Monday, July 26, 2010

So So Sorry, and Frustrated

Oh, my friends, I am so sorry for the lack of updates! It's not that I don't want to, I really have been trying. The Nikon Transfer application which enables me to upload my pictures to my computer has some sort of bug, and nothing is helping! I can't upload any pictures and it is incredibly frustrating. My next move is a total back up of my files followed by a complete restoration to factory, then a complete reinstall of all my programs.... LAME!
So, some of things I've been wanting to share
-some recent vintage finds
-the super cute decorations we are amassing for Celeste's bday
-the sod we decided to lay in the back yard because the seed went no where!
-the new pup we inherited since my BFF is moving and can't take her
-Celeste playing in the sand and enjoying her summer
-Celeste's first day of first grade

...and numerous other things that I can't remember at the moment because it has been so long since I have been able to take a picture and post it!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Now this is Camping

Oh how lovely it would be to spend a week in the serene forest,hiking new trails and swimming in the hidden mountain lakes. I saw these gorgeous picture of a campground on an island off the coast of France, I'm in love! How vintage and romantic it is, how amazing it would be to create this wonderful outdoor space for a summer vacation! Camping is not in our budget this year, we have zero equipment and no money to start collecting, but I have been dying to go, and this really fuels my fire.
Celeste is six next month and she has never been camping. I really want to expose her to this, because some of my fondest memories as a child are of our family camping vacations. To wake up to eggs cooking over the fire. To sit in the brisk morning air waiting for my dad to gather all his fishing equipment to hike down to the lake. To listen to my dad yell that we scare the fish by playing in the water, okay well you get the idea, it was a blast!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Before and After: Patio Set

We picked this weathered patio set up from a garage sale for $100. The table has a leaf that folds inside the table, four chairs, and a bench. Backyard BBQ time! Unfortunately, our grass seed is struggling, so don't mind the barren landscape...


Thursday, July 8, 2010

Some Minor Hiccups

I've been an incredible slacker here lately, I was getting good at updating consistently (for about a week ;), then I went on vacation, and now my excuse is a total lack of proper time management. It has been in the upper 90's to 100's here and well I feel like I lose all motivation after work. I love to share updated photos in my posts, but my computer is hassling me (hiccup #1) and I have to reinstall the program, but when I'm on the computer I only feel like being online! Then there was the lovely bathroom incident which has led into an unexpected project (hiccup #2). We are hanging shelves,pretty much everywhere, and one I got a great deal on, a chrome train-rack style is what the box says, I was so-so on the idea, thought it was big, but when the price dropped from $40 to $10 I picked it up. So we took down the towel rack above the toilet (where I wanted the shelf) filled in the holes and held it on the wall so I could  find it's proper place. "Nope" I say, "it's too much for this wall, put it on the opposite wall" So we do. We take down the other towel rack, fill in the holes, drill holes for the new rack and hang it. I come into the bathroom. Ughh, I hate it, it is far too large for our small bathroom, take it down! And now we are left with no towel racks and lots of holes, time for the wainscoting I hadn't thought of going forward with anytime soon. And no more towel racks, just hooks!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

My lateset Obsession...

...ahem, I mean collection....

Old glass bottles! I just love the way the light shines through the colored glass of these little beauties.And since I am doing my office/art studio/ scrap space in the colors of teal and purple they make a lovely additon to my decor. I have some old clear glass bottles that I found in the middle of nowwhere when I was a kid, and I've always admired glass bottles in thrift stores but I have never picked them up. When we were in Montana I visited some thrift and antique stores and decided to start my collection (obsession) since the vintage glass seemed plentiful.
With some recent purchases I have also begun amassing a vintage cookware and glassware collection, I will post pics of these later...-XO


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