Monday, March 28, 2011
Friday, March 25, 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
As for reading I have been thoroughly enjoying Stephanie Pearl-McPhee's Knitting Rules. Oh my how funny she is. I just love her quips. My family keeps looking at me as if I've lost it for laughing so much at a knitting book. I highly recommend it especially for those not so new yet not truly experienced knitters. She shares lots of tips and tricks.
So if you have a love of knitting, crocheting, fiber and books you will find kindred spirits and plenty of inspiration over at the Yarn Along sponsored by Ginny of Small Things. Do pour your self a cup of tea and head on over. You wont regret it, except if you don't like your "to read" list or you "next project" list to be too long.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Monday, March 21, 2011
So I hope everyone is planning their menus and staying within their family's food budget. It is a little bit of work, but the rewards are so worth it.
Breakfast: Bagels and Cream Cheese
Lunch: Ski Day Picnic - Hard Boiled Eggs, Apples, Cheese & Crackers, Almonds
Dinner: Ski Season Banquet
Breakfast: Poached Eggs on Oatmeal Wheat Toast
Lunch: Mac & Cheese and Apple Slices
Dinner: Roasted Tomato Soup and Sourdough Bread
Breakfast: Oatmeal and Orange Smoothies
Lunch: Noodles with Veggies
Dinner: Pancakes and Sausage
Breakfast: Yogurt and Maple Almond Granola
Lunch: Humus, Pita Bread and Raw Veggies
Dinner: Frittata and Buttermilk Biscuits
Breakfast: Cheese Omelets and Toast
Lunch: Seven Layer Mexican Dip with Tortilla chips
Dinner: Homemade Pizza
Breakfast: Banana Muffins and Cantaloupe
Lunch: Popcorn Chicken and Oranges
Dinner: Flounder, Rice and Spinach Salad
Breakfast: Cold Cereal
Dinner: Spaghetti with Pork Ribs and Homemade Sauce and Garlic Bread
So what is your family eating this week. Really I would love to know. I get tired of the same old thing every week, especially for dinners. Breakfast and lunch I don't mind the good old favorites, but dinner. I am always looking for something new and yummy. And with Spring finally here and the weather starting to warm up a bit, I am ready to leave the soups and stews behind and think about pulling out the grill.
I've joined up with the menu planning madness going on over at I'm an Organizing Junkie. Please pop over for a TON of menu planning inspiration.
Sunday, March 20, 2011
A quick look back at some past birthdays we have celebrated with this special girl of ours. . .
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Friday, March 11, 2011
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
On the needles is a pair of socks for the littlest one. It is a pattern I have knit before, so they are coming along quickly. Oh how I wish everyone had feet the size of a toddler - foot binding anyone? The yarn is Rhythm by Jojoland, and is okay, but not one of my favorites.
Here are the socks I had been working on for the last couple of weeks. They're DONE!!!! I am putting the finishing touches on the pattern and hope to post it over the weekend for those interested. this yarn was/is fabulous. It is a hand spun hand dyed sock weight made by a local woman. Just fabulous! I would love to get my needles on some more of it.
As for reading the books haven't changed. Still working slowly through Easy to Love Difficult to Discipline. I found myself taking so many notes that I actually ordered my own copy. That says a lot for a parenting book. Most of those I sort of skim through and return to the library. Also Rebekah and I are enjoying Seven Times the Sun. We have been singing lots of morning songs together.
So what are you knitting (creating) and reading. I'd love to hear, because you know I have tons of time and not enough projects. Oh a girl can dream can't she?
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Friday, March 4, 2011
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
The knitting isn't much different than last week. Still working on this pair of socks. I am really loving how they are coming out and the yarn is beyond fabulous. It is a hand painted yarn from a local artisan.
As for reading, I am slowly working through easy to Love, Difficult to Discipline. So far this is fabulous. It is more about changing oneself. Isn't that usually the case? When something isn't how we would like, we need to look within to find the solution. Really we are the only ones we can change, and with that change others will respond to you differently.
I've just started Seven Times the Sun. Only a few pages in but enjoying it. I'm looking forward to creating more of a flow to our mostly crazy days. I find it hard at times having teenager to toddler. So many different directions to go. So many different needs to meet. I'm hoping to find tidbits in this book to help it all flow with a few less rapids.
The children and I will be reading Elissa's Quest. They picked it out and I don't know much about it. So we shall see. I'd love to hear from any of you that have read it.
Elsa Beskow is one of our favorite authors of the little one. She just love all of her book. The Sun Egg is the newest one in our collecting. Such a sweet story of a little Elf who discovers a "sun egg". I know this one will become a treasured favorite.
Hope all of you are having from creating and reading, two things that truly feed the soul.