Lookie what I got!

So the Irish dance world is full of big wigs, hard shoes, soft shoes, poodle socks, and of course horribly expensive (albeit beautiful) solo dresses. Simply, these are super embroidered, bling-ed out dresses that girls compete in. They often cost more than a simple wedding dress. I’ve always wanted to try to make one and…

Best Snack Ever

Today I’ve had too much pizza, from Costco, which is certainly not my choice of “best pizza ever” as voted by my daughters 2 friends. BUT that is what the three of them voted on for lunch and so that’s what we ate. It was tasty though. Everything in moderation – yes? Yesterday, however, I…

First day of summer

June 20th brought us outside, in the heat, for a bonfire. You must celebrate the first day of summer with fire right?  Even if it’s already 98 degrees outside. Jaia loves bonfires, more specifically, roasting marshmallows and making s’mores OVER the fire but hey…. we won’t argue the reasons for bonfires okay? ( I also…

This has been a week-

And it’s not technically over yet. We spent a long Saturday feis ing in Indianapolis – where we waited and waited 5 hours for her to dance. All her age group  – “U13” or under 13, were grouped together after lunch. We did choose to go to the venue and wait because we really were…

Blackberries!

OMG! I planted these blackberries 2 years ago? Three years ago? Don’t quite remember but – They are amazing and are going “like a weed”  – blackberries everywhere! I’m thinking if I can work my way into the center, amidst all the thorns – to gather the blackberries ….. I just MIGHT have enough to…