3.17.2013

sunday to sunday

hello :)

this week went by so fast... i was on spring break and that was a beautiful thing...

time was spent with the girls without rushing... lunch and a little shopping with john while the girls were at school... had dinner with a friend that i haven't seen in forever... 4 hours of straight talking, catching up and laughing... {love spending time like that}... it even trickled over into the next morning for a 5:00 a.m. workout... it felt great to get moving... and i pushed myself to join WW yesterday morning... i just had to... i need that accountability... i'll keep ya posted with my progress here... fingers crossed for success...

it was so nice to just hang out during the day trying to get caught up on some things...

i'm not sure that i mentioned it here yet... but my spunky gram who had pneumonia is making the move to assisted living... that was a pretty big move for her... she's not in her new home yet but i'm working on a wreath like this for her... i think it'll look pretty on her door... and since it's so neutral we can add something cute to it for each of the holidays... 
{maybe i'll post a little tutorial on how i made it this coming week...}

i spent hours the one day in marina's room... we are hitting that phase where some toys just need to go to make room for the things that she really plays with... she has a large walk in closet so i pulled out all of the bins... i had quite a mess on my hands but it felt good to finally get to it... this photo is before i got started... it's looking much better now...

there's been lots of reading by the first grader... she loves junie b. jones...

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and the leprechaun trap paper came home from school... we were busy thursday night coming up with a plan...  it ended up being a family project... maizie brainstorming ideas for her little sister... marina sewing parts of it with my help... and john whipping up the construction of it... 
 {tiny hands... first time at the machine... she said "mama, i think the pillow and blanket need some trim"... i have no idea who she gets that from :)}
{the bed is a tissue box... we covered the box with green felt and cut an opening in the felt where the opening in the box was... then covered it with a blanket and added some "gold bars" to entice him... ya know... so that when he jumps up to get comfy he'll fall down into the hole... sounds like a plan... right?}
{the little tag she wrote... clipped onto the foot board with a tiny clothespin and rainbow streamers... haha... she has high hopes in catching one and can hardly wait to go to school tomorrow to see if she did...}

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my mom surprised me with a happy day surprise... she's on the ball... couldn't love it more... vintage table cloth... metal embroidery hoops and other sewing bits... little vintage chick and the smash book stamp i've had my eye on...

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 i finally made a washi tape bunting...
and i finished up the top of my mantel... kind of simple... it makes me happy... {although i think my bottles need some tulips!}  
 now... i need to get reading... i'm heading to book club soon... and i haven't even finished the book... uh-oh... 

have a happy day~
angie

4 comments:

Cathy Trochelman said...

I am loving so many things here...the wreath is really lovely, so is the mantel. And what a nice gift from your mom :) My girls would want to re-do their leprechaun traps if they saw yours...just too cute! Hope you have a great start to your week -
Cathy @ Lemon Tree Dwelling

Amy Nordgren-Ditz said...

Tell Marina I love her leprechaun trap - super cute! Hopefully, we can catch up soon! The past couple of weeks I have no idea where they went!! ;)

oopsiemaizie said...

thanks for the sweet comment : ) i'm hoping to get the wreath tutorial posted tomorrow... hope your week is going well, too!

oopsiemaizie said...

amy, i will let her know... i'd love to catch up... the time is flying by!