June 13, 2011


Austin has discovered dirt and mud, just like any normal little boy.

I think also discovered it doesn't taste very good. Yuck!

June 12, 2011

Happy Sunday!

Enjoy THIS by the talented Francesca Batistelli.

June 11, 2011

Feathered Friends

A few weeks ago, we noticed some birds flying around our back patio door. Turns out they were building a nest. And they chose an interesting place - under the eave behind our outdoor speaker.

This week we discovered a cute little surprise (or few cute little surprises) - baby chicks! Aren't they cute?! At one point, I think I counted four little beeks, but was only able to capture three in the photo.

June 10, 2011

Happy Friday!

Hope you all have a splashing good time this weekend!

June 6, 2011

Cozy Camera

All finished! My camera is now all dressed up in a cute and cozy strap "sweater". It's so much more comfortable to have the camera around my neck now. It's almost like wearing a cozy scarf with a camera attached to it.

This is so easy to make, so I'm offering up this pattern for free:

I used two balls of Red Heart "Heart and Sole" in Razzle Dazzle with two strands held together.

Using size 3 needles, cast on 26 stitches and join in the round. I used magic loop, but you can use DPN's if you like that better.

K1, P1 for about eight rounds, or until you have 1 inch of ribbing.

Switch to size 6 needles and knit straight for 25 inches more (total 26 inches).

Switch to size 3 needles and K1, P1 the same number of rounds you did in the beginning.

Bind off!

Finished Length: 27 inches
Finished Width (diameter): 4 1/3 inches around

You can substitute any yarn you like. My gauge for this project was 6 st/inch. Note: this was for a Canon Rebel - I don't know if all camera brands have the same dimensions. Double check your measurements to be sure.

June 5, 2011

Happy Sunday!

June 4, 2011


I can't decide which of these pictures I like better. Austin has a bit of a smirk in the second photo and Audrey looks a little more annoyed. Which do you like better?

Either way, they both crack me up. I took these last month when we bought the kids a new playset for the backyard. Austin LOVES it.

June 3, 2011

Happy Friday!

Hey, it's Friday already! I love short work weeks after a holiday weekend.

I hope your weekend is this much fun!

June 1, 2011

Camera Strap Cover

Almost done with my knitted version of the camera strap cover. I had some sock yarn (with aloe!) that I found on clearance at Michaels a while back. I bought it because the colors were so pretty and I actually intended to use it for socks. But now it has a new purpose. I held the yarn doubled so it would knit up faster, which also added a nice touch to the pattern.

Time to go finish the last few rows so I can put it on my camera!