Thursday, May 27, 2010

Chickens and Garden

Sunshine...Buff Cochin
Originally uploaded by Creativemuse

Sunshine...Buff Cochin

Well we have been balancing I should say juggling AllStar Practice 5 days a week, Fun bonding Adventures for the Team, Regular School, Boyscouts,girlscouts,Mom's Club, New contest Biggest Loser Challenge, Messy home, Chickens,Dogs, The list really goes on but it ebbs and flows. Writing this I hear 4 little 4yo princess shoes clacking down the hardwood floors.Yes making a mess but bonding as a little Thong does with the Stories they Create and live.
Speaking of Creating and Messes...WE have been out in the yard weeding for the last 3 weeks, Every few days hours at a time, a wedge section of the yard where we have NOW planted a SUNFLOWER TEEPEE/FORT. While mom's 1ft and a half deep underground chasing crabgrass runners wondering how did these get here...we have unleased the 8 chickens play around in the yard. We chase, capture, put on the slide, make king of the sand box, and giggle these sweet chickens. We like to walk into the house with the Garden boots on. so while our tenny shoes aren't muddy the kitchen the "Welcome ROom" and bathrooms if I don't catch them in time are all transformed into chocolatey,sandy brown.
THere's got to be some way to get all of this done with style right? Well sending thankful thoughts for the Sweet chicks and Dogs we have.


Monday, May 3, 2010

Lessons of the Muse learned...

stawberry pots stuffed french toast flower arrangements

I am so Blessed to be a Home maker. I adore being with my children and most parts of shuttling them to and fro events that enhance who they are. The Home part of Home making is funnily more and more confusing. Some odd Reason the home is reflecting my mind...Multiple highway of ideas, incohernt time tables, Creativity and Profectionism colliding. Flylady says we have CHAOS(Can't Have Anyone Over Syndrome) because we need to see things at it's worst turn it to it's best.

Hence Making it Perfect! (I say it gritting my teeth). I am seeking that BALANCE of Clean/ORGANIZED/Warm/Creative Home with Keeping the Family Loved,Nurtured,and Held with Care....

It doesn't help that the twins are not just 2 little 4yo's but that they Really have Synergy...example 1 4y has 1/2 an idea and may or may not act upon it.

div>Now 2 very intimately connected twins together they don't think of the same 1/2 of the idea but these two little ones think of the mirroring or completing half of the idea and My girls make Synergy....Now add this CREATIVEMUSE mom who is also a leathel idealist...Oh wait I'm the "It doesn't HELP when you have a...." Perfectionist/Idealistic/Creative/QUeenie(ie I don't WANT to do the dishes) Mom starting it all off.

Here's a Great new Cookbook My Mother in Love gave me. I think Hey the Fundraiser for the Preschool has cupcakes let's make the ducks! I'll have a back up plan though with choc cuppies and the frosting/sprinkles all together..(I think to myself). These are the twins Delish and Bean helping make the lemon cuppy base for the duckage. New Chef attaire for the children from Easter...

While mommy carves the oversized donught holes for the head (the hunt for minis was fruitless) frosts the cakes puts the marshmellows on the tail freezes them figures out reciepe wrong so more buttoms up will happen than heads up ducks due to not enough frosting. I tint and melt the yellow icing and while I am wilding sweet ones have helped themselves to my Back up plan. I find them under the livingroom coffee table faces full of choclate decedance...but Delish has gone one step futher or is it that Bean has already licked hers I find Delishes hands covered in frosting like she's having a SPA treatment........

Oh Mommy didn't read the disclosure of no WHIPPED my ducks were drippy messes...while I cleaned up they helped themselves to 2 mini (for the eyes)m&m containers sorting the colors for me and eating the ones they thought wouldn't help the project.....

So my Friends you can call me MENTAL since I had to feed hubby so he could see little dude kick a board in half ,while I hosted another class with a friend . We did sit with the Kindergatners/first graders and some 4th graders for a sit QUIEt/be Still show of our Ojai Raptors...the sugar was waiting to take effect....we then came home packed up/feed big sis for Playoff Game ...ate dinner Went to twins open house...With12 not 24 cuppies simply frosted with yellow icing and sprinkled with flowers...then Dad and big boy Split to Pinewood Derby we left to the game then to the derby then HOME. Everyone was rest for the weekend it was busier...Donut Team Party for twins, Home run Tball derby...Wedding And Tea to prepare to for Sunday..friends playoff game/BBq at Nana's then Sunday Help Mothersday tea leave mid tea and go to Wedding..Yes I said you could call me MENTAL....I'm so tired I'm Ready for the WEEK Lol!

