Tuesday, July 28

we decided to add the photobooth as an option for wedding packages, but of course we couldn't do that until we tried it out ourselves. one night while spencer and i shopped for post pregnancy wedding photographer attire, josh and the big kids had a little fun . . .
her new pose anytime she sees a camera
she is definitely not one to shy away from the camera

the result of josh's request for props.
can you find miller?
everyone loves a popsicle!
like daddy,
like daughter!

once again, she tries to do it just like daddy!

funny faces!
love how he is looking at her!

these pictures make me want to leave this up in our house all the time. don't be surprised if it is at the next birthday party! it is seriously fun! 

things are still a little crazy around here, but i plan to start posting regularly again. so, if you are still checking, thank you! i have lots of plans-my reveal, a couple of tutorials, some thriftiness, a 6 mo photo shoot and more!

just so you know


Friday, July 17

i'm busy selling some super cute clothes. i will be back soon with my reveal!

she said


Tuesday, July 14

this week we are doing the swim lessons thing. yesterday was starting to look a little like last year. i was starting to panic. i told josh i couldn't do it . . . i couldn't have two children freaking out about the deep dark evil of the water while toting an infant while other mothers glare at me. 

so, last night, in an attempt to not have to go to bed, carter went into hysterics about the horror of the deep end and how she is sure to drown. (if you think i am exaggerating, you must have boys.) then miller started saying he doesn't want to go, that he wants to watch her like yesterday (last year). josh calms them down somehow and they eventually fall asleep.

then, this morning on our way, miller is starting to fret and i am telling him don't worry, you don't even know if you will have to go to the deep end yet (knowing that they always go on day 2). carter speaks up and says:

"but, y'all don't even know what i prayered last night. i prayered that it would be so hot that all the water would dry up. it is going to be so hot that all the water will dry up and we will only have to swim where we already do (shallow end)."

i couldn't stop laughing. she was so confident (i love that) that it was going to be answered. what she "prayered" for was such a different request than i would have asked for (take my fear). 

the day went much better even though the deep end was still there. but, tomorrow if it is so hot, you think the sun is melting, you can blame carter.

thrifty thursday


Thursday, July 9

so, i skipped last week because it was a holiday weekend, and, maybe because i need pictures from an estate sale i went to forever ago and i never took them. that is my problem here-if i don't take the pictures when unloading the car, then i immediately put some things to use and clean a few things and, before you know it, i don't even remember what all i bought. i have 3 children, people-out of sight, out of mind. 

but, i did take pictures of a sale i went to a couple of weeks ago. it was near my house and boasted an attic full, tents on the yard, etc. these are my favorite sales. sales where i believe i may find a hidden treasure they didn't know about and sneak it off to my home for only pennies of its value cackling all the way. (i have these fantasies because of all the crazy stories i read on blogs of people from the northwest. apparently, they pay y'all to take fun, kitschy stuff home. oh, one day, my friends. one day.)

where was i . . . so my mom and i head over a little later than planned due to her preparing for family that was arriving later that day. the sale was in a house that was very tidy and the downstairs was impeccably decorated in antiques and high end pieces. i headed straight up to the attic for a pink frame i saw in the pictures. i found it, but decided on the white one below instead. (btw, my friend who came later bought the pink frame!) then, i started digging. 
miller has been wanting one of those sesame street themed toys in the left hand corner. he said he wanted it for spencer . . . until i brought it home, now it is his alone. what you see is lots and lots of vintage fabric (won't that vintage cowboy print make the cutest pants for miller??), vintage patterns (some dating to the 30s and 40s), vintage star wars and sesame street sheet sets, vintage chenille (you may see the pink with white stripes real soon), vintage greeting cards and magazines, and the diaper box is full of random paper pieces that were in the bottom of something else, a vintage beaded hand bag in the original plastic and box, two antique bisque dolls and more (all my mom's finds).
look at those vintage hand embroidered bibs-i can't wait to put them on my chunky monkey!! and buttons, a measuring tape, strawberry pincushion and tiny bobbins completed my finds in the attic. after a quick trip to the car, we headed to the tent where i found some of my favorite things-vintage christmas!!!!! oh, i love christmas! it is my favorite holiday by far! some of my finds included tiny glass ornaments, bells on button cards (i had never seen before), little elves, a santa hat, and lots of ornaments made in japan. how fun are those aluminum martini glasses?? and, then, i found a wooden tool box (see below). isn't it so cute?? it will house something fun . . . once i figure out what, i will let you know.
it was definitely a success! i will post more pictures as things find a home. and, my high chair should be ready for a reveal next week-i had to order something online. happy thrifting!

a grand ole pinwheel


Saturday, July 4

after we found some cheap plastic pinwheels at target, i decided to make my own. carter wanted a flag, but we couldn't find any. so, i thought, oh, i can do that. of course i waited until 10 pm on july 3rd to even look for this template i had seen before. um, huh, maybe i should have read it before because i didn't have any of the things i needed. so, i searched here because she has everything and look what i found. this was so simple. i had everything i needed somewhere around my house. i was too lazy and cheap to print out the template because i had my paper already, so i just sketched it out onto paper and created my own template. the best part- they actually work! 
happy birthday america!
have a happy 4th!

what are you doing june,


Friday, July 3

june 18th? (2010, that is.) 
i have a date. with a cute little boy. 

i didn't plan my wedding this far in advance, but for him, we will plan ahead. far ahead.


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