Monday, January 25, 2010

Working For Haiti

Photos by Matt Maerk red cross
I have been trying to think of a great idea to help Haiti and really get the kids involved and a friend shared what I thought was a fantastic idea so our family is starting this week. We don't do allowance at our house- granted we have a 5, 4 and 22 month old :) but jobs are part of being a part of the family -everyone doing their share and helping out and not expecting anything for it. But this week is different. We had family night and talked all about Haiti and what happened there and how they need a lot of help right now and how we CAN help them. We showed them lots of pictures and this great video on youtube- you should check it out. My girls kept saying -mom is this real? in OUR world? This is really happening? I think it is so important for them to understand the world- the good and the bad and realize they have great power and that they can help- as a 5 year old they can help and they CAN make a difference. So we are making a job chart this week- daily chores and ones that maybe don't get done all that often (toilets!) and there is a money value attatched. Everyday when jobs are done that person gets to mark their initials by it and at the end of the week we will add up the total and donate what we worked for to Haiti. Well Whimsy wants to help too so whoever buys cupcakes this week will will donate a portion to Haiti. Better Yet send the money you would have bought cupcakes with to Haiti and next time you buy cupcakes tell us you did and we will throw in some Free.

Where MUCH is given- MUCH is expected.

WE can ALL help- a little goes a long way......

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Le PIANO- A Masterpiece
I found an old player piano at a yard sale a few years ago with the Grand Vision of painting it and it is finally done!! It has taken countless hours ( since June), lots of paint and lots of fun!! I did the front with some help from Cam and Erik. The bottom part however I did that all by myself- you know that part that looks like Vangough Starry Night EXCEPT it is MY version and it is Sunny sunny sky :). The girls had free reign on the back- they did it all- I couldn't even see it until they were done- although they did ask for help with the tree branches. They were giddy with excitement! We LOVE it!!! I find myself sneaking down to play it only to find my girls have beat me! They love to play around on it all day and can play a mean twinkle twinkle little star! On top are lots of clouds. The bench is awesome too- all sky blue of course- a big sun, flowers and an apple tree with a swing-naturally, nice big puffy clouds and all of our handprints- maybe I will post those later . The Piano is AWESOME and I love it so I had to show it off! :)

"Music washes away from the Soul the dust of everyday life"
Berthold Auerbach

Friday, January 1, 2010

SEriOuSly StELLaR SonGS!

I must allege that Whimsy's Playlist is definately Marvelous and teetering on prodigous (that is super fancy for fantastically fabulous) . I made this playlist so I would have some dank melodys to Enthrall me whilst I baked but I had no idea it would be this Phenomenal ! ALL the songs are excellent but as you get more towards the middle it gets rather remarkable here is a sampling of what you may hear while hanging out at whimsy- the killers, some SArah, COld PLay, a little bit of beth orton, Tori and Ani difranco- I need to get more from those gals, a couple random things from some amazing sound tracks, toad the wet sprocket, BIG Head Todd and the monsters, EaRLY November,David Gray, old school MJ, Frou Frou, the Cure, Snow patrol,
Jacks manequin, owl city ( i liked these guys years ago BTW), MGMT, Elliot Smith, Youth Group, Lisa LOeb--OF course there are many more artists that would enhance this list, but this is a pretty good playlist if I do say so myself!!! - SO if you have only hung around long enough to hear the first few songs- go ahead take a day and let those eustachian tubes resonate! They will thank you for it later!!! ENJOY!!! Oh yeah and now you can order cupcakes.... we are now officially off sabatical :)
WhIMsY WiSHeS YOu the Finest this year and is sending
SplenDid POsitive VibEs your way..
Have A GrEAt 2010!!!