Friday, July 29, 2011

El Diego

We drove down to San Diego to see Kyle since he's been away all week working.
The weather was perfect.
And we decided last minute to drive to the place where we got married, I still love it just as much as I did then.

We walked around.
Ate ice cream,
and then had dinner at El Camino's!
This place is so rad.
By far one of the coolest resturants I've ever eaten at.

After dinner we stood around and watched the airplanes fly over our heads!
The boys went wild. It really felt like we could reach out and touch them, they were so close.

It reminded me of the part in Wayne's World where Wayne & Garth were lying on the hood of their car as the planes flew over...classic!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

A Trio Necklace

I made this the other day.

A necklace: with sihlouettes of the boys.
It turned out better than I expected.
I love when crafts do that.

Monday, July 25, 2011


 My hair has been short for what seems like an eternity, and well I'm sick of it. I crave long locks. I have dreams of long red hair...
And lately you'll find me either in a pony tail (more like a little "spout") or I just let it air dry.

So on Saturday night I decided to try THIS.
After reading about it on this blog.

I was kinda afraid I'd wake up looking like Annie, but instead the curls were so soft and feminine. 
And I kinda loved how it looked wrapped around the headband!

It's a perfect summer, too hot to blowdry, hair-do!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Vintage Book Journals

My latest craft project has been making vintage book journals using old books.

Kyle bought a tub of them at a yard sale, 
and even though they really were worth nothing, the book covers were so cool.
They have the best titles and cover art...

So rather then collect dust on a shelf in my garage, I turned them into journals.

I used to write in a journal every night before bed but then I started blogging and well, now I'm thinking I have a great reason to start writing again, insert cute book journal with a cool title like: O' Doctor!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


We came home from vacation to a broken air conditioner.
And 100 degree weather.
So besides frequent trips to the local water park,
we've been laying low, eating ice cream, and taking drives in our car to enjoy what it feels like to have cold air on your skin.

When the A/C tech showed up to fix our beast, he mentioned that he'd been here for the last 3 summers. 
That didn't sound promising. 
I'm just praying it survives the next few months.
Being sweaty, stinks.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

9 3/4

We love Harry Potter.
Like big love!

Kyle thinks we are nuts, he says he's, "just not into hobbits with big feet."
But we love him, so we'll let him slide on his bad Lord of the Rings comparison.

So when part 2 came out I loaded the boys up with my sister & niece and headed to the drive in. 
Where we OD'd on candy and said goodbye to an old friend.

Monday, July 18, 2011


We spent a few days at our friend's beach house in Balboa Island last week.

It was so nice and our friends were so great to let us piggy back on their vacation!

The weather was perfect.
We walked to the beach everyday.
Brandon officially learned how to skim board.
Ayden swam in the ocean.
And Lucas didn't run away.

Oh & I took a nap and left with a tan.
I'd say it was a totally successful vacation!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Sew Funky Marketplace

Over the weekend I teamed up with my home girl  Heather from Hello Bird! to do the Sew Funky Marketplace in Riverside.

This craft fair was awesome. Baby Renegade perhaps?

There were so many incredible vendors (which I'm going to post about tomorrow), I just wish I had more time to shop!

And for being one of the only vintage vendors there, I say we did pretty good. 
I definitely want to jump on the craft fair circuit again, we actually met people who knew us from our booth at the Redlands Galleria! Which was so awesome!

Here are a few photos from our booth (taken my Henneman Photography):

Monday, July 11, 2011

Paper Books

Every 3 weeks we have a date at the library.
I love the smell.
I love the free.
and I love the quiet.
I'm pretty sure it's the only quiet place left in my life.

Right now Ayden's favorites are Green Eggs and Ham, The Ant & the Elephant and Walter the Farting Dog. The classics!

Brandon has started collecting comic books, and he just won his very first auction at the library. He was so pumped, you'd thought he won the lottery which for him was 7 old school Spiderman's!

I really love this place!

Mud love

For Jess's birthday we all went to Glen Ivy.
We soaked in mud.
Ate mile high nachos.
And I'm pretty sure I never laughed so hard in my life.

Days like that always go WAY to fast!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Happy Birthday Jess!

One of my favorite people on the planet turned 30,
and we celebrated in a room filled with antlers and twinkly lights. The only way to do it!

Her husband planned everything and kept it a total secret (!) and she was SO surprised!

We couldn't stay long though by 18 month old was acting like an animal on a stampede slash street fighter. I'm convinced the crazier his hair gets, the wilder he gets. 

Good times!