For Father's day, my husband wanted to rent a log cabin in the woods at Devil's Den in Arkansas. It is beautiful and in the middle of no where. We usually, take the kids and hike (well, maybe I don't go hiking, only my husband goes with the girls) and go horseback riding but this year with the baby, I figured I would be stuck in the cabin while my husband was having fun. So, I decided to pack one bag filled to the brim with vintage odds and ends and YES my daughter's Hello Kitty sewing machine. My husband looked at me and said...Lori you are the only one I know that would take a sewing machine to a log cabin. Funny uh? Well, it worked because I had something to do while Lucy took a nap and my poor oldest daughter, Olivia was sick the entire time. She finally felt better on Sunday morning. So in between taking care of a 6 month old and taking care of my sick nine year old, I was able to create one journal filled with some of my favorite photos of my little girls.
Here are a few photos of Devil's Den...isn't it pretty?
I bought this photograph (and a few other things) a while ago and I keep on forgetting to show you. Isn't she lovely? I wonder who she was and I wish I had her dress and flower in her hair....Just look at all of that detail! On the back of the photo said 1915 = 35 years old, no name.
Look at this sweet photo of this adorable little girl....I love how she is sitting. So cute!
I recently participated in a fabric cuff swap with a few friends and I was partnered up with Natasha. Below is the cuff I made for her and I am happy to report, my package safely arrived in Australia.
Well girls....I have to go catch up on the Housewives of NJ. Talk to you soon.
I am happy to report my jounral I have been working on is now complete. It is nice to finish something....I am TERRIBLE for starting journals and not finishing them. Here are the pages in order.
Well there you have....all done. I am off to buy this item on Etsy. Have a great night.
I can't seem to stop making these floral headbands for my girls. Aren't they cute? They sell them at one of the upscale children's shop in town but they are $35.00 each...way to expensive. They are so easy to make. Just go to Walmart or Target and buy the fabric headbands and then (shh don't tell anyone...I like to go to the dollar store to buy their flowers) take a silk floral flower and take it apart and just hot glue (or sew if you like) a couple layers of the flowers to the headband. Then embellish with a vintage button or rhinestones. All of my girls are headed off to a photo session and the theme is turquoise and hot pink. I made these headbands before I went to work (you got to squeeze your crafting in any where you can) and it literally to 5 minutes. Note, my oldest daughter is to sophisticated to wear huge flowers on her head so I embellished her hot pink silk headband with a vintage earring. She is now finally happy.
Wish me luck at 5:30 when I take all of the girls to get their photos taken at once! Have a great day.
I had a couple of packages to send in the mail and they looked a little plain so I decorated the outside of the packages. Don't you just love the image of this woman? I had to add some pink to her cheeks and flower trim on her dress. There is a man who works at the post office who always remembers me because I usually decorate my packages and he always says, now what did you do this time?
I bought a few pretty little things (including this hat above) when I was in Michigan from one of my favorite antique stores in Bay City. I took some photos of the best antique booth (I take photos of the same booth every time I go because it is so pretty) but I was holding Lucy in one arm, pushing a stroller in the other and making sure my other daughter, Lily-Grace wasn't breaking anything. Needless to say....I didn't take many photos. I never get to go antique shopping by myself unless it is on my lunch hour. Oh well, at least I get to go! Here are only a few photos I was able to snap and then I gave up.
Here are a few photos of the goodies I bought back with me.
I am off to finish the rest of the favors for Lily-Grace's bibirthday party tomorrow afternoon.
I am back from vacation and I am happy to say we all survived the long car ride (16 hours) to Michigan. We got home on Monday night about 10:30 and I had to go to work the next day. Can you say tired? I am still trying to get organized at home so that is why this is going to be a quick post. While I was on vacation, I picked these lovely lily of the valley flowers and I think I can still smell their wonderful sent.