Monday, April 29, 2013


We pulled it off. A surprise trip to Disneyland along with Ronnie's BFF and family.
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We almost made it 4 years in California without having to go. I was totally intimidated about the cost, the planning involved, the crowds, the lines.
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But it wasn't so bad! We spent two days in Disneyland park and did most of the attractions (some twice!), with no advance planning at all.
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Mickey Mouse beignets!
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Not only was it Ronnie, Ben, Lila and Noe's first trip to Disneyland, but it was also a first for me. MY favorites - the Peter Pan ride, Haunted Mansion and the fireworks. The kids' favorites - every last minute!
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Everyone had a ball and it just about went off without a hitch!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Fuddrucker's Fun

Fuddrucker's has been one of our favorite family dinner places, whether it is here in California, back in Baltimore, or WAYYY back in Houston. Last night after some burgers and onion rings, we played a few rounds of air hockey.
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We never go to Fuddrucker's without reminding Ronnie of that fateful night 9 years ago. We were having dinner at Fuddrucker's when she decided she was ready to join us in this world. My OB-gyn said "pack it up and get to the hospital." I never did get to eat that meal.
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Edwin ate my "frings" in the labor and delivery room and Grandpa Terry got my burger. All I got was ice chips. And Ronnie :)
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Monday, April 22, 2013

Sew many sock monkeys

Something told me this was the weekend to try making the kids' sock monkeys. Everyone had already picked out their socks, and Sunday was all clear for sewing.
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This project was a little more time consuming than expected! I used this tutorial from Craft Passion. Lila helped me stuff some ears and Ben kept all his pieces in order. Here was the end result.
Hard to resist a girl and her monkey!
There are only three because Ronnie wants to make her own another time (sucker!). She had a project of her own. She was nursing this little guy back to health because it had a wounded wing, apparently.
It must have worked, because right after this picture, it spread its wings and flew off (ie escaped) back into the wild.

Friday, April 12, 2013


So regal!
royal crest collection
So vintage!
royal crest rhinestones
Snatch one up in my etsy shop.
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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Teeny tiny baby skull earrings

These teeny tiny sterling silver earrings are now available in my etsy shop!
They are so cute, stick 'em everywhere!
Baby skull earrings...not just for babies.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

More gold in shop

Here are some great new gold additions to my shop. This insignia necklace is my new favorite!
gold rim wax seal insignia necklace
A good luck elephant to cheer up your day.
gold elephant
And the much anticipated GOLD initial necklace!
1 gold initial necklace
2 gold initial necklace
Customize your own in my etsy shop.