Friday, February 19, 2010

Did you know Luke Skywalker wears pink?

Neither did I but my precious boy thinks so.  We have a costume box in the basement and my sister adds things to it so we really have a nice collection to choose from.  Bennett dug in the box and put together this outfit while I was painting upstairs.  He came up and said, "Look Mommy, I'm Luke Skywalker!"  I nearly died laughing while trying to hold it together at the same time and then grabbed my camera before he was off shooting his pretend enemies.
I'm not sure what is underneath the pink poodle skirt but I think it could be a chest shield for a pirate...oh if George Lucas could see this I know it could be in his next sci fi.

He wanted to display his hands too, again, no idea what these are...

Here's Kitt having fun too!  She's made up a game called "Fellow".  Anyone who knows anything about this please fill me in...these kids have quite the imagination!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Trip to the Cousins

My sister and I have a secret shopping place. We call it the "cousins" so no one else finds it. It's really called Tiede's and they are not online so I guess that makes it okay for me to share...hee hee.
It's in tiny town in Nebraska for all those wanting to go.

Here's what you can find at penny prices:

A darling chalkboard with messages to greet guests in the entry way.

An old potato chip holder turned into a perfect photo/postcard display.

Vintage postcards-.50 cents!

Here's my favorite find from this last trip:

A vintage trunk that I made into a coffee table.

It's just the right size, color, and price: $25!
I actually found the idea to use something that looked like this from pottery barn, except their trunk is $1299.00! I think I'll stick to shopping at the cousins.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

V-Day Plans

What are you doing for Valentine's Day? Trent and I are going to a dinner at church. I gave up a volleyball game so I hate to put the pressure on our pastor but, it better be worth it! Sounds crazy, I know. I just don't like missing my volleyball.

(This is my first paper banner I attempted on my own. My sister inspired me from all the paper goodies she makes. I used an old lace tablecloth for the lace behind the letters. It gave it some texture.)