HAPPY BIRTHDAY ZOEY….my baby turned 2. i just can’t believe it. she is sugar and spice and almost everything nice. my friend amber made this adorable cake and it’s almost true. hee hee. i think zoey is more spice than sugar, but hey…she is 2! two! oh two….how fun. lots of meltdowns and ‘mine’ fits. i can’t wait. what an independent age. bye bye baby….hello little girl.
now my house is covered in crumbs, cake sprinkles, baby play things, dress up shoes, potato chip crumbles, sticky punch and lots and lots of cups and dishes. what a party. i kept it really small. just a couple of friends. it’s easier that way and the kids play together better. we had a blast!! there is silly string all over my backyard, play sand everywhere, little toys all over the ground, lots of bikes and riding toys covering the lawn, and bouncy balls all over the grass. fun times for all…especially for mom who has the honor of cleaning it all up!!! hee hee. it was totally worth it.
as if sunday wasn’t busy enough…saturday was hurricane junking day. i drove 25 miles thru the out of gas signs, wind and rain and livestock to spend the day at a friends house…my friend cindy who moved here from germany. she’s a junker and a crafter with lots of talent and an eye for the unusual. she’s an out of the box thinker and she sold me a ton of great stuff for the booth, projects and collections. she’s also the queen of too many pretty vintage dishes!!!! cute plates galore!!!! thanks cindy for all the great stuff!! you can check out her booth at belton market days this saturday. she’s be the one with all the cute cutting board projects, great old linens, lamps, vintage collage in a jar projects, tons of cute vintage smalls, old shutters and window sashes, glassware, transferware, the most fabulous shabby furniture and tons of other cute cottage goodies. oh….yes…and to die for handmade pillows too. check her out!!!
here is awesome idea. she couldn’t put plates in her yard…too high maintenance…so she decided to put plates on hangers and put them on a fence around her flowerbed. how fabulous is this????
as is those dishes weren’t enough…how bout some more??????????
these are things she took out of her yard because of the hurricane. lovely vintage water cans…..
a windchime she made from neat old letters and an old bowl and beads……
some goodies i got from her…old window frames, glass lamp, birdcage….linens and other smalls. sooo cute.
okay…am i a bad mom??? arek loves to play with cornstarch. don’t ask. he calls it quicksand and mixes it up in a pan and sticks his little toys in there so they can get stuck in the muck. it’s a 69 cent project for the kids that gives me an hour of ‘free’ time. they played with this stuff like they were at the circus. they mixed zoey’s pink play sand in with the ‘muck’ and had a blast.
mom…i want an xbox…i want a olympic size swimming pool….i want a new laptop….i want a new bike….i want nintendo….i want a barbie jeep….wait…..WE WANT A PAN OF MUCK. thanks mom. what kind of parent lets their kids do this????? they love it. i call it science to justify the mess and obscurity of it all….
you all take care. you fellow texan bloggers hang in there. i’m thinking about you all and i hope you didn’t take too much of a hit from ike. we were very, very lucky this time.