and a bag made for a future camp fire girl (lizzies group starts soon)
a little something from the thrift store (my dad of course)
breakfast at a favorite hang out
love this hammock, it was just taken up to the cabin but i think we need another here at the beach!
lots of tomatoes coming in, couldnt find the juliets this year so i planted some strange ones: pineapple, plum and two different kinds of roma
hanging at the skate park, liz was fascinated by it. i see a skateboard in her future, she is such an interesting kid. you never know what your kid will be attracted to, just gotta go with the flow i guess. since i have been facebook obsessed, i thought a little update was in order, i think we are pretty caught up now. happy weekend!
i am over the top overwhelmed with my own garage clutter, so when emily came running home requesting her piggy bank for a new dollhouse she saw at a neighbors garage sale my first thought was "oh no! where to keep it!" but she was so excited and willing to spend her own money, how could i resist?
it is actually a stable and the price was great, 10 bucks!
off to work, i accidentally scheduled work on fathers day weekend, sorry chris!!! he is gonna have a real authentic fathers day with four kids all to himself for two days. gotta find a way to make it up to him for sure!
back to the garage clean up...a little help from lu lu
uncovered some cool retro fabric i had been saving for years and years...much needed inspiration for some new owls
a clean place to put some thrift finds
when i first saw this book i realized it was one i had read many times as a child, but hadn't seen or thought about in ??? years. you know that strange feeling of recognition, a memory from way back? my mom made me a striped horse that looked just like this, i still have it packed away. i wonder if this was her inspiration?
by the way, the chicken on this cover reminds me of this.
we've been watching a lot of mister rogers lately, can you tell? watching nightly is our new ritual while i get dinner together...won't you be my neighbor??? i seriously am currently obsessed with mr. rogers. it's a sickness i am glad to have at the moment.
i have been looking for bookends for the girls room for a long time, but i never see any that i like. recently i was passing through the thrift shop my dad works at and some disney dwarf statues caught my eye from across the room. they were super cool (to me anyway) and heavy! perfect bookends! i checked the price and saw it said 250 and then a dot and then two more 00's! ok now, this is a thrift shop but there is a little "boutique" area with higher end stuff. i checked each one and sure enough they each said 250.00. i took one to the check out area and the clerk confirmed it sure did look like 250.00 each to her too. the price could not be changed by the clerk because the "price lady" was in charge of all prices and not in that day.
i put them back of course and told the story to my dad later that day. he was SHOCKED! these are just ceramic statues with no markings and plenty of chips. i guess it is possible they are some kind of collectible, but i would think even 20 dollars a piece would be a lot.
well, if you know my dad (or read my blog) you can bet these statues appeared on my doorstep soon after. he spoke with the price lady who says it was just a goof. i wonder how many people picked those up and then quickly put them down thinking they were holding some expensive collectible!
a quirky box, asian inspired fifties era...super cool!
oh man, two days off and three days work to do....where to start??