Thursday, December 30, 2010

Thrifty Thursday

Tomorrow is the big day! 
We get to move into our space at the Redlands Galleria!

Kyle is going to start painting and removing the one million holes in the walls, while I spray paint shelves and tag our vintage goodies.

Vintage pieces I've really grown to love.

I feel like a foster parent who has fallen in love and now they have to leave to go to their forever home.

As I tag everything tonight I'll take a few photos so that you can see a few of the them. 

It's really exciting, ya know! 

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Wednesday Tip

Ladies, today we are talking makeup.

And how to give your face a quick lift and cover your under eye circles. 
Secret tricks! 

And I am showing you the brutal truth...
me without foundation! It's scary! And I've warned you.

This is me before: (and meet my major under eye circles!)

First step: 
Use your concealer and draw a triangle. Start at the corner of your eye, to the corner of your nostril and back to the corner of your eye again. 

Step two
Blend in your triangle. Blending your concealer upwards (always upwards).

Step three: Set with powder. 

Step four
Finish with your everyday makeup and your done!

It's like magic.
Reason # 111 why makeup is so good. 

Happy Wednesday!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Jingle Bells

Well Christmas is over,
and it was a really good one.

We travel the roads like mad men for 3 days straight going from one house to the next: visiting, opening, eating, laughing, cooking...and being dead dog tired.

This year kyle & I decided since we are opening the shop (in 6 days eeeeee!!!), that we'd focus on that instead of gifts to each other (ugh! priorities)...


we ended up getting each other a lil' something...

- like a new tripod. Helloooooo, family photos takin' with ease! 

- My gift to kyle...a hand drawn photo of the 2 of us. It makes me smile. 

- His gift to me...a china cabinet! Yay!
Since I lost the one on eBay, he found me a replacement for a third of the price! Picker of the year award goes to Kyle Fisher.

- AND the best gift were these sweet faces on Christmas morning!!
I love these characters & their sweet morning eyes! 

I hope you all had a great Christmas!

the fishers

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Blue Chair

We had a yard sale and decided it was time to sell our baby rocking chair. In a small house, you really need to keep to the necessities, I'm learning. 

Although, I knew it was time to let it go, I was really sad to see it packed up and sent off. 
I rocked my sweet boys in that chair, ya know. 
Late nights, early mornings... rocking, feeding, singing, loving & bonding... all held up in this blue rocking chair my mom bought for me when Brandon was born. 

So  we snapped a few last minute shots of them all sitting in it together. 

Monday, December 20, 2010

Good things beside this bad weather...

1) The hubs finally decided to take a vacation! Today we thrifted, ate sandwiches, took a's nice having him around all day. 

2) I won my first giveaway!!!!! 
Danielle from Sometimes Sweet had an amazing Christmas giveaway and I entered before bed last night. And when I woke up I had a text from a friend that I won! It was like Christmas morning.

Thanks Danielle!!! I can't wait for my treasures to arrive! 

3) I finally finished all my sewing projects for Christmas!! 

4) On a not so good note, our washer broke today. Well actually started smoking, right as I started laundry. Looks like a new washer is on my Christmas list this year. 

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Big time Xmas Show

Ayden had his 1st Christmas Show at his school on Saturday.

and he looked pretty darn handsome.
and he told you too.
This boy does not lack in self confidence.

He did great.
His school is SO good.
Words can't even express how much I love this place.

It's funny how a sweet lil' Christmas song,
sung by your sweet boy on a stage
makes you so incredibly excited.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Thrifty Thursday

Big beautiful vintage sunglasses
and a Smith Corona typewriter.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


Today was a rough one.
By 9:30 am I was begging for it to be over.

Ayden broke one of my favorite glasses.
Which can't be replaced.
And glass shattered everywhere.
Lucas was screaming.
I had enough dishes in my sink to circle the planet.

Laundry was everywhere.
Glass was everywhere.
I grabbed Ayden (he was on the counter) & told him to go to his room. 

He yelled at me & told me that "You're a bad mommy."

>>>? Those words are so hard to hear, even though I know he doesn't mean it. 

Then it was Lucas's turn.
You see some serious bad habits have been formed with my baby boy.
Not entirely his fault.
Partly mine, and partly because our house just doesn't fit our families needs anymore and that leaves Lucas pretty close to a refugee. 
My bed, his crib, back room, boys's tiring.

