I`m not going to promise anything too thrilling here today. I have this thing lately where I feel a little lost when it comes to blogging. Why do I do it? I don`t even know. Do I feel the need to post an online diary? Nope. Do I like attention. Not really. Is it to make a connection with other women? Yeah, that`s part of it. Share my life and my faith in Jesus with others? Yes. I really like the art/self expression part of it, so I`d say that`s a big part of it for me. Likely.
Anymore, it seems like EVERYONE blogs– and I mean everyone. So why do you blog? And do you ever feel a little lost and uninspired like I do right now?
Thank you. Thank you for the nodding heads.
(And I see you with your head shaking in pity.)
Elle`s birthday. G and I woke her up. I was going to stick a BUNCH of balloons and streamers all over her room for her to wake up to. But then Scrooge Mom kicked in, and I lost the urge because I thought of how I`d have to get in the car (too hot out) and drive to Walmart… and also all the work it would be to clean it up.
So we gave her kisses instead, and she said she liked that WAY better anyway. Not really, but pretend.
Laila: A sandwich box for a birthday gift… who`s ever have thunk it! Poor Elle, she seems so happy with it.
We had Elle`s grandma and cousins to the park a block from our house for a party. Yay, for leaving the house alone and taking the mess to the park. We just loaded the red wagon up and hauled `er down…
Party table. Easy just a few trinkets from Target and we’ll call it a party. 🙂
I said before I was going to do a tutorial on her birthday shirt that I– cough!– made. Well, all bragging aside, if you ever make one, make sure the sequins are WASHABLE! Apparently these were not. The first time I washed this shirt all the pretty sequins turned to clear plastic, the color washed off. It looked so horrible and was so sad, that I threw the whole thing in the trash before I could have a chance to be too sad about it.
Out of sight, out of mind.
Ready for the little people.
My mom and sisters…
The little party fun-havers.
~Isaac, Gracie, Elle, Jacinta and Laila~
Tire swing. (Favorite caption ever.)
All the kids looks winded. Like they are just whipped. Now we’ll fill them up with cake and punch– oh, boy.
Our 4 year old Elle, who we love and adore. 🙂
The children playing “Ruth and Boaz”– not really– it`s a candy throw.
Umbrella from Gracie. HAPPY ELLE.
Since we are talking about children, I thought I`d throw a few of my recent thrift store finds on too. If you know me, you know I LOVE kid`s clothes. I would love to be a kid`s designer in my next life. Heaven? Unless we just wear robes…
But anyway. A few “hits” lately made me realize again how much fun thrifting can be.
Red Gap top: $1 @ Other Mothers
White skirt: had since forever
Red Gap shoes: $3 Other Mothers
Red flower pin: $3 Joann Fabrics
Yellow shirt: $3 Other Mothers
Grey skirt: $4 Walmart clearance
Gold Gap shoes: $3 Other Mothers
Headband: $1 clearance at the mall
.50 cent clip-on earring makes a great broach. 🙂 I LOVE to make stuff with old baubles.
Guest room is done! Photos one day when I get one of those round Toits.
Haha, corny joke.
Going camping today for the weekend! Enjoy yours, Jenny