Friday, February 29, 2008

our little trip

went to payson today to visit granny and grampy smith. we played at the park. i got sunburned.
purchased a hanging porch swing for my back porch. was given fabric scraps from my grandma that will make excellent dress up clothes! and was given the remnants of a quilt my great grandma, Nora Mae(where Callie got her middle name) was making. so neat. hopefully i can get it finished. whether i find someone with quilting talent to do it or just finish it as it is. very excited to have it though. maybe i will post some pics of it. it has some great vintage fabrics.

*this is my grandma smith. i love her sunglasses. and i had to share with you how cute she is.

we love you grandma and grandpa smith!xoxo

Thursday, February 28, 2008

riding her bike

strawberries in the cup and in her cheeks.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

out with the old.....

i finished up some hot pads for the sew along project. i had a lot of fun. there were defiantly some mess ups and i learned by trial and error, but i had fun. these ones were test runs and i am excited to make more!

green apple hot pad

the back of the "green apple"

lemon hot pad

i am just loving these colors and the fabrics. my favorite!
the back of the "lemon". i LOVE hounds tooth print!

tweet hot pad

i just had fun with this one. i put together everything that i love right now... birds,hounds tooth, green, this is what i came up with!

lemon oven mitt

i loved this combo so much, i had to make an oven mitt to go with the hot pad.

i am going to put these on the
you can see these along with other peoples projects!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008


well,,, i thought i would never say this...
we got a dog!
mark has wanted a dog sooooo bad, and has been begging to get one for a long time. i am NOT a dog person but i gave in.
his name is Cowboy. name requested by mark. he is 5 weeks and is a collie/lab mix.
he lives outside! and is to never set a paw in the house!
he is a cute guy i admit, but i know he is deceiving me.

Monday, February 25, 2008

things that made me happy today....

* clean sheets

* wildflowers. they are every where.
* fresh pineapple
* washable crayons and magic erasers! addie found a nice big, white canvas in my hall way! she decided she wanted to display her art!
* perfect 71 degree weather. love the warm sun on my back.
* tissue with lotion in it. so my wee ones noses dont get raw... yes, sick again.
* a packed parking lot with a front row spot just for me.
* eskimo kisses

Saturday, February 23, 2008


these lovelies welcome me when i walk to my door. i added my valentine tulips to the bunch. i love them. i must say, i do not have a green thumb but i love to plant flowers. as a was planting them today it reminded me of my blog name, bloom. it reminded me of why i chose that name. i am blooming. not in the 14 year old kind of way...hehe. i am growing, i am maturing and becoming more and more each day. i am opening up and being myself. no matter what. i am working on seeing my inner beauty. i am blooming.
we have a new member of the family, so to speak. will write about him soon.

Thursday, February 21, 2008


after todays morning nap. she woke up very happy.

i have been working on my sew along project, pot holders. they are turning out good and i am excited to experiment and do new things.i am really having alot of fun with it. its not too late to get started!

*i need to pick up my camera more tomorrow.

the man of the house has work off for a WEEK!

plans include: visit home depot, make my family a nice breakfast with the works( bacon, eggs, hash browns), run together as a family to the park( to burn off bacon, eggs and hash browns), shop for and PURCHASE bedroom furniture, rent movies from net flicks, go to bed ONCE at a decent hour, have a bbq and eat on the porch, get a haircut and possibly pedicure, go on a date, just spend time together.

for now... i could swim in a sea of this.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

sew along with us!

i am really excited about this. excited to learn more and become better. you can join us or do the same projects at home at your own pace without posting pictures. click the picture on my side bar to read more about it.
here's to happy sewing!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008


my last picture for my photo of the day. i had so much fun doing this. and cant wait to put it in the book .
you should try doing this, its a great way to scrapbook a time period. its fast, easy, not costly and very simple. i definatly recommend it. i am going to do it again! definatly. thanks for all the nice comments. they really were nice and made my day!
happy tuesday.
i am going to look for curtains for my room. hopefully i find something and i can get started on decorating my white, bed still on the floor, no furniture room.

Sunday, February 17, 2008


papa and mimi came for a visit.
its blurry, but perfect.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

etsy shop

etsy shop is up and running!!!

tell all your friends and family to check it out!


planning meals for the week and making my shopping list. i am not good at planning meals and am usually scrambling last min. to think of something for dinner. this week will be differant.

another thought on my
list of "to-dos"...

* get the baby gate out of the garage

Friday, February 15, 2008


our stay inside rainy day activity

Thursday, February 14, 2008


my husband came home with these today. i love them. i love that he went out of the norm and got tulips. i love tulips.

i love his two lips!!

my two sweet valentines. we had a party with some of addies friends. they made the crowns and we had lunch which included heart shaped pb and js. and tatums excellent salad. a lot of other yummy food went down the hatch!

pretty dresses. friends. bubbles. sugar cookie in hand.
happy valentines day

Wednesday, February 13, 2008


mark spent at least 4 hours today out in the yard. pulling weeds took up most of the time. he takes such good care of our home and yard to make it a wonderful place to be.


we had so much fun on our "get-a-way". it was beautiful!

addie had so much fun in the snow.

i love this photo. she is so happy. both of them were great on the trip.

we stopped at an antique shop. i love old things. so much eye candy. have to share some.

thought of valentines with this one. its soon aproaching!
love this red fence... and the little lady.
we stopped at the anthum outlets to stretch our legs and daddy found his sidekick! so funny.

this is the picture i am going to use for my photo of the day. so happy. i loved having some family time away from the hustle and bustle.

Monday, February 11, 2008


decided to take a spur of the moment trip up to flagstaff. very much needed! be back soon.

Sunday, February 10, 2008


every sunday we bake cookies. its kind of a tradition since i was a kid. i remember always being in the kitchen on sunday. we made muffins, pretzels, cookies. it was a great way to pass the time and we had fun doing it together. so now i do it with addie. i think getting your kids in the kitchen with you is really important. i let addie pour all the ingredients in the mixer. i let her smell the vanilla. i let her turn the mixer on and watch it spin. she loves it! and she gets so excited that she created it! i have many recipes for cookies and love to try new ones. we end up taking them to marks moms that day so they arent staring at me all week.


found your shadow

Friday, February 8, 2008


enjoying lifes everyday moments

Thursday, February 7, 2008

more love



typical morning breakfast. addie playing with her food, not eating it. she has never liked breakfast. she is at the table for less than five min. i have to open all the windows first thing and let the light in. callie was making that silly face all morning... what is this face. i know its not gas!!she is so silly!
today was a....
burn the pancakes day.
let my hair air dry day.
beautiful day. 60 degrees.
laundry day.
change the oil day.

try to not get sick day.

and if i am lucky, get to bed early day.
i am so blessed. i have the most wonderful, unselfish husband. two beautiful girls. they are a handful sometimes but they are so good. i love them. it amazes me that they are apart of me. that i carried them and they grew inside of me! truely amazing. i cherish them. i catch myself just staring at them, in awe. today was good.
good night.xoxo