April 27, 2010

Project Number One.

Last week I took on the task of transforming a pair of unfinished wood kid's adirondack chairs.  It was for a fundraiser of a group I belong to and the event was Saturday night.  I decided to make them gender neutral, but fun enough to be interesting.  I was so nervous and stressed over every little detail.  They ended up being a big hit and went home for the maximum bid {$200}!  I was pleased as punch...

This week I'm working on the little table and chairs for Harrison...pictures to follow.

Note:  If you don't live in Arizona but have been hearing the newsworthy buzz of a law passed Friday.  Please know that I'm embarrassed and share the view of  mayor Phil Gordon as read here.

April 22, 2010

Saving the earth...and other projects.

Today is Earth Day and I'm going to do my part to help make this a better place for my son and his friends to live.  I always recycle, turn off running water, nurture our 80 year old citrus trees and always plant something new for today's purpose.  The earth is such a beautiful place to exist...we can all do a little something extra to show it our love.

I've been a busy little bee this week refinishing and painting furniture.  I'm finally transforming a little table set that I bought for Harrison a month ago.  I'm also painting some kid's adirondack chairs for a fundraiser I'm attending on Saturday.  I've been in heaven hanging out in the garage painting, while in a creative zone... listening to my own thoughts, as well as the sounds of the neighborhood {barking dogs, bus doors opening and closing, runners, kids on bikes}.  Pictures will appear as soon as I'm finished.

Enjoy the Earth today...

photo from flickr

April 14, 2010

Spending Time...

I've been a little out of touch lately.  In my defense, I've been spending my free time playing outside, attempting to organize my house, laundry, walking by the local movie set, flipping through magazines, pushing Harrison in the swing & eating popsicles.  Spring in Arizona is nothing short of sublime...

Unfortunately, the past few days we've had to start the air conditioning and turn all the fans on...it's getting warmer and warmer.  Which means very soon, playing outside will be merely a dream and we'll all suffer from cabin fever.  I'm getting anxiety just thinking about it.

Luckily, I can be entertained by a show I've been talking about since last September.  9 By Design premiered last night and it was everything I hoped it be...and more.  I'm amazed at these talented and beautiful people with seven happy kids running around.  I will be glued to my TV every Tuesday night from here on out.  They are so hip and stylish, I can hardly stand it.

April 1, 2010


 Oh...what a few weeks it's been around here.  Last week was one of the most exhausting, challenging weeks I remember having in a long time.  I now have a child who screams and cries {full on tantrums} when he doesn't get what he wants, something is taken away from him, or I just can't understand him.  It's INSANE and there was a day last week that I thought might put me over the edge.  I'm trying to hold my ground as the one in control, but I have found myself tossing a toy into the shopping cart just so I could finish my trip in peace.  What happened to that sweet baby that cooed and cuddled?

In other news, our little neighborhood has turned Hollywood!  Will Ferrell is shooting a movie two streets away called, Everything Must Go.  There are cars lining the streets, a crane holding the camera while they shoot scenes and security everywhere.  Today Harrison and I walked over there, and Will Ferrell was being brought to the set right in front of us.  They'll be filming here for another 6 weeks for any friends that want to come and see the action.

Today is the beginning of April and that means the last month or so of playing outside, evening walks at 5:00 and play dates at the park.  I'm going to try and soak up every minute of it...

Happy April.