Saturday, December 26, 2009

a speedy snacky swedish snowy week

12-25-warning

on monday we drove from texas back to kansas, and as luck would have it, we made it home without picking up a duplicate copy of the souvenir i earned on the way there. (keychain by thereza rowe, lunchbox by the children's place, speed demon warning by the merciful kansas state trooper.)

12-25-candies

on tuesday i went on a mass-production run of candy: chocolate covered magic wands, peanut butter cups, and chocorolopretzelthingies that wound up looking like alien eyeballs.

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on wednesday my mailbox shrieked and i ran outside to see what was going on. waiting for me was a fabulous swedish surprise: a superhero screenprint from one of my favorite artists, alexandra hedberg, in her trademark yellow...

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and three of her adorable prints for my daughters' room that were clearly meant for the frames and the fabric i got at IKEA last weekend. (you can see i've done nothing with the fabric yet, but i've realized i might not need to. it works great as a photo backdrop.) my artsygirl has renamed her prints "cheetah licking his lips looking at a person", "bear catching moon", and "cat looking at another cat". what a gift - i've admired alexandra's work for so long and now i own four of her prints! tack så mycket alexandra! :))

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on thursday, possibly setting a processing record for our little post office, ANOTHER package showed up from gothenburg, sweden - this one from cecilia, including a cutting board made from one of her fabulous patterns, and a 2010 moleskine desk calendar that i won in her giveaway a few weeks ago. we have already made and sliced two loaves of bread on the cutting board, and it works beautifully! it is on our kitchen wall where i can see and use it every day! a big tack så mycket to you too, cissi :))

snow-2

on friday, two little girls found their secret garden in the load of snow that arrived in a christmas eve blizzard and caused us to cancel our trip to chicago today. i should be somewhere near the quad cities by now, but instead i'm still in my pajamas in snowy little lawrence, gaining poundage by the second from the candy i was planning to take with me. if you're in town, stop by for some - it's going fast!

great weekend to you all!

28 comments:

Candied Fabrics said...

Phew! Crazy busy time I see! Looks like lots of fun - except for the ticket - grrr!

Jill said...

Hope you're managing to have a great Christmas despite being snowed in.

●• Thereza said...

a speeding ticket... how very naughty
who cares when you're surrounded by all that great post from sweden and the splashes of colour all over. the girls pic is great, they look lovely!

painted fish studio said...

what a fun week! i'm so happy to read that you are spending the weekend in lawrence. good girl.

Megan Walker said...

Oh - lol - the girls in the snow are too cute! I hope you still had an awesome snowed-in Christmas! And I'm having a jammie day today too! Yay!

Oh gosh, every time I see that fabric, I feel the need to speed to Ikea (I will try not to get a ticket but no promises - tee hee)

Meg xoxo

The Original Drama Mama said...

The snow by you has finally hit us in Chicago early this morning, and hasn't stopped since! Enjoy the candy, it's what New Year's resolutions were made for ;)

Inner Toddler said...

'll be glad in January when all of the holiday madness is over. So much eye and real candy in this post. Including those delicious little girls. Stay cozy.

Bella Sinclair said...

Awwwww, your two little snowbunnies! Wee little colorful Michelin men...er...gals. So adorable. I want to bound in that snow and make an angel!

Wow, talk about Swedish post! So many wonderful goodies. You should have had Swedish fish as well. Sorry about the change in travel plans, but I feel better knowing that you are safe at home. A weekend in your jammies eating chocolate. Can't get any better than that. Any eyeballs left for me?

Coreopsis said...

Oh dear, you DO live just right around the corner (almost anyway) if the picture was taken on your front porch. Next OWL picnic, someone should introduce us, if we don't already know each other already.

Aris said...

It is always great to pop into your world! The land of speeding tickets(naughty girl!) candy, sweet girls, great words, snow, and great stuff to look at. Heres to a fabulous New Year filled with more of all of that,but the speeding ticket(:

cindy said...

love those prints and the names your daughter gave them. so artysville and smart. i think they like pink and so do i. probably the phrase 'there's no place like home' in lots of snow sounds good. nice a cozy and i would put a lock on your mailbox. you get good stuff ;). i'd love a pretzel, too. happy weekend!

Peggy Fussell said...

We got snowed in last weekend and I must confess to being a tad bit grateful to miss a few parties....It would have been even better if I had some of those eyeball candies. Pretzels + chocolate = YUM.

jane said...

chocorolopretzelthingies... now i have one more thing to covet. warm wishes for you and your family in the new year. here´s to barcelona in 2010... or chicago...!

Renee said...

Oh Aimee I love your little girls titles such as cat looking at other cat.

Those pretzel sticks with chocolate look delicious.

Happy days Aimee. I see why Bella loves you.

Love Renee xoxo

Liz said...

Happy Snowed in Days! Love the alien chocoroloeye thingees, and oh how I remember a good pink snowsuit that I once wore, many years ago...

BloggingQueen said...

Hey, Gothenburg -- my sister-in-law's husband was born there! (And believe me, I never thought I'd say something like that.) Try to keep the girls from killing each other during the sugar high, or at least keep them from plotting each other's imminent demise.

6512andgrowing said...

Too snowed in to make a flight + homemade chocolate goodies = happy staying home family.

New here and look forward to checking out the doodleshop!

Rachel @ 6512 and growing

pixie said...

Love the screeching yellow heroine! Must investigate further! Your girls look so fracking cute. So wish I was there to draw on your ticket and eat some pretzels and candy with you...
xo

Veja cecilia said...

hello there! I´m happy that the cuttingboard arriwed alright and that you like it:) have a happy new year Aimee, I´m looking forward to follow you 2010! all the best to you and your family!

Nina Crittenden said...

Glad you got some Christmas snow! Your girls look so cute! I got some groovy tags for Christmas and LOVE them!!!

soulbrush said...

wow just a warning- what utter luck, your little sweetie girls are so adorable all snug and warm, while mama sits in her pjs gorging on candy- kinda like that image. have a wonderful 2010 and as much love and creativity as you can handle.

About said...

those darn ks patrol! i'm glad you are spending some nice relaxing time at home. this is my fourth day of staying in jammies for a good part of the day and i'm really starting to love this lifestyle! the snow is a great excuse to stay in. happy day to you sweet aimee.

**WE BLOG ARTISTS** said...

Aimee...LOVE this post...sorry about the ticket! and aren't you lucky to have those FAB prints!
Have a glorious week...CUTE girls!
Char

BT said...

Oh I only wish I could stop by, the candy looks wonderful! Pity your trip was cancelled but those 2 look happy in the snow! What lovely gifts you received.

likeschocolate said...

The girls look happy even if you didn't make it to Chicago!

Megan Coyle said...

whew, you've been busy! What an artful week :) I hope you had a lovely holiday weekend. And what a cute pic of your kiddies.

Hope you've had plenty of fluffy snow this past week--ours just started turning to ice.

lori vliegen said...

it sounds like you've had a great week!! here's to a 2010 filled with platefuls of those chocolate covered magic wands, days in your jammies, and lots of wonderful goodies from faraway places in your mailbox (and a trip to chicago to make up for the one you've missed this week!!)! hugs, :))

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I found your blog through Christine Clemmensen's. Just clicked on the blog title and boy was I surprised when I saw Kansas ticket. I'm a fellow Kansan, living in Wichita.

It's no secret that I don't doodle (shucks, I can't even write my name legibly), but it doesn't mean I don't appreciate seeing good doodles. I thoroughly enjoyed looking through your blog.