Monday, August 16, 2010

I Heart Faces - Sunglasses

So i heart faces has their weekly contest and I just had to enter...the theme this week is sunglasses. This is a picture of Sarah McLachlan playing the keyboard at the Lilith Fair this summer. In this photo you can see the reflection of her hands playing on the keyboard, very cool.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Lilith Fair 2010 - Detroit

It's been 15 years since I first heard the angelic voice of Sarah Mclachlan. She is an inspiration and her music has entwined itself into my life. She exudes sensuality, femininity and confidence...all of which I wish I had a bit more of. Best of all she's discovered her true self and what she's good at, not many people can say that. I know I'm still striving to find myself and the only thing I know for sure is that her music belongs in my life.

When my husband told me he had bought us tickets to the Lilith Fair for our anniversary I immediately began counting down the days, for those of you who aren't Sarah fans or at least aren't familiar with her music and such, she's been on a seven year hiatis so I was more then ready for a date night with
my husband Sarah.

Her new cd, Laws of Illusion is just as I would have expected, wonderful. The mix of background music makes you want to jiggle in your seat and her vocals amazing as usual. So when it came time to go to the Lilith Fair I never would have expected to catch Sarah playing keyboard and singing backup for Melissa McClelland so thank goodness my husband elbowed me and said "hey, doesn't that look like...." and sure enough there she was right in front of me the whole time on one of the side stages jamming with another act. Nobody realized it, that's how I weaseled my way right up to the front and got these beautiful pics.

Isn't she just lovely?

Some of the other artists there were Vita Chambers, Melissa McClelland, Chantal Kreviazuk, Miranda Lambert, Suzanne Vega and more. Such a wonderful time.

A dedicated fan,

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Doin' the hop, the blog hop that is...

I've entered Trendy Treehouse's blog hop, check it out! This weeks theme is Faces.

The Trendy Treehouse

i heart faces...above my head

One of my all time favorites, I can't believe I was able to capture it.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Childhood Bedroom Set

This was my childhood bedroom set and one of my first furniture makeovers....

It used to be a cherry finish with brass handles and I distressed it and filled in some of the handle holes with wood filler, then drilled single holes for the oval glass knobs.

I ended up selling it in a garage sale for $30 for both...I was a bit disappointed, at least it covered the money I put into the knobs.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

I Heart Pets

Meet Mable, our beloved family member....
I became her foster mom when she was about 2 years old. She had kennel cough, was under weight and had worms. She was a runner, she would bolt out the door if you weren't careful and would be gone in a flash.

Once she got well it was time to take her back to the shelter so she could be put up for adoption. I made a beautiful sign to hang on her kennel door for prospective adoptees but when I got home that night my husband-to-be and I looked at each other and felt lost. It was like we betrayed her by taking her back.

The next day I flew back to the shelter and asked for the paperwork. She was meant to be with us, I became a foster mother flunkie.

We took her to obedience classes to help with the running, nipping and to hopefully help her get along with other dogs. After much work she became our dream dog. She's so tolerant of our children, she's intimidating enough to keep strangers away (if only they knew she'd fall over on her back for them to rub her belly once they got close) and she's kicked all of her bad habits except for getting along with other dogs.

She's about 9 years old now and has mellowed quite a bit with age. Bits of gray are turning up inside her ears and around her muzzle, and her eyes are beginning to cloud. You can see the soreness in her fluffy body after a run in the park or a long walk. I hope that we've given her as much joy as she's given us and pray for many more wonderful years with her.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Craigslist Find

So I'm working on redecorating my patio. In our family we each get a holiday and since hubby and I are the youngest we pretty much get the easiest of the lot....the 4th. The surrounding cities put on the firework display, there's a water park and lake nearby that we could go to for entertainment and then we have the game of washers, board games, slip and slide, sprinkler and a bbq at our house. Just a good ole' day of summer fun. So to start my patio makeover I found this great chaise on Craigslist, I got it for $20. I'm sooo excited and it's in such great shape.

So the I found this patio set at Home Depot that pretty much matches the chaise and it was on sale...yippie!

This is what my patio looks like now (looking down on it)

And this is the goal:

I'm so open to thoughts and ideas if anyone has any input. :)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Berry Pickin' 2010

We took the girls strawberry picking for the first time over the weekend. It was a beautiful day and they seemed to have a good time (more so when I told them they could have a donut after!). My husband made freezer jam when we got home. He does most of the cooking around here....mainly because he likes it and he does a better job at it then I do. I do the dishes so it evens out.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Celebrating Teens

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Off White

So I went with off-white with some distressing. I just popped this one up on Craigslist in hopes of selling it...I'm trying to build a fund for my patio makeover!

(not a very good) Before:


I'm not thrilled with it due to the fact that the center piece is made of particle board but you never know, it might be someone's dream headboard. We'll find out!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Headboard and Footboard Find

So yesterday was a wonderful day, My hubby took the day off of work so I got to do a little shopping by myself (Bath and Body Works has their antibacterial soaps on sale for $2.25!). My in-laws came over and had dinner with us...they make it a point to come see me on my birthday rain or shine. And for cake, a peanut butter cup ice cream cake adorned my table. Fabulous!

So after the festivities, we loaded into the car and went treasure hunting. That's when I spotted this beauty. Don't know what to do with it yet...either distressed black or off white....but it was the perfect ending to a perfect birthday. :)