Saturday, January 31, 2009

The Year of the Ox

Today we had the great opportunity to go to a Chinese New Year Celebration and watch the lion dance. I love things that are so steeped in tradition. While we were there we also picked up some very unusual candy to try out (I chose them for the packaging, my daughter chose them for the sugar). The hamburger ones are hilarious, who would think of making a candy in that shape? Probably it gets my funny bone since I haven't had a real hamburger in almost two decades!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Blog Surfing

Sometimes when I'm lacking inspiration or just plain bored, I let my computer suck me into blog world. It's really quite a wonderful place- full of personal stories, photos of beautiful children, recipes to bake, projects to make, and some of the cutest handmade goods. And a great thing is, one blog leads to another! Here are some of my favorites:
Molly chicken (this link goes to the post about making a hedgehog softie. Stay tuned for my interpretation!)
Cakies Anyone who loves polaroid cameras and has babies named Brave and True should not be missed!
Posie Gets Cozy. This blog has some drop dead gorgeous winter photos that make me want to snuggle down under a big warm blanket. My dog is one of the cutest in the world (of course!), but Clover takes a close second. Speaking of Rosie, here she is (isn't she funny?!):