Friday, July 16, 2010

Cool find!

Trav was obviously in a nostaglic mood at his moms the other night and started digging through old boxes of his stuff from his childhood.
Who remembers this guy!? I insisted he come home with us.
It was one of my favorite games when i was a kid. The date stamped in the plastic says 1979.

Oh the tongue of concentration...(Gabe)
And Sawyer looking like he's about to do something wrong.

It been alot of fun doing something I spent hours playing when I was little.
They seem to like it a little bit too :)

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


Another couple from when it was chillier...

Dress: Old navy
Leggings: Target
Sandals: Reef

Shirt: Old Navy

Jean: OLD

Sandals : Reef

Running errands...

Layered top: Kohls

Shorts: Kohls Apt9 (consignment)

Sandals: (new!) Payless

Wax seal necklace: made by moi

Morning at the park...

Top: Old navy (garage sale)

Shorts: Calvin Klein (TJMaxx)

Sandals: payless

necklace: wax seal again

Boat ride and cookout at my Aunt and Uncles fr my grandmother's birthday...

Top: TJMaxx

Shorts: Kohls Apt9 again

Reef sandals

Lazy day cleaning the house and watering flowers...

Shirt-Kohls (was nice and blousey after having Sawyer-now too big)

Shorts Apt9 again

Linking again with The Pleated Poppy :)

Have a great day!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


Today: Happiness comes from organization. Little rows of lined up pliers and a fun new spinny home for soldering supplies on my workbench. :)

Rows and rows of colorful glass beads in new homes~newly organized by style now instead of color.

{a mind-numbing job I've got to say}

There are at least 2 plastic boxes of beads still waiting for me to help find their new space.

A few pretty cabs waiting for their purpose in life....

I'm not sure what's gotten into me. The lack of "me" time to create has me itching for having everything orderly and easy to find. I'm been an organizing fool the past week or so.

I can feel ideas brewing inside of me-bursting at the seams and no time to release them right now. I will know when the time is for now I will be painting with the kids and doodling my ideas in my sketchpad and will be ready when it's time.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Our way home...

On our last morning we woke early. The car was already packed so it was nice and stressfree.
I had just enough time before the kids woke up to head down to the walk at the end of our condo unit. Just me, my coffee and my notebook. I did my morning pages and sketched this scene in my journal. It was so peaceful. Just me and a man on the dock fishing nearby.
The most gorgeous tree dripping with spanish moss. Somewhere in Georgia outside of a Taco Bell~just after the sweet lady working there sugared the kids up with lots of free samples of their new icee things. I had to practically jog in place under the tree to keep the fireants from running up my legs.
(*bad experience when I was a kid with those suckers-ugh)

And here we are in Paducah, Kentucky. We stopped in since we were running good on time and kept seeing all these signs for the historic and arts districts. This was in the street by the Riverwalk.

Wandering the historic district...

Such a cool building-it spanned the entire block long.

Sunday afternoon~we are all starved and were so lucky to find a place open. Wow-this is someplace I'd definately go to again!!

The historic plaque

Ever since we were in New Orleans we've had to try other muffelettas when we run across them. I can safely say this is the best one this far north of Louisiana that we've had.
(I wouldn't have taken it's picture if it wasn't awesome!)

And the adjoining bakery....just look what was screaming at me from the windows...

A drive looping throughout the streets in the historic arts area. Some of the coolest historic homes! All with working art studios and galleries...I heard they had done some special funding or incentives for artists to buy up the houses in the area to bring that area back to life.

As we walked around window shopping we kept finding all these neat short little alleyways that had cool finishes and the best light. Not at all like the alleys we have here in town. I lucked out with a pretty picture of Chloe-the boys weren't as cooperative.

Ok, so that was the longest run of vacation posts ever-lol. Thanks for hanging in there.

Friday, July 9, 2010

The vacation that never ends

Wouldn't that be awesome though? The never ending vacation...
Anyhow, here we are 2 months later and I'm still posting vacation pics! Only one post after this one to go!
These are from our last day. This is Nugget. He came along from Chloe's 3rd grade classroom to journal where he visited. Here he is hangin at Sand Key.
Gabe was much more confortable on the sand than in the water. He LOVED digging and building.
Shells, shells, shells.....

I want to do something with this picture-just not sure what yet...
Cropped and framed big over our bed? Maybe?

All of us as the sun goes down.

Trav and Sawyer

Sunset on the last night is always a little sad.

Everyone had to have sand names, of coarse.

Someone snuck in this shot.

Sawyer found this deep hole someone had dug and we couldn't get him out. He kept wiggling back down in there and was having a great time so we just let him play.

I'll have one more post with shots from our way home. We stopped in Paducah for lunch-it was a lovely town! We got a few good pics there...Until tomorrow.......

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

what i wore wednesday

A wee bit behind on can tell since it's 90+ degrees here and I couldn't even tell you where my jeans are right now. I was thrown off by vacation-so these are the pics I took just before Florida and didn't have a chance to post...I'll catch up soon.
Sweater-consignment shop
Cami-Old Navy
Jeans-so old-who knows? They sport a big hole on the leg now though.
Top-Old Navy
Cami-Old Navy
Necklace-bought in Greece on vacation 10 years ago.

closeup of the pendant

Top-Kohls (I've taken to making buns on my shirts with hair bands when they're too blousey-lol)
Necklace-made by me

Closeup of the necklace

Blue/white striped top-Old Navy ( this is another shirt I've decided I can do without now that I look at this-lol)
Old jeans (I think I want to make a fun/funky patch for the new hole) You can see it started there on my left leg...

Shirt-Old Navy
Cami-Old Navy

Cardigan Top-The Limited
Beaded scarf-Found in Chloe's room :) hehe

Closeup of scarf and earrings-a fave pair in high school-many moons ago. I love that they look like little lanterns :)

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


Bet you always wanted to see hippo nostrils up close and personal :)