September 30, 2010

Devout Visitors

We've had quite a few of these little giants visit us over the last few weeks, and every time I'm freshly delighted. Which is weird, because I really am NOT a fan of bugs. Apparently weird looking bugs are fine by me. The kids agree, a visit from a Praying Mantis is a treat for us all!
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September 28, 2010

Here's to you, Babe

You've given me six of the most beautiful, intense, challenging, rewarding years of my life, and I'll never be able to thank you enough for that.

Happy Birthday, Raegan. I love you more than words can say.
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Because They Smell Good

This girl was in LOVE.

Matt has a buddy from work that trains horses as a side gig, and she invited us out to see some of her projects. The kids used up a whole bag of carrots, the horses were well treated, and I got to sniff that fantastic horse smell all my nose could hold.

Time to enroll someone in some lessons.
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September 26, 2010


This one was fun to make! I was trying to figure out how to make double banded without it looking like you were just wearing two bracelets. I think this style may be my favorite that I've done so far.
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I seem to be in a bit of a green mood.....
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Saw these frog beads and just HAD to have them! Lampwork beads are just magic, I can't imagine the time that goes in to crafting each and every one, it's not like it's something you can mass-produce.

September 22, 2010


Okay, the stars are just awesome. And I love this green/purple combo... in fact, I took this bracelet to the HomeDepot paint shop to get some paints for the laundry room, lol~!

September 15, 2010





Rae's first day at the big school... she ran off, happily excited to begin her school career. Her mama stood outside the school doors peeking in at her and blubbered at the beginning of her babies' school career. It's a big first step away from Mama and how life has been for us the last 6 years. Not sure how I'll handle next year when she's gone all day.
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September 11, 2010

Second Crafty Moment



I was aiming for a more "stars in the sky" kind of thing, but it turned out a bit more of a patriotic scheme... which seems fitting for today.
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September 10, 2010

Crafty Nancy



Whoop! Was gifted with some fantastic beading books over Labor Day weekend, got the beading bug.... and this is what happened!
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September 08, 2010

Preschool Buddy




Kael was pretty tickled to go back to school today. He has grown SO much in the past year, it's just crazy. Of course it didn't take him any time at all to refresh on the school schedule, so tomorrows first full day is eagerly looked forward to!
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