Friday, April 27, 2012

{ chevrons for cheap! }

I heart the thrift store!  I especially heart it on 50% off day!  I picked up this bright, HUGE chevron throw for 99 cents this week. 

99 pennies for this!  Whenever I see these crocheted lovelies in thrift shops, I can't help but think about how many hours went into creating them.  I was happy to be the one to give this beauty a good home.  It's going to look absolutely perfect in Happy Jack's room.

It's like it was made to live here! :)

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

{ i am loving.... }

Emerson Made's (now Emerson Fry) gorgeously-crafted, handmade fabric flowers. I can think of about a gazillion ways to use these little pretties. 
These beauties were all over the blogosphere last year, but now they seem to be unavailable. :( 

I'm itchin' to try this tutorial to get my fix.

Hope you're having a wonderful week!

Monday, April 23, 2012

{ grant's dino-mite 2nd birthday! }

We celebrated Grant turning two with a dinosaur themed party recently.

This giggly guy does the cutest "ROAR!"

I picked up this fabric on sale at Joann and these playful dinos were the inspiration for the party.

I designed this invite compliment the fabric. 

Then we partied!!!

Happy birthday, sweet boy!  We love you!

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Dino Fabric - Joann Fabrics
Chevron Fabric - Riley Blake Fabric
Dinosaur Cookies - The Sweet Shop Cookie Company
Personalized Dinosaur shirt - Peachy Keen Designs
Chevron favor bags - Banana Splits Boutique
Stripey straws - HeyYoYo 
Dinosaur cut-out cupcake toppers - Cut N Paper
Styling, invite, hat and printables - Polkadots and Puppies

Friday, April 20, 2012

{ friday fabric frenzy }

Not many things make me happier than a yummy assortment of coordinating fabrics.

And a grouping like this can only mean one thing if you're talking about me - new pillows!!! 
I'm particularly excited about that coral ikat in the upper right.  Those are 20" napkins from World Market. I am in LOVE with that one.  Are you changing things up with new pillows for Spring too?

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Monday, April 16, 2012

{ bonkers for blabla }

 Grant received Pierre the Bunny as a birthday gift from his auntie this weekend. Boy, do my boys love their Blabla buddies!  They actually insisted on lining them up and taking a photo with their newest pal.  I thought that was hilarious.

I adore these little cuties as much as the boys do.  Bamboo, the Bear, was given to me by a sweet librarian friend of mine when I was pregnant with Jack, and I've loved all things Blabla ever since.  I think it's funny how much longer the well-loved dolls (the bear and the lion) are than the newer ones. Jack tells me "the more you love them, the more they grow!" ;)

Ready for some more Blabla cuteness? Check out this precious, little stop-motion magic show the Blabla folks created.

Friday, April 13, 2012

{ making me smile... }

the newest print from the insanely talented artist and illustrator, Katie Daisy.  Her work is always so cheerful, whimsical and bright, and this one is no exception.  It's like Spring on a canvas!   It just gives me a jolt of instant happiness.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

birdies,  flowers, stripes,  butterflies
It's a problem, people.  I might just need an intervention.  But, come on.  It's like thrifting in your PJs!  I. am. hooked.  These are my finds from the last few weeks.  All Anthro, all crazy cheap ;)  Do you share my addiction? 

Monday, April 9, 2012

{ i want a barn ... }

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                           Anyone else have fantasies about barn-living?

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Wishing you a joyful and blessed Easter!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

{ giggly grant is 2! }

To my little guy....
Unbelievably, you are two years old today.

Today you: 
slept in until 7:30a.m.  (thank you for that!)
went to a puppet show at the library.
dyed Easter eggs with me, big brother, and daddy.
said the word "chalk" for the first time.

I love you my sweet, cuddly, thoughtful, giggly Grant!
Happy birthday!

Friday, April 6, 2012

{ spiffy spool }

My husband ROCKS.  He saw this beauty in a drainage ditch, wrestled it out and up a hill, and then rolled it three blocks to our house.  All because he knew I'd think it was a pretty cool thing to have.
He was right!

If only I owned a vintage boutique, I could use it for displaying pretty frocks and shoes.

Guess I'll settle for using it as some sort of table ;)
How cute is this kid's outdoor table?

Oh, but this one using just the top is so sophisticated.
  Doesn't it have a distinct Restoration Hardware feeling?

Ooooh, or it would make a great table for storing books!

So many possibilities!

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

{ sunny girl }

I just love catching my sweet puppy snoozing in the sunshine. I'm pretty sure this is the best part of her day.

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Monday, April 2, 2012

{ boys & cupcakes }

They just go together, ya know?

I decided to bake a batch of my husband's now famously delicious cuppycakes during naptime yesterday. Then I set out some bowls of Easter candies and sprinkles, and we went to town decorating them. Jack took this task very seriously and even gave some piping lessons to little Grant.

I found this stuff called "edible Easter grass" at Target.  Right. I'm gonna say that's debatable.  It tasted like wax.  It's pretty though.

I had a little too much fun with my own decorating.  I've told you about how my very first job was in a bakery, right?

I thought I'd share how my hubby makes his crazy delicious, insanely moist, doctored-up, from-a-box, vanilla cupcakes.  Here's how we do things at our house....

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        Oh, and we love this recipe for irresistible chocolate                                            cupcakes. Happy baking!