Monthly Archives: August 2009

Before & After: Cabinet

I was sick and tired of looking at the faux wood finished cabinet in our office space, so I decided to do something about. Rather than buy something new, I decided on a DIY upgrade. Saturday morning we headed to Home Depot and picked up the necessary supplies for my endeavor: paint (2 colors) paint […]

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little miss spy thanks for the tip mom. and for all the help on the phone before i started! :)

BMay oooh looks purty- fyi water-based paint is vulnerable to everything until it is all the way dry- several days and it will get way more durable
love this project!

gramma The Amazin' April – and I ain't foolin'

Paper Dragon

I woke up this morning and decided to make something with my hands. It was a great way to focus my energy and start the day. A few years ago I made a paper dragon for my mom (based on a picture I’d seen in a magazine ad, but of my own design). I wanted […]

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Here’s a picture to set the mood: Last time I posted I was in denial, but it’s time to face the facts; time to spill the beans. Our new camera? Yeah, I broke it Sunday morning. BROKE IT! We had it for less than a week. Smooth move, I know. I’m so mad at myself […]

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little miss spy lol

docmay my son david?

her son peter always says: 'fix it. whatever it is, it is cheaper than a nursing home!"

little miss spy perspective is good.

gramma Whenever I would be upset about things breaking or malfunctioning, my husband would say,"It's only money". Now at my advanced age, when I complain about the same sort of things, my son, David, says, "As long as it isn't you".
That's putting things in perspective.

Meeting New People

Last night we went out to dinner with some HBS folks. We were randomly paired up with a small group of people (9 total) for dinner. We met one couple on campus before walking over to Tory Row to meet the rest of the group, and I took these pictures at HBS while we waited. […]

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It’s In The Eyes

Our friends recently got a dog. Her name is Ellie, and she’s very well behaved. She’s a beautiful hound mix that they got from a rescue center. On Sunday I had a little photo shoot with her. I love her eyes in these photos; she cracks me up.

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little miss spy haha maybe :)

gramma Is this what is meant by "a hound dog expression"?

Finding Balance

This week we’re trying to a find a balance. For the past 7 1/2 months, I was able to work on Everything Little Miss as much or as little as I wanted. Most days I spent about 8 hours (often closer to 10) designing, figuring out orders, brain storming, planing, blogging, taking and editing product […]

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The Drew In my experience, less is more when it comes to spending time with Eric. If you can finagle it, 0 minutes of Eric time everyday can be very healthy. That's been my secret to keeping my hair looking beautiful (and Herbal Essences).

gramma change and challenge are what life is all about. Success depends on how one handles each situation.
So far you have made good choices.
Keep it up.

Sara My Dad tells me every day that that's what life is – figuring out a balance. It's definitely going to be an adjustment for you guys. It will take time and you will have good days and bad days, but you have the right attitude and I know you'll figure it out!!

Popsicles (My Way)

If you’re in the area, you know it’s been a super hot week. I’ve been sweating and sticking to my chair and wishing the air would just circulate already. I’m this close to researching air conditioners, but I so do not want to give in! In my effort to stay cool, I’ve made some popsicles. […]

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♥georgie♥ my mouth just puckered up reading the ingrediants LOL…i would have to add sugar

Canon Digital Elph

Before we went to San Francisco, we bought a Nikon point-and-shoot. We returned it when we got back, because it just wasn’t living up to my expectations. Since then, we’ve been looking for a replacement. When we went to the Red Sox Game, our friend Wally was using a Canon that I really liked. The […]

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lisatheisa good luck you two, sounds all good!


gramma Best of luck to you and Eric on your new (ad)ventures.

Sara You'll have to let me know how you like it…unfortunately we're going to have to invest in a new one very soon too…

Getting Back In The Goove

We’ve been home for two whole days, and I’m getting back into my normal work routine. Well, not quite normal. I’ve still got some catching up to do and we haven’t even unpacked, but I’m getting there. In all the messiness, this pretty flower is making me feel calm and relaxed, so I thought I’d […]

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I Hear You’re Jealous

It worked out that our visit to San Francisco and Drew’s visit back home were only few weeks apart. Drew arrived in Boston at 6:30 AM on August 1, and he left this morning on the 6 AM flight back. He loves the Vineyard, so we spent Monday – Thursday there with the whole family. […]

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Andrea and Lenny Such a "typical" Schwarz photo! I LOVE it!! :)

lisatheisa There's no place like home. :)

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