Saturday, September 14, 2013

Homeade sidewalk paint

Looking for something to do with your kiddos?  How about homeade sidewalk paint?!  I found this wonderful easy recipe on pinterest & thought, "Oh my goodness, we have to try  that." With the cooler temps this is the absolute perfect fall activity. And the kids get to make a big "mess"!  And use paint brushes!
So here is the easy peasy recipe:
1 cup water
1cup corn starch
food coloring.
I mixed the water & cornstarch in a bowl then poured into a little cupcake pan.  I let the kids drop food coloring into each little section.  We made our own orange & purple by mixing the colors too!  Thats it!  Then grab some paintbrushes & head outside!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

$2.50 Floral Skirt

 Yes, you read that right. I found this adorable little flower skirt for $2.50cents at a nice consignment shop back in my hometown.  I was going to save it for fall but decided to go ahead & get it out early.  I did have it on without the leggings but then realized if I only slightly bent forward, you could see my butt good. So, I paired the leggings underneath & it was a super comfy look.  I love mixing browns & blacks now. I would have never done that a few years ago but now it looks cool!

Grey T-shirt: J-Crew Factory
Necklace: made by me
Belt: Maurices
Skirt: Thrifted
Leggings: Express
Sandals: Target
Linking up with The Pleated Poppy.

Sunday, June 30, 2013


Seems Summer is sneakin' by awful quickly. Can't hardly believe it is July already.  Normally, we would have visited our local swimming hole many times by now, but w/the mild weather & all the rain & all the busyness we've been once.  We got out the small pool at home for a couple days but finally got our first trip in to the pool. 
I love this little small town pool with all its awesome vintage charm.  Besides being a laid-back pool (it rarely feels crowded), the pool house screams mid-century.  I want to steal all the vintage wire locker baskets and the wonderful old metal signs, industrial lighting & fans. 
The kids love to come here. Its only 12 minutes from our house so hopefully our July will be filled with many visits to our local swimming hole. 

Wednesday, June 12, 2013


I wore this outfit to work the shop this past Saturday.  Turquoise/aqua is my fave color.  I was a little leary of a pencil skirt on my 5'  1& 1/2" frame but with the wedges I think it works. 

Polka dot shirt: forever 21
pencil skirt: J-Crew factory
Belt: old navy
Wedges: Target
Earrings: vintage my shop
Hope your week is well!
Linked up with The Pleated Poppy!

Friday, June 7, 2013

Indianapolis Zoo

It's a rare day when we "don't have anything going on". Between the shop, Stephen's teaching schedule, & other obligations it seems the days when the four of us can all be together are few. Recently, we took advantage of one of those rare days and took the kids to the zoo.  We took in all the sights, sounds, even smells.  Max has been saying lately that he wants to be a marine biologist. He wants to know if he has to wait till he is a grown up to be one.  He'd like to be one now.  I've told him its never to early to start learning how to be one.  So, it wasn't surprising that his favorite activity was getting to touch the sharks.  We also got to take in a dolphin show.  I'd actually never been to one so I was pretty excited too. :)

This photo cracks me up.  The best one of mommy & the kids.

This is where Max got to touch the sharks. 

The little princess seemed to be more interested in staring at all the other kids.  Especially the babies.  "Look Evelyn, Zebras! Monkeys! Lions&tigers&bears oh my!" " Look Mom, Baby! Kids!"

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Wear nautical skirt &vintage top

Hi friends!  If you know me, you know I am a huge vintage lover.  I love mixing in new pieces with vintage ones; when styling myself or my home.  I scored this little yellow vintage top and was inspired. It's a perfect summer blouse!
I paired it with this navy anchor skirt but you could wear this top many ways!

Sunglasses: Gap
Jean jacket: AE from years ago
Yellow top: Vintage(estate sale)
Navy anchor skirt: J-Crew Factory
Sandals: Target
Dirty gutter spout & dead leaves:Free :)
Linking up with The Pleated Poppy tonight!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Baby bunnies & before & after photos

Well, most of the flood waters have receded although it is still raining here more than normal.  We had 3 wonderful days in a row of warmth and sunshine so we were outside as much as possible.  We found this nest of baby bunnies and it became endless hours of fun to just "watch after them."  It was very hard to resist not pick them up and hold them and pet them but we still certainly enjoyed them! Maybe one of these days I will have a rabbit for a pet again! :) 

We counted 7 bunnies. 2 of them were kinda outside of the nest as they were getting to big to all fit in there.  We checked on them yesterday and the bunnies were gone.  They have "flown" the nest. Out on their own in the big big wide world.     

And here is a little table I did a makeover on. Paid $3 for it at a garage sale.  It had great lines but needed some "oomph"

So I sanded it down and gave it a bright coat of yellow paint. Then I resurfaced the top with vintage book pages for a fun & whimsical look.  This would make a great nightstand or smaller coffee table. 

This guy also had some great lines but needed a pick me up as well.

So, i gave it a coat of white paint then sanded it a bit and sealed with clear poly.  I just love it now. Isn't he handsome? I would use in a kids room for books & toys  or in a dining room as a bar cabinet with cute glasses & an icebucket & bottles on the bottom.

Both of these items are for sale in my shop.   But hurry in before I decide to keep them. :)
Wishing my momma & momma in law & all my momma friends out there a wonderful fabulous Mother's Day. You deserve it & are appreciated!