• Butterflies Dancing

    For the last few days I’ve had this feeling of excitement.   Like butterflies are dancing.  In my stomach.  Like something is going to happen soon. Something great. Only I have no idea what it is. Maybe it is because I have crossed off a few loooooong standing things from my to do list. Or maybe it is because the holidays are coming, and I’m looking forward to all of the fun with my boys. Maybe it’s our weather change. Or maybe it’s this new book I’m reading. I don’t know. But I’d like to find out! In the meantime, I’m embracing fall.  Two visits to the pumpkin patch in…

  • Creative Boot Camp Follow-Up

    So during our little “vacation” last week I had a chance to finish up my CBC assignments…  I am still learning about how to work with different lighting and settings on my camera, and it is a lot of fun!  Since starting this project at the beginning of June I haven’t used the automatic settings at all, yay!  I hope I can keep learning more and more as time goes on.  Here are the assignments and photos! Ornament: something that lends grace or beauty from our front yard, our “fireworks” flowers I thought the hat fit into the “ornament” category, lending a little grace to my wild boy. Fly Ryan…

  • Zucchini Mania!

    Our garden is completely overrun with Zucchini right now, the plants are huge and we have tons of squash to eat! I have been trying to get creative with recipes, and was inspired by a friend’s blog recipes last week to try out some new things. Early in the week I made Zucchini Fries, gluten free and breaded with rice flour, cornmeal, italian seasoning, and salt and pepper. They were crispy and delicious! (Sorry, they got eaten too fast to take a picture) Next I tried Cream of Zucchini Soup, which as super easy to make. I just sauteed onion and zucchini in olive oil, added some chicken broth, and…

  • Mother’s Day Painted Picture Cards

    For Mother’s Day this year we decided to hand make some cards for everyone. The paper was designed and created by Lucas. Here are some photos of his first attempt at finger painting. We started at the kitchen table, but ended up with paint on the chair, the wall, and all over him… So we moved it outside where we had a little more space and room for messiness. Ruffy and Gizmo were very curious as to what we were doing as well. Lucas loved squishing the paint between his fingers and toes. I had to hold on to him to direct his hands to the paper, otherwise we would…