Monday, April 27, 2009

Happy Birthday to...


I'm a little caked out so I requested birthday pie- Matt got me Birthday Brownie with ice cream instead (needed 24 hour notice to order pie) Hmmm. Chocolate is good too.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Happy Birthday Miles!

Miles turned eight years old yesterday! He got to take treats to his class and then we got to celebrate, play Uno Attack, and eat yummy cake again! Hard to believe he's eight already!

Check out this awesome cake Grandma Margie made!

It was chocolate cupcakes laid out like an alligator!

Sunday, April 19, 2009


My cleaning goals may have to be suspended because we're going to be expanding our dining area! Matt has been very busy tearing things apart in order to figure out how much work he has to redo!

The Plan: Remove windows that look into enclosed front porch, header the opening, remove door leading from porch into living room, open wall and add header then add built-in counter/storage with see-through cabinets above. This will be so nice when its done!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Spring Cleaning Party

I'm going to be Spring Cleaning along with Simple Mom or at least try! Mom and I are going to have a garage sale at the end of May and so I am trying to purge and de-clutter my little world and try to make it a little cleaner as well! Maybe get those cobwebs off the ceiling fans? Yeah, that would be nice!


Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Easter 2009 Round-up!

Happy Easter 2009 from the Harju Family!


OK! The sugar has worn off and Easter is now over but I did get some of my projects done which turned out fairly good. First, this year I wanted to try tie-dyeing eggs. Miles wasn't too impressed actually with the whole process, I think he really likes the whole messy dip and dye the eggs thing so maybe we'll do a few that way again next year. I actually bought this kit from The June Bride on Etsy which saved me from scrounging the thrift store for silk ties. This turned out to be fairly easy and I decided to blow out the eggs since we weren't going to be eating them. Matt helped me with blowing them out and he and Miles' helped to wrap them. I weighted the wrapped eggs down with a Pyrex glass casserole lid and I also used a
stainless steel pot since I didn't have a glass or enamel one. I do think next time around I will get the silk wet before wrapping the eggs to see if that would help make the silk tighter. I also finished making the cashmere bunnies for Max and Vivian. Vivian was so funny because she found the one I was making for Max and then wanted to know where hers was! I completely lucked out when I went hunting for a pink cashmere sweater at our local DAC thrift store because I really didn't expect to find one. This was my first attempt at a soft toy and they weren't quite the Betz White perfection but it was
fun and I'd definitely try it again.

I was going to hang these with ribbon but didn't have a spot for them, so my Mikasa bowl got to be the happy container instead!

The bunnies turned out cute if not perfect!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Happy Birthday Vivian!

Vivian turned the Big Two on Saturday, the 11th and got to celebrate and eat yummy cake made by Grandma Margie. I had to go back and look at her First Birthday pics - Wow she has grown so much!

Vivian's First Birthday April 2008

The Birthday Princess 2009!

Super Yummy Cake made with love by Grandma Margie!

Vivian got a new bike! It really wasn't that cold out but she insisted on putting on her snowsuit!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

SHHH work in progress...

SHHH don't tell! I'm working on my big list of projects!