Thursday, April 30, 2009

that's my boy!

Last night, Young Boy had the karate-belt-test of a lifetime. He had to spar every student in his class (which was 21!) for 2 minutes each. Sounds easy...but oh no, I assure you...the child FOUGHT for an hour straight. It was kinda like our very own Rocky movie!

We're all super-proud of you, my Green Belt! Love you!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

happy spring!

1/2 price flowers from Hobby Lobby. Fifteen dollars.

1/2 price grapevine thingy from Hobby Lobby. Three dollars.

Fancy faux flowers to spring-i-fy the old milkhouse. Priceless.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

i wonder where...

Some new goodies up on etsy. Going through vintage finds always makes me wonder...I wonder whose button box these came from?

or who's little baby was this first given to?

It makes me happy that these things will find a new home and be enjoyed once again.
Happy Spring day!

Monday, April 13, 2009

reminders of faith

I've always strived to keep my work-life private...try not to mix it with my personal life. But sometimes, like today, it crosses over a little.

Today, someone that I respect & admire very much resigned at our workplace. Yep, it's happened before...I've loved and enjoyed lots of folks that I've worked with over the years. But today, it rattled me. Guess it might be all those nice folks that've moved on, compounded into this one event.

This gal is smart, sweet, super-creative...loves dogs, fabric, paper, people & blogs. Her attention to detail is amazing and she spreads sunshine, literally, everywhere she goes.

She came in this afternoon and closed my door and said that she wanted to tell me before I got "the" email announcing it. She said that she'd been praying about it and that she had to honor her heart. She's going...and soul-searching to find her dream, her passion and she has full faith that God's gonna show her her path...and I'm certain He's got big plans for her.

I don't know if she even reads this blog, but if you do...M, you'll be missed. Very much. Find your dream and thanks for being you.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Friday, April 10, 2009

pick a card, any card

Right out of the old-school auction last weekend, check out these super-cool vintage flashcards! The images are great and if you like old paper, you're gonna love these!
(And yes, please pardon the shameless plug.)

Thursday, April 9, 2009

someone's 29 again!

Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday to sah-weet sees-ter!
Happy Birthday to you!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

american idol

Yep, I'm sure he'd be tickled to know that this 41-yr. old has a little crush on him. Good golly, he's a cutie. Go Danny!

(Photo borrowed from the American Idol site.)

Sunday, April 5, 2009

old school

Literally, MY old school...and my parents' old school. My mom & dad went to high school in this building and I went to Kindergarten there.

Up until a few months ago, kids were still attending elementary school in this building, but a new building's been built and they're tearing down the old one. They opened up the "old school" this weekend for folks to come in and say goodbye and to have the opportunity to buy a little piece of history.

Such an iconic school building. It was a wonderful opportunity to see so many people from our community talking about all of the memories they had there.

Even my Kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Blumenschein was there!

During the last days in the building, they let the kids write on the walls, which was pretty fun to read their messages.

Jeff, a friend of the family, was the auctioneer and that's my dad holding up the sign & trophy.

Goodbye old'll be missed.

Saturday, April 4, 2009


Happy Birthday, Gran'mom! We all miss you so much.