Thursday, June 30, 2011

Three days at The Gables

Two weeks ago today was the beginning of a very rainy 3 days in my tent at The Gable's Market Days :)
Here's a glimpse:

My tent~

 I see sun! lol
Luckily it was nice for Thursday morning set-up.
We were on an incline on our side and I ended up switching my arrangement the next day.

Loved this one. It sold pretty quick. Glad I had a chance to get a photo of it.

  My new fave's.
Cluster necklaces.
Pink sold quickly.
I am in love with the grey...
If you know me you know I tend to wear grey/black in winter especially...
sigh~it might need to be mine ;)

 A fun sterling bits necklace with deep blue/light grey accents.

 A last minute ah-ha addition.
I'd been trying to figure out what to do with some thin flower disks I'd made...
I like how light and airy it turned out.

 My new buddy Stacy :)
It's great to be next to someone who you can chat with for 3 days!
Stacy Krager is an awesome new natural light family photographer to our area.
Go check out her website-amazing :)

Ken Pease was across from me and was a super nice guy.
His painting are so whimsical.
Gabe almost yanked my arm off at the Old State Capital art fair when we passed his booth.
He LOVED his stuff and begged for anything lol.
Neat paintings...

Sooo happy that I had Christy on the other side of my tent :)
We've been friends since 6th grade!
6th grade!
I love facebook and how it brings people back into your life...
We were able to plan being by each other and caught up for those 3 days.

I still remember in high school how freakishly talented she was with painting horses-it was her specialty at the time.

Her recent wildflower field paintings are so cool!
She's added glow in the dark paint to add dimention and a whole other image once the lights are off!
How cool is that? :)

I had a great time.
It was exausting-as I knew it would be-but was a little sad once it was over. lol.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Custom order

~For baby Maddox's mama~

Simple sterling name tag $36.
Hammered, oxidized~slightly rustic.
Love it.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Our last 3rd

Our #3 candle has been used for the last time :(

 And all of a sudden he seems so HUGE to me!

 We had an impromptu cupcake party with some neighbors.
How awesome are those cupcakes? I was inspired by a cake on pinterest and had to try it out.
You just take your cake batter and seperate it into small bowls and add food coloring.
(our mix was lemon but it was light yellow)
then just spoon in the different colors carefully and bake em up!
Sooooo pretty.
You could tell when each kid bit into one because they'd gasp and say Oh wow! Look!

 Yes, my 4 yr old has "sleeves" sigh...
Can you tell someone figured out how to do tattoos on his own?

We had a bee sting as the party started.
Chloe got it on the lower lip-yeowch!
Finally caught a smile on her though-she had a rough time for a bit.

 The parachute made an appearance.

The crew. Can you believe We have so many kids on our block alone?
Now, granted-6 of those are daycare kids down the block but they're a staple around here.
We were still missing 11 others that didn't come!
Can you imagine our block in the summertime?
Oh yes, it can be crazy :)
But a good crazy.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Summer List 2011

So it seems everyone has been busy making their summer lists thanks to Meg :)
I had good intentions of making one last year but the summer just got away from me.
I work better with lists. This will work ;)

One thing is crossed off already-although we will be doing it many more times-is making popsicles.

This is actually a picture of some Orange Julius drinks we made the other day-thanks to Cassie Donlen for posting the recipe on facebook...I just couldn't get them out of my head until I made them.
It made so much we had plenty of leftovers-even with neighbor kids beinig here-
So what do you do w/ leftover orange julius?
Make popsicles!
Can you say YUM? wow. Almost like a pushup...
Here's the recipe I grabbed online that was the same as Cassie's:

  • 1 can (6 ounces) frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed

  • 1 cup milk

  • 1 cup water

  • 1/4 cup sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 10 to 12 ice cubes

  • {I doubled this recipe since frozen OJ cans tend to be 12 oz.}

  • In a blender, combine the orange juice, milk, water, sugar and vanilla. Cover and blend until smooth. With blender running, add ice cubes, one at a time, through the opening in lid. Blend until smooth. Serve immediately. Yield: 4-5 servings.

    *I think the next time I make them as popsicles I'll have to add a little vanilla ice cream when I blend to make it a smidge creamier. Otherwise-they rocked!