Monthly Archives: January 2013

One Tiny Kitchen, Lots of Love

We have a very small kitchen.  It works great with one of us in there, but it generally becomes a gathering space for the whole family.  And when I’m trying to bake something, everyone wants to help.



Times like these, I wish we had the money (and storage space) for one of these:

It would certainly be easier than letting the kids take turns on the stool, holding the other or making sure they don’t take a header off the counter.  Maybe someday…

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Captain Chaos and Destructor!

Although Devon is adorable when he dresses up in his sister’s princess dresses and tutus, I thought it was time he had something of his own to dress up in.  My solution – a superhero cape!  And since Chloe kindly shares her dress up clothes, I thought she should have one too.  I used this as my inspiration and in no time at all, both kids had capes with their initial on the back.  Aaron aptly nicknamed the kids Captain Chaos and Destructor, based on their personalities and initials.  🙂  Here are our pajama-clad superheroes!



Devon’s cape is 24″ from top to bottom and Chloe’s is 30″. I used a bib to figure out the neck size and just free-handed the letters.  I stitched on the velcro and used a craft glue and a zig-zag stitch to attach the letter.  If you don’t have a sewing machine, don’t let that stop you.  When you cut felt, you don’t have to hem the edges at all and you could just use craft glue for both the velcro and letter, but since I have a sewing machine, I put it to use 🙂

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Busy, busy, busy…

Oi! Where have I been?!? I really enjoy blogging. I don’t know if anyone reads it, but I like writing it, regardless. Sometimes though, life gets in the way.

In the first part of December, Aaron and I went on a 3-day cruise together in celebration of his 40th birthday.  

When we got home, we had about 2 weeks to get ready for Christmas. Then a week before Christmas, the never-ending sickness began.  We have dealt with colds, bronchiolitis, pneumonia and stomach bugs. Now we’re all fairly healthy (knock on wood) and Devon is cutting 6 teeth, including 4 molars.  It’s a good thing these kiddos are so stinkin’ cute 😉

But we’re here.  And I have ideas floating around in my head for blog posts, so hopefully you’ll be hearing from me more often!

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