Tuesday, November 30, 2010


we bought a new apple router today, this is the 2nd router we have gotten this week. my Greek is a mac, I am a pc, so of course he bought an apple router. maybe it will work, but maybe it won't, and then I'll snicker to myself about steve jobs and his followers. I think that even if I wanted to be a mac I couldn't now. I will forever be a pc and he will forever be a mac. except for my iPhone:)

Monday, November 29, 2010

stupid Internet fiasco

still no way to blog on my computer. I need it! I am having withdrawls. but I am watching my favorite woody Allen, Vicky Christina Barcelona, and eating my favorite yogurt treat with flax seeds and walnuts, so I am sort of happy. have I told you I love Barcelona? it is my favorite Spanish city, sorry aunt sandie! I would totally live there. there are some gorgeous cities to be explored in Spain, but Barcelona is something else. I wonder of they have my Greek yogurt in Spain?

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Sunday Television

I need the new season of true blood and big love. Sunday evenings are just not the same without my television addictions.
p.s. I will call india tomorrow so I can get back on my laptop. how I miss it. till tomorrow!

Saturday, November 27, 2010


it is nice to have one holiday down. now to get ready for the next big things.
it's been a busy weekend, lots of family, food, fun, cousins, a family burial...it is nice to be sitting in bed with popi right now watching the man shops globe marathon on sundance. my wireless is messed up again, we even bought a new wireless thingy. I hate writing on my phone. don't fret, I'll get back online to share my thanksgiving stories with you, later gators!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

8 Days of Thanksgiving

on the eighth day of thanksgiving my true love gave to me, happiness!
I sit, well stand and walk around, at my aunt's house surrounded by my family, there are probably 20 people here, waiting on more to show up. I am surrounded by laughter, children, cooking, talking, football, coffee, it all makes me so happy. thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. my heart is so happy being around my loud family, I don't want to be anywhere else, this is heaven on earth.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

8 Days of Thanksgiving

on the seventh day of thanksgiving my true love gave to me, my health!
I am so very very thankful for my health and the health of my children. there are people close to me that don't have half of what I have in the health dept. I wonder why God has given me all that I have and others something different, how did I get so lucky. I have never struggled with my children's health yet, but I know that it could happen. i know that I am extremely blessed for what we have been given. one of my biggest prayers is that my children outlive me. I will be so thankful to have a long healthy life, see my children grow up( and move next door to me:), see my grandchildren grow up, and maybe be lucky enough to see a great-grandchild. without our health this will not be possible. I have so much.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


this was on my driveway....
music anyone?

8 Days of Thanksgiving

on the 6th day of thanksgiving my true love gave to me, Clothes!
it's no secret that i am a clothes hound and hoarder. i love clothes. i love to shop for clothes. i love to wear clothes. i love to make clothes, which leads to shopping for fabric. i am lucky to live in a place where we need and wear clothes. but more than that i am thankful that we are able to afford to buy clothes for us, be able to wash them, dry them, keep them clean. i have clothes for winter, summer, spring and fall, all for just me, one person. i am very thankful for that luxury.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Monday Morning Anthropologie

i'm back to my regular scheduled programming. i had my oatmeal and fruit with cups and cups of coffee at my monday haunt, queenies. kalliope and i walked around in the gorgeous okie weather at utica square and waited for shops to open. i was excited because i hadn't been in anthro for over a week! so much can change, you know that.

happy holidays....happy holidays....
it's getting Christmasier and Christmasier in our magical wonderland:)

this looks like fun. friday, december 3rd from 3-5, there will be people reading to your little mini me's while you shop or browse in anthro.

this is just an homage to pie, a reminder of this thursday.
pumpkin, pecan, coconut, gooseberry:)

double-breasted shirtdress
how cute would you look with this dress on, black heels, and an umbrella? holy moly, a-dorable.

soft sakura skirt
as i was leaving i saw this skirt's beautiful design. i love peachy things and the detail was so soft and peachy! it would be great for me with the elastic waist.

manners can be fun
i will be purchasing this for my bee(4 years old) this Christmas. someone needs to know that manners are fun!

i did get in some Christmas shopping this morning there, i got this as a hostess gift for my aunt on thanksgiving, this for maybe me or a go-to gift, a couple of these for the girls for hot cocoa, and this for juni...maybe she will let me color with her;) have a great week everyone!

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

miss petra! you win the set of 6 note cards:) owls, you say?

