Is It Spring Yet?

It’s been gorgeous here in England. Yes there’s the occasional cloudy day or drizzle but for the most part it’s looking more and more like spring. Every time it’s nice out and there’s no appointment or play time at a little play center Jovie would ask me to drive her to the duck pond. I say drive because she has a little Kettler push bike (waaay cheaper in the UK for this bike, £49/about $80 and free shipping) that she rides almost everyday to M’s school and back. Outside our home the flowers have been blooming too and to make


They can sleep wherever while doing whatever. Jovie was just hanging out with me, sitting, playing and babbling and then silent. I looked and I found this: I caught her before she fell over forward. Ahh… kids!!! The above card was created using the latest Waltzingmouse sketch. It’s a fun little sketch and I kind of like the colors I used: blue, rust/orange, brown, white and silver. I was a bit upset though about this card… hubby’s friend got married yesterday. He was invited but we couldn’t go and he asked me if I have a card that he could

If Looks Could Kill

It’s color cue time again with WPlus9 and this month us designers get to pick our own colors everyone to play with. Mine’s pretty easy: Red, black/gray, kraft with white as an option. A friend of mine asked me if I can make her ten cards for Christmas and so I’ve trying to come up with one layer designs. This was one of them and I think it’s a keeper. The stamps I used are WPlus9’s latest set: Classic Christmas. I love the ornaments and the fonts for the sentiment!! So… we went to IKEA and the night before we

On Settling

As a military family we think about where we’ll be next. If I can have it my way I’d love it if we stay overseas until hubby’s done with the military. Then after that I hope to secure a job outside the U.S. and travel some more. Although I’d be happy retiring outside the U.S. hubby would rather go back so that he can be closer to his good friends (he’s also not too crazy about European taxes). I love America but I feel like there are still so many places to see out there, old and ancient places especially.

Shop Suggestions, Please

As the title suggests, I need to get the names of UK shops, whether it be online, Cambridge, or London that sells petites sizes and more less like Anthropologie, JCrew or Ann Taylor (Loft). Back in Missouri, I could grab clothes from Ann Taylor, without trying them on, especially pants, and they’d fit great. I love Anthropologie’s style (and that store in general, my favorite store for inspiration) although I couldn’t wear most of their long pants because I could never find a petite/short and the stuff on the sales rack can be slim pickin’ for my size. As for

I Am Baaack!

We ALL back home and had a wonderful time visiting friends, sight-seeing, and of course getting the hubby. The trip had a lot of stories which I will share later. Right now, I just want to post this because this was Saturday’s Waltzingmouse’s sketch that I couldn’t make live Saturday due to no Internet and I never did set it up before I left or in Germany when we were visiting our friends. You’d think that being on vacation would give one plenty of energy but not for me. I was pooped!! My friend pooped us all out! Here’s just