Monday, June 30, 2008

sea wees

Does anyone remember these? They were one of my favorites. And this little gal is all that remains of my little childhood collection. Doesn't she have a strong resemblance to my current real live sea wee?
I'm going to try to have the first few items for sale in the shop Saturday morning July 5th. 10 am my time. The pieces won't all be just for children. They might be for ladies and gentlemen as well. If all goes according to planned. So please if you read, come by pick something and buy. ;)

Friday, June 27, 2008

new shoes

These are from the gap. I had one of those lovely $10 reward cards sent to me in the mail.
I went in there and bought Joel lots of socks. He loves them. And so do I. I was really looking for some new phenomenal pieces to add to my wardrobe but found none. Only these shoes stood out.
Then I realized, how comfortable they were compared with any given pair of shoes I had at home and decided it was a good idea. I saw these cute cute cuties in target.

They might really like to belong to me as well.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

flats and veggies

Sorry for almost a week of no posts. For those of you who read here. We've been to lots of doctors. Between the four of us, well visits alone can take up a week. But, today was Sam's first swim lesson! I have a good friend who is a professional instructor. She offered to teach Sam and his little buddy from church. So of course I had to say yes.
I was all excited when I got up this morning only to find a flat tire on the van. I'm sure Mavis tire moved as quickly as they could, but it wasn't fast enough. We had to reschedule for next week. Bummer.

We are listening to and heartily enjoying the newish type Coldplay CD.
We hesitated to purchase and listen to it because we were feeling eehh, about the first single. The rest of the tracks are pretty nice though.

On to some better news, We have visible vegetables growing in the garden! Zucchinis and tomatoes! I can almost taste them now.

Friday, June 20, 2008

breakfast is becoming addictive

You know if what I said about the swedish oatmeal pancakes being the best thing on my breakfast plate in years was true, I had to make them on my own. Well, after some research, and several batches, this is the closet I've gotten. I found the recipe online and used it as a starting point. The pancakes it made were way to wet and sloppy. I changed the flour and milk quantities and came up with a denser, chewyier cake. (sooo not a word) But thats what we were looking for. So good.

swedish oatmeal pancakes

2 cups of oats
1/2 cup flour (i used 3/4 c, white whole wheat)
3 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups buttermilk ( I use 2 cups)
2 large eggs
1/4 cup melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
butter for skillet( I use a teflon pan and didn't need any extra butter at all)

Mix dry ingredients in one bowl, and the dry in another. Combine. Batter is going to be lumpy. The original recipe said to let it sit refrigerated for at least 2 hours. And over night is a- okay.
I think 30 minutes is enough and overnight produces mush. But, experiment if you will. Its part of the fun I think.

Hope your weekends are wonderfilled.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


Sam can correctly identify all 26 letters in the alphabet. He also knows the sounds they all make.
I am very proud of him. This may not be phenomenal for a 27 month old, but we are feeling accomplished at the moment.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008


Our point and shoot camera broke recently. We have one of these so it wouldn't be that big a deal except it was our primary video camera for the kitties. After a little bit of research we got one of these. So far, so exciting. I might need to start posting video on here. :)

I'm going to keep this as short as possibly because I am supposed to be cutting out childrens garments, but I had to share I have a new nephew born this morning! Liam Titus. I don't have specific stats yet but mom and baby are both doing spiffilly. ( I know its not word but I like it anyway) Praise the Lord.

Edit: My new nephew William Titus, I repeat William, (not Liam) Titus. Silly Auntie.

Friday, June 13, 2008

  • What time did you get up today? 7:30
  • Diamonds or pearls? diamonds.
  • Latest movie in a movie theater? iron man
  • Favorite TV series? jamie at home
  • What did you have for breakfast? a bowl of hot oatmeal
  • What's your middle name? leanne
  • Favorite food? italian, sushi anything cooked by my mom,.....the list goes on, and on.
  • Which food don't you like? bananas
  • What's your favorite CD at the moment? thats tough,..
  • What car do you drive? my dodge caravan
  • Favorite sandwich? does a cheese burger count?
  • Which human traits can't you stand? liar
  • What are your favorite clothes? dresses
  • If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? Italy
  • Favorite clothing brand? anthropologie in theory, but gap in actuality
  • Where would you like to retire? don't know yet
  • Favorite time of day? when husby get home
  • Where were you born? new york
  • Which is your favorite sport to watch? soccer
  • Coke or Pepsi? (If I had to drink one cause I don't really) pepsi
  • Soccer or hockey? see above
  • Are you a morning person or a night owl? both?
  • Pedicure or manicure? pedicure
  • Any exciting news to share? I"m designing a children clothing line due out this month as we speak!
  • What did you want to become as a child? a ballerina
  • Best childhood memory? My parents took us to a family resort on the shores of North Carolina every year, for a long time. I can still smell the hall ways.
  • Ever been to Africa? no
  • Ever rolled anybody in toilet paper? No
  • Have you ever been in a car accident? yes. But one is sticking out in my mind. We were hit from behind by a drunk driver at a red light in an intersection. We spun out like crazy.
  • Favorite day of the week? Saturday. We get to spend the day with all four of us together.
  • Favorite flower? Peonies.
  • Favorite - Hot dog or Chinese food? yeah, depends on the mood.
  • Do you own a bike? Yes.
  • Who was you latest e-mail from? my mom
  • Where would you like to shop more if you could afford to? anthropologie
  • Bed time? between 10 and 11.
  • Latest person to share dinner with? Joel. Perfect.
  • What are you up to now? trying to finish this up so I can spend the rest of the night relaxing with yours truly.
  • Favorite color? green
  • How many tattoos? nada, zip!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

I've been watching alot of Jamie Oliver

New fabric

serving dish

and potty seat

Hot dogs, and frozen yogurt do wonders for cranky boys whose mothers drag them through Ikea for hours.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

backyard tipi

Mr 2 year old received this as a Christmas present from his Nana. Handmade with love.

Monday, June 02, 2008

weddings and swedish oatmeal pancakes

Went drove to PA this weekend to visit loved ones and to see some loved ones get married.
It was a beautiful affair. Complete with dining, toasting, and, dancing. Reformed folk sure know how to party. I have a hard time getting pictures lately. And I'm not sure what to blame it on. We didn't get a single picture of the wedding. Ceremony or reception. All I have to offer are pictures of our awesome brunch at Wish You Were Here in downtown lancaster after Sundays worship service. My dad graciously treated us all to the best breakfast I've had in years. Seriously, this place was so good it reformed my view on breakfast. Particularly pancakes.

We love Lancaster city as shown to us by some other loved saints.