Thursday, June 28, 2012

ReFabulous is FIVE!


Can you believe it?!  It really doesn't seem that long ago that I nervously typed in my shop name, and began my new Etsy venture.  Some thought it was a dumb idea, others were skeptical.  And still others were amazing, fantastic and awesome cheerleaders.  I'm so grateful to them, to my lovely customers, and even grateful for the naysayers, who unknowingly pushed me to test my creative wings.  Many, many thanks!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Celebration time!

The streamers and balloons are being hung, the cake cools and the tablecloth is spread.  Excitement builds, and the little ones just know something fun is about to commence!

 
Tangible cues. . .  decorations. They mark our senses, our memories.  They set moods and serve as backdrops for our stories.  They matter.


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

A post about babies.

I can't resist.  Cuteness must be shared.

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Eight -- EIGHT -- months old.  Already!


Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Stargazing

These 100-degree afternoons are keeping my fair-skinned kids indoors, and that gets booorrring fast.  (for all of us)  For most of the day, we read books, work some algebra, and diagram plant cells -- no summer vacation for us this year!  But there's only so much grammar and long division we can do before our brains begin to melt like the ice cubes in our sweet tea.  A bit of outdoor, cooler temp fun is in order.  Now, we're looking forward to nightfall. . .


You can download your own free Sky Map here.

. . . for some stargazing!  One of the perks of living in west Texas (and on a spot outside the city) is the wiiiiide open spaces.  The night sky is breathtaking!  My boys especially love stargazing, and they always make sure they have a current Sky Map on hand to locate different celestial bodies. 

Also necessary -

~ a comfy place to lay (or sit, if you prefer.)