Monday, September 26, 2011

The Puppy Tooth Fairy?

Last night Silver, our puppy, lost a tooth and we actually found it.
Seanna decided that she should leave it for the tooth fairy.
So she put the tooth in her fairy and left it on the bathroom counter.
(We leave our teeth in the bathroom because the fairy that visits our house
 leaves such a big mess with her "dust")
This is what Silver and the kids found this morning ...

Silver loved her dog bone with peanut butter and sprinkles on top ...
YUMMMY. And the kids loved the BIG "dust" that
the fairy leaves for puppies.

Friday, September 23, 2011

What an honor ..

I was asked to do the photography for a dear friends wedding. I was so nervous.
I now know why my favorite wedding photographers don't go alone and have lots of "helpers" -
I just couldn't get all of the angles I wanted by myself.
It was a beautiful day filled with lots of love.

But the beautiful bride loves her photos and that's all that matters at the end of the day.

And besides there is NO greater "treasure" than Love.

Everyone loves to find a "treasure" ...

That was apparent at the Deepwood Vintage Flea Market this past weekend.
The crowd was steady Friday night as well as all day Saturday.
Here are a few photos of our booth and some of our handcrafted "treasures".

I hereby crown my partner, Amy - queen of packing - only inches to spare.

It was such a fun show to be a part of. I can hardly wait for the next one .. although I'm a little sad we'll just be dropping our stuff off at that one, it's so fun to hear what everyone has to say while looking at our "treasures".

Cutting the Apron Strings

Why are cutting those apron strings so hard?

It's been three full weeks since Seanna and Caleb started First Grade and boy has it been rough.
First grade is a whole new ball game - longer days, more responsibility, more homework, etc.
Both of the kids had a really hard time for the first few weeks and my boy is still having a hard time in the mornings. 
Yet, again, this morning I pried him off of my leg and handed him to his teacher, breaks my heart.
The teacher assures me that he's fine within 5 minutes and does awesome all day - but it sure is hard.
It was so much nicer when they were little and all I had to worry about was keeping them safe in our house - at least then I knew what I was up against.

Silver loves to take the kids to school -
she is my "magic trick"
for getting them ready on time.

The End

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Deepwood Vintage Flea Market ... SOON.

The clock is ticking and I'm frantically trying to get all of my treasures ready.
My special friend Amy, of Living a Radical Life, and I are so excited for our second show.
Come on out and join us for lots of treats and "treasures".

 Dream Banner

Burlap wreath by Amy



Burlap table runner by Amy

Fall Banner

mini notebooks

Harvest Banner by Amy

We hope to see you there.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

I learned a LOT last month ...

I learned that it takes a LOT of work to be a vendor at one my favorite flea market shows.
My dear friend, Amy, and I had our first booth at Molly Mo's - what an experience. We were in "hurricane alley" - no, really - that's what the other vendors called it. It was SO windy. We had to bungee down our canopy and literally tie down our backdrop to the legs. We got everything set up and were ready to head home when "CRASH" - the canopy literally snapped. Both front legs broke.
I learned that other vendors are the kindest people.
Several of the other vendors ran over to help, some we had met and some we hadn't. They literally "held us up" while we untied our treasures and undid
the backdrop so that we could get the broken tent out of the way. Many thanks, a few hours, and a nice cold beer later we had a new canopy and a new, better look.
I learned that even though people love your art they may not buy it.
It was so fun to listen to everyone comment as they walked into our space and it was so fun to watch what people bought. Totally surprised me.
I learned that even though the first time was a lot of work I'm ready for another go at it. After all
the backdrop is made, we have inventory to start with and we're not the "virgin vendors" anymore.

... and by my beautiful children


I love the outdoor sink,
I think that may be Jim's next project