Friday, October 29, 2010

Friday Cleaning

Around here Friday is eagerly awaited-- the weekend is almost here and the house is clean! The only problem is that I don't particularly enjoy the cleaning part of a clean house. Due to this, I have a routine to make the process as enjoyable as the result.



I first put my hair up. Can't have it falling into anything!



I then turn on our "Happy Music" playlist. Nothing like some peppy songs to brighten the mood!



I then start cleaning my mirrors and wait for Middle Sister and Youngest Sister to hear the music. Before long, I know I 'll have company!



Here they are. Let the dancing begin!




Somehow, cleaning has turned into a kind of party! ~Megan

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Inspired

A couple of months ago, I was inspired by a display at our local Anthropologie. It had little squares of paper stapled together into a kind of cloth, and then draped over a table. I could do that! I thought, We always have staples and paper! So, while I was listening to a book on CD, I took advantage of the time to putter and went about making my own staple "cloth." I first tried cutting out squares from magazines and found that they were a little too delicate.


After that, I tried cutting out squares from old calendars. This worked much better (though, I still used a LOT of staples trying to get the squares to stay in the shape I wanted.)


Six hours later and I ended up with a my own stapled cloth and a bookclub book read (who cares if the only table my cloth could grace would have to be 6" by 7" :) ~Megan

Thursday, October 21, 2010

The Toothless Tooth Fairy Gets a Bag

In the last month Youngest Sister has lost both of her front teeth. This has led to talk of the Tooth Fairy and then to Youngest Sister deciding that she wants to dress up as the Tooth Fairy for Halloween. After deciding this, Youngest Sister found that we have a pink, sparkly dress and pink, sparkly wings. What we didn't have was a pink, sparkly bag, so I set about to make one. First, I collected supplies and had Youngest Sister draw a good tooth shape for me.


After that, I spread my stuff out on the table and went about sewing a "tooth."



Then I used my pink, sparkly yarn to sew the word "Teeth" on a piece of pink felt.




After that, I sewed the pink felt onto a sparkly, white fabric.



Finally, I sewed the sparkly, white material onto the bag and added some handles made out of the same sparkly, white material.



Voila! A bag fit for the Tooth Fairy!



~Megan

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Tea Party!



A couple of Fridays ago, we got to go to a tea party at my friend, Hannah's, house. Everything looked beautiful!



I especially liked going in their studio. It is inspiring to see how they have transformed a corner of their un-finished basement into a bright and cheerful place in which to create!





It was a very nice afternoon! ~Megan

By the way, if you want to see more about Hannah and her mom, you can go to either one of their blogs, a poem life and the hannah spot.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Snickerdoodles

Last Thursday Middle Sister and my MeeMaw made snickerdoodle cookies, which are as fun to eat as they are to say. They mixed, rolled, baked,



cooled, plated,


and presented some very pretty cookies!



Delicious! ~Megan

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Still Catching Hay (Bale) Fever

Last year about this time we took a walk and climbed on hay bales. Fast forward a year and we are still walking on the same path and enthusiastic about the hay bales appearance.



So good to be back!



Here's a video to help you get a good idea about how high up you are on the hay bales.


video




Nothing like an autumn walk! ~Megan