8 Days of Thanksgiving

on the fifth day of thanksgiving my true love gave to me, food-glorious food!
I am so thankful God saw it fit to make food so glorious. I love to eat and I am very blessed to have food available to me whenever i want, how much I want, and what I want. having a degree in culinary arts, I am a self-proclaimed foodie. I love fine dining and non-fine dining, if it involves good food I am happy. traveling to different cities always involves research on where to eat and we plan our days accordingly. I have loved raising the girls with different food in their lives, whether they like it or not, the introduction to the food is good for them.
we are so lucky to have clean food and water in our lives. we can go out to the grocery stores in our town and buy food whenever we want. most people in our world don't have that. i am so thankful for this.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

8 Days of Thanksgiving

on the 4th day of thanksgiving my true love gave to me, home!
my family lives in a beautiful brick house where my grandparents lived for about 50 years, my dad grew up as a child in this house. I have memories around every corner here and I am so happy to be raising my kids here. it's an old house, not without some problems, but it is a roof over our head. it is warm when we are cold and cool when we are hot, a place to lay our heads. i am so thankful to have shelter for my family.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

8 Days of Thanksgiving

on the 3rd day of thanksgiving my true love gave to me, friends!
I have the best people in the world as friends. I know most people think that they have the best friends, but I won the award already. I have friends from when I was in nursery school that I still am friends with, elementary, middle school, high school, and college! but not just that, they are great, and they are willing to a lot for me, and do. they also are not afraid to call me out on things, that takes a true friend. my friends are spread out all over, but they are all so close to my heart. thank you to them! I wouldn't be half of who I am without them.

Friday, November 19, 2010

8 Days of Thanksgiving

on the second day of thanksgiving my true love gave to me, my true love, my Greek!

my Greek is my best friend, my confidant. he always on my side, and has years of practical wisdom under his belt. he likes the same music i do, and likes to do the same things i do. we love to travel and see new things. he found 2 old lambrettas in storage the other day and called me to tell me we will be scooting around next summer on our matching lammys. love:) it sounds silly, but we really are 2 peas in a pod.

thank you Lord, for when one door shuts, another opens.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

8 Days of Thanksgiving

on the first day of thanksgiving my true love gave to me: family!

this is a year ago exactly.

then a year later, this one was added to the mix.

i am thankful for my family, for family that loves me no matter what happens.


for some reason I cannot control my computer's wireless agenda. it is playing a mean game with me and I am losing. let's hope I get back online soon...

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Just Walk in the Park

seriously...i can't take these kinds of pictures. thanks kristen!

13 Weeks

My Note Cards

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Handmade Note Card Giveaway

i didn't go to anthro today. i am sorry my faithful readers, i will make it up to you, how about with a giveaway. i make these cute note cards with a flower on it, owls, or a pull behind camper trailer. i'm in bed right now putting my little goddess to sleep with some milk(yes, i'm that kind of mom), otherwise i would get up and show you a picture. anywho, i will give away 6 note cards of the reader's choice to who ever wins. just leave a comment below telling me what shoe size you wear and you are entered into the drawing. you can only enter once. i will leave the drawing open till sunday at midnight. monday i will announce the winner. i will get a photo up of the note cards you can choose from. until tomorrow...yawn.....night.

Monday, November 15, 2010


i will go to anthropologie to find pretty things. today i hung out with "madame-in-law" and we went shopping for popi:) we had a lot of fun and some girl time. my house is a wreck, and monday is my mad cleaning day, so i need to clean! it is almost three in the afternoon, lot's to do.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Iphone Bootcamp App

oh my! my throat is on fire, i have a small headache, and i am nauseated. the flu you say? no, ian gaine's bootcamp workout on my iphone. i am in pain, and can't breathe very well. it was only $1.99 i believe, a bargain compared to the local bootcamp chapters in the area. i thought i was semi in shape, but after 4o lunge jumps, and 100 jumps on the jump rope, i need a break. i have many many more repetitions to do on my first day, but i am afraid of puking and breathing. i am going to loose some weight, i have to, i have already busted a hole in a pair of jeans trying to put them on, and i can't afford to go buy new jeans for my new curvy figure. this girl only has a small collection of sweats to choose from for the time being. maybe i should stop baking and eating doughnuts whenever i want, that might help some, right? fat chance! i just need to learn to exercise and enjoy it, for me, for my children, and for my wardrobe:)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Happy Veteran's Day

thank you to all those who served and are serving our country. without you, our great country would not be as great. thank you daddy, peter, uncle tom, uncle jimmy, parks and jake.
and a thank you to the families who let the husbands, brothers, sisters, and wives go serve. without your support we would not have troops.
God bless you and keep you.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Fall Weenie Roast

last night we had an impromptu weenie roast with the whole fam and the Greek's brother. for some reason we had a ton of hot dogs, so we roasted them! the weather was perfect. i wanted to do marshmallows too, but juni and bee were high on life as it was and needed no sugar, darn. well, we'll have more time for that later.

