Friday, January 30, 2009


it's good to be in love...

Saturday, January 24, 2009

the dinner table..

here is the game i helped my daughter make for italian...she loves this class and came up with a conjugation game around food, (she's not my daughter for nothin!) i made the board out of foam board and the game pieces out of sculpy...the object of the game is to roll the die,and move around the board,starting out on top of a plate. when you land on a card you need to conjugate a verb or you cannot move again until you do. in order to win you must collect one of each food group cards,and land back on your starting plate. it was fun to make,and looks like fun to play.
happy saturday everyone!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

"phenominal woman"-maya angelou

Phenomenal Woman

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion model's size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I'm telling lies.
I say,
It's in the reach of my arms
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I'm a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

I walk into a room
Just as cool as you please,
And to a man,
The fellows stand or
Fall down on their knees.
Then they swarm around me,
A hive of honey bees.
I say,
It's the fire in my eyes,
And the flash of my teeth,
The swing in my waist,
And the joy in my feet.
I'm a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

Men themselves have wondered
What they see in me.
They try so much
But they can't touch
My inner mystery.
When I try to show them
They say they still can't see.
I say,
It's in the arch of my back,
The sun of my smile,
The ride of my breasts,
The grace of my style.
I'm a woman

Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

Now you understand
Just why my head's not bowed.
I don't shout or jump about
Or have to talk real loud.
When you see me passing
It ought to make you proud.
I say,
It's in the click of my heels,
The bend of my hair,
the palm of my hand,
The need of my care,
'Cause I'm a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

Maya Angelou

for kate...

Sunday, January 18, 2009

muffelatta saturday...

Muffelatta sandwiches are so delicious, and my son and I were watching a bobby flay throwdown the other day, so we decided to make our own muffelatta sandwiches... i first tasted these overabundant sandwiches in new orleans at a place called napoleons... ours are just as delicious!

Friday, January 9, 2009

january clean up...

it is so good to have my house cleaned and put back together after the holidays. i adore the holidays and decorating, but i move so much stuff around that it feels good to put it all away until next year... happy january!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

christmas booty

here is a picture of our cat boo with my daughter in christmas morning...isn't he a cute santa booty?

Monday, January 5, 2009

ta sigh....

went back to work today after the long holiday break, which was tiring and difficult as we had a death in the family, my son was sick and my daughter had her tonsils out,my computer has a virus and my parents had a car accident... and that is putting it not going to complain or woe is me all over the place, im just exhausted and am looking forward to some r & r with my honey...perhaps this weekend! i hope everyone is having a good 2009 so far!
* special order giraffe's i had to make,they are darling!*