ice cream sandwiches



Some interesting ice cream sandwich facts:

National ice cream sandwich day August 2nd

In 1988 a baking company and a sheet-metal firm in Dubuque, Iowa, teamed up to produce the world’s largest ice cream sandwich, which tipped the scales at nearly 2,500 pounds.

Ice cream sandwich cake recipe.

The other night we took the kids to see Nanny Mcphee . I absolutly loved it. Not only was the story really cute, but the film was stunning eye candy. I want to live in the house Another photo here. The costumes were brilliant, so much fun color…and there is another brief glimspe into another house (which is pink-city) and equally amazing, but I cant find any photos online. I think the wedding scene has really inspired me for our upcoming tea party!

Looking Back…









So I had this long entry typed out..all about how I sometimes joke that I never go back, only forward (quote from Harriet The Spy actually) But I hit something or another and the whole post was gone. Yet very fitting with the topic of never going back…I find it so very hard to repeat everything I just said by typing it over again.
The jist was, sometimes looking back at old things you have made can be really inspring. Sure we all have our past “mistakes” I keep a whole box of plushies in the closet and look back at them with such embarrassment. Still, there is something about looking at old creations that is magical. Its like for a moment you remember how excited you felt to create the object, or how the idea was burning in your mind..and finally working it out (on paper, fabric, song lyrics etc) was just so fufilling!

Hence all the old work you see above. I dug out some old stuff to give myself that much needed kick in the pants.

In other food-related news, this morning we went out for breakfast with Tom’s parents. I have to say I think breakfast is the best meal you could eat out. I had a belgium waffle, oh so good!
and I went to Trader Joes for the first time the other day, lots of yummy stuff there..whole wheat pizza crust dough, the best soy cheese, and mini pitas (Can you tell I haven’t eaten lunch yet?) Sadly the closest one is about an hour away.

Mustache and such



I love Sundays. They always feel so relaxed and lazy. Don’t get me wrong I do a lot on Sundays, its just the day seems laid back. Sunday night’s Tom gets home at 5pm (trust me 5pm for the wife of a tattoo artist seems amazing!) We always make a big fun dinner together…Sundays are nice.

I found some dinosaur print outs online and the kids were coloring them with marker. The photo to the left is what happens when you leave the room for five minutes. The ten year old gave the two year old a purple mustache.

You can print and color some dinos of your own here.
We had “Uncrustables” today (basically frozen PB+J’s without crust)


You just let them thaw out for a few hours and I was surprised by how good they are. They are kind of silly though.

I am trying to get back into drawing a little bit everyday. I read something about family sketchbook nights, and want to do something similar. I figure gather all sorts of drawing tools, get everyone a new sketchbook and Sunday nights we can sit around and draw for a bit together. I wish I could remeber where I read about it!

♥ pink ink
♥ warm tights on windy days like today
♥ windy days where the wind sounds like ghosts (like today)
♥ sealing + mailing invites to a party
♥ the word “declaration” or phrases such as “I declare!”