Saturday, April 23, 2011

Painting Heritage

I have a fascination of my Norwegian Heritage. Despite being allergic to cold temperature (It's True!), I love Norway.  When I was young I received my first rosemaling piece. I still have it.

It's broken, but I would never throw it away.  I always liked my pieces, but never had an interest in painting. That is until I saw this.....

Last week I took my first class in rosemaling, and Today I'm painting my first piece! I'm too excited! I can't wait to paint something like this:

Very whimsical, huh?

Friday, April 22, 2011

We found them! We found them!

After a few months of searching: We found them! You know, I felt a little odd at first. If I would run out to the store I would walk over to a patch of grass or weeds and scan the ground. Sometimes, if I found a patch, I would get down on my hands. People probably thought I lost something.

It just so happens that my father in law has a mutated clover patch right off his porch. Go figure (I only wish we went over more often now) .

Eli tried really hard to find them, but she could see them. So I let her hold them instead.

We found 11 four leaf clovers  in that patch. We found a total 15.

Here are some of the clovers we picked ready to press. Now, what to do with them?

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Playing Dressup

If they would not get in the way of daily life's chores I would have hundreds of costumes. Mostly princess ones, but I'm guessing I'd have my share of video game and comic book costumes as well.  There is something about dress up to me that makes make believe a little closer to you.  If it weren't for my husband and children, you would probably see me at the comi-con every year just so I could have an extra excuse to wear a costume.

I never had much in the way of dress up clothes as a child. Thankfully, my children have plenty. Hahaha...What was that about never forcing my children to live my dreams?  They actually don't play dress up as often as I would have, but oh well. Some of the costumes grandma has made them makes me jealous. Here are the princess dress my girls got from grandma for Christmas. I've been waiting for the grass to become green again before taking pictures.