Friday, June 26, 2009

Rough Week In Hollywood

Something in the water? L.A. is going to be funeral center this week. Sad.

February 2, 1947 – June 25, 2009

March 6, 1923 – June 23, 2009

August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Happy Tunesday: GaGa

I hate to admit it, 'cuz she's kind of a freak, but I am really loving this album.

A.J.'s take on the album cover after swim lessons.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Girls Rule, Boys Drool!

Craig was out of town last week, so AJ and I threw ourselves a princess party. We put on our finest:

caked on the make-up (I'll never rid my house of all the glitter):

played this DVD game (which was actually pretty fun):

and ate some fine dining:

AJ showed me how to pose like a princess, just like Sleeping Beauty taught her:

We miss Craig when he's gone, but it's so fun to have a girls' night.

The next morning, AJ wasn't ready to let it die, so we did "fancy princess hair".

She wore her dress-up clothes as we scouted for pieces among garage sales and antique stores.

Never did rumaging through people's old crap look so classy. (I did find some treasures, but that will come later when I am done with them.)

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Happy Tunesday: Summer Fun

Scar by Missy Higgins
Summerboy by Lady Gaga
Disturbia by Rihanna
Someone To Save You by OneRepublic
Learning by Green River Ordinance
Waking Up In Vegas by Katy Perry
All Summer Long by Kid Rock
One Step At A Time by Jordin Sparks
Maybe by Seconhand Serenade
It's About Time by Lillix

Monday, June 8, 2009

Bow Madness

AJ's bow drawer was a mess.

See, I told you.

I saw a solution here.

So I made this.

Hung it here.

Ahh, much better, don't you think?

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Summer's Here!

Since AJ's been out of school for several months, Summer is the same as any other month at our house. But for some of my friends, panic has set in now that the kids are home from school, so I thought I'd pass this along.
I will be using this blog post often over the summer. Lots of great ideas.
Parenting has a list of 101 things to do this the Summer.
Family Funis also good a place to check when you get bored.
And the Creative Kids At Homewebsite has a list of themes you can choose (like space, dinosaurs, ancient Egypt and more) and includes crafts, projects, games and field trips for each subject. And don't forget to check out Tip Junkie, where my friend Laurie also has plenty of great suggestions for the kiddos.We are also planning on lots of library story time, free movie day, zoo trips and fun at the park (when it's not a million degrees outside). I'm happily looking forward to the next couple of months - hope you are too. HAPPY SUMMER!!!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Night Lite

I'm loving this little birdie lamp that I found for AJ's room. Another great find from Norma Stone. I searched high and low for a plug-in night lite that wasn't hideous. (FYI, they don't exist.) But this suits my fancy just fine.