Thursday, August 27, 2009

Take me out to the Ballgame

Our town now has a minor league baseball team and we took the kids to a game last week. The weather was perfect! It was a perfect, breezy, autumn-like night. The kids enjoyed cotton candy; and they loved the "jumpies" they had there for them. The minor league games seem more family oriented and low key. I can't wait to go back; we had a great time.

This was Brayden's first baseball game. He loved watching all the lights and people. He is such a crazy little guy!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Two sweet blue jars

Can you believe I found these two beautiful blue jars at two different places last week? I got one at my favorite antique store for $3.50 and the second at a garage sale for $1.00. The date on them is 1912.
I just LOVE the color and they are such a pretty pair! I think I am going to use them as candle sconces on the wall either in my foyer or in my bedroom, but for now, this is where they are living...
I put this cute little tag on this one with some roses in it from my backyard. My talented, crafty friend, Elise, showed me how to make these tags and cut out some shapes for me using her handy Cricut ( is anyone doing a giveaway for one of those?). It is such a handy little tool. This is one of my first tags I did.

I put some birdseed and a tealight in the bottom of the other one and put it on the mantle. It looks great with the blue shutter that is up there.

My little girl helped me trim the leaves off the roses and we put them in the jar in the sunroom. She is such a good helper and was a very good sport about the thorns!

These roses in the pretty blue jar make me smile when I look out the window at them. This window is right behind my breakfast area. I feel like I spend SO much time in the kitchen preparing food and cleaning it up that it is nice to have something to take my mind off of those "mundane" tasks! It's the simple things in life, right?