Winterizing My Garden

i've pulled most of my plants, and started putting down my ground cover for the winter. i use hay, lawn clippings, wood ash, and leaves. i'm still getting okra, so it's still up.

my corn stalks are being burnt for ash.

my asparagus has been weeded and a cover put down.

i will put plastic all around the coop. not sure if i will put it in the garage or in the garden so they are on a dirt ground. whatever i choose, i will give them lots of hay and let it build up with poop to make an insulation for warmth. what i really need to come up with is a heated chicken waterer.

my old pine tree that was totally dead. i loved the way it dropped branches every now and then for me to make fires in my outdoor fireplace with.

now it is gone and i have to make shelter for my firewood.
winterizing is lots of work, i have lots more to do. thank goodness the weather has been awesome!


what another great afternoon. it is 75 degrees and beautiful. popi and i are inside having snacks and watching "station agent" with the gorgeous peter dinklage. love that movie. this morning we did some do-it-yourselfing!

i really love *bucks' peppermint mocha lattes, but hate the price tag. i finally decided to make my own! and the amazing thing is that it worked:) fresh pressed coffee, ghirardelli ground chocolate, peppermint extract, and frothed whole milk. delicious.

my Greek has many keys. this picture is not even half of them. i love him, so i made him a key thingy. i found this old racket holder and put some hooks in it, hung it up, and voila! a place to put keys.

my most exciting craft today was my automatic chicken waterer, the avian aqua miser from the walden effect, one of my favorite blogs. it is in the corner of their cage that i finally got back from a friend. it allows the chickens to drink from a container that can't get poo in it! i made one for the chick's cage and i am making two others, one for the coop and another for outside when they are free ranging it.
what a great day!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Holiday Card Bonanza!

speaking of holiday cards, i need to pick a card design. and if you know me, you would know that shutterfly is my go-to for photo books, photo gifts, and custom cards.
i am trying to find the perfect holiday/Christmas card to put my family photo on. here are the ones i like best...

bright Christmas story Christmas card
on this one i could put a picture of each of the children, and write something that happened to them this past year on there. i also like the minimalistic look to the card.

color me merry Christmas card
i love the bold colorful font next to the black and white photo in this, even better if it was a photo of my girls:)

dotty and nice Christmas card
i like this because i could put 2 photos of all of us in this. the black is a bold background and the dots are a nice simplistic, cheery touch.

modern damask red Christmas card
so simple, it puts the photo at center stage, yet the colors are Christmas and the damask is classic.

candy cane fun Christmas card
bold photo, simple and fun font. who doesn't love candy canes?

this card is light and bright and fun! the plus is it has room for 4 pictures.

what to do? so many beautiful choices...
i'm also looking at baby announcements. we never sent one out for kalliope. shutterfly has so many cute ones, like this and this.
i might as well look at mother's day cards while i'm at it. seriously, shutterfly is so much fun.
i better get busy, i have to make a couple photo books while i'm there....

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Need a Holiday Photographer??

kristen is a great photographer in the tulsa area. she is starting up her local business, free range photography, and has a great holiday rate going on to the first 25 customers. if you like a lot of my photos of the kids on here, she is the one who took most of them. i can't wait to have our holiday photo shoot scheduled so i can get Christmas cards ready!

Monday Morning Anthropologie

another gorgeous fall day in tulsa. breakfast at queenies, coffee with good friends, monday morning sight seeing trip to anthro. Christmas has started to trickle into anthro this week. so excited to see more:)

dress it up ribbon
oh so cute vintage Christmas cards and velvet ribbon.

matryoshka and babushka ornament
we love our russian nesting dolls here!

smaller and smaller loungers
lounge around with matryoshkas all over and feel warm and cozy this winter.

karelia coat
or feel warm and cozy in this beautiful coat.

stocking stuffers!!!

i did treat myself this visit with this and these. have a great week!!