Allrighty then...one more long-winded post before I hit the road tommorow morning at the crack of dawn......i'm already tired thinking about it.
so pooped from packing and organizing for the entire family
by myself! that rascally husband of mine sure knows how to disappear at the right times! he's already enjoying himself on his yearly golf outing up north and will meet us at the cabin on sunday....with his neatly packed single suitcase and golfclubs.........while I will be schleping and loading 3 suitcases, assorted foods, games, coolers, linens, blankets, sleeping bags, towels, and a million other things.....by myself
yup he's peacefully enjoying golf, un-interrupted dinner with friends, and cocktails lakeside. nope, i'm not bitter....at all! :)
......just bring your wallet sweet Ian.....I am going SHOPPING! :)
good news is...I will be following up my 2 girlfriends and their families...so i will not be on the road alone with my kids.
So sad isn't it? really, truly, I am a STRONG woman....i really could do it no problem.....but i'm a worrier.......lot's of "what if's" roll around in this here brain.
So it's nice to have friends that's for sure!
It will also be SO nice to "hopefully" (fingers crossed) leave all of these wild thunderstorms behind and seek out sun, surf and sand. wish us good weather!
I do have to admit i love a good thunderstorm though.....skies turning black, angry clouds rolling in, lightening!.....so exciting!
My kids and dog flip out, but I love 'em.
we have had nothing BUT storms here lately......
this place is like a sauna right now.....hot and steamy......my hair has tripled in size.
Last night before the next storm hit something kind of magical happened in my backyard......
I saw this giant thing buzz by, the size of a hummingbird
so I had to go out and take a peek
there were about 15 GIANT dragonflies buzzing by...swooping and zooming here and there...i think one of them Might have even tipped over this chair what do you think? well,
i tried to take a picture of this amazing event (o.k., so I am easily entertained)...but all you could see what his little trail of dust as he whizzed by. it probably looked something like this...
but we wanted to see up close for ourselves....
so the kids and I thought we would try and catch one with our big fishing nets.....
but all we caught was this wiley critter
LOL! is that cruel?
I couldn't help myself....that dog just begs for me to torture her in funny ways. she really is a hilarious and wild dog, and thankfully puts up with my silliness.
So before it stormed I was also able to take some pictures of this new adorable little chef kit we just got in!
they came to us boxed up in this horrible box...so I will be re-packaging them into something more charming to show off the incredible cuteness of this set properly! (this is just preliminary)
I mean how can you not just LOVE red and white polkadots
on a hot mitt and mini potholder?
please excuse the toes...they just love to star in these things for some reason.
and how cute is this little teddy bake cup!
it also comes with an adorable set of real utensils and cookie cutters perfectly sized for petite people.
do you like my little model?
thankfully she was willing to pose for me...usually i am met with major resistance...but maybe it was because she was fresh from "baking" herself...
hers of course were of the playdoh variety....
but ohmigosh how inspiring this child is to me
how can you not resist the sweetness of these faces?
they reminded me that I need to get busy and make more of these for the holidays.....
they make great stocking stuffers......
fairly easy to do......sculpt a piece of sculpey or fimo clay bake it and put it into a mold and pour your soap into it! voila! fun handwashing for kids!
because any child could use a little help in THAT department that's for sure!
It also got me to thinking about making more snowmen too....
so I sewed up a few of these and will sew button eyeballs and hats while I am up north overlooking sunsets and blue waters.....
So wish me happy crafting in the wilderness......
I am SO ready to zoom off!
and speaking of Zooming.....
don't you just Love these little guys?
they just rolled into the shop on wednesday....
perfect little pedal cars for the pint-sized set!
I will be uploading them to the website upon my return.
so on that note.....
I am OFF on Vacation!
I wish you, and yours a most wonderful and relaxing Labor day weekend and look forward to sharing all sorts of fun things upon my return!
oh, and p.s.
the shop will remain open while I am away...with the fabulous Ann in charge.....we will however be closing on Saturday Sept. 1st until monday Sept. 3rd for the Labor day holiday
but will re-open on Tuesday the 4th! see U then!