Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Fisher's Picnic Party...Complete with Creepy Crawlies!!

Y'all may remember that I made this wreath for Fisher's second birthday...I wanted to go with a picnic theme complete with ants. I found the metal ants and Hobby Lobby, as well as the burlap and ticking. The sweet lady in the fabric department happened to have this tablecloth print fabric with ants on it at her house and gave it to me!! It was perfect!!

Here are the food tables. We had hot dogs, hamburgers, brocolli salad, potato salad, grapes, and chips and dip. For drinks, we had a yummy cranberry punch{recipe curtesy of Jenny}, sweet tea, and bottled water.

I love a good theme and any chance to go all out is so much fun for me!! I bought the picnic plaid napkins at Kroger last year, because I knew that I would have this very party one year!! I also found the cute nesting bowls-the red and white ones, they are polka dotted, striped, and ant/picnic plaid print-at Hobby Lobby. I got the table cloth at a thrift shop a few years ago.
Super yummy Hebrew National Hot Dogs!! They are the best!! Better grab one before the ant eats them all!!

Lilly and Ali enjoying their dinner...

My brother, Courtney, and his daughter, Gracyn.

Fisher gazing up at "Aunt Melanie". You can see how tiny our back yard is in this picture.

Fisher snuggling up to Tanya, my brother's girlfriend.

Our friend, Victor, and his mom. She is up from the Dominican Republic. She visits yearly...

Papaw trying to teach Fisher to say two. That's Aunt Becky{great aunt for me, great great for the kids} in the green shirt. She saved the day as our grill didn't work properly.

Fisher and all his peeps.

Awaiting the cake. I had taken some of that aunt/picnic plaid fabric and had Publix make the cake. I made the banner to go with the wreath.

Fisher's first run-in with fire.

"Hot"...Fisher finally learns the meaning of the word!! You're supposed to blow the fire, not touch it, Fishee!!

Thanks for coming!!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Ten and eight, I heart the Restore...

Too bad that didn't rhyme, huh?!?! Oh well...I thought I'd show y'all what's been up lately. I have BIG, exciting news to share, but that will have to wait for another time. Don't y'all hate when people do that?? Hahaha!!!
Anyway...I went to the Habitat for Humanity Restore Monday and got all that you see above for $10. I have a love/hate relationship with that place, much like with Goodwill. I was eyeing a coffee table but they wanted $30 for it. I'm sure that's not a bad price for some people, but for me, it was a little much. That day at least.
Many of these items are getting a makeover. The child's kitchen will be painted and I am going to make a skirt for the left side and plan to add a sink and burners made from round plaques. Of course, I will share the finished product. The stepstool will be getting a new paint job, as well as the flower bucket. The house letter is actually a 9, but I plan on turning it upside down and framing it{maybe}, since we will soon be a six person family. I thought the wooden bobbins were just cool and might be cute in a glass container of some sort.

Love this little piece of salvage and I plan on getting vintage hooks and hanging this in the kids' bathroom.

I went back to the Restore yesterday to get this window. I could not get it out of my mind and had to make the trip just to get it. It was only $2.50!! I am going to knock out the glass as one of the panes is cracked. I plan to hang this above my bed and put sconces on either side. I will probably hang a wreath from the window, also.

Ah, these cabinet doors. At first sight, I had planned to tape off an area and paint with chalkboard paint, but then came up with another idea. I have a black J and F that I got from Kohl's that I am going to mount on the doors instead and hang them above the boys' beds. Speaking of the boys' room....I have such big plans for that space and cannot wait to get started!! It involves pallets!!

Coffee bags. Gaining popularity and hard to find, I think. Not that I've really looked, but they are cool. I may make pillows out of these??

The flip side. Aren't they cool?? Oh, the eight...all this junk in these last four photos was only $8.
Tell me about your good deals...