Tuesday, April 13, 2010


A review by Zoie: ESSIE nail polish in Movers and Shakers.


Essie nail polish in the color Movers and Shakers is my favorite. I like it because it's a hot color and I love hot pink. It's almost neon but not quite. It also has a glossy finish which is beautiful. This is my absolute favorite pink nail polish.

One day, I'd like to do a zebra pattern with Black and Movers and Shakers. I love zebras of course.

I think this nail polish would be perfect on any girl!


Saturday, April 3, 2010



A Prayer in Spring

Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers today;

And give us not to think so far away

As the uncertain harvest; keep us here

All simply in the springing of the year.

Oh, give us pleasure in the orchard white,

Like nothing else by day, like ghosts by night;

And make us happy in the happy bees,

The swarm dilating round the perfect trees.

And make us happy in the darting bird

That suddenly above the bees is heard,

The meteor that thrusts in with needle bill,

And off a blossom in mid air stands still.

For this is love and nothing else is love,

To which it is reserved for God above

To sanctify to what far ends he will,

But which it only needs that we fulfill.

by Robert Frost

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Hondo and Fabian

Zoie's favorite book.

Hondo is the dog and Fabian is the cat. The toddler reminds me of Zoie when she was that age.

Peter McCarty both wrote and illustrated the book, beautifully done in pencil. He won the Caldecott Honor for this book in 2002.