Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Future Children

When I was younger & WAY less busy I used to draw pictures of what I thought my future kids would be like.  This is Lou Lou (complete with a personality profile).  I have dark brown almost black hair so I am not sure why I thought I may end up with a blond child. (adoption perhaps? I still like that idea.) Today, I have a five year old boy -Luca- who strangely enough I often call Lou Lou.  I guess sometimes you just know- but it usually comes with a surprise twist.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Colors of FALL

The shadows are longer, the sky a little bluer, the air crisp & the fall foliage about show an array of color.  It is hard not to love fall!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

A Little Book

Since I was a child animals and patterns were two of my favorite things to draw.  Things haven't changed much.  (funny how that works!)  This is a simple small scale book (did you know they call these chunky books?)  that shows the animals name in English, French & Spanish.  Perfect to share with a toddler.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Hummingbird Floral

I planted window boxes off the kitchen last spring.  I packed them full of red geraniums, (for color) mint, lavender, basil & rosemary (for fragrance).   We soon discovered a new friend outside our window in the morning. A beautiful little hummingbird has made daily visits.  We have enjoyed waiting for her to quickly flutter by. This made me want to know more about hummingbirds.  Here are just a few things I found out:
1. They can fly about 25 mph
2. Their favorite color is RED & they like tubular flowers the most
3. They can fly forward, backwards, sideways & even upside down!
4. The eat on average 7 times an hour.
5. They are the tiniest birds in the world.  Their nest is the size of a walnut, a hummingbird egg the size of a small jelly bean.
6. They are SMART!  Hummingbirds remember from year to year flowers & feeders in their territory.

*What wonderful little birds.  To our friend- Thanks for the summer visits.  We'll miss you! Until next year...

Monday, September 10, 2012


I received my Marie Claire Idees magazine last week.  I loved this idea- a disco ball in the kitchen.  That would liven up cooking for sure.  We already like to listen to music when we're cooking. (it seems to help get the whole family involved)  I can only imagine the fun a disco ball could bring!  Think I'm going to have to give this a try.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Presidential Portraits

Are you ready for the upcoming election?  You know we are close when you begin to see or hear the candidates on the news on a daily basis.  This is a presidential poster that will be available through Oopsy Daisy in the very near future.  No matter which party you are with this is a fun piece to teach your kids a bit about American history.