Love is in the air...time to decorate the front door once again. We (my son & I - I did the purchasing, he did the painting) bought some foam hearts, opened some paint & glitter, and turned our Christmas wreath into a Valentine wreath. Maybe, just maybe, I'll get a few more weeks out of it! ;)
I am certainly not the chef in our home (I leave that to my skilled husband), but I love food! I also enjoy taking pictures of food, and wowing people with food presentation. These photos were taken at a catered dinner party that I worked with my brothers. Not only was the food unbelievably delicious, but the food displays were amazing too!
I'm thinking of spring with my tulip bouquet on my dining room table! Aren't they beautiful? Remember my word for the year ~ celebrate~ well here's one more way I'm celebrating. I've been good to myself by buying flowers every couple of weeks. This week tulips were in at the florist - my favorite!! Be good to yourself this week!
I love shoe organizers, you know, the ones that hang inside of a closet door? But, I don't use them for shoes. I have one set of shoe organizers (in a blue Waverly pattern) inside of my den closet. The pockets hold all of those little items that we never used to be able to find such as cords, accessories, or extra parts.
For example, this pocket holds ipod accessories: cords, manuals, cases, etc.
This pocket holds memory cards for our cameras and camcorder.
Some of the other pockets hold things such as: discs, our label maker, binoculars, monitors, batteries, and Leapster games.
The uses are endless, and everything stays organized. The best part ~ when we're looking for a certain cord, we know where it is (or at least where it should be)!
Canvas, paint, and a creative 5 year old is all you need!
My son and I created this painting together a few months ago, and tomorrow we're off to enjoy a few hours together at the local art museum. I will have coffee & a book in hand (for some quiet time for mommy), and he will be in ready-to-create clothes (aka~play clothes). I love that my son enjoys art as much as I do! Here's to creativity!!
We set the table, lit the candles, filled a vase with beautiful flowers, and enjoyed a dinner that we all love before heading back to school tomorrow.
We enjoyed eggplant parmesan, with melted mozzarella of course, and cheese filled raviolis. Ignor all of the carbs on this plate. I sipped a glass of Merlot, and enjoyed every bite, as my family & I discussed all of the wonderful things we enjoyed together over our Christmas vacation.
Now, the alarm is set, lunches are made, clothes are out, and here we go to welcome 2012 at school!!
Here's my word for 2012! We have many celebrations to look forward to this upcoming year, so my word choice is celebrate~ why not?! We will be celebrating a new home in our future, our first trip as a family to Disney, & my 40th birthday (wow). I also want to be sure to celebrate all of the little day to day things that can be taken for granted: Celebrate coffee with a friend, snuggling on the couch, dinner with my family, building a Lego kit with my little man...just to name a few. What's your word for the year?