Thursday, July 28, 2011

Treasure Hunting

My mom stopped by a Estate sale and saw these cuties!! My Grandmother had a huge set of these angles that my mom and I set out together every year for Christmas ( minus last year, little sneaky hands). She she showed these to me and said "I thought they wanted to come home and be with there friends!". I love her! I think she is such a big reason why my daughters have such  great imagination's, she is always playing pretend with them, even the things that would be boring she turns into a adventure!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Bits & Pieces

This week we had a blast!! We went swimming, feed the ducks, went blueberry picking, finished are books from the library and got our first two free book and got a new set for the new two free books, I went to a popcorn ceiling removal class, Lilly had her gardening glass where the did a farm theme, Another class at Park Place on making a puppet, Park Place family night its where all the shops bring samples out and fun kids activities ( face painting), A cement staining class to stain the back patio, Lots of red tomatoes,  Kids carnival, Farmers Market,

When I was little my Grandmother took me here to feed the ducks all the time and I brings back such wonderful memories of her.
Ohhhhh Raley and these poor chickens...all they wanted was the bread, all she wanted was to squeeze them.
 Coolest swing Ever.
 At the Park Place class, with making a puppet farm friend! Lilly chose a butterfly!
Lilly at her Gardening class!
Gardening class it was on Farms this time, see the little horse and buffalo, and fences with toothpicks, rocks she picked out!
With our new stack of books!
Our new set of books! For our next two free books!
There two free books they earned !!
At the K2workshop class! The lady who runs it is awesome and so knowledgeable!!! I had such a great time!!
The inside of K2 where she teaches the classes! She said she would come to my house and teach me how to build custom roll-outs for the kitchen !
I took a class at "Re-Use Concrete Sealing" to learn how to stain patios/basements/garages! All the products they use are Eco-friendly products made with soy beans!
At "Re-use Concrete Sealing" they offer a free class on leaf castings in the fall! I want to make some and use them as stepping stones!
Kids Carnival
Berry Picking
Farmers Market
Best Buffalo Meat!! KC Buffalo.

Hope you had as great of a week as we did!!!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Treasure Hunting

I have a confession to make all day today I thought it was Thursday.. So I was pumped to do my first "Thrifty Thursday" post, until I realized it was Friday. I was bummed. I am a big list maker, in fact I have a separate clipboard for everyday of the week. I love list's, they make me feel a little less busy in my head! If your this way then you can imagine.. I just thought about doing this on Wednesday (It was really Thursday- I know its not a original idea, most of the blogs I love do Thrifty post! That's one thing I love about them!) and I was super excited, fist pumping kind of excited..Really I guess I could have done "Thrifty Tuesday's" but the whole Thr and Thur sounds better...right?! So I was really excited about doing my post for the day until I then realized what day it was..Sheez, summer. I was bummed... about as bummed as I was after I spent and F.o.r.e.v.e.r cleaning my daughters pool and patching all the hole with gorilla tape. Because duck tape just doesn't cut it sometimes especially if your daughter wont stop biting holes in the pool and your lab poked a million teeny tiny hole in it when he snuck in it as soon as you turn your back.. Sneaky Sneaky. I was feeling pretty confident about my patch work as the pool was refilling, until my mother strolled threw the kitchen (didn't even brake stride) and said "I think you have another leak." Whaaaat?!! Sure enough there was TWO more, I was trying to fix them until Raley came out and wanted in the pool and Grace came over, then Lilly came out and all three got in the pool and thought Water Aerobics sounded like a great idea.. and soaked me because I was still sitting on the ground gorilla tape in mouth battling my tiny hole. Sigh. I think the pool is going to retire to the.. where do you even take pools to recycle them?

 So humor me and pretend its Thursday still.

At least for 5 min!

My mother and I went to this Estates Sale that was really...filled? Stuffed? I don't even know what to call it.. I have never seen so much stuff in my entire life! It was one of those houses that you might see on Hoarders on T.L.C, it was bad. The sad thing was most of it was really really cool stuff but I would need a  Hazmat suit to really get in and look around- Iam not kidding. Some of the books that I got ( they are not pictured below) I pulled the covers off and trashed them because they had black mold all in them but the pictures were still good. The lady who lived there my mom said ran a theater company so she had tons of really cool dress up outfits.. but I was scared to touch them so I passed.

One of the things I collect is Vintage Children's books! I love everything about them! My favorite era is 40's and 50's but anything before that I love! We got these books and Lilly picked out some cute clip on earrings!! She loves to go to Estate sales and look at all the things!! She helped me pick out the books, she really wanted the Prehistoric Animals!

Then my mom ( she is one of a kind, and the best kind) saw this trash bag and opened it and grabbed that blue bowl for my sister! When we went to pay my mom handed them the bowl and said she found it in the trash, they told her they threw it out (?!) because the top was broken but if she wanted it, it was $2.00. I was still a good deal but still they were going to threw it away!! Some dress up necklaces. I have a whole collection of these bunnies that my mom got for me at some other Estate sale so they had to come home with me!! The book is really cute, its hard maybe chipboard? So they would be fun to cut out and do something with!
For all of it $7.50 and the clip on's were free along with some little statue of a farmer or something I couldn't tell manly because he was missing his head but Lilly loved him and had to have it. Kind of weird but whatever!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Our Past Week!

You know that moment when your baby dose not look like.. a baby anymore. This picture was it for me. She was enjoying the sun on a perfect summer afternoon.. She always tells me that "Were Outside Girls" because were always outside doing something. I love how much she enjoys nature and just being outside! It has been so HOT here!!

Watching a movie!


                             This was my zucchini at the beginning of the week.. Its about to get sad..

My Zucchini... the next day after I found out what Squash Vine Borers were . It was so sad.. There were pieces of Zucchini all over the place because I had to cut out every worm and this is what was left. Thankful these guys had little nubs of roots starting to grow so I replanted them.. we see what happens!

Our Libray does for every 24 books you read to your child they earn a free book! These were the ones Lilly picked out to earn our first two free books, even Raley gets a book!!

Water Balloon fight with neighborhood kids

                                                                    Farmers Market

Best Pasta EVER!!

Lilly at her Gardening class! Its pretty neat! They learn a lot, Lilly picked this flower out ( They had choices between Red, White, and Blue flowers) and then they fill the pot with dirt replant the plant into a bigger pot and decorate it for the 4th!

July 4th! The Girls and there Papa!

Seeing Real fireworks for the first time (Last year they were rained out)

The Petting Zoo!

Feeding the goats there bottle.