Thursday, March 31, 2011

Seasons Change Week 26

Season:  one of the four periods of the year (spring, summer, autumn, and winter), beginning astronomically at an equinox or solstice, but geographically at different dates in different climates.

Every morning on our way to my daughters school  we go past a ranch with a long row of big trees that surely change with the seasons but we hardly notice.  My kids and I have decided to embark on a project that will help us notice that gradual change on the trees.  My daughter Sophia  will take at least a weekly picture after school for a whole year, I will post it on my blog entry on Thursdays and my little one Xavi wants in it too so he will take a picture of some cows from a different ranch and improve his picture taking skills.





These pictures were taken on 3-30-11  on a nice sunny day...or should I say hot?  I don't think I am ready for the heat!

We had a nice surprise when we drove up to the trees to take the pictures.  You see that guy in the lower left hand side behind the fence?  yes, two nosy horses showed up their faces.  What am I talking nosy??  I am the intruder right?  they were just doing their business.  Xavi was so excited "mom get the horses!!

Cow story:  the cows we used to take pictures of have been missing since December.  Kids are on the lookout!

So this week we kept on looking for the cows, we stopped at this building where some nice murals are painted.  This time we were looking for some information that could lead us to the cows.

So first the kids  stopped and checked the murals!  

Sophia read the info to Xavi

Well that doesn't help us much in finding the cows does it??

Pretty murals!  Pretty impressive!

So kids will be kids!  Let's play a little!

Let's ask this guy!!   No help here!  Till next week!
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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

What to buy on a Wednesday...dresses

As I was growing up I remember me and my mom going shopping for pretty fabric, ruffles and matching buttons.  I always wore pretty dresses on Sundays...pretty dresses she had specially handmade for my by this lovely old lady name Polita.  Polita sew beautiful dresses!

But my tween and teens years came and I told my mom I didn't want to wear dresses anymore!  Then came the years when I started going to church and nobody would make me wear a dress or a skirt!   All of a sudden dresses came back to my closet I guess I started liking boys and now at this point in my life I am back to no dresses at all!

But I have this urge to wear dresses again this spring and summer seasons I will be 40 this year and want to feel pretty again I'd like to shave my legs and feel feminine!  The problem I have...I hate showing too much skin!  A small cleavage is fine, nothing above the knee, and absolutely no spaghetti straps!  Picky aren't I??

So I browsed etsy to get me going on some inspiration and this is what I found!

 I absolutely could wear any of these summer dresses i love the length, some shoulder shown 
in there...something new for me but I'd be willing to try it!
dresses by flowersun

This one is flirty and feminine!  I love the length too!

I like the neck and the color on this one!  I could wear this one with a shrug or a 
bolero to cover my shoulders!  by laurafauna

I loved the 3/4 sleeves on this one and the collar details!

I loved this soft cotton dress and the tie neck detail!

Notice most of them are pain colors??  yup that's me, not a lot of prints.  I will be looking out for dresses this season and promise that if I find some that I really like I will post pictures of me wearing them! Promise!  Pinky Promise!!


Monday, March 28, 2011

Morning Laughs...Sharing a bathroom


So this morning Sophia was a bit inpatient, 
she slipped 
this note under the bathroom door 
(true feelings):



Sometimes it's hard sharing a bathroom, don't you agree??

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Happy Mail

I'd like to share some more of the wonderful experience of Postcrossing...
my mailbox is getting happier everyday! 

OUTGOING MAIL:


Postcard sent to Russia


Postcard sent to China


 A set of Birthday Cards made by truly yours to 
Dear Micaela from Dolce Vita
and her twin sister
Sweet Marz from Royal Mail



This cute dog was sent to Netherlands to an 11 yr old boy and I 
loved it that he loved the dog and thanked me very much for it!



 A get well card for my older brother who had an elbow surgery.
I love making Cards with our thumbprints to show our personalities! 
Now personalities change from time to time ;)


This one didn't go on the mail but I'd like to share it with you!
It's a B-Day card for Valeria my stepdaughter who turned 15!!


 Postcard full of Roses sent to USA




Pretty postcard that I received from Ukraine


This other lovely one from  Ontario!


Beautiful postcard received from Poland from the nicest 14 yr. old girl!  I wish Sophia would one day join postcrossing!

Postcard received from Russia, sender says winter over there are -35 C
don't know what that translates into F degrees but negative to me sounds pretty cold!!

This one is from the same lady from Ontario!  She just forgot she had sent me one
...and sent another one my way!  Bless her heart!!

Xavi loved this card, he stares at it nonstop.  It's from Kent Ohio.
Xavi asked me 'mom you can I can do this?' (he was talking about skiing) 
I answered yes of course...he said but I am not good at it
I tried it when I was a baby and I wasn't good at it!
We gotta go skiing when he gets older!

My Beautiful friend Priya from 'My Reflections' sent me this beautiful puppy card!  


 A letter from my penpal Maria and Love card from my good friend Kary
Apologies sent to Kary as I didn't snap pictures of all
the lovely goodies she sent my way...lots of great goodies!



 Lovely package from Dear Micaela

Is your mail box happy??


Friday, March 25, 2011

{this moment}

A Friday ritual inspired by  Soulemama

In her words: "A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week.  A simple, special, extraordinary moment.  A moment I want to pause, savor and remember."



Thursday, March 24, 2011

Seasons Change...Week 25

Season:  one of the four periods of the year (spring, summer, autumn, and winter), beginning astronomically at an equinox or solstice, but geographically at different dates in different climates.

Every morning on our way to my daughters school  we go past a ranch with a long row of big trees that surely change with the seasons but we hardly notice.  My kids and I have decided to embark on a project that will help us notice that gradual change on the trees.  My daughter Sophia  will take at least a weekly picture after school for a whole year, I will post it on my blog entry on Thursdays and my little one Xavi wants in it too so he will take a picture of some cows from a different ranch and improve his picture taking skills.



Here it is again, the very first tree and its sprouting.   Pictures taken on 3-24-11 We've had rain for a couple of days now and there is some more rain of the forecast for the weekend!  I'm loving this project because it's making me realize how mother nature takes its time...

Cow story:  the cows we used to take pictures of have been missing since December.  Kids are on the lookout!

Sometimes Sophia gets bummed when we tell her we saw or went to this specific place while she is at school.  So this is a great opportunity to show her new places she does not get to see during the day.  This time we went to an unfinished construction site.  The kids called it the 'haunted house'.


So here we go!
How do we get in there??

Yup!  call us the trio of trespassers now!

A little help here!

Of course we didn't get in there!  I am way too chicken!
The kids are much braver than I am!

There wasn't any cows on the East side of Hemet!

But it's fun planning our next site to visit!
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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

What to Buy on a Wednesday...dedicated to my mom

This Wednesday I will dedicate this post to my mom.
She has the most beautiful maiden name...
my daughter Sophia wishes she had it.
I picked some beautiful etsy items
to make it easy for you to find out 
what the precious last name is...
 It's included in all of the following titles.
See if you can guess!

Jardin de Flores by PaintingsPrints

Campo de Flores by latienditadelmix

Flores de Verano by Eyepopart

Cute Flores by Kooljewelry

Fiesta Flores by llamawareart

 Rojo Flores by chiecarrol

La cancion Flores by jennifermorrisbeads

Flores de mi Madre by amandadime

Did you have a hard time figuring it out??

Yes, you guessed my mom's maiden name is

FLORES

...and she does have the green thumb
and a precious jardin de flores.
 

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