Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Aquarium Visit

The leafy looking thing="Leafy Sea Dragon", near the seahorse tanks. Cool!
We bought the annual pass as planned yesterday, when we visited the Aquarium. :) What we didn't know is that the pass would be 20% off for Memorial Day weekend! We saved $24 off the price. So we started out the visit extra happy. We really enjoyed it! I am happy that we can go back and visit often. There is this whole outside water play area for kids that is included.

Kavi was a little apprehensive with how we started our walk in the aquarium, picking the dark/deep water zone first. There were a lot of cool species in dark tanks, with dark lighting, but bright signs and occasional colored lights. The jellyfish turned whatever color the light turned in their tank. So pretty!

But by the time we left, the things that made Kavi unsure at first seemed to not bother him as much.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Monday Inspiration

Just a quick one! I didn't do well with blogging last week hmm?

Today we are going to an aquarium and I am excited! We have never been to it and it's only an hour away.

The weather is really hot here already so I am sharing inspiration outfits that include shorts. But not short shorts. Short shorts are not me at all, for self-conscious reasons and modesty issues. SO I picked longer shorts!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The park

There is a park near here that my husband sometimes takes our son to in the evening after dinner. I usually stay home to do dishes or just to get a break and to actually be alone for a little awhile.

But last Sunday evening we were all bored after being home all day, so we all went to the park. Kavi cutely refers to it as the "Florida park" (but that is not it's name). And if there are little kids there for him to interact with, he calls them his friends. There weren't really any friends for him to play with Sunday evening. But it was still fun.

We first walked on a walking track that encircles the park before going to the playground.
Kavi has gotten much more adventurous than he was, say, a year ago. I guess he was only two a year ago though! This playground set actually says for ages 5 and up. It's not the biggest playground area compared to the one at the beach, which has different heights and a separate area for very little kids. But this one is really close to our house.

I regret not going more often when the weather was cooler. It is getting really hot again, and even in the evenings it can be in the 80's and humid. But I am sure Kavi will be having more adventures at the "Florida park".

Monday, May 23, 2011

Inspiration: clothes, hair, and home

I am revisiting some images I have already posted here in the past. I have posted so many that no one might remember them. But I have them in my flickr favorites. Since I cut bangs last week, I noticed how so often, not only did I like the styling of the clothing in photos I have shared, but I also liked their hair. And why did it take me so long to realize so many had bangs! And why didn't I cut some sooner? I am always behind on the trends! hah...And I didn't know until recently that some people call bangs "fringe". Well ok then.

So here is a revisit of some photos I have already posted, bangs involved.

And how about some tree branch and birch inspiration! From pinterest:

I am now on pinterest: http://pinterest.com/coffeeplease/

If you have wanted to be on there and need an invite, let me know and I can pass one along.

I got this post mostly finished, and things went wacky! Images covering words and wouldn't enter down with the enter key. I had to redo it!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Necklace Clearance

I marked down all the necklaces, shown above, in my shop around 50% off(oops miscalculated at first) for a big clearance. I only have 12 necklaces listed right now, but they have been for sale for a long time and I would love to clear out these items.

I haven't said much about it lately but my Etsy has been the slowest it's ever been. I also have not made any new items in months, ever since the trip to India. I don't have as much time to spend doing it or lost some of the motivation maybe? It's time for me to either reevaluate the jewelry shop or let it close if I can sell off the items. Unsure. I have the pillow shop too, which I could refocus on maybe during summer to sew new items.

Friday, May 20, 2011

The Week

A recap of what we were up to this week.

Monday-we stayed home to make sure my son recovered fully from being sick last weekend. Not much happened that day except that I ate pad thai which is delicious!

