Friday, August 31, 2012

Biker Girls

 Little Easy Riders...

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, August 30, 2012


The storms here are fantastic.
The other day I looked out of our back sliding door and saw this.
So of course I had to run across the street...

The top right photo isn't in black and white.
The storms suck all the color from the horizon sometimes.
Leaving everything shades of sun bleached grey.
My friend's backyard as a storm rolls in.
Just another reason why we love it here.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Table

Last time my mom came to town, I sold our dining table to raise some funds to redo my bedroom. 
It was big and bulky and not my style, so I was happy to see it go for exactly what I paid for it, $150.

Interestingly enough, the lady that bought the table from me gave me her existing dining table for free.

So, I guess I really made out on that deal.

It was basic, and boring, and coated in some kind of nasty varnish, topped with what I am guessing was a layer of exhaled nicotine and tar.

It looks pretty in this picture, but it was gross, and stuff STUCK TO IT.


Anyhoo, Charlz sanded it for me, and we banged it up a little, slapped some layers of paint on it, sanded it, and stained the top.

And now it's my FAVORITE!
So perfect (and beachy) for it's little space!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

1st Day of School

 Here they are last year on Madee's 1st day.
They were happier than they looked.
They weren't used to getting up early and out of the house yet.

And this year.
Madee's 1st day of VPK.
Which she loves.
And I think Eden likes having her mornings alone as well.

My girls.
Grown up.
::wipes tear::

Monday, August 27, 2012

Beach Beauties

 These kids are the firecrackers to my 4th of July.

I can't believe how fast their little lives are progressing.
The things they say.
Their beautiful hearts.
I love them.
This has been the summer that they became best friends.

They love each other so much.
Consider the other when she is absent.
Console each other.
Work things out.
I  love to watch them together.

I love being their mom.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Extra Crayon Day

 We got lots of brand spanky new sharp perfect crayons for BAck to School, so I corralled all the old ones and we are re purposing them.

This was so easy and so much fun for the kids...

Just sharpen crayons ...
... and gather all the shavings in separate piles.

we just clumped it  between 2 pieces of wax paper, covered with parchment paper, and ran a low iron over it to make some pretty little stained glassed windows.

This is just the beginning. I have started pinning gorgeous examples to inspire us on pinterest!
Show us YOURS!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Random Stuff

A pretty bouquet from my flower/herb garden.

Madee wearing my old glasses.

Love, peace and butterflies.

We went to see Cyndy at the salon for family haircuts and Jack came too!

Gotta wind him up before you shave his head!


Wash the hair.

Eden's an architect.
No, seriously.

My luggage for a night away.

Things I do on a night away...
Happy Anniversary!
A bowl full of starfish
I want one!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

A Trip to San Fernandina

 Cool bridge, hunh?

We went up to San Fernandina beach for a Saturday of family to celebrate my baby sister Chelsey's engagement. It was hot. REAL hot. but I got some nice pics.

Wanna see?

Eden played with that dog for about 30 minutes.

Coon girls.

They had a lovely alley full of farmer's market goodness.
Those blackberries were like 2 inches.


Eden pronounces "thirsty" more like "slirsty".
She is ALWAYS "slirsty".

Here they are.
So young and happy and in love.

Grandmama sweetness.

More kiss.

Hand Jive.

Even more kiss.

A toast to the happy couple.

My lovely sister. 

After lunch car nap hair.

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