Friday, July 10, 2009

Friends for Life !

Sitting poolside watching my youngest play with her friend, I was truly taken back. Her little friends mom is one of my best friends. I have known my friend since she was 4.

Its amazing to watch our two girls giggle and play. Act out plays and sing songs to the top of their lungs. All things that their mommies used to do believe it or not. Watching them is like seeing myself and my friend together so many years ago. Where does time go?

Not having a care in the world. Telling secrets and not worrying about it turning into gossip. Singing and not caring what it sounded like or caring who we were annoying. Doing anything for a laugh, even if it didnt make sense or wasnt even funny.

Oh cherish the moments of laughter, giggles and the crazy singing !

Even when they look like this! *wink*

From the Garden to my friends counter top

Recently we celebrated the LOVED 4th of July. Every year we gather at a friends house to swim and BBQ to later enjoy the snap, crackle and pops of the great fireworks. I grabbed what flowers were available in the garden and took them as a "thank you" to my friend. This year we had some fabulous red roses that smelled like no others. They were amazing! We added some white daisy's as well as some "blue" flowers from a shrub under the window. Something small, yet so pretty! Oh and that cake...simply YUMMY, triple chocolate chunk with Fluffy white frosting. So, so bad !

What a find !

So, I ventured out today to head over to a friends garage sale. Her daughter made the cheer squad for the local High School. I thought I would support if I could. We walked away with a little car for the daycare room. BUT, the fun was only to begin on the way home. See we live on one of the oldest streets in Medford. There is this house down the road that is set back and has the cutest yard. I have always wanted to go take a peek. Well today was my day! YARD SALE ! Yipee. We unloaded again and walked in. Lots of old things, cherished items at one point. Then I found this cute little basket. It was $6.00 but I had to have was screaming "take me home" !
Not so sure what or where this little guy will go, but isnt it just cute ! The gentleman that sold it to me said, "oh that was mine, it is very old" He wasnt sure just how old, but by the looks of him being the sweet old grandpa he was...I am sure he wasnt telling a story just to sell it ! Where oh where will my little basket go?

Lil Ms. Zebra... Out...Ms. Sassy Roxy ... IN !

So earlier I posted a picture of the cutest Zebra bedding that my little one and I adored. I was going to "re" create it..but then realized I own NO SEWING machine. Bummer ! So, we went out a lookin .. We found the Cutest Roxy bed in a bag for an AMAZING price.

It has the "surfer" look that we LOVE being that we are from California and Long to go back "home" one day.
The walls were already a "cafe" color, which at first I thought needed a new color..but once the bedding was on...I actually liked it. So, we decided to paint the headboard and shelve. So, off I went to look for the perfect color. With NO luck, cause I am too darn picky.. I made it over to the spray I found the perfect color. Krylon, satin finish~brushed metallic~Champagne Nouveau. LOVE IT ! It just does something to the room. Not too much pink and softens the browns. We pulled all the books out of the "reading closet" and made a reading corner. Its so darn cute and now I can manage the books and keep them nice and tidey instead of just shutting the closet door with hopes of picking them up later. The tin buckets used to hold ivey and getber daisy's but didnt match the "ocean"type theme so we lowered them and are using them for additional books. We have a little bookworm in our house ! The old window is used with chalkboard clothespins to hold all those cute little pictures of that sweet little girl when she was little.
The table was sprayed with the same paint used for the headboard and shelf. Although in this picture the chairs were not done yet, I have to say its all done now. The gigantic poster hanging is one that was done when on a model shoot a few years ago. It hung in the store for a few years. We later inherited it and its been rolled sitting in the corner. It was just too cute to unroll every once in a while, so we hung her up ! So, with many more photos to take of other little details this will have to do for now. Stay tuned for updates.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Professional Photos

Recently we finished our year of Dance with Fusion Dance Center located here in Medford, Oregon. In between the photo shoot at the studio for the group shots my kids were captured by not only a friend but an awesome photographer here in our area. Focused UP Photography by Mike Williams. He captures the greatest shots of individuals in motions as well as still. I am so amazed at the detail of their little faces, and poses. These are definitely photos I will cherish for many many years !