Friday, October 10, 2008


I have been waiting for days for this picture, I have been dying to see how it looked, and she looks gorgeous, and like any mama who's enjoying a quiet moment of breastfeeding.. true! You're just used to the famous face, but she actually looks pretty tired and the hair isn't perfect, but she's radiant. What a classy picture, I would love to see the rest of the photos. Hurray for beautifying and normalizing it even more <3

I Am a Fire Dragon!

I always knew of course that I was year of the Dragon, but now I found out I am extra cool. We are learning about China since Mr K is obsessed and I came across this, so he's not the only one learning!


The Fire Dragon is a powerful force to be reckoned with. This is a Dragon doubled! The Fire Dragon can move from calm and collected to combustible in a matter of seconds. In some ways the Fire Dragon is his or her own worst enemy. These Dragons cannot help feeling they are valuable and all-knowing. (aha hahahaha!) When they are right their vehemence and vigor is an asset to the cause, and though they value objectivity, they do not always employ the best decision-making measures, and sometimes jump to the wrong conclusion. They also suffer from recklessness and quick tempers. Yet, when they do keep their temper, emotions, and rivaling spirit under control, they emanate a commanding influence on other people.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Ants for Auntie

Har de har har at my title ;) but Karami, here are some pics for you. The first one is from the day after we started them:

...and now this is a week later.

Tired Mike

Snoring on the couch after a weekend with the kids, alll by his lonesome :) Tough work. Snort.

The Princess' New Room a.k.a My Weekend Project

I spent the weekend alone, and took on the project of The Princess' room, which has been on my list FOREVER. I made her some lilac colored curtains and then never found anything to match lol. Good thing it was about 99 cents a meter at Fabricland, I wasted about 5 bucks.

Anyhow, I went to Ikea, who rarely lets me down, and sure enough, fell in love with this Fabler line. All sorts of lovely old fashioned characters, and fairy frogs, and in gorgeous colors that aren't too girly. When I looked at Walmart the aisle with children's bedding looked like someone had drank pepto bismol and threw up on the shelves, god, that horrid Hannna Montana neon pink crap! Not to mention there is nothing but licensed character sets.

So as per usual I bought two sets of bedding and this one was just PERFECT for creating. The duvet cover had a polka dot pattern on the back, so I was able to use that side for curtains with the extra set.

View from the hall...

The characters on the bedding,I had tried to explain this to my mom and couldn't, you just have to see it. It has lovely colors of red, pinks, lavenders and blues too... I just fell right in love. It sounded tacky when I tried to explain all the colors.

The adorable fairy frogs on the wall lights...

The art I made, I painted two frames and put a picture of The Princess in one, then an embroidery that A made her when she was born. Ahem, it may be 2.5 years later, but I used it! The middle one is cardboard with with batting for depth, then fabric glued over, for fabric art.

My favorite part, I covered the frame with material, it was a plain wooden bar type, and it covered up so lovely! I wanted to hide the cords behind the bed, and this turned out SO much better than I thought it could, its a great headboard now. My hot glue gun was my best friend this project.

And the stuffed fairy frog makes me squeeee with its cuteness lol.

The wall quilt I sewed with the other side of the second set of fabric, I did it in a patchwork design, then yes, hung it sideways LOL! It looked much better with all those stripes facing a different direction, it was a little too orderly the other way, this way offset the matchy matchyness of everything.

And that is that! I am not in the least bit rested from the weekend LOL BUT man, it feels good to have one huge project off my list. I also have her name in wooden letters to be attached to the outside of her door.

I was busy Friday and I also donated 6 !! (where do we get all this crap!) bags of clothes, toys and books. Oh, and one bag of kitchen stuff, my cupboards are uncluttered! The basement is almost ready for playing in all winter,that is my project this coming week. The toys are all sorted out and lovely on the shelves, the pop/beer bottles are all taken in, I need a weekend to myself more often!

New Hair

Not only did I redo the Princess's room this weekend, between working really, really hard at work (bwhahahaha as if) I also popped to Pink Lime (oh, la, I DO like that place!) and went for the big chop and color.

Et voila! This is the closest I have been to my natural color in years ;) The Princess kept looking at me out of the corner of her eye, then telling me "mommy I love your beautiful haircut ", so she's trying to get used to the big change obviously!

Kandice you commented before I could finish posting LOL! I added the second pic.