Sunday, June 14, 2009

Camera dump . . .

What has been going on at the Rouse House lately? Let's take a look what was on Mommy's camera when I dumped it tonight . . .

McCartney has become quite the artist. She went from not normally choosing to color, to constantly doing something creative with paper, crayons, markers and scissors. This butterfly was something she made for her teacher. She worked on it for close to an hour. She was so proud!


Robert made a chocolate pie with meringue. It was fabulous! He rocks!


I have fallen in love with my sewing machine. I made this crayon roll just to see if I could figure it out. I did (I even made it for double rows of crayons!), and McCartney, the resident artist, loves it. I also made her a coloring book bag from the same fabric. (60% off upholstery fabric, woohoo!)


The new beloved refrigerator! She's a beauty! I love the french doors, and boy-o-boy does it have more space than my old side by side. I don't even miss the water in the door! Don't look at the TV on top, and yes it has cable . . . .don't judge me! I love me some TV and when I am in the kitchen I can have quality TV time with little to no interuptions! Win Win.

Meet Jose, the reason I don't miss the water in the fridge door. It was Robert's fathers day present. (we have this weird thing about naming appliances) We have yet to name the fridge. . . Robert is lobbying for Frosty. (if you recall by Dyson vacuum is named George)

Our first harvest from the garden. Kohlrabi! Mmmmmm! Brings back tons of memories from my childhood and my grandpa's garden. I did not peel it with my old trusty pocket knife and eat it right there like Grandpa used to though. McCartney is not a fan, but Harrison and Dustin sure liked them.


More evidence of the love affair with my sewing machine. I whipped up a few buttercup bags with some random fabric this weekend for gifts and such. I also taught myself how to sew in a zipper so I am making matching change purses. It totally relaxes me and I like to alter things so each is a little different. I think my winter hobby is crocheting and my summer one is sewing. . .

McCartney went to sleep with toys and such in her bed one night. I went in to check on her at my bedtime and I found her with this leather heart stuck to her face. Like any bloggin' mommy I got my camera and took a picture before I took it off her and cleaned out her bed.

I hate Pyrex. I hate the years of crud and hard water stains that build up (don't judge). I don't have a dishwasher so glass dishes are super hard to keep clean. This particular one is only used to heat hard taco shells. This morning I decided to try to use a Magic Eraser on it and see how easy it was to clean, Check this out! It really wasn't that difficult and only took about 5 minutes! Yeehaw!


Question: How do you know you have been blogging too long?
Answer: When you take before and after pictures of your Pyrex.

6 comments:

Lisa said...

Way cool! May I send all my sewing to you now????

I'm very jealous of your sewing abilities!

FAScinated said...

I love the crayon roll! You are uber-talented, Sheri! ~Kari

Janine said...

I enjoy fiddling about on the sewing machine and making little gifts for the kids too - but what I hate is when someone else sees it and asks me to make a few more for their kids. I've made it, altered it, personalised it - and I don't want to make any more. I just want to move onto the next fun project, but I usually say yes and then feel annoyed at myself and grumble ungraciously as I make them all.
And...aren't those magic erasers great! All my 30 year old white pyrex dishes look like new, and the slow cooker even gets clean after I've left it on for hours after serving up tea and the scrapings have baked on well and truly! (do I sound like an advertisement - maybe they'll pay me!)

Janie said...

LOL with the Pyrex pics and your'e becoming very Martha-like.

PreSchoolMama said...

I love my butterfly picture it is still hanging in my closet. This week all quliting fabric is 30% off and alot of other deals too. I am going to try to magic erase my dishes that is awesome hopefully it goes better than my cookies I tried to copy from you : )

Jo said...

You know I would marry Mr Clean just for his Magic Erasers. I can't wait to try this! Whoo hoo!