Friday, June 24, 2011

The Ivory Vintage Market.....Tomorrow!

This post is for all of you local Vancouverites.....

In case you hadn't heard.....

There's going to be a fabulous eco-conscious, handmade, artisan, mom-preneur, vintage-loving market going on in South Surrey tomorrow!

I know I'll be there :)

To SHOP, of course!

Lots of gorgeous re-purposed vintage furniture from Ivory Vintage Studio...

Custom-made farmhouse tables!...(also Ivory Vintage Studio)

Handmade children's accessories from Pretty in Pink...

Amazing eco-friendly lunch bags and snack sacks from Urban Harmonie...

And many, many more amazing vendors selling all sorts of wonderful goodies!

These three lovely ladies are the creators of this fabulous event...(from the left: Maureen, Michelle and Julie)

Tomorrow....9-4 at the Elgin Hall in South Surrey (just off the Hwy 99 at the Crescent Beach exit)

See you there!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

A little Lemonade stand post....for the first day of SUMMER!

Are you ready for some seriously summery cuteness? ;)

Toby has been begging me to help him set up a lemonade stand for the past week, and the weather just hasn't been good enough to make his "business plan" work too well.

But....we did finally get a really nice, hot afternoon last week, and so we crafted up a little sign (he told me that the lemonade should be 5 cents. "Just because that's how much it costs, ok?" ) :)

So, out we trundled (read: me just about killing myself carrying a table, two chairs and a tray with a glass bottle of lemonade) Ok....stupid move...I know....but we were psyched to get out there.

I got this organic lemonade on sale for $1.49, and was glad that I'd had it stashed in the cupboard because we were out of lemons.

So...there they so excited for their first customer to come along.

They sat.....

and they sat.....

....and sat a little more....

And then our first customer came!!



And seriously....they were ALL BUSINESS. Pouring from a glass jar and getting paid to do it.

What more could little boys want? really...

They did have a few kind souls who came walking along our very quiet road, and stopped for a drink:)

I felt a liiiitle bit cheesy taking pictures of them, though...hah!
So I didn't bother.

At one point, Toby had to go to the washroom, and said " take care of the stand while I'm gone. If there's any customers, you just pour it for them, ok? " Finny said "OK, Boby" :)

Well, they drank the whole bottle of lemonade (minus about 4 very small glasses) in the hour and a half we were out there. 

Nothing quite like some good old-fashioned fun, right? :)

Toby said afterwards..."Lemonade stands are hard work, you know.....POuring....stuff like that. But not as hard as Dada's work...playing on the pecuter all day" :) :)

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Pink Geraniums on a black and white patio

There's just something about pink geraniums that make me happy

They're so bright and summery and "French" :)

It's amazing the difference that flowers make to a patio!

We've been enjoying our deck so much! I love just leaving the doors open, and using it as a part of our house. I love summer!! Now if this weather would just cooperate, that'd be great.

We got a new barbecue, and it's awesome! So so nice to have one that actually works for a change :)

Even the boys loved having their own plant on their little table...


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

A "Clouds, Rain showers and Kites" Baby Boy Shower

Welcome to the world, baby Kade!

This baby shower was in honour of one precious little baby boy, and his beautiful momma (and adorable big brother Jack, of course) :)

It was sort of an impromptu party, so I kept the decorations pretty simple....light and airy and fun :)

I decided to go with a bit of a "cloud" theme....which then escalated into kites as know how it goes...

The cupcakes were a bit of a, maybe I forgot to buy eggs at the grocery store ;)

What're you gonna do?

My inspiration was from here, but sadly, it wasn't quite as successful. Oh win some, you lose some, right?

I made the little "cloud" cupcake picks with stick-down white felt, on top of white card stock.

Just look at this little man.....isn't he just delicious? :)

So perfect, in every way.

And his big brother is in love. Look at those snuggles!!! (and that adorable baby yawn)

While all this cuteness was going on inside.....I peeked outside and found MY boys eating cupcakes :)

They didn't seem to care that they were a flop ;)

Toby got a monumental snuggle from cousin Fenton...and he loved every minute of it!

This is a play-by-play ;)

All in all...a fun morning full of cuteness.


Monday, June 6, 2011

Summer has begun with a day at the fair...and the beach...

Summer is here....summer is HERE!!!

Ok...well, it's still spring, but it'll do for now....we hit 26 degrees in our front driveway on Saturday, and that feels pretty summery to me :)

Last weekend, our little town had its annual "May Days Fair". Toby said "My favourite days is Christmas, Birthdays, Halloween and the FAIR!!!" :) 

He was so excited for a ride on the Ferris Wheel....and chose mama to be his escort. eeeek. I am NOT a fan. Not at all. 

And as it turns out, he wasn't a fan of it either. By the time we were half-way to the top, the poor little man was in full melt-down mode and we had to flag down Dada to have the man get us down off the thing.

Oh my. 

What's life without any commotions, though, right? ;)

(that's us at the very bottom right of the photo)

This was pre-shreaking-meltdown.

But, nothing like a cupcake to make boys smile:)

Armed with his little buddy Owen, Toby was brave enough to ride the "Dragon-coaster" all on his own!! This is a first.

And look at those cute little faces, a little apprehensive while waiting for it to start, and then full of glee once that dragon got moving!

We just couldn't believe that there was not one, but TWO dragon rides at our little fair!! It made one small dragon-lovin' boy very happy.

Nothing quite like riding your own dragon into the sky!

He had so much fun at the fair that we went back 4 times. read that right....4 times in one weekend.


Need I mention that we live somewhat low-key lives? ;) 

On another note...

...I got a new beach bag...

Nothing like a beach bag to inspire a trip to the beach :)

Doesn't it just brighten your day looking at it? $20 at the Gap outlet. 

I'm pretty sure we'll be spending a lot of time here this summer...

The boys were so pre-occupied with the sand, and water, and big logs, that I actually got to relax a litte.


This big piece of drift wood was a source of much adventure. 

It was a skunk nest, then a bunny's burrow, and a rocket at one point....oh the possibilities...

The boys found out that Owen and Hannah were headed to the beach today, and we thought it was a great idea!

The boys had a great time on their obstacle course of large drift wood logs...

And of course, what big brother does....little brother must do also ;)

aww...our little Finny. Such a fun age right now.

Nothing quite like this view of Mt.Baker from my blanket on the beach :)

And I even got a bit of a tan, and much needed vitamin D, to boot!


I hope this summer goes on and on and on...... because we've got lots of beaching to do.

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