Sunday, May 22, 2011

Gwynevere's 1st Blog

One reason I like to go to Chic Fil to get

This is my lucky toe, I have to have a little

nailpolish on it and then I am able to score goals.

This is what I got at Kathy's party...a bug bite.

This is what I got at Kathy's party too. They

are cool laterns. They are my night light now.
They stayed lit all night long. And they are still



Speedy - looking like an Egyptian cat.

These two pictures are me taking pictures of


This is part of my cape that I like to wear in the

morning (mom's old dress).

This is my principle book for school when me

Elle play school.

Here is a fun soap bottle that I made from

scrap ribbons and a hand soap bottle.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Thrift Store Finds and Other Loves

This post is chalked full! I know its a lot of information but I just didn't want to separate it because it is all on my mind right now. First off, I think I've told you Marmee and Rach that I have been stopping by a few thrift stores in town. There is one called Interfaith where I hit the jackpot. I must have picked up 20 or more items for $12!  I fear becoming a "junk" collector so I tried to pick things I knew for sure I would use, mostly for crafty projects!

I might go back and get this 80's bold purple frumpy polka dot dress I saw as well.   There was this great idea to revamp an old skirt on the Martha Stewart Show where she featured the two girls from Some Odd Rubies If you get a chance to DVR Martha's show this week (Halmark Channel) its all about vintage fashion! Here is the link for the tutorial of the  DIY dress I'm so gonna make!

Just some of the thrift store finds..... 

an adorable quilt, my new picnic blanket

an old rumper pattern, I'm going to do the shorts version


For Grace's barbie collection, she wanted to paint it purple

I think I will make a fabric scrap wreath like the one below, an idea I got from The Cottage Home

Another find by Grace.  We will paint this something fun too.

On to other happenings and things around the house...... 

Love seeing a bunch of fresh fruits and veggies together......its like candy to a kid.  I just joined an organic produce pickup twice a month.

What I made last night.
My neighbor gave me some mint fresh!
I love all the wonderful projects my Grace brings home to me from Pre-K.

This beautiful bouqet she made by tracing her hands.

Okay, this is the first part of a series of decor I am making for the girls bathroom.  Grace collected these muscles at the lake we go to often.  I painted a piece of wood and hot glued them on in the shape of a flower.  I'm going to make more "under the sea" themed pieces to hang. 

by Esther Pagh
I know this is a lot of stuff, but like I said its all in my brain right now and it's actually nice to write it all down and organize it like this.  These are the rough draft sketches of a character in a childrens book I am working on.  I don't want to reveal anything else right now so as not to spoil it for future readers!  I'm really excited about it though!

Per request of Marmee, I needed to post some updates of the growing munchkin.......

Beach days  and babies sleeping, don't have to say anything more than that!
Garnet loves looking at the traveling shoes that change all the time at the front door.  Yesterday she was fixated on Daddies work boots.
She loves fresh veggies too!
a shot of my four new teeth, soon to be six!
her new fav face
We all love our daily walks in the neighborhood
no matter the time or place....eating, eating is so much fun!

I just added this video for fun.  Just her playin around.

Finished!  On to my littles ones and oh...all the projects!  The dishes can wait.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Beauty = MOM

Mom, you are beautiful inside and out. Just look at the pictures to follow. You have been an amazing mother from the start with your love, creativity, sacrifice for all of your kids. You've taught us about God, you've made us cakes that look like pots of dirt, built forts out of refridgerator boxes, sewed us costumes into the wee hours of the morning, made us home made food to die for, cried with us, laughed with us, held our babies for us, and so much more. You bring beauty to everything you touch. I love you so much and I'm so glad to call you and only you MOM!! Happy Mother's Day!