Friday, February 29, 2008
Thursday, February 28, 2008
*** Thanks you guys! I thought it was interesting that Heather at artgirlatl just posted about cancer causing chemicals in our beauty products and Stacey just mentionned that she's buying organic now, which is exactly what we've been trying to do also. I know you think I'm getting a percentage off the sales of this book...I'm not!...but "Real Food" explains what to look for in good healthy food that tastes good and is grown responsibly. I don't know why it's so difficult to take care of the people in this country! Why do we use dangerous chemicals, thinking they'll have no effect. Why do we give children junk to eat and drink?!! I'm totally baffled by it. I'm going to turn into Tasha Tudor and grow my own food and make my own clothes... sigh.
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Thank you for all of your great comments yesterday!! I even got a few more in my email box too. I think that I tend to hang around a lot of the same kinds of women-- intelligent, kind and well-spoken. I loved reading what you guys had to say about it. Craig said he was happy that people spoke so well of him too (I'm not sure if he really liked what I said though! He always told me he married me because I was intelligent and stood up for what I thought.) I think anything can be spoken about if it's done with politeness. I kept thinking about Esther in the Bible yesterday (I think that's right). She was beautiful and was able to persuade the king to do the right thing because she knew how to use her femininity. I know-- the women's libbers would hate that statement, but it's so true. Look at Hillary Clinton right now. She turns off a lot of men because of her brashness. We can be respected for our ideas and be lovely at the same time. And by the way, all of you who wrote are beautiful women!!!! I will give men more credit than they usually get because I think they see it better than we do! So go hug your guy today and let them know how much you appreciate their mind too! (and their cute behinds... okay... I can't help it!)
Monday, February 25, 2008
I finished Caroline's apron today! It turned out pretty well. You can't see the little tucks I put in the front. She specified a "colonial style apron" so this is what I came up with. I like the little cakes around the top and bottom! Caroline said that since she has this apron, now she can help in the kitchen... we'll see if that happens! She does like to cook (a little). I made homemade bread today for supper tonight. And I also got upstairs cleaned... all those cold germs are gone now! I'm totally ready for spring!
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Lastly, I talked everyone into watching "Babette's Feast" last evening. That was actually the first time I'd ever seen it and I loved it!! The kids even liked it, though it was all in subtitles. (It won an Oscar for best Foreign Film.) Anyone who loves food will appreciate the end, when Babette cooks her feast. I loved the symbolism of the food and the realization of the importance of joy in life. The scenery is gorgeous and the food was incredible. That is a talent I wish I did have. I actually found a website where a chef actually posted the recipes for the French feast in the movie! I also loved the message of the importance of giving to others. Someone wrote somewhere, "There are givers and there are takers and the world is more full of the latter." I have always subscribed to the former and find my joy in that.
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Melissa at Sugar City Journal
Rebecca at Poshyarns
Anna Maria at Anna Maria Horner
Hillary at Wee Wonderfuls
Amy at Angry Chicken
I'm sure there are many, many more that I don't know about! If you know of anyone who is sewing fabulous clothes for their children, leave a link or name in the comments! And I've only found girl's clothing... any great boy's things out there??
Friday, February 22, 2008
Thursday, February 21, 2008
And these adorable felt barrettes can be found here! While they are probably made for little girls, one size fits all!! :)
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
My sweet Grandma is turning 94 today too!!! Happy Birthday Grandma! Thank you for all the cookies you baked for me, the doll clothes you sewed when I was little, the wonderful birthday parties you always held for everyone, and the love you always showed us!!!
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Okay, enough links for you! (Have fun Willow!!) Good night!
Monday, February 18, 2008
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Friday, February 15, 2008
I also told you that my friend Caroline is drawing hands every day and here is her latest. I think they are awesome! I always wished I owned a gallery so I could collect all my friends' work and sell it for them. She should open an etsy store!!!