Thursday, March 31, 2011

here's to you albert! return for playing my song not only once, but twice!

eager to hear more from
albert simpson and highly kind...

click here!


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
      Philippians 4:8

the mini me is into everything....

(no pun intended)


Friday, March 18, 2011

bench gets botox

you see, this bench needed me. and i feel like my kitchen needed it as well.

i spotted this bench looking super sad in the very back of the antique store. i felt like the corner where it was placed was too dark soooo, being the kind hearted shopper that i am, along with me it came. 

i even treated this baby to a pedi, well beni... using a fabulous turquiose coat and all.

the mustard color pillow..... 
yep, it was also something from the antique store that cried for a loving home. 
the other pillow belongs to my best friend, mallory. it holds a special place in her heart as it was one her great grandmother made. mallory said it was a must that it was a bench warmer with the other pillow for the time being because they just looked like friends. so together, they sit fancy...... side by side.

the end.


e + z

meet ziggy. emme's pup-partner in crime.

please excuse the paint on the floor and the mess in my kitchen.  we have a few renovation projects going on. okay, so maybe it's a little more than a few...seeing how i definitely painted the back door robin's egg blue annnnnd picked up a prize from the antique store downtown. hold that thought....(note to self)


when i can't seem to find the words...

...thank goodness for talented musicians who really know how to pour their heart out into a song.


Sunday, March 6, 2011

next on my to do list...

a diy play kitchen! i am just itching to make the mini me one of these. can i say, pottery barn who?   

by The Crafting Chicks

by Sutton Grace


ctb 365



So what if I am off to a (fashionably) late start. It happens, and does so quite frequently. I agreed to join Mallory with the adventure of "capturing the beautiful 365". Excuse me while I call someone other than myself out tell the intended beginning date of this project (as I am not the only one tagging along to get things going and on time) The original plan (who makes plans, anyway) was to start on January 1st. That fell through along with a million other things. I was supposed to start CTB 365 on the first The first of March, that is. Psssst.... hello.... March 6th, are you ready for me? I sure hope so because I have jumped on the train to join CTB 365. But first and foremost, I have a rule or two to go along with this whole sha-bang... there will be no judging or pointing fingers if a day (or four) are skipped before I ctb my way into the next day. If you haven't heard it from me before, It is safe to say promise you will hear it at some point.... Being a Mom is work. Hard work. Not to dare be misunderstood, the best job I have ever (and hands down, will ever) have. I wake up working, go throughout my entire day working and through ever second of my shut-eye, continue working as the mini me snuggles up close to me throughout the night. (yes, e sleeps with me. regardless of the con's that might come from some, that is how I do it. because i am the boss of this whole mommy thing, right? i will save that topic for a whole different post on a brand new day, someday.)


one hand in my pocket and the other ones giving a high five.

last weekend, emme and i took a road trip to luverne, al. the friendliest city in the south. true story. there is a sign that says so as you're entering the big city limits. although, something tells me that even though they're friendly to your face, a lot of chit chatting goes on behind your back at "the chicken shack." 

anywho! the purpose of our adventure was to pay miss "sarah" a little vist and we did just that.  i love plundering though thrift stores.  you never know what fun things you may find. 

the mini me got her first taste of good junk heaven and she had an absolute blast.  i do believe her high five proves it. (one of e's new favorite things to do, HAND OUT HIGH FIVES!) no worries sweet girl, there will be many, many more of trips like this to come. 

i only managed to take a couple of pictures.  after our outing, i realized how desperately i need to invest in a compact umbrella stroller.  long gone are the days where i could put her down and she'd sit right there.  the mini me is a movin' and a groovin' along.  all to the beat of her own drum.

a few vintage sewing patterns plus one to-die-for mirror, euquals one tiny tuckered out thrifter.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

is it seriously march 1, 2011?

it feels as though it was just yesterday...

when...surprise! it said p.r.e.g.n.a.n.t.!

when...i was anxiously awaiting to meet her.

when...{while waiving to the camara man my husband} i realized that i had a new found appreciation for pain management.
a.k.a. epidural.
{to all you natural childbirth mamas out there, i truly stand in awe and amazement}  

when...i finally met her. face-to-face. 
my god-given gift.  my biggest blessing.
my daughter. my mini-me.