Friday, February 25, 2011


My daughter's little cousin, Makena, just turned 5.  
We went to Disneyland for her birthday.

Keri (Makena's mom), Makena and Sandra on Main St.

With Minnie Mouse.

Makena and Sandra in front of Walt Disney and Mickey's Statue

First stop, the tea cups of course.

Tea cup twirl!

At the Princess Fantasy Faire getting some face painting done.

Sandra with her pink dinosaur and hearts.

Posing at the Princess Fantasy Faire.

In Minnie Mouse's kitchen.

Driving the fire truck in Toon Town.

Monday, February 21, 2011

The Apartment

I love Gillian Holroyd's apartment in "Bell Book and Candle".  I think it is amazing that this stage set from 1958 could easily be in a current issue of "House Beautiful".

The tea set I need to have!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

Here are the little heart flower lollipops we made for my daughter's preschool class.  I saw them in an old issue of Family Fun magazine.  They are called Friendship Blossoms.  I thought they were so cute.  And I want to teach my daughter that people appreciate hand made gifts.   But after I realized how many I needed to make in a short period of time, I was wishing I had just  bought some pre-made cards.

I do this to myself for every holiday, whether it is baking or making a craft.  I always pick at least one project I really don't have time for and then I am scrambling to finish it.

But after seeing how proud my daughter was to take her pretty basket full of Friendship Blossoms to class I'm glad I took the time to make them.

directions here