Tuesday-Last minute plan to meet up with my friend again at Dunkin Donuts that morning. We are trying to make it a regular thing. The kids are happy with their special treats and we get to chit chat for as long as we want to. After that, me and K went to Target to get some groceries and other items. We have two Targets in my town(wee!) and neither are Super Targets. But one is almost a Super Target, minus the full produce and bakery depts. But there is a frozen section, limited produce and dairy, and dry goods aisles. So me and K were out that day from 10:30am til 3:30pm. We usually aren't out that long at one time. It was a nice change.

Wednesday-We finally got to meet my cousin's cute baby boy!! I cooked some food to bring, a mix and match of things-appetizer sized spanakopita, couscous with (almost) Moroccan flavored chicken, salad with homemade dressing(thanks mom),and a side of Indian style cauliflower. We all like unique foods so my cousin was happy with the food we brought. We went after my husband got home from work and ate dinner down there.
Oh! Another BIG thing for me on Wednesday night after coming home. I had been tempted to cut some bangs this week. I don't know why I waited so long, I really like them! I hesitated because my hair can get frizzy plus the weather is getting hot again=sweaty forehead while outside=can ruin bangs! But I went for it anyway. :D
(Left side taken when hair was freshly styled, right side after being out all day,
looks different but still ok!)
Thursday-Me and K usually go to our family friend's house on Thursdays to hang out for a couple hours. I have posted pictures of him waving at the school buses there. This time another friend and her mother came and it was really nice!

Friday-Not much going on yet today except for much needed coffee! I do really need to clean up around the house.
I was blessed to have a pretty active week! Some weeks are boring when we don't get to see a lot of people. This week was filled with lots of nice socializing!

Have a good weekend!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Treasuries & Inspiration

Here are two treasuries I put together recently.
"Mustard & Gray Revisited":
I really like that color combination, as well as the chevron/zigzag thing.

And "The Wanderer's Stopover":
I was inspired by the print in the top left corner called the knowing wanderer. I wanted to include household items, but a wanderer doesn't have those while wandering around. So I figured this could be about the wanderer's stopover somewhere to sleep for the night or several nights along the way.


Monday, May 16, 2011

The ickies are finally leaving

I wrote about myself getting sick last week. As I was really starting to feel better, my poor little boy got it! Friday night he went to sleep as usual but an hour later woke up saying he had to go to the bathroom. We went in and as soon as we touched him we knew he had a high fever. It was pretty high, so we gave him some children's fever medicine and some water.

But then he said his tummy hurt and he kept holding it. And I just knew he might be feeling how I did a few days earlier so I rushed him into the bathroom. It's a good thing I did because he threw up(sorry, I know it's gross to read suddenly!). But just once. So while my sickness was worse in that sense, his was worse in the fever sense. His fever went up and down all night into the next day. Saturday he ate a decent amount of food without problems. But then at night after he fell asleep, his fever went up again and he woke up uncomfortable. It took a couple hours that time to get him to fall back asleep! But when I checked on him later, his body felt cool and it stayed that way into Sunday. But unfortunately Sunday morning, he drank some milk and it didn't stay down. But the food the rest of the day did. And he was energetic and happy until he went to bed, so I hope that means he is really getting better now.

I found these cute printables for sale on Etsy to make a get well kit. I will have to keep them in mind for the next time someone gets sick!

I wrote about a baby shower me, my sister, and others had put together in the beginning of April, and my cousin had her baby last Tuesday! As I wrote a little mention about already. We still can't wait to meet him! Baby Elijah. I really wanted to be at the hospital after he was born and be more involved. Sad. But hopefully soon we will see him.

Thursday, May 12, 2011


I seem to have caught some kind of 24 hour or more thing that suddenly appeared Tuesday evening. I am feeling better today but not to my totally normal self yet.

My cousin(who we threw the shower for) got induced to have her baby Mon night and he was born Tuesday afternoon. I was excited to go see them at the hospital! She was in a hospital that is about an hour away. Well, after my husband got home from work and we ate dinner, we got ready to go. We stopped at a grocery store along the way for me to get a baby boy balloon and flowers. But I started feeling extra weird while in the store and had to make a pit stop.(ew)

Back in the car, I felt worse and worse and nauseous. About 15 minutes later I had my husand stop at a Wendy's so I could go into the bathroom. And I threw up. :( I knew that meant we had to turn around and go home, even though we had made it about 35 mins towards the hospital. I didn't want to get anyone else sick, especially not my cousin and her baby!

