Tuesday, June 28, 2011

I Miss You!

We are knee deep in this summer time journey of ours! I miss blogging and I miss YOU!

We left NJ packed up in our camper last Wednesday after having already lived in it for a week. We hit Washington DC, then headed out to North Carolina, and we're currently in South Carolina. Tomorrow we head out for Atlanta, Georgia and we'll be at our new home in Florida on FRIDAY!!

We are having fun, but we are excited to get there! We found out yesterday, though, that our household goods will not be delivered for 2 more weeks....yikes! So this adventure will continue. We'll be sleeping on camper mattresses in an empty house for a while. But this gives us plenty of time to paint!! And explore our new town!

I hope you all are enjoying your summer and perhaps having an adventure of your own!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Fibers on Friday: Welcome, Tooth Fairy

Happy Fibers on Friday! Welcome to this fun party dedicated to knitting, crocheting, and occasionally a pillowcase or two!!

Mass chaos is about to ensue around these parts. In six days the movers come to pack up our stuff and move us to Florida. It's sad, but exciting! We've started saying our good-byes to family and friends. Those are never easy, but we've got a lot to look forward to.

So.....we may have to put this party on hold for a while :-(

Boo!! Hoo!!

Who knows....maybe I'll be itching to jump on the lap top and publish a party while we're enroute. But, if time does not allow, please know I'll be back ASAP!!

I started to panic the other day that we'd have our first lost tooth while we're in transit!! Yikes! I have big plans for summoning the Tooth Fairy!! Paige's tooth is quite loose, so I got the sewing machine out while I still had a chance to make a special pillowcase for nights we're awaiting the good Fairy.

I have two girls, but I only made one special pillowcase. I thought that just having one would make it extra special for the one who just lost a tooth. I envision making a big deal out of the bedtime routine....placing the tooth just so....under the pretty, girlie, pillow with satin and sparkles. (Who wants to wager that we'll ever be expecting a visit from the Tooth Fairy on the same night?!)

I took this photo outdoors in an attempt to capture the sparkles in the fabric. Unfortunately, it didn't happen, but trust me, they're there.

And then I made a frilly little pouch for the tooth (and ultimately, the treat).

So, we're all set! Ready for the big day, whenever it happens! We'll be taking a long journey on our way down to Florida, camping along the way! Our special pillowcase will be with us, just in case the tooth fairy needs to find us in a campground!! Fun!!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Wordless Wednesday: Projectile

How much damage can my husband do when left with a lawn mower and some windows?

Do you remember this Wordless Wednesday?

I think I may have to take over this particular household chore.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Meatless Monday! Udon Salad w/ Spicy Tofu

This is what's for dinner tonight. From Cooking Light 5/11

Udon Noodle Salad with Broccolini and Spicy Tofu

This was pretty good, although a little strange being a cold salad. I think we would prefer it hot. As you can see I didn't have Udon noodles, so I used Soba noodles. I also substituted broccoli for the broccolini. Not bad, but not one that I'll keep in my files.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Fibers on Friday

Happy Fibers on Friday! Welcome to this fun party dedicated to knitting and crocheting!! Thank you for rockin' last week's party while I was gone! I had fun using my husband's iPhone to check out the links that were rolling in!

We had a blast on our camping trip! And would you believe I did not take a single picture? Steph did, but I chose to remain camera-free! The weather was outstanding, albeit buggy. It was warm enough that the pool felt wonderful and we enjoyed every day at the water park. Year past, it was too cold to enjoy those treats! We had fantastic, mouth-watering, home cooked meals which had us all yummmmmm'ing at the picnic table. But best of all, we enjoyed a last traditional trip with our dear friends before we move to Florida.....precious memories and we can't wait to be able to link up again....anywhere!

As for the knitting. I did a little on the car ride to the ferry. I also knitted on the ferry while trying to keep my mind (and semi circular canals) off the rocking of the boat and let the dramamine do its job. Not much to show for weeks of sporadic work on the Multnomah Shawl, but here it is

I love the color (which seems a little brighter than in real life in this picture). It's called Everlasting by Dream and the color is called Tide Water. So nice!

Bracelets for Craft Hope

Craft Hope Spreading seeds of hope one stitch at a time

Have you read about Project 12 from Craft Hope? It's called Orphan Outreach and they are collecting bracelets in hopes of sending smiles to orphans in Russia. I thought this would be a wonderful opportunity to get our Daisy Troop involved in a nice, heartwarming, project. I presented it to our leader and it was a GO!

Lots of pretty bracelets were made! The girls had such a good time with this project and it was a good way of teaching them and sharing our love and warmth.

Then, we had to goof off.....

So, if you'd like to participate in this project, I encourage you to read about it and make some bracelets! The deadline is June 15th, so there's some time left! And as a side note, they are also collecting blankets for the families affected by the tornadoes in the south....also due June 15th. I need to get crackin' on that idea!