Thursday, November 29, 2012

Thank you's

Zion wishes to thank every person who made his birthday special, and for all his great gifts:
Here's how we did it!


If you havent gotten yours, it is on its digital way, , with Zions love....
Happy friday!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Wreaths and things

Every holiday season I find myself thinking sbout wreaths, and what alternative and interesting ways I can make one..and while I love a good evergreen, here are a couple different takes
Last year's: kente cloth bows and wooden beads.
 This year's: cotton yarn wrapped around a straw wreath, bright and pretty on our door.
Other goings on: these beautiful and complicated paper star ornaments I learned to make the other day at my friend Lise's, whew, talk about teaching an old dog new tricks, these sure took long

So worth it!
and lastly, my beautiful Amaryllis bulb is already blooming, it was supposed to be in time for xmas, but we are enjoying it non the less.

Happy thursday!

Yarn bombing, continued


This time it was the big Silver Maple in our front yard, I was initially inspired to use one of the large brown circles that was a hat I was working on for hubby, that I never seemed to be able to finish, guess it was meant for a yarn bomb instead!
Malawi gives his final approval when I am finished hanging them, and,
 could the day be any
Love November, oh, and its my Birthday   :)

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

8 years

Ago I was in my twenty some thing hour of labor with my Z, on the little Island of Bocas in the caribbean sea, and it was pouring rain...

 So grateful to have this tall beautiful boy here now
Birthday breakfast place setting, a family birthday tradition
 Birthday book, a collection of photos and poems of the year, we will go until each child turns 10, that is 30 books for this here mama! whew

Favorite gift, from Grandma Lu
  Favorite moment of the day:
Listening to Z speak patois with his grandpa who called from Panama to wish him HB this morning, priceless...
Off to celebrate with his class now!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Zions Birthday Party, 8!





A wonderful time was had by all, especially the most handsome of 8 year old boys, sunny day, ice skating  happiness with  friends from all walks of his life, great gifts,  birthday banners hand made by mama,, chocolate pomegranate cake from scratch, lots of work, sigh, but HAPPINESS all around ♥♥♥♥ Happy birthday party to my wonderful boy (real bithday in a few days)

Friday, November 23, 2012

"In our house"

Used to be the name of a collection of photos of  beautiful new things in our home that I would post on fb (gone are those day!) 
this now includes strange shots  that inspire me for some reason, like this one of Zion in his jammies on our stepping stool
 and this one, we have a thing for giraffes apparently
 Imani just scored this amazing egyptian smock

 beautiful katie Day pics, just hangin around....
  cool  new japanese bowls
 and this vintage plate that makes Imani happy every time she gets it at dinner
lastly, golden lantern Imani made for her Martinmas lantern walk at waldorf, magical
What beautiful things are new in your home?
happy saturday!