Monday, November 28, 2011

Sofa or Wall

I am thinking that I need to get these printed or embroidered on some fabric and make some pillows for the living room or framed


This would be spectacular in the powder room ^_^

At the beginning of this posting it was a question on what to do with these but now I have decided.  Bibliophile pillows for my fluffy chair, Calories framed in the kitchen, and Karma framed for the powder room. 

Ja matta ne,
Little Mochi

Monday, November 21, 2011

No oven Thanksgiving

The oven is kaput!  
Well to be honest with you Lovelies it has been this way for about 5 years now and I have been making due with a counter oven.  The counter oven and my regular sized oven are now dearly departed and I am planning a NO OVEN Thanksgiving ~ crazy I know!

So how is the turkey going to be cooked to golden perfection?!?!  Roaster thingy that just cooks the turkey which has been working perfectly the past 5ish Thanksgiving.

Pumpkin has suggested having asparagus or Brussels sprouts instead of our traditional green bean casserole.

Squirt loves pumpkin pie so Jello No Bake pie is on the menu ~ the girls and I will make individual little ones.  

For those of us in the house that do not like pumpkin pie {me and ironically Pumpkin}  we are going to try a Lava Chocolate Cake made in the crock pot. 

Of course we will have stuffing and our favorite smashed potatoes {not mashed - smashed little potatoes pan fried to golden goodness}

We will also be writing down all the things we are thankful for and making our little turkey place mats.

Well, this is the plan as of right now for us to feast on all day Thursday.  
What is on your menu for your day of thanks giving? 

Ja matta ne,
Little Mochi

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Sunday Citar

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.
~ Albert Camus
Ja matta ne, 
Little Mochi

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

For those cooler days ahead..

 My Mom is a tea (ocha) pusher.....'Look at your Obaahchan, she is 90 something and she drinks tea everyday'.  Now I know why she lived such an active life to that age.  Except I will not float aloe in my tea, I will take mine straight up ;)

What is your favorite hot beverage on those cool nights?

Ja matta ne,
Little Mochi

Monday, November 7, 2011

Music Monday ~ Chirstina Perri

Love this song!  I will have to give it to the Twilight movies when it comes to their soundtracks.

Another song that is a sad but I for some reason love that we are listening to lately.  Vivid lyric that jumped out at me the first time I heard the song... 'You are going to catch a cold from the ice in your soul'

What new song or artist that is getting a lot of playtime on your play list?
Ja matta ne,
Little Mochi

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Sunday Citar

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.  It turns what we have to enough and more.  It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion to clarity.  It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.  Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.
~ Melody Beattie

Ja matta ne,
Little Mochi

Friday, November 4, 2011

I Choose

Last night I was able to take part in a parent workshop provided by the Girl's school PTA.  I am still working on re wiring my brain so I will be able to talk to the Girls and have them LISTEN to what is said.  Hugging and our little rituals that we do was re enforced as a terrific thing to provide the girls with structure, letting them know that we love them, and it also helps with brain development.  

Interesting tid bit.  Physical touch is an important part of their emotion and intellectual development.  I was surprised to hear that a child needs 10 hugs per day for optimal brain development ~ so go find a little one and hug 'em quick ~ even if this may not be entirely accurate those hugs will not be for nothing ;)

Another thing that I love is this pledge that we said at the close of the workshop ..
I choose
To live by choice, not by chance,
To make changes, not excuses,
To be motivated, not manipulated,
To laugh instead of limit,
To learn from my mistakes,
To respond with humor, not react with horror,
To choose to listen and encourage,
To be constructive NOT destructive.

Now with some parenting tips and suggestions I will go forth and be able to talk to my kids so they will listen and talk to me ;)

Do you have any parenting books that you found to be a life saver for you and your family?

Ja matta ne,
Little Mochi

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Tuesday, November 1, 2011



 Looking forward to a some color in our little corner of texas, baking , embroidery, going to learn how to knit {we will see if I can do it on my own}, starting a gratitude journal,  Thanksgiving with my lovely family, and last but NOT least Little Pumpkin's birthday ;)

What is on your list for November? 

Ja matta ne,
Little Mochi