my little nook...

my little nook...
Artisan Barn Fair, Skaneateles, NY 2011

4/7/13

omg....

i can't believe the last time i wrote a post in my long-lost blog was

LAST EASTER!!!

sooooooooooooooo very sorry...............

i guess i've been so very busy, or pulled in too many different directions, or my head is just not screwed on right... but i guess i forgot all about this....so sorry, my little itty-bitty blog!

so, here i am....i'm back...for whomever reads this, which is nobody since i haven't written in it for a whole year!

okay....time for a renewal....here goes:

my kids are growing...i have a teenager...

and an 11 year old...

and a five year old GIRL!



my husband is lovely


...i'm working quite hard at restoring paintings and murals for West Lake Conservators (www.westlakeconservators.com)

have been helping my chef husband can and sell his famous Curried Green Tomato Relish "The Chris"


and have been drying and jarring herbs from my own garden naturally and organically grown and dried


have had both my son's Odyssey of the Mind teams over to celebrate a great year with an Easter Egg Dyeing Party:



 ... i have started some of the seeds for our annual community garden, started 5 years ago by Joy LoPiccolo and myself



... my house is a mess, not only from my 5 year old Clara Rose's girl toys, but from MY many piles of crafting projects for the upcoming:

 Lakeside Artistry Spring Fair 2013 (http://www.facebook.com/skaneatelesartisans.barnfair.3?fref=ts) !!!



here are a few items that i will have for sale at the Fair:



















i promise i"ll write again real soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


4/8/12

Peace in Your Hearts this Easter Day!

HAPPY EASTER 2012!!!

what an absolutely spectacular day...

SUNSHINE

SPRING

COLORS

CHOCOLATE

CHILDREN's CURIOSITY & JoY

NATURE

FRESH AIR

EGG HUNTS

LoVe, LiFe & LAUGHTER

...wouldn't trade it for the world!!!










































2/24/12

Disney World 2012, here we come!!!!!!!!!


 our hotel...sunshine, palm trees, 76 degrees, heated pool...

aaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh...........




 clara rose and luca are the first ones in... didn't even want to unpack!


Downtown Disney... a night on the town...






the next morning we ride to the land where dreams come true...

with much anticipation



and, of course, we had to get all dressed for the occassion!



the boys spot the place they will be talking about for years...

SPACE MOUNTAIN




as my mother-in-law says "everyone loves parades"





did you know that in real life, Walt Disney was afraid of mice?



one happy princess...



humans have evolved...they no longer talk to each other with their mouths...


daddy...


DAY 2:  EPCOT

(someone told me the name stands for: Every Person Comes Out Tired)




china












mexico




unicorn princess...




snow white



the castle made out of Crystal...$32,000...


in Germany, you can Wear your BEER!


Italy...well, Venice!







a Lemon Tree...beautiful!




the Mothership...



clara rose always seems to make friends...



japan




beautiful woodcuts




morocco


my husband has a video of clara rose getting up on stage and dancing alongside the bellydancer!





france










photo-op with an aristocat...priceless


england






my favorite snack...



we even found a snapping turtle on the grounds...





naptime...


our take-home memories...





we even found a REAL PRINCESS!!!




and a DIVA


and a miniature train village... and it even includes my dream greenhouse!



Animal Kingdom...




the tree of life...


what an ingenious idea!


dinoland...


mount everest...


george is "reading" the map...through osmosis


oh happy day!


who doesn't love to play with water....





this was a great walking safari trek...


thru asia...






aargghh...a bat!


dinner...


my favorite animal...gorgeous!


frescoes on the wall!




the glory of prayer flags...















clara rose learns an african dance...



we had a blast!




and are now ready to REST...