Monday, July 26, 2010

Thank you, Jenny!!

My dear friend Jenny, whom many of you have heard me speak of quite frequently, sent the most fun box to me. Most of these goodies are for the new baby, Violet. Jenny made this gorgeous quilt for her. She had her mom crochet the pink edging on these cloth diapers turned burp cloths.

Look at the pretty!! I also got one of Jenny's tags. You can get your own set from her etsy shoppe.

I had often admired a necklace Jenny made and lo and behold, I now have one!! Oh, and a box of Special K Chocolatey Delight-yum...

The embellished dresses are adorable!! Can y'all guess which one is my fave??

The little stitcheries are either going into embroidery hoops or frames. What would y'all do??
Thank you so much, Jenny!! I love it all!!!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Sneak Peek of the Boys' Room...and Catching Up.

Hey y'all!! Remember me?? The girl who used to blog here?? Well, its been a bit of a crazy summer 'round these here parts. The two cars I know how to drive have decided to break down at one time or another. Cory got my van up and running, but something is still not right with it. Our Honda broke down on me on the way to a friend's house to go swimming. That was fun. I have a to-do list a mile long and I'm not quite there. At all.
We did, however, get started on the boys' room, so that makes me excited!! I have lots to still do in there-make a pennant banner from thrifted flannel shirts, refinish a bookcase I got eons ago, paint the dresser, sand and stain the bed I got for Fisher a year ago...lots of little stuff. Here is what went down in the meanwhile...we painted the walls, nailed some pallets up, added a shelf along the top. I am lovin' it so far!!
I am two weeks away from having our newest little one. This pregnancy has just flown by. I will have to get Cory to take a photo to share my belly, clothed, mind you. ;) If y'all don't remember we are having a little girl and most of us are excited!! I think Jackson would only have brothers if he had a choice. By the way, he starts school in less than two weeks. The day before the baby comes, in fact. We will homeschool Lilly for kindergarten this year and evaluate how things are going beyond that. I have been having the worst time deciding whether Jackson should actually go to school or not, but for now, he will.
We started going to a new church earlier in the year. Right before Lilly got sick, actually. Love it!! Had the pastor's wife and children over to play one day. They are younger, like in their mid-thirties. Don't think I've ever had a pastor that wasn't much older. Its cool, though. Their boys' middle names are my boys' called names, which is so cool, I think.
Fisher thinks he's a big boy now. Like, climbing out of his crib, trying to not take naps-that isn't gonna fly, walking up and down the stairs unassisted.
Um, what else...I am trying to decided what to actually get down before the baby comes. I have so many things I'd like to accomplish and so many things that I'm sure will have to wait. I think I want to make her a little dress for her hospital photos and some flowers-more on that later.
What have y'all been up to??

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Bits of Summer...

Just thought I would show y'all my summer mantle. I've really been diggin' green, black, and white lately. I got the mirror from a thrift shop a few weeks ago. It was ugly brass and only $5. The green and white plate came from the same shop. I got the candlesticks at a yard sale. They originally came from Kohl's at $19.99 each. I paid $3 for the pair. While they were nice as they were in their original brown/black state, I knew a coat of Fern spraypaint{inspired by these} would make them even better. The 5 came from a local antique shop. The reverse side has a 6, so when Violet comes I'll just flip it around.

I just love, love, love this plate. I got a set of six of them. Should've gotten the larger ones as well...In case y'all are curious about the ribbons reflecting in the mirror, my children decided to make up their own version of Wipeout and tied a bunch of ribbons to the upstairs railing.

You may not be able to tell, but I wrapped some black and white polka dot fabric around the pot and tied it with vintage green lace seam binding.

Remember when I shared my summer swap package with y'all?? I loved the way my partner put sprinkles in a mason jar, so I put chocolate sprinkles in a vintage flip top jar. I added an ice cream sign, ant from Fisher's birthday party, vintage ice cream scoop from my swap to a $2.50 Target tray. Happy and Summery, I think!!