Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Another Birthday...

Monday I turned another year older. Wow, I remember when I was a teenager and I thought people in their 20's were so old and wise. In my 20's, I couldn't wait to be older because I thought the world looked at me and thought me foolish for having so many little kids and I was so young. In my 30's and 40's, I thought 60 was old. Now at 52, I think about my Grandma Beger at 80 and how she was dancing the night away at retirement facilities. I guess "old" is where you are looking at it. I still feel like I am the same person when I was 17 (although far more confident and happy thank goodness). The only real part I don't like about getting older, is how I look physically. I know, I know, I am probably a little too concerned about that but that is my reality. Mostly it is about saggy skin. Oh Well. (my life motto).BUT the most FABULOUS thing about getting older is the amount of family and friends just keeps growing! Yes, some have passed on, yet I know that we will all be together later. I look forward to that. I know it will be Joyous!!!
So thanks you my dear loved family and friends who brought me flowers, gifts, sent me cards, wished me well on facebook, etc. It means so much to me. AND thank you, my fabulous family for always being there for me, telling me you love me and helping me to be the woman I want to be.

So, this sappy (yet heartfelt) thank you ends with another THANK YOU to my husband for getting me a Wii (he thinks it is just another gadget that I want and won't use). I am SORE from dancing last night in my pajamas. I vow to get fit so that I can be like my "older" friends who take their grandchildren show skiing, hiking and whatnot! (again, praying all the stars align...)

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Free Children's Bow Tie Pattern

For my Nephew's wedding in two weeks, my sister wanted all the little boys to wear bow ties. They are hard to find, topping that with needing 8 and in a certain color to match the little girl's dresses proved hard to do. So I looked online for patterns. Some were just too time consuming and I didn't want to order one, so I measured one of my glamson's ties and made up this pattern. I have used so many patterns that fabulous bloggers have shared, so it was time again to reciprocate... Here's my pattern for you to use and/or modify: (Oops! I acidentally put 5"x10" pieces in #1 of the instructions. It should be 5x7 1/2")
My Glamsons all LOVE to wear bow ties. I think they got it from their Glampa... (along with their ears.)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Our Rose Bowl Flea Market Adventure Weekend

I got home last night from a much needed "Girls Get-a-Way" tired but happy. My daughters Kelli and Chelsea along with Lindsey of the design blog Better After and I went to California to bask in the glory of the Rose Bowl Flea Market. We did not get to take my trailer this time so we could only purchase what could fit in Chelsea's mini van. In Pasadena the night before the "BIG DAY", we ATE. We sampled delectable cupcakes from "Dot's" and I had this yummy mini donut. I could go back now just for the extensive eatery options that Old Town Pasadena house.
Once we got to the Flea Market, It was a big change from the last adventure there that we experienced. Instead of record heat, we were a little cold and it sprinkled. It was LOVELY!!!

I really want to get this oven. I need to talk my husband into it.....

This was our stash. Chelsea got the "J" letters, Kelli the "H's" and I got the "S's". I also am thrilled at the fabulous find of this old peddle car/airplane! I'm going to put flowers in the old pails and the tool box will look good on the living room table. I can see it full of greenery for the holidays or a party. I needed to find prizes for my daughters who couldn't come so I found a "paint by numbers" painting for my daughter Brooke and I got some vintage earrings for my daughter Devan to use on her fabulous crystaled objects that she sells on etsy. (Get Stoned By Devan). I'm giving my daughter Hilari the big bracelet shown a few photos down...

We also found some FABULOUS petticoats. You never know when you will need one, so I was thrilled at this purchase! Kelli decided to do some victory celebration twirls while we were loading the car. Notice the empty parking lot. We were die hards that day.
Poor little Pearl just couldn't take the "excitement" any more. She was so good while being schlepped everywhere.
When we got to our second Motel, we were "happy" that it didn't stink like the first one the night before and that the toilet was "sanitized". I was surprised and delighted that they even sanitized the phone! (saving a few dollars isn't all its cracked up to be)
Then when I got into the car to go, I found my seat was "sanitized". Hey, wait a minute... LINDSEY!!!!
Then Monday we were off to the Fashion District in LA. We ventured into Santee Alley and I marveled at these lovelies...
I purchased these fab sandals for $18!

I also got some more bling. Yes, the big bracelet is for you Hilari. I know, I know, I am such a WONDERFUL mother. You can thank me later.

I also got this cool Lobster broach. I just love it!

We had a great time and found some fabulous treasures. Yeah for Flea Markets, they make life much more fun!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Happy Easter!

Yesterday morning, when we went out to watch Daisy find Easter eggs, I had a second to really enjoy the beautiful flowers in the my front yard.

We have some really wonderful rosebushes. They grow and grow and I do nothing...

Here's Daisy running to find the eggs. She opened each one as she found it. She was darling, but it seemed to take her an hour to find 12 eggs!
We watched Conference then went over to my Mother-in-law's for Easter Dinner. There were about 30 kids age 10 and under, and a ton of Adults (along with a smattering of preteens and teenagers. You don't actually SEE them, but they are there...) Hope you all had a Wonderful Easter!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Baby Shower

Today I hosted a baby shower for my friend Leann. In her "younger" days, she was a bit of a punk rock enthusiast. So naturally, the "theme" for the baby shower was "Future Rock Star". I bought these cool guitar silhouettes at Michaels and glued scrapbook paper onto the fronts and cut stars also out of scrapbooking paper.
Thank heavens it is Easter time, as I was able to find blue candy a-plenty!

Congratulations Leann. We all can't wait to meet that new baby!!! Happy Shower!