31 July 2008
i'll be adding these five beautiful trays to my shop later tonight.
i love these trays displayed all together. such bright and fun colors and patterns. sure to look good for all the summer entertaining you'll do. if you see one you like be sure and check out my shop later today. these are one of a kind and i do not make duplicates.
cheers to summer living!
i love the mix of paper i used for these trays. lots of creams, browns and some blues. they remind me of summer....sandy beach and blue ocean water.
if you're in the kansas city area, head over to Now & Then and add one of these beauties to your summer decor.
so this example i placed 3 red apples with the tray. i love it! i love the splash of red with the black and white zebra print.
here is another example. this one has a glass bottle with a hydrangea bloom in it.
such a fun way to display a tray, and still have it easy access when you actually need to use it as a tray. this tray is for sale in my shop. i'll have to make another one for myself (keeping my fingers crossed that i can get my hands on another piece of that paper!) and if not, i'm sure i'll have another favorite within the next batch of trays i make.
27 July 2008
25 July 2008
i set up this display on my front entry table. the pink tutu i just love! and when it came in the mail it looked so small to me. so even though my 2 year old model is a boy....i put this on him to see how it fit. oh my goodness does he look adorable with his curly hair and a tutu on. i will not post the photo here, but you can bet i'll hold onto it for those college days when i might need some ammunition. ;) back to the shower.... so the tutu is part of the display, but also one of my gifts to her. the glass bowl is filled with homemade star sugar cookies and double as party favors. my friend has stars in the nursery so this was my way of pulling in another special touch for her.
the friend that co-hosted with me made some fabulous brunch food. oh my goodness was it ever so good! not sure why i didn't get a photo of it, but mark my words it was out of this world yummy! i made this cake for the dessert. you line a spring form pan with sliced up ice-cream sandwiches. it has a oreo cookie base and strawberry and vanilla frozen yogurt filled the center. whipped cream on top with broken cookie bits. perfect for the warm day outside that it was.
i had fun setting the table out on the patio. i purchased silver plastic chargers from big lots for a mere buck fifty and then spray painted them green to match colors we were using. orange and blue napkins and each napkin ring had a flower tucked in for more pink! paper lanterns added to the festive atmosphere. it was a delightful brunch with good food and good friends.
floral arrangement on the buffet. roses were store bought and all other flowers and greens came from my garden that morning. a photo frame i painted to match the color scheme and a cute photo of my dear friend and her adorable daughter. i am so extremely happy for my friend. she has been blessed in many ways and has a bright, fun, lots of hugs and kisses future ahead of her. *swak* i love you C!
18 July 2008
i am honored to have been chosen for centerpiece of the month by Sandi over at the whistlestop cafe. wow! i've never been chosen for anything....what a fantastic surprise! she chose my fourth of july centerpiece with it's baseball theme. and i wasn't the only one...check out her blog for some other fun july centerpieces! you made my day.... thank you Sandi!!
06 July 2008
05 July 2008
i love constant change.
usually it's repainting a room, rearanging furniture, building something, or changing the decor of my house.
but this time changing of just the blog header wasn't doing it for me...i changed the background too. which then switched what was on the left over to the right.
and i usually use browns, creams and blacks. these colors are in my house, in my wardrobe and usually trickles over to my blog. but not this time. this time i picked the white background and did bright colors in the blog header.
i love color but have a hard time living with it for some reason. but i'll try this for awhile, it seems appropriate for summer, and when i get sick of it...which will probably be sooner than later, i'll just change it again.
02 July 2008
01 July 2008
cooper spotted this kitty taking a drink of water out of a bucket.
so many nice paths to walk on. this was the first time we've been this year and even though we took the stroller, cooper wanted to walk with his big brother. and was always grabbing for his hand to hold....how cute is that?!
walking under a covered arbor.
this path is one of our favorites on a hot day. it's mostly shaded and it's also home to the butterfly garden. large wind chimes also hang in the trees and on a windy day, this is a beautiful place to walk, sit, enjoy.
a space for petting goats. these goats are medium in size and maguire recognized that they had really grown since our visit to the farmstead last year.
i've always loved this little white house with it's manicured gardens.
every year there is a new feature at the farmstead. last year a 5,000 square foot dairy barn was added. it is so beautiful and is home to several cows and a milking station. they also have a theatre in the barn and a place to buy snacks and drinks. maguire was checking out this map to see where we still needed to go.horse drawn wagon rides, pulled by draft horses, through the woods is a fun event.
the tractor attraction was added a couple of years ago. it's always a favorite and this year cooper was big enough to climb up on a tractor. i pushed him around the path while maguire tried to race us.
there are so many other things to do and see at the farmstead. you'll have to visit it to see the rest. you can easily spend all day here. there is also a playground and a small water feature that we cool off in afterward. then we head home and can't wait for our next visit. the farmstead is also a great place for birthday parties and family gatherings. check out the farmstead website for all the details. oh and did i mention that admission to the farmstead is ....FREE! we always put $10 into the donation barn. there are lots of other donation and volunteer opportunities from buying bricks to line paths, benches and swings, or buying butterfly houses in the butterfly garden. such a great place and so amazing that it's put together by volunteers and donations. check out the farmstead for yourself, you won't be disappointed!