Friday, August 24, 2012

It's Good to Have Friends with a Pool!

Up here in PA we only have a few days 
in the summer that get in the 90's.
We may not have to many but
it still feels like your gonna melt.
And we are so happy to have friends
with a pool:)

My girls are fish. They can swim for hours.
I know they would LOVE being at 
their gramma's house swimming with all their cousins.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Chicken Wire Lampshades

So during the same days we were working on the 
barn wood headboard I was also working on 
my old lampshades.

My gramma got them for us for xmas
like 5 years ago.
They were in perfect condition but.....
they said they were bored with how they looked!
I had the idea to add chicken wire to them for two reasons.
1: they were dark red and I don't really want that
 color in our bedroom anymore
2:We have really dim lighting up in our bedroom and
 I craft up there so I new losing the shades would brighten it 

Of course I looked on pinterest to see if there
were any tips on working with the chicken wire.
And there was:)

First cut off old lamp shade. remove glue using goo off if needed.
wrap chicken wire around it!
I added small white lace trim to the tops and bottoms.
Then I made white flowers with lace,tulle,and taffeta.
To attach them I added felt to the back of the flowers
 then cut another piece of
felt and hot glued them through the wire.
It for sure brighten the room and gives more crafting light.

I have plans to paint the bedside tables or replace them for the
right cheap price;-)
And also add some painted open frames behind them.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Matisyahu Summer Concert 2012

We got to go to another Matisyahu concert this summer.
Our first one was last summer.
This was him then 2011:
This is him now 2012:
Yep, that's the same guy :)
Lots of people seemed to be so upset about his shaved beard.
Like it's anyones business. LOL
Every one is allowed to grow and change.
We don't like him b/c of his outward appearance.
We like his voice and his message;)

Ok so on to the concert.....
We arrived late b/c we knew he had an opening band.
Last years band was a debbie downer so we showed up
late this year hoping to miss most of it.
Well, that was wrong of us b/c The Dirty Heads
are a great sounding band!
Anyways after we parked, I saw this guy walking slowly around "looking"
at the scenery. Which I found odd.
Me: "babe, do yo think people come to this area during concert time
to break into cars"
Derek:" that's Matisyahu!"

Now I haven't really seen to much of his new look but it was totally him!!!
First couple of songs in his "cool" gear. But got to hot so he got rid of it.
Took my small old camera and my pictures paid the price : /
Love my bearded guy.

We had lots of fun. He is a great performer and
 his voice is the real deal.

After the concert we let everyone clear out before making our way.
Our car just so happened to be parked 10 ft from the
huge band bus.
So we hung out for about 30 minutes and.......
We got to meet him:)
He is very soft spoken and sweet.
He autographed our concert tickets for my scrapbook and he
talked to Derek for a bit.

P.S. that WAS him we saw walking around in that same t-shirt and shorts!

My whole family loves his new c.d. Spark Seeker
and I love hearing my girls singing his songs.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Nana's Trip

So, at the last minute my mother booked a flight and
was here four days later.
We had lots of fun playing tennis and cooking.
We all saw Iceage 4.
We took a roadtrip to Ohio to this place:
A jam packed "house" turned store in the 1800's.
They have promises of great prices and lots of pickins'.
UM........THEY LIE!!
This was an example of a serious hoarder turned store owner.
The prices were literally outrageous.
1/4 of this store was pure trash.
1/4 of this store was $1.00 garage sale box marked at least 10 times what it was worth.
The other half of this store was pretty cool but unfortunately WAY over priced.
The store was four levels of packed to the brim stuff but I couldn't find one thing
that I was willing to buy b/c of her high prices.
Yes, I am putting them on blast, they should be ashamed!!!!
It was a sad waste of gas and time.
Then to make matters worse, my GPS broke right when we went to head home.
My mom downloaded a gps app.
But then shortly after fell asleep.
Thanks Madre ;-)

The girls had tons of fun with her.
She slept with Kirstin pretty much the whole time.
MiKayla loves her tons and when she left she said 
"Nana I don't want you to leave"
while crying :(

She also watched the girls twice.
We literally have not had a date night in a full year!
First we went to  a concert then later in the week we saw the
new Batman:)
-more on the concert later-

It was a fun visit.
We were all sad to see her go.
Love her......