"If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day." — E.B. White

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Silliness n suckers

I just came in from a looong intense day of new horses, clients and a family gathering inside the DC beltway. Tucked in chickens n critters and wandered blogville fast with a cold hard cider. Stumbled upon CHALK & TALK's cute blog! 

And her post on Weird Al's eBay song. 

Just what I needed. 
Wishing you all polka dots n lollies (and no sucker eBay purchases)!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Love is in the air

Happy Valentine's Day!
We've had a lovey-dovey past few weeks, how 'bout you?

(You may have noticed I used the same heading as my Pinterest board. As usual that's provided all my tons of inspiration.)

We made many cute cards for family members and teachers.
We used heart doilies inspired by http://littleblots.com/ and wrote
Owl always love you!

We even even had a small party. 
Jack was thrilled that his shy bestie from preschool came.
Sarah wrote out a farm tour she planned on hosting.
She listed. every. single. creature. structure. tractor etc!
As it was they saw ponies, goats n chickens before freezing and coming in for cocoa w/heart marshmallows.

I meant to capture "before all the mess fun" pictures but how do hostesses get that organized?!

Here's a messy after!

I tried to make some health(ier?) treats for starters.
cheese w/hearts cut out
watermelon cut with Xs n Os cookie cutters,  strawberries
heart shaped pizza, pink milk
and printed out Valentine mad-libs n silly jokes like

"What do you call a small Valentine?'
... "A Valen~tiny!"
"knock knock.
Who's there?
Frank who?
Frank you for being my friend!"

We made these cute rings w/supplies from our Dollar store.
(The bags of rings are in the wedding favor area!)
 found on womansday.com

Of course there were the classic candy necklaces n rings too.
and cupcake decorating w/crazy sprinkles. everywhere.
Most of my planned crafts that I set out in cute baskets didn't get touched.
Beads were strung and unstrung all over the stairs...
I don't think little kids care much about vignettes ;-P
but here's one for ME1

This morning I made heart shaped cinnamon rolls n packed cute lunches n love notes.
Now I get to clean.
And look forward to a quiet dinner w/The Farmer while kids go to Faith Weavers tonight! 

Wishing you all a LOVELY day!