Thursday, June 21, 2012

Hours of fun

 Hours, heck DAYS, worth of fun on this chair.  It's probably the best thing we own right now.  Nevermind that it's a death trap - every activity on this chair involves scaling it like Mt. Everest. 

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Spinning heads

I can't believe how busy life really becomes when you throw another monster into the mix.  My head is basically exploding from all of the information I'm trying to store in there.  When did she eat last?  Where is that book order?  Did we brush our teeth this morning?  Has anyone seen the cat?  What's for dinner?  Oh wait, I'm making dinner??  It's a lot to keep track of! 

I've been deluged with orders as well, which is making everything else blur together a bit - but it's a happy kind of crazy.  It's nice to be so busy, although it is making time go by awfully fast...

Plus, I finally caved to Pinterest...which is very time consuming.

To prove we are capable of actually finishing something we start, Big Monster and I made French Toast muffins this week - delish.  We only have a pre-baked picture though, by the time they were done - I couldn't find the camera.  Sigh.

Saturday, September 10, 2011


I'm always asking Big Monster what kind of hat he wants mommy to make for him.  He always tells me "I don't like hats".  Which, incidentally, is not true - he loves hats.  Last week I asked again, as we prepare for the cooler weather.  This time, Big Monster clearly informed me that he wanted a dino hat.  Awesome.  So after a bit of trial and error - The Roar has been hatched!  He happily wore it around the house for about 45 minutes and then told me, "I just don't like hats." while unceremoniously ripping it from his head and discarding it in the hat basket.  Sigh.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Soap Nuts

So I decided to try my hand at making my own laundry detergent this afternoon as the Monsters were napping. 

I got some Soap nuts (which aren't really nuts, by the way - they are berries)

I put about 15 shells into 6 cups of water and boiled them for about 30 minutes.

Then I passed it through a strainer and bottled it up! 

I just finished a load of laundry and used about 3 tbsp of the detergent.  It looks and feels great - the towels are nice and fluffy!
The bottle should last about 30 loads and works out to about 10 cents a load.

I feel so domestic.

Thursday, August 04, 2011


And, here she is - making her big time debut as an official tippytoesknits model!

Looking like a doll in The Poppy, which I created with her itty-bitty unborn self in mind.  At close to 3 months - her newborn head is quickly expanding (it must be that big brain developing!) so I figured I had better get her in it before it's too snug.

I think she loves hats.  She's my daughter for sure.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Little Monster!

She's here!  8lbs 4oz, arrived May 15th at 3:16am.  Life is crazy with two - so excuse my slack postings for the next little while  as we adjust!

Saturday, May 07, 2011

Perfect mornings

Ignoring the fact that my mat pants won't stay up and my mat shirts won't stay down, that when I walk it feels like the baby will fall right out of me, that I spilled my coffee on my huge belly, can barely pick up my Big Monster and that my shoes aren't fitting anymore - we had a perfect Saturday morning. 

Big Monster took us to the market for chocolate pastries and fresh coffee.  We checked everything out and sat on the roof for a while.  Followed by a visit to the park and a big lunch.  All of this = 3 hours of napping = bliss.

Perfect mornings.

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Sheer laziness

I'm back to bad blogging.  I keep putting off this post because I had grandiose ideas of taking some more pictures and collaging them all pretty.  I've come to terms with the fact that it's not going to happen. 

Nursery is done!  Now we wait for baby - who will bunk with us for a while before she goes in her own room - so I'm not too sure why I felt so rushed to finish it! 

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Starting to get nervous!

Big Monster is napping, I've got receiving blankets and bibs in the dryer and I'm taking 5 minutes to breathe before I start panicking again.  The nesting thing has officially kicked in and I am starting to FREAK out! We are having another, actually having another baby!  Oh sweet lord.  I am so unprepared for this.  I am looking around my living room which is currently littered with trucks, bikes, Mr. Potato Head pieces, raisins, cheerios, crayons, dinosaurs, tools, playdoh and felt food.  How on earth are we planning on adding another human being with all of her accessories to this house?! 

Okay, deep breathing....I'll sign off with this video of Big Monster that cracks me up.  Enjoy "Canteloupe Phone" 

Saturday, April 09, 2011

Things done and things to do

I've managed to knit about 10 hats for this little one (being born in May - she's really not going to need that many at first...but, well, whatever).  I've finished a dress and a sweater for her as well - this sweater and matching Lolly hat are likely going to be her coming home outfit. 

I'm glad I've managed to complete all of these little projects for her - but have yet to cross much off the "must get" list.  Like little diapers, pack a hospital bag, install the infant seat, wash clothes, etc.  At least I've got my priorities straight - this kiddo will LOOK cute ... even if she has to go diaperless.

Friday, April 08, 2011

My most recent buys

Instead of faves today, I thought I might share the last 4 purchases I've made on Etsy.  I can't wait for them to arrive in my mailbox!

Custom Family Tree print from CozyBlue

Grey Stripes Infinity Scarf from White Moth

Sugar n' Spice Clips from Cranberries and Capers

Kaleidoscope Carseat Strap Covers from Apricots and Lollipops

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Today I Did NOT

have to wear boots to work!!  It was mild enough out to break out my flats.  It was not quite mild enough to go sockless though...lesson learned a la cold feet upon arrival at work. 

I am now ready to shoe shop for Spring.  Seeing that my feet are slightly swollen due to the giant baby I am cooking up - I am sticking to flats.  Here are some faves...

Sunday, March 27, 2011

The Lolly

Latest addition to the gang.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Friday Faves .:Could it be colour?:.

I'm ready for Spring.  I'm ready for bright colours.  I'm ready for flowers and rain showers and lounging around outside.