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 the.best.gifts.
First, for real? Lefton Birdie Sugar bowl....now 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