Archive for November, 2012

I’ve had great quantities of caffeine and Christmas music- a dangerous combo no doubt

as I wrap gifts- I ponder wisdom and need to be sure my children have a written record of the following:


A and G, listen up:

1.  don’t show your panties in public (learned this in kindergarten, and it’s sound advice guys)

2.  good manners are the ultimate assessory

3.  kindness is always the right choice

4.  and last but not least- under no circumstance leave ribbon edges to fray:  it’s just tacky sweet babies

simply torch the edges lightly and you are all set!

-oh and this is a great tip from the “interweb”

wash your hands because Jesus and germs are everywhere!

love, your mama


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baby Jesus, burlap, and the red cups at starbucks:

I love the Christmas season!

(seven trees up at my house but who’s counting)

I adore having a reason to share little gifts with some of the wonderful people in my life

it doesn’t have to be expensive- paper plates, napkins, and cups with a little card saying:

“my Christmas wish is for you to do less dishes” (pinterest, baby)

how fun is that?

I work with incredible Speech and Language Pathologists

(who’s down with SLPs – such a bad pun from such a bad 90s song)

any who- gingerbread mix, gingerbread candle, and ornament

I really am crazy about SLPs and peppermint mochas- yay Christmas!

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Fish or Lure?

fish or lure? family joke inspired by a precocious two-year old

one of these silver platters was a family heirloom, one was $2 at Good Will

neither were living up to their potential, soooo

homemade silver tarnish remover with no scrubbing- Thank you Pinterest!

After:  a bit of happy shiny for my wall

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a tree grows in Brooklyn

well not so much in Brooklyn but in my kitchen

the thanksgiving tree may have to become a new tradition

complete with Pickel our pet porcupine and a turkey disguised as a pumpkin

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ginger me snaps


Sunday found me with a few blissful hours home alone

my grandmother’s gingersnap recipe is a force to be reckoned with-

it’s amazing that a cookie can bring back such flood of sweet memories

I cranked the Pandora Christmas music, baked, and crafted around

my mantle was in dire need of blue mason jar snow globes

fake snow (epsom salt) makes my heart flutter

’tis the season

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trashy treasure

we were all home together this past Tuesday

home days almost always include lazy mornings and art

G’s fabulous teacher assigned a fun disguise a turkey project

(Tom became a Triceratops)

I saw this fab piece of long brown paper in the recycling bin at school

yes, I dumpster dove for my “Thankful Tree”

each day we’re adding more leaves of thanks

G’s project was so fun, A made one

in every artful thing, mess must proceed

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win, win

Smart Toys and Books offered an Impressionism Art class today

“Trees by Moonlight” from A

“Stegosaurus / Transformer” by G

and Joey and I got to Christmas shop while kiddies painted,


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Frightfully Delicious

Thompson/Trent Team 2012

Thompson Delegation

Jaguar Ava

Precious Piggie

God dressed the trees up in splendor

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