Monday, August 25, 2008

My little guy's first day of school....My oldest son started 1st grade yesterday. He's never been apart from me for more than about 2 hours, so I hope he has fun at school and makes lots of friends. He was exited to go to school for the first time, but the night before he got scared and he kept saying, "Mama, I don't think I can be without you for 7 hours!!" Poor sweetie. When I picked him up he said "I don't like school!" His main complaint is that they don't let him talk!I think it's just going to take a little getting used to! LOL! He didn't complain about going to school today, so I think it's going to be o.k.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

The good old days...

LOVE these old cartoons!! Don't you? You can finds lots more on YouTube!

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

A Magic Fairy and a magical place...
I have been artistically frustrated lately. Not a lot of time to create and when I do find time I feel my head is just full of too many non-specific ideas! But I did create a little something- my Shopping Fairy. I have had so much luck at the Goodwill stores I knew there must be a little someone magic helping me. I call her the Shopping Fairy. She is a cutie, isn't she? I thought you all might like to see my little buddy. Since I don't have my sweet Mama to shop with here in Texas, at least I've got this little lady who helps me find all the best Goodwill goodies!
Just have to show you my new dress. Sadly, I haven't worn a dress more than once in the last 6 years since I had my little guys. I am such a girly girl it is nice to be dressing pretty again and I am going to keep it up.

My parents live in a small town in California and there are NO good places to shop. They finally have some of my favorite discount stores (Ross and Marshalls!) and a few good fast food places (In and Out!) , but absolutely no good antique or just pretty stores- except this one. It's called "Vintage House Nursery". It is a charming old house with the most amazing overgrown (in a good way!) garden. It reminds me of one of my favorite books, "The Secret Garden". It is beautiful with all sorts of paths to follow and get lost in. And the best part for the kids is the garden is full of funny looking chickens and baby chicks and a sweet friendly kitty to pet, too!Once you step through the door, there is more magic to behold. Every room of the house is filled to the brim with vintage and new (vintage inspired) goodies. There are decorations for every holiday and season! I'm better be off now to "play house" as my sweet online friend Jo would say. If you don't know Jo, you must go visit her blog. She is one of the most charming people you will ever "meet" online. She lives her own little magical world in Australia called "Fairy Cake Pond". That is why I love the internet. You can meet kindred spirits from all over the world that really "get" you when the people in real life look at you as if you have lost your mind when you buy a chippy piece of furniture, a mirror with the silver backing nearly gone, or a vintage dress form (and name it and dress it up!) And when you show them (gasp!) your artwork and they say "I don't know what I am looking at". LOL! (Yes, sweet husband said that! But he meant it in the most sincere way!) It's nice to go online and know you are not alone. :) Love you guys!!