Thursday, May 19, 2011

getting the most.

 the most out of gorgeous weather. 
the most out of a good day.
and the most out of being with my kids
today at the park....
spinning, dancing, chasing after dec,
and rolling in the grass.

 not only is ruby a pretty good photographer, 
she's an awesome poser.



Wednesday, May 11, 2011

and after.


cut off the collar and sleeves and turned it into 
a more summery fancy free dress. 
i was pretty happy with it. 
sorry for the lame blurry pic. best i can do folks.

Monday, May 9, 2011

a bit of fun really.

 so we had one of those really fabulous weekends i didnt want to end, 
and the slightly cloudy monday is topping it off just right.
we partied like we have not in a long time; 
courtesy of my parents amazing cinco de mayo party.
fun live music and no nursing baby at home let me loose on the dance floor.
 i wanted to wear something fun and bright, 
and happened upon this winner at mercantile
which i changed up a bit, 
so i'll share the repurposed dress with you later.
i just love the color and print so couldnt pass it up.


and we recouped a bit with a lazy mother's day.
had a few afternoon milkshakes
and i snuck off to see 'something borrowed' during naptime.
great chick flick. 
hope your weekend was so lovely and happy.
cheers to a new week!

Friday, May 6, 2011

a little spring cleaning.






i have been wanting to reorganize and clean out the craft room
for a while now, but it was such a daunting project so i kept 
putting it off. problem being, every time i tried to do anything in there
it just kept bugging me and i felt stumped.
crazy i know.
anyhow, i moved out the big table and opted for a small and cozier
little desk to hold my sewing goods. 
i folded all the piles of fabric and got rid of junk.
then i put the kids table right in the middle
 where i think they have much more fun goofing around.
coloring on their bellies with washable markers
(i mean just declan that is)
or glue sticking everything in sight (ahem, ruby).

i was pretty pleased. enjoyed it for a day, 
and now, BOOM, it is back to madness. 
but that is all part of the fun.

here's to an exciting weekend; 
a cinco de mayo party
and mother's day.
should be good. 
happy mom's day to all the wonderful mom's out there!
cheers. 

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

freshly picked.

there is nothing like the satisfaction of a pretty cleaned 
up kitchen, topped off with some 
lovely smelling flowers from the yard.
i picked three incredibly fragrant flowers; 
lavender, jasmine, and sweet pea.
 oh how i will miss them come summertime.
not a whole lot to choose from once the high temps arrive.

oh, and here's a little looksie at one of those chairs.
my mom suggested some white oil cloth
cushion which i think sounds awesome.

Monday, May 2, 2011

paint party.





decided these chairs on the ends of the kitchen 
table {aka. farm table}
should be a fun color.
had this tealish turquoise lying around, 
and so for some reason i thought i'd let the kids help.
it started out with ruby painting her doll house pink; 
a whole lotta pink i'll say...gobs and gobs.
she got bored i guess and moved onto some deep 
concentrated chair painting.
this is when dec chimed in and decided he no longer 
cared about getting it all over him and spent quite a while
dedicatedly painting the chair until he gave up and 
started giggling as he began to paint his leg.
and that is when the gig was up. 
not so much fun scrubbing it off, but boy do the chairs
look fun and happy. 
why is painting so fun? or is that just me and my kids?

i'll try to get a good shot in, 
ahem, move all the stuff that is usually around 
here and there and attempt to fit the pic into me 
small lens and see what happens.
dont hold your breath.