Month: September 2014
I have this cute friend named Anna who graciously invited Cat and I to her annual Once Upon A Time premier party. I chose to go as Ruby AKA Red Riding Hood, mostly because I really wanted a cape.
Papa and I saw quite a few tutorials on how to make a cape, but this one was our favorite. It looked simple enough and Papa promised me that he would
make it for me help me.
We bought a piece of fun, red,
faux velvet material from
Jo Ann Fabrics.
(It was on sale! Yay!)
And followed the youtube video.
The material was hard to work with,
but we persevered.
The finished cape was great.
I paired it with a long underskirt
that I found at my local thrift store
on half price day.
It was with the bridal gowns.
Cat did my hair.
We had a smashing time at Anna’s party
while Kristoff, Papa and 007 stayed
at our house to watch The Lego Movie.
Tomorrow, I’ll tell you what’s
in my basket.
This weekend, Papa finished a project that he’s been thinking about for a while. A few months ago, I showed him a picture on Pinterest of a shoe organizer that looked like a lazy susan. We clicked on the picture and saw that the plan alone was thirty dollars. Papa scoffed. And snorted. And then he thought. And thought. And then I began to hear the sawing of wood…
I love the fact that he re-purposes wood.
This used to be a cabinet that
someone was going to throw away.
Technically, we have two more pins scheduled for our “Pinning Summer Adventure” though we stopped counting a few weeks ago. This summer, I planned crafts, diy projects, foods, remedies and organizational techniques that I found on Pinterest. There were 75 of them and we accomplished most of them this summer, doing one project a day, sometimes two. My lofty 75 pin summer was cut a bit short by the unexpected/expected onset of fall. There just weren’t enough days to hold all of the awesomeness!
So, instead of continually counting down our pins, I just figured that I would post them as they come, even throughout fall, winter and spring. Yup. Pinning Summer will be a year-round occurrence, just not with posts everyday. We’ll post every now and then, when we feel like we did something that you’d like to see. Like our next pin. It’s in Papa’s shop right now and will be finished this weekend. (But shhh!!! don’t tell Cat. It’s a surprise for her and for her shoes. 😉 )
So, thanks for sharing summer with us, reading our thoughts and encouraging us when we miss the mark. We appreciate YOU and hope that you enjoy the “new season” of Pinning Summer.
AKA: Breakfast for my Teenager
Since Cat needs to be out the door at 7AM, she is usually the first to rise. I am not a morning person. I usually kiss her goodbye and tell her to have a good day, but when she wakes up at Dark O’ Thirty to take a shower and do all of her aesthetic maneuvers, I am still sleeping.
A formal breakfast is not on tap and Cat just isn’t a breakfast fan. It takes some doing to remind her to “eat something!” before she goes. Sometimes, “something” turns into “anything”. We’ve resorted to gentle reminders of what “breakfast” should look like.
My mom gave us some treats
when last we saw her.
They all say “Not Breakfast!”
I can’t blame her,
I’ve been known to sneak a piece of brownie
in the morning simply because it’s easy.
Who likes to hassle with food
first thing in the morning?
So, when I saw this protein-packed
muffin (click here for the recipe),
I knew we’d have to give it a go.
The batter was beautiful and tasted great.
The muffins did not rise, of course,
but finished off with a nice sheen.
I left the bait for the teenager.
And she took it.
I think maybe, she would have liked
them better with a chunky peanut butter
because the texture was very, very smooth,
almost like a souffle.
We will definitely be making these again.