Monday, May 30, 2011

Vintage Dick and Jane Baby Shower!

This Sunday we got to celebrate my sister who is due to have a little guy soon!! I had it in my head to do a vintage dick and jane/ABC shower. Thankfully my mother in law saves absolutely everything and finding old things was easy. Here are a few pics of the get together.

Alphabet Sugar Cookies

The Goodies

Sisters! Love them!!

Outfits that my Grandpa wore when he was a baby! Precious Treasures!!

Yummy Yummy Yummy Cupcakes and Gluten free cake from brown sugar bake shop. They were marble with chocolate ganache in the center. heavenly!!

My two little helpers with their auntie and the baby they call bubba!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Fixed blog!!!


Meet Katie, I adore her! Thanks to her I have my blog back. She fixed it and now I can keep everyone up to date on whatever it is I do! I wont be trying to change anything with templates any time soon, or I will just call Katie if I want to do something to it! This is her little kiddo Grayden and he likes to say "I appeeeeciate you" and its stinking cute! So Katie...."I appeeeeciate you"!!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Old window turned chalkboard!!!

I have been wanting to find and redo some old windows for the house. I love the look and love to refinish things lately! So, I found this big old window at a garage sale for 5.00! I took it home and sanded it with my hubby's sander so it was easy(glass too)! I put a light layer of paint over the frame and re sanded the edges. Next I bought chalkboard paint and sprayed a few layers on. When it was hung up I thought it needed just a little more and asked one of my creative friends what she thought. It just so happened that she had the perfect thing at home that she wasn't using and cost only 1.00. A tiny metal bird and little flowers.I loved it and took it home to paint a little and added it to the chalkboard! I love it! To top it off I found chalkboard markers from Fris Office Supply. It writes so much better and looks fabulous!!

the finished product!

one of the cute little flowers

3.00 garage sale redo...I don't like how I have it decorated yet. Ideas??

I re did two of these and love the new look

spray paint and sand paper are my friends!!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Field Trips and Trees

I think we can officially say that winter is over and we are finally into spring!! Hallelujah!! Trees are full, the woods in our backyard are thick again, and if we had grass it would be green!! Ha ha! Birds are singing their songs and I love to hear them!!!! I love this time of year! May is always busy with school field trips, they gotta pack them in while the weathers nice. Ellies had a few and one I got to go along with was the Outdoor Discovery Center. Its one of our favorite places as a family to visit. This time was great with a tour guide to teach the kids (and mom) so much stuff.

Who has been here before?

Mr. Jamie showing the kids a minty smelling flower.

Looking for a leopard frog.

Looking for creatures.

I took this picture because Ellie is standing next to her buddy Parker here. She is quite a fan of Parker and I get to hear a lot about him. Its so cute!

Our little quiet road has had lots of activity lately. Next year our road will get paved! It will be so great to not have such a dirty van and take bike rides but its super sad to see these very old, large trees go down. I'm not really a tree hugger but still, it looks so bare around here. I am begging Dan to get some pine trees in here to fill it in a little!!
Before removing the big ones.

there it goes (tear, tear)

So bare, and I don't think they are done yet.