It turned out great (a bit harried initially but all turned out well).
Here's one of the songs the kids learned tonite...so cute!
*note: please be warned that at the end of this youtube video it stops and gives the option to replay or peruse a filmstrip of related VBS clips- which is cool...but there's one EXTREMELY inappropriate/offensive/NOT for kids (or adults) clip of what seems to be Spongebob- but it's NOT, i'm not sure why youtube stuck it with the others. DO NOT CLICK on that!!
I found this through another blog and boy, oh boy.... this could prove to be a MAJOR source of time-suckage for a bit. BUT. I tried it just once and then posted it here. I'll save it for a rainy day to play around.... Go try it for yourself!
PS: Thank you to all the sweet souls who called, emailed, etc. wishing me a happy b-day last week. You're the best! xoxo
source: can't remember
Here's fashion designer Betsey Johnson's bathroom....SO fantastic & fun.
source: Elle Decor June '08
Yet another kitchen that SLAYS me...this was an amazing redo by blogger House Obsession/... don't you want to immediately plant yourself in that kitchen??
Beach House via Cote de Texas blog
Alright. I'm done gushing. Head over to Cote de Texas for more interior design eye-candy!
I've never had anything beyond some strawberries and tomatoes in containers in the past...so it's been fun to give a "real" garden (a quite *small* real garden, to be precise)a go. As we live in a rental home, I didn't want to invest $$ in raised beds, but I liked the low-weed appeal.And the clean, organized appearance... So I read a blurb in a garden magazine about the French method (basically free-form raised beds of earth, with your veggies placed closer together- thus fewer weeds and better water conservation.) I decided to try it and I'm pretty pleased with the outcome. Although it's a tad neglected at this very moment, the weeds are insignificant and the veggies are progressing nicely. The mounds do appear to hold water better, and with the plants close together- the necessity of mulch is low. Pretty cool...if you're a garden newbie/nerd like me!
And across the yard...a busy little bee caught landing...
At night, we open the door in our bedroom (which opens out to the backyard)for a while and set a fan in front, to blow some cool air into the house...the smell from this butterfly bush wafts in...very soothing!
Well...off to monitor kidlets & company in pool and work in the yard a bit.
Here's a recent everyday scheduled event...
Be back soon....