Dec 23, 2013

crafting at Ericas!!

Erica over at golden egg vintage took me under her wing about a year ago when I reached out to her. I was looking for a blog friend, she has been the most wonderful one. I am sure you all know her blog but if you are in for a treat!!

This is a photo off her blog and I got to see this with my own two eyes!!!

Erica invited a few of us locals over for some holiday crafting. I not only finally got to meet Erica but I got to meet Deb from garage sale gal who was an absolute sweet heart and lovely Tammy from Tammy's in Love who is currently on a blog break. You all were so much fun to meet and I was thankful to be part of such a fun day and meet my bloggy friends!!

Erica had some great stuff in store for is... this is a little peak...
Our starter boxes from Erica..eek!!

 Debs glue sticks were a little long!! LOL
Look at the box of mercury beads... Erica had boxes just like this filled with trees, bells, angels..etc, etc!! It was glorious!!

Can you imagine sitting in that wonderful vintage filled cozy home crafting? 
I didnt want to leave!!

Here are our finished santa chimneys

Not only did I feel so lucky to be at Ericas with these ladies then Deb surprised us with a gift that I still cant believe she gave me ;)

Seriously?? Yes!! I love him so much, my new collection!! Thank you again Deb, you made me one happy gal!! I found another santa mug at the thrift this past weekend, so now I have two..and so it begins!

Erica, me, Tammy and Angie showing off our mugs

Erica and Angie your home is so cozy and cute!
Thank you so much Erica for hosting such a fabulous day!
Cant wait for our next get together!


Nov 14, 2013

felt pins with cute buttons

The girls came over this past Saturday.
 make and take crafts on the agenda
Sissy brought felt pin supplies
I made one that night and finished the other 3 up tonight.
I looove this yellow button so much
The boys teachers are getting these for Christmas gifts
I love making buttons. Do you ever make them? 
Its fun to use left over fabric scraps for button making!

We also made Christmas scenes in glass trees (post later)
Bath salts and hand scrubs. Fun times, as always!

Have a great weekend!

Oct 28, 2013


Kids have been in an artfully good mood lately which makes me excited!

Paper plate pumpkins for the front door

Some pumpkin carving...
I just adore the faces they create on the pumpkin.
Did I tell you we have a handsome little Cub Scout? 
I'm so proud!
A couple things I have made this month
Crocheted hat in our school colors and the "M" for Minnetonka
Added a little fabric heart to the elbows of an old sweater.

Apples in a Pyrex bowl..just because.

Sissy had a Halloween party this past weekend..
this is a peak at what I wore.
Let me tell you, I felt so in my element in that poodle skirt! 

Happy Halloween!

Oct 10, 2013

more birthday celebration!

My birthday weekend continued....
My mom gives
First, for real? Lefton Birdie Sugar I have the sugar/creamer pair...happy dance!!
Sooo cute you are, little birdie!!
If that didn't just make my heart skip a beat already...Hold on to your hats!!
This face says it all..SHOCKED!! I still cant believe it. Never, I mean never did I ever think I would own this for my collection....ready??!!
Yes, oh yes!! Are you kidding me...the COOKIE JAR!!!!! She is beautiful, simply perfect. I cant even stand it, she is mine!!!
Here are the two pieces I got together
My collection, minus the cookie jar. 
In the Spring I will do a fun display with all of them together.

Ok, so not only does my mom give the best gifts, my sissy does too!
Vintage Christmas? Yes please. Anytime, anywhere!! I am in love with this santa and sleigh combo. The sleigh is velvety and santa even has a whip! Vintage decoration at its finest, I may say.
Thank you Mom and Sissy for the most wonderful, perfect gifts you picked for me. Its so fun and giddy to get gifts from people that truly know what you love.
The lunch, the cake and everything about the day was wonderful!!

Not only did we celebrate me we celebrated my sweet, funny, daring, goofy and lovable Mr.Nolan. Nolan was born 3 weeks early. He hands down has been the best birthday gift ever. He turned 4 on Monday.
I love you little guy!
On Monday he had a little party with 5 friends. 
This was his requested fire truck cake of  course!

This coming weekend I have a whole night of crafting planned..
Stay tuned!

xo -birdie

Oct 5, 2013


Happy Birthday #35 to me! 
Where have the years gone? 
Started my day at boot camp
Took the kiddos swimming
Came home had some of this-apple crisp
Went over to the pumpkin patch
Boys took me out to dinner
Home relaxing. 

I was suppose to meet a lady today to pick up my birthday present
1940s set of primary Pyrex mixing bowls
I emailed her to confirm and received a email back she was selling them to someone who would pay more... wah, wah!! Bummed would be a understatement... so lame. 

More celebrations tomorrow!  
My littlest guy turns #4 Monday 
Now, really, where did those four years go!

xo -birdie

Sep 24, 2013

happy campers

A little excited to go camping! 
On the road!
First thing did I forget to take a picture of the kids in the tent..ugh!!
Sissy and I took the kids camping this past weekend.  The first time for the boys and I together. Thank goodness for sissy, camping captain..and thanks to my 10 year old niece who did more to set up my tent then i did, like I said..first time! Thanks E :)
After a couple s'mores and goofing around we hit the hay ground- all  cuddled up in our tent, snoozing to the sounds of outdoors.  We woke up and headed out for our hike!
 Over looking the St . Croix
Lucas thought this spot was a peaceful place to re site the Pledge of Allegiance
I loved it, I turned around to hear it just in time. 
He is a Cub Scout now and reminded us of it the entire hike!
Lovely spot for a photo
Then we were back on the trail to the...

 The pot holes were Amazing! If you are ever looking for a place to camp in MN, the state park in Taylors Falls was beautiful and you can hike to the potholes. 
Super neat!!

 Tree chair.
 There is also a really neat, huge, paddle boat that you can take a ride on. 
Next time I would do it for sure. 
 Rocks were collected on our hike.
Brought back to camp and painted.
 I loved this part- I love watching my babies create.

New wonderful memories! Man, did we laugh!
Thanks sissy 

xo -birdie

Sep 22, 2013

woman run the cities

My sweet friend Sarah and I took in a heart healthy 5k race this morning. The weather today in MN is gorgeous!  It was a perfect morning to race.
Pre-race coffee yee-haw!!
Post race- it was a beautiful run along the Minnehaha Parkway. We did it and finished with good time. Thank you Sarah for the fun morning and for all the encouragement.
All my boys came to watch momma run!
Best fan club ever!!
We saw the Minnehaha falls before we went home
My sweet family

Stay tuned for camping pictures- I took the boys Friday night!
Happy Sunday Funday

xo - birdie