Thursday, May 26, 2011

all around the mulberry bush....

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Happy Weekend Everybody!!!

I leave you with this sweet image that I took at our oldest girl's preschool... they have an amazing mulberry tree in their garden!
Every day this spring when we pick her up she runs to the tree to gobble a few mulberries! she shares some with her sister who can't quite reach them, and away we go...
so many of their clothes end up with mulberry purples and so do their lips... but I love it!

We leave today for the weekend... heading up to North Carolina!
We are going to my sweet friend's cabin until Memorial Day!
Should be so much fun! I cannot wait to see spring in the mountains... hiking... waterfalls... yay!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

tomatos & strawberries... quite a day!

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what a life
we took our kids out to the farm and man oh man every time we do so it makes us realize how lucky we truly are!
great kids, great friends, and great farms!
and my gosh, aren't those chickens above darling! I could just kiss them!

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let the fun begin
so much plucking... popping berries in our mouths... filling our baskets! such a treat!

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love these youngsters... comparing baskets... such cuties!

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moving along to berries...

warm berries baking in the sun
bumble bees buzzing
strawberries bursting in our mouths
juices dripping from our chins
filling our baskets and our mouths (& our hearts)
with memories!

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to cool off a bit, a nice sweet treat!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Tea Party!

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This post is just a tad late... sorry.

A few weeks ago my friend hosted a "Royal Playdate!" what a fantastic idea! We had so much fun! got all fancy... hats... and came over to watch the TiVoed version of the "Royal Wedding!" what a treat!
So many special details! great treats! even handmade crown napkin rings! wow!
it was a fun morning and a nice touch to have mimosas at a playdate! why didn't we think of that before!

but best of all was this image below... to watch my oldest seeing a "REAL PRINCESS" was just precious!
I remember myself maybe a tad younger than she, watching Princess Diana marry... so this image below reminds me of myself... to see that fancy white dress... the long red carpet... it's beautiful!

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

window star tutorial...

http://gardenmama.typepad.com/my_weblog/2010/01/as-the-snow-continues-to-fall-outside-of-our-windows-we-gather-together-at-the-table-to-create-waldorf-inspired-kite-paper.html

sorry forgot to share this amazing tutorial on how to make those gorgeous sun stars!!!
Have fun making some!

some juice and a snail!

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a little fun randomness for a Happy Hump Day!
mid week is my work time of week... doing studio biz and catching up on photoshoots...whew!
We had a bit of a busy weekend... shot a big wedding which usually lets me take some time off...
so feeling like a bit like a snail!
I shot that snail pic as I was waiting for a client a few weeks ago at their beach home... it was too early in the morning and my coffee wasn't kicking in so much so then I just started looking around and getting inspired...
and so there was a little snail friend just waking up too!
good morning snail!

as for the juice pic...
just a nice colorful goodness pic!
things from nature can give us such beautiful color!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

sun star!

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what a fun project this was!
a friend of mine that used to be a blogger once posted this and I finally got around to making these beauties...
cannot wait to make them with the proper kite paper... then the sun can come through them so pretty!
The girls loved helping with these!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

heat wave...

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it's that time...
putting away the closed in shoes... pack away the long sleeves...
jeans up on the top shelf...
sun dresses to the front of the closet... flip flops on the shoe rack... hair cuts... sun hats... new sun glasses

and even the long sun dresses may need a little knot to make them shorter...
yes oh yes...
the heat is here in Florida!

as it is... I do look forward to everything and really I think I get my whole family excited... even though the heat can be a bit overwhelming ... you have to make the best out of everything!
think hot bath water at the beach which is the Gulf of Mexico... no need to bundle when you get out of the cozy water... sometimes a summer breeze will cool you off at the beach...
walks after dinner where all you need is some shorts, tank top, and some cute flip flops... that's it!
or if you're one of our little girls... some underpants or a bikini!

and my favorite... Florida summer lightening storms! can't describe it... you have to experience them yourself.. they're unreal!

so we welcome the heat with pop sickles and bubbles and a kiddie pool!
love the change!

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