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Happy Thursday!

vintage bottles 1

There is nothing better than taking a pile of dirty JUNK and turning into something beautiful…

vintage bottles 2

photos: eatdrinkchic blog

A few weekends ago, we were out at my brother-in-laws farm and I came across a STASH of old vintage bottles/jars he had collected from his property. OK, so they don’t look exactly like the above pics, but I am working on them…

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vintage bottles and jars before

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vintage bottles and jars

vintage bottles and jars

I have no pretty flowers to put in them yet because my garden is a bust this year due to my pregnancy….but I can’t wait to fill them with all kinds of nice things…

Body+Soul magazine

better homes and gardens

Denise Lynette Andrade

OR, stencil them…

stenciled bottles

OR (if I am very ambitious) make a mason jar lantern….

weeping cherry blog mason jar lantern

Some shapes are so sweet you don’t need to fill them….

fleamarketblog vintage bottles

Ok, so that is my “thing” this Thursday. Yet another flea market item for me to scope out and re-purpose.

eatdrinkchicblog2 vintage bottle with flowers

Cheers!

sarah

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GO AHEAD. Judge me for calling my daughter that…WHATEVER. She is in a diaper and hand-me-down whinnie the pooh shoes that are 3 sizes too big for her….NOW WHAT?

Last night she helped her daddy pick sugar snaps out of the garden…and she ATE THEM- RAW! So proud. My little granola baby.

We start with a little dance…

ella dancing

Meanders over to Daddy to help…

What is in my sand bucket?

And she is trying it……PLEASE like them…..

OH YEAH….that is GOOOOOOOOOOD….

ella eating snaps...mmmmmm good

Prettiest girl…

prettiest girl

Cheers!

sarah

This is the latest addition to our lovely home…

SO, remember when I said how much I like THIS piece from etsy?

you are my sunshine artwork

Well, I decided to do my version of it on some old barn wood that I stole from my brother-in-law. I knew I needed Nathan’s help on this one, so I asked him if he wanted to do a “together” project. I braced myself for the oh-man-not-another-together-project-look….but instead he was like “oh cool”.

THEN, before mothers day he told me he was actually going to do the project FOR ME as my mother’s day gift. WOW- be jealous you people who didn’t get to marry Nathan.

So here it is. I chose words from a blessing song that is my favorite. Every time I sing this part I think of Ella and my baby boy Lincoln.

I bless you sign

I bless you sign

I love it so much. Don’t believe that he actually took the time to do it himself?? Proof is in the photo:

making the sign

cheers!

sarah

This post is a little late, but I had to share. My sweet husband and my lovely Ella made this video for me for mothers day.

It makes it better to know what she is TRYING to say on the video:

“Happy Mothers Day. I love You. Bye!”

Cheers!
sarah

french grey dresser complete - six

six french grey dresser detail

Yes, I am naming my furniture. Since we are selling some of the pieces we work on and they are starting to pile up, I have been trying to come up with a way to catalog/name each piece. So, I am naming them with a number. Don’t like it? Get over it.

SIX dresser before

We love Six. He is a beautiful french gray adorned with anthropology hardware. Can’t. Get. Enough. Of. Him.

french grey dresser complete - six

six french grey dresser detail

Six is kind of a big deal because he went on a photo shoot last Friday. He helped showcase an incredible line of leather bags and accessories for Moore and Giles! This line is AMAZING- I should know- I used to work FT doing design for them.  Not only did Six make an appearance, but some of our other prize pieces (like the yellow trunk of course- aka “Two”) where photographed as well.

Anywho, here is a sneak peak at some of the photos from the shoot. Soooooo beautiful!! Hopefully, I can post more from the M&G photoshoot soon… (photos courtesy of Moore and Giles, Inc)6 at M&G photo shoot

2 and 6 at M&G photo shoot

{“six” french grey dresser available 350.00} – shipping available upon request

cheers!

sarah

Ella has new boots. The boots are the #1 source of entertainment for the last few days. From the moment we wake up:

ella's rain boots

And yes, I did her hair like that. Sometimes it is more about function that fashion- right ella?

ella kissing daddy

Her reaction to me taking pictures is either to say “CHEESE!” with a very scary smile or to do random things like lay on the floor and stare at me:

ella in boots

We have been stuck inside for a few days- both because of the weather and pregnancy/laziness. Which means we do things like put on boots, hats and jackets even when we aren’t going anywhere. This is how we role.

ella's twiggie hat

This is my most favorite hat of Ella’s- a gift from my very talented friend Candace.

ella's twiggie hat

That is all for now….BYE BYE !!!

ella's twiggie hat

Cheers!

sarah

Remember this little gem?  Picked it up at the estate specialist  $3.00 ….

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ice box before

Now the beauty will serve as a nice little flower planter- too bad I know almost nothing about flowers. Any suggestions on what type to stick in it? Since it was an ice box, it already has a hard plastic liner in it….PERFECT.

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ice box planter after

I thought about polishing the copper on it, but I kinda like it like this….

ice box planter after

I would have more pics, but the ice box was whisked away the day I finished it for a big photo shoot (as was a lot of our pieces). Hopefully I can post some of those pics soon.

Cheers!

sarah

I have been a little absent from the blogging world this week because some major events have taken place in our family. Well, one major event. Nathan was laid off from his job at noon this past Wednesday. There was no warning whatsoever. The reasons were purely financial- nothing to do with his performance as a designer. He and a project manager were both laid off due to two major clients drying up.

I must say, it is VERY surreal to have him home in a mad search for another job. BUT, we feel like the Lord has totally prepared us for this in so many ways. There has been no major FREAK OUT sessions YET, just a supernatural trust in the Lord to provide an even better job for him. He has already received a bunch of leads from fellow designers, he has applied to several positions and he has an interview already set up for next week.

I say all of this in hopes of your support and prayers AND (for our local friends) to keep an ear open for any job opportunities. THANK YOU SO MUCH to our friends who have already acted swiftly in finding leads and supporting us!!

-sarah

So I have this friend- well, she is more than a friend- she is the best. We go WAY back – I mean, I knew her before I started plucking my eyebrows. Her name is Kelly and together with her husband, they run a fabulously creative photography company KELLAN STUDIOS. Listen, they have MAD PHOTOGRAPHY SKILZ- ok?

Well, because she is nice and because I don’t have a single shot of me by myself in the last YEAR, Kelly did a one-on-one shoot of my crazy large 8 month preggo belly today!!! I wanted to include a fun furniture piece (of course) so I chose the yellow trunk (of course). We love this trunk. And we love Kelly.

8 months - Kellan Studios

8 months - Kellan Studios

8 months - Kellan Studios

8 months - Kellan Studios

LOVE THIS ONE. Just LOOK at the beautiful baby girl….

8 months with ella- Kellan Studios

8 months - Kellan Studios

8 months - Kellan Studios

8 months - Kellan Studios

8 months - Kellan Studios

THANK YOU KELLY!

cheers

sarah

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