Tuesday night was yucky but thankfully after I went to bed, I didn't have to make any more gross bathroom trips. I felt tired out yesterday and stayed in bed most of the day. Today I feel better but like I said, not 100% yet.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Spontaneous Fun

As much as I like having plans ahead of time, I also love a spontaneously fun day.

On Saturday we wanted to go do something fun instead of sitting at home. In the early evening we decided to drive to the small local beach so that Kavi could play in the sand and on their playground. Then we could watch sunset.

On the way there, we needed to eat something and there weren't many options past a certain point. We went to a fast food place(ehh, I know), but they had an old car show going on! They must do it often but we are never at this exact spot even though it's only about 10 minutes away from where we live. Kavi loved that, because he absolutely loves cars and every mode of transportation.

We felt like we weren't even in our town or area for some reason while sitting there. I tried a turkey burger, not bad. We were at Hardees, somewhere we never go.

Then it was on to the beach, about 10 more minutes away. We brought some of Kavi's sand toys and it was so relaxing to just sit there on the sand. It was windy, like it usually is at the beach here. It had been a hot day, but the wind kept us cool enough to enjoy it instead of sitting there sweating.
After sitting for awhile on the beach, we had gone to put our feet in the water. Then we went to the other side of the beach to the playground. I didn't get a picture of the whole thing but the main part of the playground is shaped like a ship. It's cool!
Time went by so quickly! After being at the playground we went back over to a small deck they have near the water to watch sunset.
(this is the Gulf of Mexico, no big waves around these parts)
We don't live very far from this small beach, but we don't go enough! We hadn't been there since last summer. It's very refreshing to do something different and to be outside (without sweating!). I hope we do this more often now. We felt like it was such a fun evening.

We also had a fun Mother's Day! I will post about that at a different time.

Friday, May 6, 2011

The Week

Thought I would do a little recap for the week since most days I don't write much about day to day life.

Monday- My parents went back home after visiting for the weekend. We stayed home the rest of the day. I looked up info for possibly using some accumulated freq. flyer miles, but still not 100% sure when we will use them.

Tuesday- In the morning I had a very nice time meeting up with two friends who are also mothers. Their kids are younger than Kavi. We went to Dunkin Donuts MMmmMmm.

Wednesday -Grocery shopping time! Isn't that always fun? (sarcasm :P) And other stuff around the house too.

Thursday- Like on most Thursdays, we head over to a family friends' house to chit chat. And whenever the school buses pass by on the way to a nearby H.S. to pick up students at the end of the school day, Kavi waves at them and they wave and beep at him. I imagine they remember that a little boy waves at them almost every Thursday, and it's been going on over a year! Here he is with his backpack on(just for fun) pointing at the buses. This picture is from two weeks ago actually.
Today: Laundry catch up, and other cleaning. Exciting! :P

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Vintage Thursday

Vintage inspiration flickr photos:

7-11-08Align Center1. 7-11-08, 2. evie-28-2

Etsy related finds:

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Felt finds

Once in awhile I like looking at all felt made products!

Here are some items that caught my eye.

Brooch $12

Monday, May 2, 2011

Color Inspiration

Bright color inspiration.
1. Acorn-ucopia, 2. wardrobe remix. 04/16/11.,
3. first hottie mchothot of a day., 4. Goddess Gown

I also made this treasury Saturday night. I wanted to make it bright!
You can click the image to see the treasury in full.
My parents left to go back to AL today. Of course it's always sad saying bye! Everyone handled it ok but Kavi is getting older and knows better now that they live a long drive way. He got sad after they left, but then got distracted by toys soon after. I feel tired out today so we will just relax.