Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Monday, August 30, 2010
I am buying this piece of furniture. Near my home we have this warehouse where furniture from model homes is taken to and open to the public for purchase. You can find very high end items for a fraction of the price and this is where I found this nicked dresser. It being nicked up only added to the charm that I was looking for.
Excuse the horrible picture... I was kinda in pain and in a rush.
I love the wicker drawers and can see this painted a bold color to fit right in with my vision.
One issue. I am not handy. I am the person that would pay whatever to hire someone to do the job, even if I was capable of doing it myself. In this case, I am putting aside the fact that I have to pick up tools and get a little dirty and I'm going to make a go of this. And because funds are tight.
So my blog readers, help me pick a color and if you have any tips for this girl who knows nothing about painting a dresser, I could use them... bring the help on!
Friday, August 27, 2010
Holding my brother's video camera in one hand and my camera in the other and calming my brother down was quite a feat. To say the least.
Some of these won't be posted on the website or on the facebook pages but I thought I'd post them here for those that have known me for a few bloggy years. A little peek... ;)
Shortly after my SIL was settled in her room, the room with a view. Oh what a view. Newport Beach, glorious and beautiful at dusk. Not only was it a spectacular view, the room overlooked the bay and yatch where my brother and SIL were married.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
I had been having back pain for a couple of weeks, juts thought I needed a massage or to see my chiro.
Come Sunday, my body just went a little nuts on me. I'll spare you the details.
Held off going to the ER and took a painkiller instead.
Monday morning rolled around, called the doctor's office and they had me come in right away.
Some test done, symptoms relayed and they knew what it was. A severe kidney infection.
Doctor than says, "We're going to have to give you a shot in the butt." My thought, 'no way'.
Doctor left and said that the nurse would be in shortly.
As I waited I begin to make a plan in my head.
(Pay attention because this may be valuable to you someday)
My first thought was - I'm getting oral antibiotics anyway, why do I need the shot (I knew why)?
Second thought - tell them I can't deal with needles. (not true)
Third thought - tell them I can't deal with needles in my butt. (true)
Nurse comes in and says, "You doin' okay?"
I stared at her for a moment, looked down and saw the needle the size of Texas and said, "uh no".
She then left the needle on the counter and walked out for a few minutes. I stared at it for a good 2-3 minutes and tried to come up with another plan before she came in...
Maybe I could stash it somewhere...
Maybe I could just walk out...
And then she walked in.
She told me how she was going to give me the shot while I tried to stall her with questions...
By the time I was leaning over, I had run out of time and realized, I wasn't so good at talking anyone out of anything...
Pain. Burning. Pain and more pain.
In my mind it was something like this...
They kept me for a few minutes to see how I reacted and I of course was in pain, back pain, kidney pain, butt pain...
dragged my leg limped out and was in pain all day...
Goes to show you, I don't know how to talk a nurse of giving a shot... so don't listen to me.
Monday, August 23, 2010
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
White Chocolate Mocha.
Creamy and hot.
$4.50 per cup.
I loathe this new love because it's just unhealthy. On so many levels.
We may have to part soon... tear.
We may have to give up food instead.
I'm for the latter.
Monday, August 16, 2010
I have long since given in to my love for yellow. It snuck up on me and for now, I gravitate towards it. Cheveron printed chair, birch pouch and owl tacks... love these, want them.
Cheery Yellow Chair
Owl Nest Tack Pack
Friday, August 13, 2010
All photos taken from The Pioneer Woman
Happy garlic cooking and watch out for that killer breath.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Monday, August 09, 2010
As you know, I have been consumed with Etsy and while this 'love' last, I see us having a long long future, I thought I'd post a color coded Monday. Monday could always use a pick me up, right?
Tiffany blue is one of my all time favorite colors. So what better color to pick for my first color coded Monday...
Friday, August 06, 2010
Not only has she stolen my heart... my pocket book is emptying quick. ;)
Not being able to fit into newborn clothes just yet (she fits perfectly into preemie clothes except for her long arms), I've held off on buying these elaborate outfits. But I love them! They are all from La Bella Flora and I must win the lottery soon or else I just may being pushing a cart around... at least I'll have a beautifully dressed niece.
I have spent a lot of time on Etsy lately. I could browse through all the categories all. day. long. But what has me hooked is the baby category. Some things I can get but others, like the bottom right headband is way out of my budget, $55 for one. So I'll have to try to make my own version.
The wipey case was purchased this past week, it matches her bedding... how could I not get it?
I'm a sucker for elaborate headbands and will be making some tonight for Rylie's newborn session tomorrow. Sure to be long but I can't wait to photograph her sweet face and post some here.All this going on and on you'd think I was the parent. Loving her is not hard to do... especially when I don't have to stay up all night. I'll leave that to her mommy. ;)
Wednesday, August 04, 2010
I collected mason jars of all sizes before the party and by the time the day came I had a pool table cluttered with jars.
I had a vision in mind of a country, shabby chic party and I wanted pale shabby chic roses but couldn't find them. So I went with a country pale pink mix and loaded up the mason jars.
For the centerpieces, I grouped three different sized mason jars and filled them with flowers. I then took pictures from the maternity session I did for my sister-in-law through Bumble Photography and tied them with ribbon the largest jar.
- BBQ Pork Sliders
- baked beans (my grandmothers decades old recipe)
- Potato Salad (my mom makes the absolute best!)
- Homemade Mac n' Cheese
Tuesday, August 03, 2010
She weighed 5lbs, 13oz - 19" long. She is absolutely beautiful and has a full head of dark brown hair with red and blonde highlights and blue eyes, but we'll see what those turn into.
I photographed the birth and a ton of photos after but I haven't even looked at my photos yet. Things have been a little busy.
Mom and baby are healthy and very happy. Dad is nervous but in love with his new girl. :)
Pictures to come very soon.