Sunday, October 31, 2010


Creative Every Day/Flickr Project 365 photo for 10/31/2010:
(Sparkly Witch & Annie Oakley)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Creative Every Day/Flickr Project 365 photo for 10/27/2010:
 This is the view from Emma's bus stop.
 She's out there pretty early, huh?  

It's crazy, really.  What's even crazier is how well she (and I, lol) are handling it.  It's actually really nice!  The rhythm of our mornings this school year is lovely.  Emma is enjoying the silence and still morning air.  I'm enjoying the amazing views of the sunrise each day.  Would we choose this?  No, probably not.  Certainly not 5 days a week!  And, that's what makes it sort of cool and amazing.  Here we are enjoying these truly fantastical moments nearly every day, because we "have" to and yet they feel like a (crazy) gift!  (We also feel grateful that the bus picks her up so close to home.  She has friends walking down their streets at this time of night day!)  
 That's the bus...wave good-bye!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Creative Every Day/Flickr Project 365 photo for 10/26/2010:
 "Table" for Two 
Our roadside lunch spot, beside a covered bridge, in Vermont on Saturday on the way
to the Gilfeather Turnip Festival in Wardsboro.  
In addition to the sheer beauty of the place, Paul provided entertainment 
in the form of skipped stones.  
One made it all the way across with a satisfying "klunk" sound on the other bank.  
Such fun and such beauty!
 This relaxing lunch became one of the trip's highlights!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Saturday, October 23, 2010


Creative Every Day/Flickr Project 365 photo for 10/23/2010:
 Right after these were taken the whole flock flew across our valley.  
It was amazing to watch!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Creative Every Day/Flickr Project 365 photo for 10/20/2010:
Another boring house shot!  Paul says I'm going to lose my "testosterone readership"!

One of my new favorite things - house numbers!
I was dissatisfied with my ability to paint the numbers on our door and then found
these from Piccadilly Peddlers on Etsy.

Karma is looking outside at recent painting projects wondering if she's next!

Sunday, October 17, 2010


Creative Every Day/Flickr Project 365 photo for 10/17/2010:
Been busy spiffing up the joint these past few weeks.  Getting back to "ahhh, now that's relaxing" after too long being cluttered, chipped, drawn on, dirty, and such.  
You can see here my first attempt at sewing a slipcover.  Eek!
My technique needs a little refining, which I hope to get to over the next few weeks as I have at least one other chair and couch needing to be slipped.
I'd like to recover that foot stool, too.
If you look close, you can see one of Annie's notes to herself on the coffee table.
Remember my Signs of Life posts?
Mmmm, love this place & these people!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

Creative Every Day/Flickr Project 365 photo for 10/15/2010:
 Listen: As Long As You Love, Cindy Bullens

October 15th is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day.  Those who wish to remember angel babies are asked to light a candle at 7 p.m. in their respective time zones and keep the candle lit for an hour to cast a continuous wave of light around the world.
Missing: Nathan Montgomery Bogush
May Bogush
Miscarried Oct. '99

Resources for those touched by baby loss:

Glow in the Woods

Thursday, October 14, 2010


Creative Every Day/Flickr Project 365 photo for 10/14/2010:
The girls decided to play "Dog Pound" the other night and both climbed into Karma's crate with her. 
Much silliness ensued.
They begged to have this photo taken.
Dog crate?  They are all monkeys!  LOL!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Mystical Fire

Creative Every Day/Flickr Project 365 photo for 10/12/2010:
 Emma brought back a cool Mystical Fire packet from her summer trip to Lake George.  We finally had a chance to use it on this weekend's camping trip.  Cool!
 Thanks Emma!
 It was quite a show.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


Creative Every Day/Flickr Project 365 photo for 10/05/2010:
So much for blue or beige.  We went with a BLACK kitchen!
Chalkboard black walls, Palladian Blue (Benjamin Moore) ceiling,
drop cloth curtains...ahhhh, that's better!
(What it looked like before. )
Here are some other views:
 It is a blessing to be.  It is a blessing to be here.  It is a blessing to be here together.
 That's my grandma's hutch below, passed down from her to my mom and now to me!
It used to be brown, but we painted it black (not chalkboard)
and it looks smashing in the dining room.
The other "china cabinet" is an old chicken coop.
That's Shaker Beige (Benjamin Moore) on two of the dining room walls.
All the trim is Acadia White (Benjamin Moore).
We've yet to let the girls write on the chalk board walls
because the paint has been drying.
They are so excited to let loose!
Here's the view from the chair in the playroom in which I'm sitting right now:
 Check out that gorgeous purple on the playroom wall!
Oh yes, fresh paint in there too.
We've been painting for three weeks!
The girls chose Grape Ice by Benjamin Moore.  It really is so pretty and goes well with the Shaker Beige in the hallway leading to the dining room.

Thank you, Paul - you worked your tail off!
Nice foot on the counter, lol!
It's been cleaned since (the counter, not so sure about the foot!)