Wednesday, December 19, 2012

HaPpY HoLidAys


We have been busy...I guess too busy to blog!  Thank goodness for my iphone or I would have no pictures!  If you know a trick to getting clear (non grainy) pics from you iphone could you please share! are the last couple months in pics...if it seems like Beanie isn't in very many it's because she is in school all day...I promise I love both my girls the same ;)

 thanksgiving at Grammy and Papa's

 beanie lost her second tooth at school and she got the sweetest little treasure box to hold her tooth!  She was elated for days!!!

 Buddy the elf has been keeping us entertained as we count down the days til Christmas.

 Cousin Luke and Bird went on a field trip to a wonderful Christmas Light Trail

 Hubby brought home fresh garland and wreaths from his makes our house feel so magical!  Thank you hubby!

I think we are all ready for the xmas festivities to begin...Happy Holidays!


Thursday, October 25, 2012


Wow...time sure does have a way of flying by!!!

The girls have been enjoying school and meeting new friends! I've been loving my free 2 hours that I get 3 days a week!  

I have been busy keeping our booth stocked and preparing for a craft many hours have been logged in the craft "happy place"!
{If you are in or around Oregon City Saturday November 3rd 10-4 come visit our table at Beavercreek Elementary School}
 Last weekend we traveled to the coast and spent time with family...we had a wonderful time!
 The girls loved being on the beach...

Today the preschool went to the pumpkin patch...thank goodness skies were rain!  Luke and bird had a blast hanging with friends, seeing the animals, and of course the pumpkin donuts!

xo maris

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

back to school

Both girls had their first day of school...very exciting {and nerve racking...for me...} 
They had a great day! 
Thank goodness school is cool :)
 {sorry for the grainy pics!}
 Luke and bird are in the same pre-k class so they got to go to school together.  
Aren't they so cute!?!
Hope your little ones had a great first day too!!!

Monday, August 27, 2012

{sicky and a yummy recipe}

Who would have thunk it...flu before school starts...go figure!  Hopefully this is it and she will be good for the rest of the year!  Hubby came down with the flu on Friday and then Beanie on Sunday.  The flu is a big bummer!  We have spent a ton of time on the couch watching tv and've been on Pinterest searching for new and yummy recipes!
Check out my boards...Maris King 
  As we speak I'm trying a new chicken fajita recipe in the crock smells AMAZING...I will let you know how they turn out. 
Also...I just finished making mini omelets.  Bird could hardly wait to try one...guess what...she loved them! Yaaaaaa...score for mom!  Now I just need Beanie to try one and like it to have them be a complete success.  My vision is that these little babies will be a breakfast or snack staple.  Bake to love that!
 Mini Omelets
4 eggs
1/4 cup half and half
1/2 tsp salt
Whisk together
Coat a 6 cup muffin pan with non stick cooking spray and evenly distribute egg mixture into pan.  Add your choice of "mix ins"
I used bacon {cooked and chopped} chopped green peppers, and shredded cheese plus a little pepper
Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes
I doubled the recipe so I could use my 12 cup muffin pan. 

Hope you all had a great weekend!

Monday, August 20, 2012

{house paint}

 This weekend we were busy working on the exterior of the house...hubby had to replace the window trim on the second floor windows {got one done only thing left is the little window on the right}.  Our builder had put a little ledge on the front windows and that was a no no...last year we noticed that the inside of our window was pulling away from the wall...well because of the ledge it wasn't letting water drain out.  Hubby to the rescue!  So...this has given us the perfect opportunity to change the paint color {we have never liked the color of our house}.  We had planned to re paint the whole house a fabulous new color but decided it would be better for our budget to only change the trim.  Plus our wonderful neighbors a few houses down had some left over house paint and let us sample it and wouldn't you looks really good!  I love how the stone totally pops all looks so much brighter and bigger!  No more dark paint...yaaaaa!!!! 
What do you think?

Hope you had a great weekend!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

{our photo session}

My dear friend Molly was in town and took our family pictures a couple weeks ago.  This was the second time she had photographed us and I just can't say enough wonderful things about her!
Take a look...

They are all my favorite!  
Thank you so much Molly for the precious pictures that I will treasurer forever!
Check out Molly's photography site {}