But today I started a new routine, which he did not like and that fight lasted a really long time.

After his nap, we headed to Walmart. I really should have stayed at home.
Have I told you how much I detest Walmart?
Well, I do.
And today especially.
Last minute Christmas shopping and Walmart should never be together in a sentence ever.
So while battling the masses, Lucas found my dish soap and dumps the entire bottle all over my cart. All over him. And all over me.
Deep breaths.
Then Ayden starts coughing.
and coughing.
and coughing.
and coughing.
Enter asthma attack.
I don't have his inhaler.
I don't have his breathing machine.
And I have to pick up Brandon in 10 minutes.

So here I am covered in soap.
With a cart covered in soap (things I really needed).
A soapy baby, 
and a boy who is having an asthma attack.

I felt so alone at that moment.

I quickly grabbed a coke (caffeine works),
gave it to Ayden
and left.

I did make it to pick up Brandon, 
which when you're having a really hard day it's the little accomplishments that count.

I'm looking forward to Thursday :) 

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Thrifty Thursday

I'm so excited to start a new series in this neck of the woods called, "Thrifty Thursday."

A peek at the sweet lil' jewels I find on thrift store trips.

Todays jewel:

a Vintage 1960 
Orange Catalina Pencil Dress.

it's lovely.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

13 months

He's an actual big kid now! 
13 months old.

He loves to sing and dance. 

This boy gets down (like for real, he bends his knees and sinks his booty...I don't know how he does it. I think he has a lil' Aunt Lauren in him)haha!

New Blog for our Vintage Shop!

We started a new blog for our vintage shop:
Ultra Lounge Antiques

Starting next week we are going to begin posting pictures of items that are going in the shop...january 1st!

Be a deer & follow us!!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

My sweet husband!

Kyle has been gone since Sunday.
And I am missing him like crazy right now.
Life just feels off when he's not around.

I miss the sound of First 48 starting.
Looking over at him in his chair picking his nose.
The sound of his snore.
Just seeing his face.
He shaved off his beard before he left, ya know.

Not to mention having another set of hands around this house.
Lucas is sick.
And I've been staying up until one every night crafting.

And...I'm in over my head..
I somewhere decided to 
(Not for the boys though...they made me promise that I wouldn't make them anything. bummer.)

I was thinking about getting a babysitter,
but not to go out.
To take a bath--ALONE.
Read a book in my bed.
And then take a nap.

Oh and then I wake up to a clean house.


Monday, December 6, 2010

Bid War

I am currently in a bidding war for this: 
(it's my Christmas present)

and it's giving me heartburn and anxiety!

Last minute bidders really chap my hide!

(****post edit: I lost the bid war! Someone bid at the last minute leaving me no time to re-bid. I'm so bummed. This piece of furniture belonged in my house! booo!)

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Big News Part 2!

Oh yay! 
Okay, where do I begin? 

For such a long time now I've been hoarding a rather large collection of vintage goods in our tiny house in the hood, and awhile back decided to begin selling them on etsy. Which I love. All 10 sales :)

But although etsy is great, my dream has always been to open a vintage shop of my own. And Kyle too!

Kyle is the yard sale king and he has a great eye for vintage.
He's bought so many great large furniture pieces, record players, TV's. He's definitely hooked.

One night during a sweet pillow talk session between the husband and I, we finally decided that we just need to do it.

So last week we signed our papers for a space at the Redlands Galleria on State St. in Redlands and it opens January 1st!!!

It's going to be filled with beautiful mid-century & mid-century modern pieces a la Mad Men. Set up to look like a really stylish living room.
I can't wait. We are going to do a mock set up soon (when Kyle gets back from Arizona).

Although parting with most of the stuff is going to be so hard.
I just know it. I mean you have to see some of this stuff.
It's beautiful.
Right now we feel like vintage foster parents, hoping our babies are going to go to good homes. 


We have so much to do and I can't wait to fill you all in on all the details before the big day. 

Friday, December 3, 2010

Big News

I am so excited to share some news with you all!
There are some really great things happening right now and I can't wait to fill you in on all the details. xo

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Fat boy

Our fat boy got a Xmas sweater.

I can't help but laugh and smile every time I see him.
He's like a sweet reindeer prancing around my yard. 

He just sees an opportunity for everyone to come scratch his belly!