Friday, May 30, 2008

Friday Finds

Happy color finds today.  The urn reminds me of a trophy.
I love melamine thats what these bowels are.  And the tableclothes just make me smile.
This plate reminds me of Fourth of July for some reason.
If I had a boy I would put this little light in his room, its just cute.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Vintage Junque Fair

We're getting ready!
We are so excited about our sale Sat June 7 at the Freeman Corn Patch.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Late May?!

Can you believe this is what our Memorial Day weekend looked like in Arizona!
We went to Forest Lakes on Friday night, by Sunday everything started to melt off, but we did get to go sleding.
Pip thought she was in heaven, she just kept eating the snow and rolling around in it.
We had a great weekend the weather was perfect and the company was great.  My girls love to be outside, we are all happy!

Friday, May 23, 2008

Friday Finds

More fun stuff that will make its appearance at our sale.
This is a metal bank.  How fun is that?
This might be like a knitting bag, there are no pockets inside, so I don't think it's a purse, but could be used as one.  Fun colors!
Hope everyone has a great weekend! 

Thursday, May 22, 2008

This may be it

Okay one more color.
Way different but I think it is more of what I am looking for.  I am a little afraid it will be too dark in the whole room.  What do you think?

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Cast your vote

I have decided to paint my kitchen.
I want a something with color, but still stays neutral somehow.
The kitchen is open to the family room, which I don't want to paint.
I know these colors are hard to see, but it was hard to take a picture of them.
My inspiration came from this beautiful home. In the Home Companion magazine.
What do you think I should do?

Monday, May 19, 2008

It's so great to be a kid

One of my fondest memories about being a kid is that you get to lick the bowl clean. Yellow cake batter is my favorite.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Friday Finds

Last week Mandi and I went to an estate sale.  It was different from any I've ever been to.  They shipped 6 trucks loads here from Michigan.  We didn't get there early enough because we missed out on some fabulous finds.  People had piles of great stuff that I wanted for myself!
We did manage to find a few things.  This stack of plates has these darling birds and some floral plates as well.
This metal lunch box is a little rusty, just the way I like it.
All this is sitting on a cute planter. Oh my addiction, I can't help but feed it!  I crave a good find!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Sometimes I feel..

Sometimes I feel like I could runaway.  I have a serious case of the blahs!  I am looking for a pick me up, I can't decide between shopping or chocolate.

Monday, May 12, 2008

It's so great to be a kid

It's great to be a kid, because you are unaware of the harsh realities of the world.  We were staying at a hotel on Friday night, we were up on the sixth floor with a balcony.  The balcony next to us happened to have people smoking there.  After we came back from dinner, Livvy and Avrey were playing on the balcony, apparently our next door friends had finished their cigarettes, but had their leftovers close to where my girls could reach them, Livvy comes back in and says "it's okay I only touched the cigarette a little bit" with her thumb and pointer finger close together bringing them toward her mouth she says "but I didn't whistle it."  It was so funny to get some insight into her little mind.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

My Angel Mother

Here is my beautiful mother and my sweet sister Lexi.
How do I even begin to describe my wonderful mother?  She is a pillar of strength.  When my dad died she told us we had a choice either we continue forward, rely on each other for strength and grow closer as a family, or we crumble.  We chose to press on.  She has held our family together as we have faced one of the hardest trials imaginable.  My mother is a true example of a Christ like woman.  She never says no to helping someone no matter what it maybe.  Her family is her whole life.  She has taught me how to be a good mom.  She has always been my friend, someone I could confide in.  She loves deeper than anyone I know.  She has allowed me to borrow from her testimony as I have created my own.  She is my neighbor and I am the luckiest for it.  She is always willing to help with my girls and she is their best friend.  She is everything  a mother should be, is a perfect example to me, I strive everyday to be more like my mother.  I love you mom, thank you for teaching me, thank you for loving me.  You are celestial.  I pray to become like you.  I love you more than I know how to express. 

Thursday, May 8, 2008


These are my babies that I love more than life itself, I will do whatever it takes to protect them.  These sweet girlies have helped me to realized that if needed I could shoot and kill someone.  Does that make me sound like a lunatic or do you get me on this one?  

I love that their whole existence depends on me, and knowing that they are happy is so rewarding, is that selfish? 
I love swinging, it makes me happy to just for a moment enjoy it.  I can't swing without forgetting everything else around me, for some reason it just makes me carefree and sort of giggly.  This how being a mother makes me feel.  Total joy and happiness.  Don't get me wrong sometimes motherly duties are hard and frustrating, but I'll take it.  

Nothing brings me more peace and purpose than to hear my girls say I love you mama.  I love when Livvy tells me I love you mommy I am never going to give you up, you are the best mommy I ever had.  Avrey was snuggling with me in bed this morning and she said brown eyes like me and same nose and lips as she was pointing to my face.  Does she realize that we really do look so much a like, or is she just getting that we are both divine creations and both have wonderful bodies?

Motherhood is a divine calling and I am so blessed to experience it.  I am doing exactly what I should be in my life right now and I am grateful.

My own mother is my perfect example and I am going to share some things about her with you tomorrow.

Monday, May 5, 2008

It's so great to be a kid

It's so great to be a kid because you are not embarrassed to wear  your reading glasses. (or watching tv glasses, which ever they may be)  I found Avrey like this after I had gotten Livvy ready for school, so funny!

Friday, May 2, 2008

Friday Finds

I love this wire basket.
I just can't pass up pretty dishes.
That little book is a french - english dictionary
Doesn't this picnic basket look fun!
We've got our sale coming up the first weekend in June.  Lots of these Friday finds will be there.  So mark your calendars.  More info still to come.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

An encounter with a Turkey

Recently, Spencer has enjoyed hunting.  His first hunt was elk, he had a great time, and decided to try turkey.  I guess Turkey can see very well, they can even see you blink, so you have to cover your face!  In the spring Turkey are very vulnerable, if they hear a call, they come looking for a fight, or for a mate.  Spencer and some friends called in a Turkey and saw one.  You are only allowed 3 shots in your gun at a time.  And you have to shoot a turkey in the head, other wise it just sort of bounces off them.
So they see this turkey and Spencer fires off two shots and just wounds it because it starts to run away, naturally Spencer runs after it. (Boy am I bummed I missed that, my man running thru the forest ready to shoot chasing a turkey)  As he is running he reaches into his pocket for more shots, but blasted pulls out his chapstick.  He was afraid it was going to fly away. (WHAT! Turkey fly?!  well I guess they  more glide, but either way I know I would be freaked out to be enjoying a nice day in the woods, and see a  Turkey in the sky!!!)  So anyway Spencer fires with his last shot and gets it, he broke its neck!  None of these three hunters had ever gotten a Turkey before, so they just did what they know, and skinned it like an elk.  All this was Friday so we planned to have a lovely turkey dinner for Sunday dinner.  Spencer was in charge and decided to deep fry the Turkey, never having done that before, he just followed the package directions.    
Note to everyone reading, don't deep fry a turkey that has no skin for too long, it become inedible.  Hilarious!!!  We had to cook some chicken for dinner instead. Oh well my husband is a great hunter, but not such a great cook.  And I think this is a great story.