Friday, December 31, 2010


Nothing rings in the new year like a belly full of oliebollen. They were sooo sooo good.


oliebollen in progress

powdered sugar


Thursday, December 30, 2010

long time no see (not really)

It's been too long since I've posted pics of my pups. They're getting humongous (7 whole pounds).



where's daddy

The winter break is close to over, but we're squeezing every last bit of fun out of it. Thanks to my fantastic neighbor, who watched my boys for 3 entire hours this afternoon, my house is spotless and we are ready to host a party tomorrow for some 50 people. (ACK!--but in a good way).

I've gotta tell ya', the best party we've ever hosted was one last week when we invited the neighbor boys over to dance to Christmas music on our front porch. All I had to do was sweep the porch and get out the hot cocoa. My hubby manned the DJ station. It was cold and windy, but SOOO MUCH FUN!


Snow pants...nuh nuh nuh nuh nuh, warm and snuggly snow pants... nuh nuh nuh nuh nuh


I have lots of resolutions for the new year. Most of them involve having more fun and laughing more and giving the "say what" arms to housework. Happy 2011!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Gingerbread House 2010

gingerbread house 2010 child

gingerbread house 2010 lady

Special thanks go out to Joe the Trader for providing this year's house with slots in the foundation...making this our most stable house to date.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Teacher Presents

pencil pouches

One quick picture as the sun fades away (at the most ridiculous time of 4:30 pm). I made pencil pouches for the teachers. Hope they like 'em.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

The Troll Under the Bridge

where is this?



Read more about this dusty creature here.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Saturday, December 04, 2010

I've listed a snap tote in the shop made from gorgeous chocolate leather.




The sunshine this morning has been much wished-for. We have big plans for this Saturday...a visit to the tree farm, warming up at Starbucks, a little Sufjan and decorating. Aaaah, December.