Monday, October 22, 2012


I know, I's been a  R E A L L Y  long time since I've posted. I didn't purposely take such a long break, I think it was just a combination of summer coming and my work schedule. It's so hard for me to turn the computer on in the summer when is sunny outside. And although I've had my 8-5 job for quite some time now (just over a year now!), it's still a little different from coming home from pulling a shift at Starbucks, having the whole day ahead of me and blogging at my leisure. Now, I come home, make some dinner and all I want to do is relax before it's time for bed. Not to mention, I haven't really had much to blog about. It's hard because Joe has school/clinicals during the week, which means he's forced to work the weekends, pulling anywhere from 24-36 hour shifts at the fire department. So needless to say, we didn't do much this summer. We did go to Mt. Rainier for a few days, and I made a trip home in August, but for the most part I spent my Saturdays driving all around Spokane going to yard sales & estate sales with Ashley.

Ashley moved here from Florida to be with her boyfriend. Her boyfriend, Mike, happens to be a good friend of mine from high school. Mike moved to Spokane not too long ago, after getting stationed at Fairchild Air Force Base. In May, he ended up getting deployed to Honduras for 5mos...leaving Ashley all alone. Since I was alone on the weekends, it worked out perfect. In short time, Ashley and I became good friends and found we have more in common than moving 2000+ miles away to be with our boyfriends... we have a common passion for finding vintage treasures!
Mike has since returned from deployment and trying to find a day for all four of us to hang out has been tough with all of our schedules, particularly Joe's. But you know Joe isn't going to miss Gonzaga's basketball debut! On Saturday, we all went to Kraziness in the Kennel. We had so much fun hanging out with them... wish we could do it more often!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

baby Londyn Jean -part two

the perfect little box.........for a paper bag album :)






Londyn Jean

Friday, April 27, 2012

baby Londyn Jean -part one

{Baby Shower}

When I threw my friend Rachel a baby shower back in January, I wanted it to match the nursery. The color for the baby's room included dark purple, black, white, grey, and a splash of light green. Decor included black & white damask print, a chandelier for the baby's room, and Rachel was wanting to get a small Eiffel Tower to put on a shelf for decoration. Think Paris... Or Londyn :) (I didn't know that was going to be her name at the time). But I wanted to incorporate all of that into the shower. I made paper tissue pom poms, the ones you see everywhere on pinterest. (They are so easy to make once you get the hang of it!) I included a large Eiffel Tower where guests were to clothespin advice for the parents on Eiffel Tower playing cards that I altered. I made little treat bags and had light food to snack on. Thanks so much to Anna and Tara who helped me with the food and setting up.

In the center of the room there was a table for guests to fill out "advice for the new mommy & daddy": I printed off cards I created, glued them to the back side of a deck of cards (I happened to find playing cards with the Eiffel Tower on them at JoAnne Fabrics for a dollar!), then I punched the edges. It was quick, easy, and cheap, and something Rachel & Nick can always cherish. Once guests filled out the cards they clothes pinned them to the tower. It turned out so cute, I wish I would have gotten an after picture. 
 My gate comes in handy :)
 A little treat for the guests to take and then we played the "clothespin" game, where if you caught someone saying the word baby you stole their clothespin.. the person with the most clothespins in the end won.
A little fill-in-the-blank card I created for guests to fill out. Before Rachel opened gifts we went around the room and each person shared one of their wishes. It was so dearing to hear some of the answers! And I wish I had a picture of Rachel at the shower to share, but once the shower started I didn't take any pictures! :(

Sunday, April 15, 2012

The yummiest game of Scrabble...

A gift from my mom
She knows we love scrabble and Joe loves chocolate.
And although I have an 87:1 scrabble record against Joe (wink, wink), when there's a golden chocolate coin on the stakes for the winner, it's Joe who pulls in with a win this time.

Your turn consisted of five chocolate covered "tiles" at a time, double sided with the option to use either side.

In the end, unwrap and enjoy.