Monday, August 17, 2009

Wedding Bells were Ringing!

My son was married this past weekend. It was very nice and incredibly hot! I just got some of the pictures today and wanted to post a few. Here he is with his new bride!

Here are my husband and I and our two children. Christopher the groom, and Briana the college student leaving home this week. Too many changes for mom!

I'm not sure what was so funny, but obviously something was! We had a great time. I wish the newlyweds the very best.

More pictures as I get through them all!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

More Treasures LOL!

One can never have too many treasures, the vintage style of days gone by just cant seem to be captured and the chain stores of today. I found many more treasures than this while I was out garage saling on Friday, these are some of my favorite finds this week!
I really love the pyrex bowl, I'm not sure of this design, I just know I like it! The kitty planter, angel vase, and green girl with dogs will all go into my "girlie" building. I love jadeite and it doesn't come along to often around here. The little chick is marked japan, the frog just caught my eye, I think the pink crown and bow is what grabbed me!
I also found some nice treasures for my daughters very first apt. we'll be moving her in next weekend. So I may be skipping the sales next weekend, ho hum......, summers not quite over yet though, stay tuned!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Blogland Block Party~so much fun!

I've recently had the honor of joining a block party hosted by a very talented artist and Blogger Elizabeth of Creative Breathing. I have never made a block before so I have to admit I was a bit nervous, but I couldn't help but join! Now I'm hooked and want to make many more of these fun little paper creations. Here are two I recently made, I've actually finished another today!

The one above is in honor of my Home State of Michigan. I grew up watching freighters from our cabin on Lake Huron. I've toured many local lighthouses and falls. And of course the beach is one of my favorite places to hang out! See the tiny pink sea shells, what an awesome garage sale find!

This little puppy block is definately me. I love pink, sparkly, vintage finds! I recommend giving this awesome craft a try. Just punch holes in the corners and hang with a ribbon or connect a bunch together for a wonderful garland. That is what dear Elizabeth will do with hers she recieves from all her blog friends. Thanks for introducing me to this wonderful craft E!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

It's Blueberry Picking Time!

I spent the evening with my parents picking wild blueberries. Every year we go a couple of times and I try to put up enough for muffins, cakes, and pancakes throughout our long winters here in Northern Michigan. Every year it seems to become a competition to see who can pick the most! Dad is 72 and is slowing down, so now he talks about how many he used to be able to pick! It makes me smile, I usually try to find him a good patch so he can sit in one spot. Mom usually goes off on her own and quietly picks her pail full beating both Dad and myself! These are memories I will always cherish, and hopefully there will be many more Picking days ahead!