Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Iron Man vs Bruce Lee @ Yahoo! Video

Check this out, a great little stop motion animation. :D

I'm feeling so frustrated today and my neck and shoulders are so tense I'm surprised my arms aren't clapping over my head like a wind up monkey.

Speaking of monkeys... I talked to my older bro last night and he said my niece was up in the middle of the night recently, talking at the top of her voice about monkeys and monster trucks. heh heh... She is one cool little kid.

More Mexico...

A little compilation of lovely Mexico, click to see larger.  Including a picture of a limonada.  I drank a lot of these, it's no margarita, but they were darn tasty. 

Siesta time, even for el gato.

Akumal bay

Tulum, Mayan ruins on the beach.
Fun bar, good food!



Akumal Bay again...

Gnome sweet gnome...

Monday, March 30, 2009

Cute garden/shelf gnome from BROOKLYNrehab.

I've got a couple projects in the works that I'll photograph and show sometime soon...

The baby bump is getting bigger!  I meant to get some photos this weekend, but it just never happened.  Maybe this evening.  :)  The baby moves in such big ways now that it is a very odd sensation, at times.  Pretty amazing...

Clothes for our Peanut...

Sunday, March 29, 2009

2 pairs of overalls (1 brand new Gymboree - came with one of the onesies, orig. $45)
1 pair of pants
4 sleepers (one 12mo, but it had hippos on it, too cute!)
3 onesies
1 funny elephant book
1 pair Gymboree shoes, look brand new
1 bohemian dress
1 maternity outfit (shirt and capris)
changing pad

A friend and I went to the Moms of Multiples Sale and a KidsCloset.biz sale yesterday.  I wasn't overly impressed with the first sale.  A lot of stuff was stained around the neck and some stuff was pretty pricey for being used.  The second sale was half off because it was their last day and I got a lot of good deals.

These are my spoils from last weekend.  Two dresses and a wee sweater for $7.   I got a few kid's books too, 25 cents each.  I heart bargains!!

Here are some deals I got a while back from thrift stores.  I think I spent maybe $10?  I love the little onesies (frogs, clouds, stripes) not to mention the crocodile sleeper!

It's Friday, it's Friday!!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Super cute camera and phone cases from Hine!  And check out her adorable stop motion film on Storque - Camera Camera Case.  

Have a lovely weekend peeps!

Gloomy Thursday

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Wow, how cute is this buck from The Handwork Group? I dream of making cool softies, but I'm not entirely sure I actually have the patience...
I'm having a blah day today. I think I need some vitamin D/sunshine...


Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Two weeks ago now we were basking in the warm sun on the beaches of the Mayan Riviera... (The buddha spreads out funny when I lay down.) I was nervous to bare the bump at first, but there are all sorts of body types out there, so what the heck!

We snorkeled a lot... The water was un poco frio so I bought a wet shirt. It didn't cover the buddha very well, but it'll work great when the baby comes and the belly goes.

Hubs's better at diving down than I am.

I'm impeded by the bump when diving down. Or maybe the bum cuz I think I was bad pre-bump.

Hubs zoomin' in Yal-ku Lagoon. The salt water was mixing in with the fresh there and it made the water look shimmery.

We didn't see any turtles/tortugas the first day, but the second day we figured out where to look in Akumal Bay and we saw five all in a row. Hubs took this pic with his aforementioned diving skills.

This one's kinda fuzzy (my photo, you'll have gathered why), but still a neat tortuga pic. I just gotta get closer to stuff.

Yal-ku Lagoon. I think this used to be coral, but now it's above the water, pretty crazy looking.

Other cool ocean sitings: 6 foot barracuda - we saw him twice, once when the water was pretty stirred up and we were practically on top of each other before we could see each other. We stopped and he veered off. whew! haha!). Wall of fish - we saw this twice too, once when I had no camera and once when the water was murky. Pretty small fishes (6" to a foot) as far as you can see left and right. As you swim towards them, they kinda bend away from you, it was pretty amazing how tight their formation was.

We also visited Dos Ojos Cenote which was so incredible. In one area you are swimming in a cave that curves in a half moon and opens all along one side. There are tiny fish in the water and ginormous boulders below you and stalagtites hanging from the ceiling. So crazy. I gotta admit I was nervous of the crevices in the boulders at first, but I realized there wasn't enough fish or vegetation to support anything very large in there (I hope!). ;)

A man in a little t-shirt shop called me "mamita", little mama, I think. I like it...

We ate some really scrumptious food...
Loncheria - Omelette ala Mexicana for me and Huevos Mexicana for Hubs... They had the BEST pico de gallo. The last time we ate there I made it a game to see how much I could pile on my omelette.

Lol Ha - Sea Food Pasta Buffet... You got to pick what seafood, veggies and spices, alfredo or marinara (to die for) sauce. Heavenly....

Lucy's Kitchen - Shrimp and fish tacos and smoothies, yum!

Ismelda's - Enchiladas - wow they were good and so filling. 4 enchiladas and rice and beans for like $3. We ate there the last day and ended up wishing we'd tried it earlier in our trip!

I had a blast using my crappy Spanish on taxi drivers. There was usually someone at the taxi stand who could speak English, but many of our taxi drivers only spoke a bit of English. The one day there was no one who spoke English at the taxi stand was the day we wanted to go to Xcacel Beach. I wanted to know if they would take us and wait, but couldn't remember the word for wait. haha! When we got to Xcacel the taxi driver taught me in Spanish and asked how to say it in English, pretty cute.

Every time we visit a country like this I'm struck by how simply people live. It makes me yearn to simplify, but then I come back to the states and I'm inundated by marketing telling me everything I NEED. It's so easy to get sucked into consumerism and the hurry hurry mentality.

Happy St. Patty's Day!!

Hope you are all having a lovely St. Patty's Day! The weather is gorgeous here. I can't wait to get outside....

Cutie pie...

Friday, March 13, 2009

Elephant cosmetic pouch from The Dainty Squid. LOVE that material!!
Two Friday the 13th's in a row? WEIRD!!!

Good stuff...

Monday, March 9, 2009

My friend Cristi got me this book and it looks hilarious... I think this is just what I needed because the author Stephanie Wilder-Taylor has a comedic approach to parenthood which is a breath of fresh air after all the many many MANY do's and do not's in other parenting books. Cristi - you are the bees knees!

Octopus week?


Monday, March 2, 2009

How about these cute octopi? I'd have to buy all 6 cuz I love the rainbow octopus effect. :D These are a steal at $9.50 each!

Adorable terrarium...

Sunday, March 1, 2009

How sweet is this turtle terrarium from Tiny Gardens, Charlotte Cramer Design?? And get this she's going to be featured in the March issue of Elle Girl Magazine and the debut issue of Antler Magazine. Love to see a crafter makin' good!!

Wish upon a star...

Cute star earrings from Natalia Raya. Love love!