Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Our first hike.....we had FUN!

 It was such a lovely day, sunny and warm.
This was Hidden lake.
We stopped to have a look and then continued on....
 We hiked Skilak Lake......
 It was breathtaking.....
 Lupine here and there....
 This part of the trail was wonderful....
 Mimi stopping to pose.....
 This view was behind our trek up....
 I loved this pair of lonely trees....
 At the top my boys were waiting for us.....
 they loved these gnarled clump of trees....from the winds.
 It was so fun and the company was just over the top wonderful to be with!
 When we got close to the top there were still a few patches of snow
and MUD......not bad though.
It just made it more fun!
 My kids had a blast....and
I hope you all had a splendid day too!

Monday, May 28, 2012

The Lovely Snapdragon....

 I planted some snapdragons and some Dahlias.
this weekend (fingers crossed) I sure hope they make it.
As you all know this gardening thing is new to me but with all 
of your lovely gardens out there as inspiration how can one not want to at least try!!!

I'm going on my first ever hike today with some friends
 I'll take lots pictures and share.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Happy Weekend.....

 Yesterday while the kids all had there friends over, 
It gave me some time to move my plants outside and tinker around
I can't wait to show you how things are greening up!
Mimi picked me these ferns.....and yes the lake was freezing!!!
 This tea pot and tea cup are my neighbors(I just had to share them with you), 
we have a mutual friend who needed to borrow
some for a bridal shower......all mix matched sets.
Its going to be so pretty!
This morning I kept trying to capture the light and to us the most precious green leaves ever after
our super cold and long winter.....they look heavenly!
But after four attempts this is the best.....
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Coffee or Tea?

 I just remembered I never finished sharing a few of the changes in the living room
after I had moved the couch down to the family room.....
 I purchased this sweet little vase....
 The living room has more space and flow with the couch moved out.....
Remember my search for the perfect teapot well a friend found this
fun vintage coffee set at a yard sale......so the search for my big teapot
goes on but I'm now ready for a coffee break!
I loved it....

Kids are out of school now and they have already gone swimming in the lake
I guess summer has arrived!!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The Best Thrifted Make over ever..........

 These Boots are Made for walking........
I don't know if you remember me mentioning that I had found a pair of boots
a while back at the thrift store for $5
My friend offered to paint them like the ones I had seen at Sundance
the ones that were over $500.......
 She sent me a picture of the one thats finished....I'm so excited.
How cute will they be with a dress or jeans.
 With a cute sweater....oh the possibilities!
Heres the back.....Look at that Liberty of London touch!

Can't wait
 I will share them again when there finished and
maybe with me wearing them.....maybe!

Hope your week is off to a great start.....

Monday, May 21, 2012

A little bit of fancy.....

 I found this Beautiful decanter and matching glasses at a yard sale
on Saturday.....
 I thought they were so elegant.....

 and I wanted to share one of my new little teapots and new sweet cup
from a yard sale that a friend found for me....more to come on this!
                         Also on Saturday Mimi got her haircut with her little friend and they were
so sweet to style their hair for them in sweet curls....
we called them our little Taylor Swifts.
I'll finish off with this sweet baby dress....all the little details!

I hope you all had a great weekend......

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Sunday in Alaska....

 These wonderful pictures I'm sharing are from my friend Emma's
recent trip to Homer last weekend.
 and I thought that you would enjoy them as much as I did.
 Homer has always been one of my favorite places in Alaska.

 Young Eagle that found a snack...

 who will soon look as majestic as this one.
 The harbor
 I can't wait to share my teapot story with you next week.

I went on a field trip Friday to the pool with Mimi's class
and she had a friend spend the night. 
Oh my how busy they are from one project to another.
I'm excited on Saturday we found 2 more Barbie car for a quarter
so hopefully no more squabbles over Barbie getting her own car!!!

There are only 3 more days of school and Tuesday is my last field trip 
and I told Mimi's teacher I'll say my goodbyes because Wednesday
is my last day of freedom.....oh how shall I spend it!!

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

I'm wanting a Teapot....but which one?

 Lately on my mind has been teapots.....
and so the search began.
 about a month ago
 for just the right one......

 I have been scouring the thrift shops
 and garage sales, along with our local stores.
 but none have made the cut so far.
 These are all welcome home with me though.
I think the search is the most fun
don't you?

Whats on your list?

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Thrift Treasures Part Two

 I loved these vanity jars that I found last Friday at a yard sale....
 Along with this little blue dish and travel case.......It had been my neighbors mothers
and knowing that it had been Marge's means even more to me.
 this sweet little head vase.
 I loved this tray, how cute is she!
 I found this candle holder, which I can see having a new life
in red, maybe blue!
 I picked this up for the cute white frame
 but the collage is kind of growing on me......
 I found this vintage dress for a $1

 This lovely old bucket.....
And last but not least this lovely milk glass hobnail dish
with this silver plated coffee container.....It looks so pretty with
my enamelware.

Today I went for a walk with a friend and we ran into moose, moose, more moose.
right now with the trees just starting to bud  they blend in so well.
They didn't give us any trouble I just wished I had brought my camera.

Hope your week is full of sunny weather and happy meetings!

I'm playing along today over at
Ivy and Elephants
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