Friday, June 25, 2010

Yard Sales

Since being married and having kids (well A child), I have found how much I love yard sales. "One man's junk is another man's treasure", has shown it's truth in my eyes. When my husband and I moved to WI for school we got a lot of our furniture off craigslist and yard sales. We must moved to WA and once again that has become our trend.

Some of my favorite finds are things needing a little extra attention. Perhaps reasons why people get rid of things is because they don't want to take the time to fix something up (paint, replace parts etc) or don't know how. I love a good project and saving $$ while I'm at it.

Recently I found a small table and chairs for my son. Yes, my son. The pink with floral will most definitely be changed out.

I already have the fabric cut out and ready to go! Tonight I will paint!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Fabric Shopping

I went shopping the other day and found some of this:
and a little of this. . .
Oh man, I can't wait to get some pins and scissors into this stuff. It's knit btw ;)

Monday, June 21, 2010

Matching Summer Salad Bowls

My husband and I eat salads multiple times a week for dinner in the summer. Spinach, chipotle chicken, Caesar, pasta and taco to name a few. Plates are great but don't always cut it when it comes to salad.

At the university they have an open ceramics night. So for date night my husband and I made some salad bowls! His is larger than mine. First off it's easier to throw a smaller bowl and second I enjoy a smaller portion of food than he does. So the size difference works perfectly for us.

I have forgotten what the glaze was but it turned out great on both bowls. They definitely look like they came in pairs.

Pears . . . hum, and idea for a new salad?

I'm linking up to these two blogs who do Thursday make-it share posts. Be sure to check out their blogs:


Life as Lori

Circus Birthday Party

My nephew turned 2 last month. My sister put on an awesome circus birthday party for him. She spent a lot of time organizing and planning. Her time was well spent. The kids loved it. I was able to capture a few candid shots of his party.

Photo Booth: Each person/family stood below the circus sign for a picture. This is a great way to remember who attended the party.

Birthday Cake: Of course every birthday comes with one (unless you're a pie type of person). A circus elephant with circus peanuts was a hit!
Clown face and balloon topped cupcakes were perfect for kids.

Party Favors: Animal crackers, bubbles, kazoos, bouncy balls, cotton candy, and circus peanuts fit the atmosphere perfectly! A ticket was sent out with each party invitation letting them know they could bring it to "redeem" a prize. Great idea!

Bean Bag Toss: (not pictured) a lion face with the mouth cut out provided an open hole for kids to toss bean bags inside. The kids loved it almost as much as the adults.