Okay, after several emails from my friends and family regarding the lack of blogging around here, I have decided to continue my blogging over on our Sweet Funky Vintage Blog. So, my business partner, Liz, can share in the blogging too! The blogging will still be mostly about us and our families and our lives, so lease come on over and hang out with us there!
We would love for you to link to us there if you have a blog, and bookmark the address so you can keep coming back!
See you there!
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Posted by Missy at 3:29 PM
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Saturday, March 8, 2008
We had a big family day last weekend. We have been trying to do something at least once a month since we moved here, go into the city and do something neat. We have done so many neat things this past 8 months or so. Thanks to Kristi's blog Everything Pink and her terrific recommendations. We have eaten at great restaurants, gone to neat museums, and visited really cool places - many of the fun things to do in D.C. are free! I even saw her at the zoo a couple of weeks ago, and wished I had my camera so I could have snapped a picture of her! It was raining and we were both hurrying our families in opposite directions and by the time I realized it was her, and decided to go ahead and risk being thought crazy by yelling out her name across the zoo, the chance had passed. But, maybe we will have another chance to meet.
So, last weekend, we took the girls up to Baltimore. On the way there, we stopped at a really neat place in College Park, MD (there are other locations, but this one was on the way) called The Fractured Prune. We created our own doughnuts. Georgia and Olivia loved it! They were pretty yummy!
Our destination was the Baltimore Aquarium. I had heard it was really great, and was not disappointed. It was very cool. They are celebrating the year of the frog - so Georgia got a kick out of that. My pictures aren't the greatest, as it is pretty dark in there. Also, they don't allow any strollers, so Chris had to wear Olivia in a backpack, and I had to wear Sophia. So, juggling my purse, Sophia, and the camera was challenging!
Georgia collects the souvenier pennys that you can make at so many of the tourist attractions. She began collecting them at the San Diego Zoo a couple of years ago, and we have let her keep doing it. It is way cheaper than going into the souvenier shops, and the pennies take up much less room that the other junk she could be carting home! We bought a little folding book that holds them all in little plastic sleeves. She enjoys adding to her collection and getting it out and looking at it.
The aquarium was so totally cool and the 4D movie was terrific - definately don't miss that!
We ate a late lunch at a sandwich chain they have up here called Potbellys, great food, and often they have live music, and then headed home. But, we are planning to try to get back to Baltimore for the Children's Museum and some other neat stuff they have downtown - maybe even a baseball game!
Posted by Missy at 8:23 AM
I finally got a haircut. I am famous for not getting regular haircuts. I went last fall and had a haircut that was the most expensive haircut I have ever had. It was a nice haircut, but it wasn't fabulous and it was crazy expensive. I wanted to find someone that I think has great hair and see if their hairdresser could work their magic on me! So, one of the other Moms at Georgia's preschool has had great hair the last few months, several good haircuts, so I got the name from her and finally went. I hadn't had my haircut since last September, and it was only the second haircut since I moved to Virginia!!
What do you think about the haircut? Are you good about getting haircuts regularly?
I have been playing with my new embroidery machine, and having such fun! I recently embroidered these burp cloths. Aren't they the cutest? We will be selling some of our embroidered items through Sweet Funky Vintage.
Posted by Missy at 8:13 AM
I am doing some blog catch up here and I wanted to share Georgia's pink pig cupcakes with everyone. I would love to take credit for the idea, but it isn't mine. I am famous for tearing out pages of magazines when I see something neat. A few years ago, when G was just an infant, I ran across the most fabulous cupcake animal designs and I held on to it, thinking for usre that I would use it someday. And, finally, I was able to. I showed the pictures to G and asked her what she wanted. I thought she would choose the frog, due to her fondness for her favorite stuffed animal, froggy. But, she is in the "PINK PHASE". So, the pig it was!
We had to improvise a little bit. The original pig used pink jimmies. But, I wasn't able to find any, so I used food coloring to dye coconut and this is what we got!
The ears are red licorice lace tucked into the cupcake. The eyes are raisins, the nose is a marshmallow (very carefully cut in half) with icing nostrils.
They aren't exactly Martha-worthy, but she loved them and that is what matters most!
Posted by Missy at 8:06 AM