My on going mission to Creatively try to incorperate ways of BALANCe for Me and Ultimately my Family... lesson learned this weekend NO over booking (sometimes it can't be helped),...Keep it Simple (not stark simple and lovely....),Keep it up...just doing little chunks daily will help things flow and not back up.......I'm off to lovinly do Laundry,Wash dishes, Play with the girls make lunch and do a Home BLESSING HOUR...I'll be sining a Grateful Song that my Life is so Full and Loving...I LOVE LIFE AND LIFE LOVES ME....Louise Hay



PS we got the call last night that big sis is on THE GOLD ALLSTARS!! YEAH

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Creative Magical Greatful Home Making

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I am so GRATEFUL to be with my kiddos. We made Onion Bread for lunch, gathered eggs from the chickens and hunted for avocados can you see them?
Oh and many other magical fun things all day!
Creative days just not with glue,glitter, paper or ribbon. This is such a magical time. I am so thankful to partake in my life!
Speaking of glitter and paper I think I have gotten all the photos for my Petite Swap taken and I'll post them soon. Thanks for bearing with me!
On a Crazy note...I was thinking of having a SPRING BROOCH swap or an Easter swap any takers????
let me know


Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Life Gets Creative

I know it says where inspiration flourishes and there's barely a post in months. Please don't lose hope I really am extremely creative it's the TIME that eludes me. I think I have said on past posts that I am doing the so that I can capture back that time to create. It really is an endless cycle in my eyes at this time. My clutter is my all that I do in my Creating and Cleaning clears my Creative clutter so that I may have time to Create. I have had loads of rain and my Creativity ran in different direction than something concrete in which to carve my name. I have been Hunting Rainbows and enjoying my children.
I did want you to see I am in a Heather of Speckled-egg's Petite Inspirations Box Swap. I have met the sweetest ladies. Tia, Kris, and Tracy We have had such a great time getting to know one another. They have been understanding with my little ones all being under the weather.(after we were closed indoors for a solid 2 weeks.... Big boy came home with a croup cough and gave it to all of his sisters. The big girl then got Strep along with the cough and the twins sound terrible coughing and trying to make a GERM JAIL in the crook of their arm, but with their age I am not able to do very much. My little Jelly Bean ended up getting an ear infection.
So our wonderful Pediatric group and Medicine shoppe have been so kind and sweet since they have seen us 3X's for 1,3,and 2 children visits in one and a half weeks. I digress....These ladies have been very kind and sweet all with their own lives busy and winter coming down hard on them. I was delayed in packaging and sending my Petite sweets. I had two wonderful packages received while I was tied up. Boy did it kick me into overdrive. I made a commitment not to open until mine were in the mail and I had picked up a bit more of my Creativeness off the Kitchen here they are and I'll post when I have some good pics of what I received sooo wonderful!a little sneak peek

Did I mention...the Septic being full from the rain and having to do dishes camping style..I broke my washer machine when I steam cleaned it and thought saving money on TV/Internet and phone was great until Cyber disaster.....Ahhh those days are over the rain has subsided, the washer loves us again and cyberville is all better! SO yes I have been creative ...creatively living finding solutions to daily life. Here's to seeing you soon



Tuesday, January 26, 2010


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Hubby on the Mountain in Big Bear. it snowed 4 ft in one day. BIG SNOW! THey had a great time. BUtt busting at times (they shoveled 1/8 mile due to an abandoned truck in a near by intersection) ....but lots of skiing and ANytime skiing is GREAT in my book.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Oh my Oh my I loved hearing about Heather Bullard's newest adventure she is a Major contributor to a new wonderful magazine called FLEA MARKET STYLE magazine I adore her blog, her style, her sense of beauty in vintage and how she adapts it to modern life Past Present stop over for a little view. The news doesn't stop there Mathew Mead is a Major player in this adventure. I first learned about him on Kari Ranstrom's blog last year for Halloween and I had to get his book. It is a Family Favorite~ BTW (by the way) she's having a give away go check it out!
Guess what? Yes another giveaway! It must be the season! hehe!
SO FLEA MARKET STYLE magazine is having a give away! So I am entering twice why don't you?
cute little button too! .
I really must figure out how to get these bloggy things all done badges,lists, pretties... you all don't have a source do you? is there a book out seems to me there was something I'll have to hop around..

See you again soon

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Halloween Adventure!

Yahoo! I love HALLOWEEN!
Ms Vanessa Valencia is hosting a Halloween Celebration Oct 17!
I am so excited to be apart of it!
I have many ideas still haunting my head from
years past! The lovely laser stenciled haunted haus from a local artist waiting be be on a spooky garland. The MARTHA Stewart's mini pumpkin chandelier from ages ago.
One of those hollowed out white pumpkins with spookiness inside.
Not too scary I like the whimsy side more especially with my little ones. who wants to be creeped out. Definitely by your parents! I can't even take them into MICHEAL'S craft store now! Well I'll say I stopped last month due to the gruesome animated creatures. NOT one of my children likes it. I have to go in and avoid 1/2 the store or just go with out them(very very rare). Oh I digress on to the what I have haunting me creatively!
Many new little captured witchies. I made one for the 1st Sinister Sweet swap and then for the blog. These are a pair I had on see tutorial I did last year for Kari Ranstrom ArtsyMama here on flickr Kari has a lovely BLOG YEAR OF COLOR just for all of us artist learning from other FABULOUS ARTISANS. She is hosting this years Sinister Sweet swap there
I also will love making these sweeties.
I made them for an old group of mine ArtErratica hosted by Melissa McCobb-Hubblle is a Fabulous artist who is a contributor to Sommerset as well as for the new look of

JOLI PAQUET I just found out about that today!
Looks to be super cute! Great artists!
Look what a little blog hopping will lead you!

So I am wishing you WELL My Dearys I must fade back into the Tactile world get on my PODA(Parade of daily activities)(an acronym from