Friday, April 29, 2011

diy first birthday decor...

if you know one thing about me you should know
i love party planning!
any type really but esp birthdays.
in march the twins turned one which is a big birthday deal.
there mom and dad wanted a low key party because they had so many folks coming.

the first idea i had was this banner i made from brown grocery bags
i taped them on yellow yarn and it was a big hit!

i think this was my favorite idea.
this hung on their front door and greeted the party guests.
i read it like this alexander & sebastain are one!
i posted the pictures on fun craft paper then put all the pieces on a thick ribbon.

this was the most time consuming but i felt a must have.
little yellow and blue ones for the cupcakes.
also i baked all 50 of the cupcakes w/help from the hen man.

this is just one of the eight windows that a clothes line of pictures is on.
i say is because their moma liked it so much she is leaving them up for a while.
yay cute!!
so i did themed windows the one be low is tiny newborn.
there is also a window of sleeping friends.
which has the friends and family members taking naps w/the boys.
as you can see i used clothes pins and yarn for this.

these one onesies turned out way awesome.
they weren't identical the one below is navy blue and orange [war eagle] ;)
the other was brown and baby blue.
these boys will probably wear these babies for a few more months.
[fyi for his party he did wear pants, i know you were worried]

then for their gift i made them silhouettes of each of the boys.
i will do a separate post for those. :)
i love that their mom just let me do whatever and she loved all of it!

the other decor i did was display their bday cards
all over the entertainment center.
i also picked up 12 balloons for the kiddos at the party to take home.


Sunday, April 24, 2011

happy resurrection sunday/easter!

the cooper bunny would like to wish you a happy happy easter! :)
during easter i often miss my family.
it is such a big celebration & i just feel it is a time to be with family.
however today was busy & fun
shea preached at the 7am sunrise service & in my opinion did grrreat!
then we had a breakfast at church at 9
then shea did the 11 o'clock service while i read & rested.
then we went to lunch at our friends house with a group of folks.
i will admit in our house we give easter baskets.
i think it is helpful so when we have kids it will be something we've always done.
i think for next easter we will hide eggs around the house for one another.
i miss hunting easter eggs!

when thinking about easter it is amazing the blessing we have as Christians
to be given a gift like Jesus death & resurrection.
so today i am thinking of the other blessings the Lord has given our family.

•having amazing loving family.
•working a job i love for people i love.
•living in a city & being kept safe daily.
•a great group of friends that are always loving.
•down time when shea & i get to just be together.
•the constant challenges in our faith that help us grow.
•the time and ability to create & be creative.

these are just a few of the ways we are blessed but man the Lord has been good to us.
He is Risen! i am so thankful!!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

my little goodies...

ok. so here are some of my antiques i have acquired.

this is one of my favs. my hedgehog planter.
i found at an flea market for .50.
random but precious!

this was a killer find.
i got these two cans that are full of circular puzzles.
i found the three of these at a yard sale for $1 a piece.
the lady i bought them from was like these i prob worth something...
you should take them to the antiques road show. [awesome!]
on the left is an andy warhol then a woodstock on the right.
also there is a third can that is a bee hive. i gave it to my baby sister.

i found the middle planter on the side of the road.
i found the candle sticks at a mississippi flea market for $2
my goal is to collect yellow glass as pieces to display all together as set one day.

these awesome books about sewing i found for $1 each at construction junction in the burgh.
the red book doesn't have a date in it but the pictures inside are 50s looking.
then the yellow book is from 1922.

welp ya'll i hope you loved a peek into my collection.
also all photography was done by shea cole.
he had a blast!

Saturday, April 2, 2011


welp the flea market antique sale was a flop and here's why.
the weather was super cold, extremely windy & they were calling for snow.
there was about 15 vendors there when it is usually 50+.
they also starting packing up at 10am after getting there at 8am.
to their credit. they had some unique amazing antiques.
i will go back but not until may.

so due to no newbies to blog about i'll show some of my favs.

one. this amazing lockit that i love.
two. this dress. the shape & style wow.
three. old books. oh geez my new obsession.
four. this arty bright card set.
five. vintage pittsburgh, awesome! go bucs!

i hope this post was fun.
i am planning on getting pictures of some of our other little vintage items soon.
so stay tuned.
also we are headed to hunt some estate sales. fingers crossed for treasures. :)