, food colors stain).

i wish fall would last longer. my favorite season. where we live, it hardly rains at all (we've had one rainy day this month). it's been sunny and temperatures have hiked up to +30C even.

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

{i needed this today}

Some silly halloween jokes i came across today:

What do Hawaiian pumpkins say?
Happy HULA-ween!

Why did the boy carry a clock and a bird on Halloween?
He was going TICK or TWEETING.

What do monsters do when they hear country music?
They start SCARE-dancing.

What do monsters eat for breakfast?
SCREAM of wheat.

Who is a werewolf's favorite comedian?
HAIRY Seinfield.

What did the Klingon say on Halloween?
TREK or treat?

Why do dogs bark on October 31st?
They're celebrating HOWL-oween.

(images via google image search)

Sunday, September 18, 2011

{some things that made me smile}

Sienna's class made self portraits. this one cracks me up every time i see it. :D 

"My name is Sienna. I have an uncle named Robin. He is goofy. I like spaghetti."

it really should say pasgetti instead of spaghetti. that's how Sienna says spaghetti. :) 

here in Canada, we have a popular donut place called Tim Hortons. Sienna always says Tim Portons. :)

yet another gorgous sunset.
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Friday, September 16, 2011

{one orange, one green, one yellow...}

salt water taffy kebabs sienna and i made for her birthday party. first they were "flowers", then party favors.

i kept decorations really simple this year. made this quick garland from scrap paper circles.

bought lots of these from a dollar store.

pink smiley face balloons.
as you can see, i'm starting to keep my motto "simplify".

the kids enjoyed a game we played:
everyone sits on the floor in a big circle. one person is blindfolded. everyone else claps hands to make some noise while i place a big pot on the floor with a toy underneath. the blindfolded person then whacks the floor with a wooden spoon until she finds the pot. she gets the toy. the kids in the circle had to scream "eek!" if the person in the middle comes too close to them. 

blank journal pages are boring. i've always wanted to have pictures in my journals too. i think they tell as much about me as the actual journaling does.
lately i've been gluing my pinterest finds on the pages.

someone's summer home.
why oh why can't it be mine? :)

then i thought i'd share one of my quirks. when i eat m&m's, i grab a handful of them, lay them on the table in color groups from most to least, then i eat them so that eventually i have an equal amount of each color. for example in this instance i would eat: 1 orange, 1 green, 1 yellow, then 1 orange, 1 green, 1 yellow, 1 blue, then 1 orange, 1 green, 1 yellow, 1 blue, 1 red.
silly, i know.
what are some of your quirks?