Friday, July 17, 2009

fabric flowers and baby kitties.

It is no secret that I am a huge fan of Martha Stewart.
Since I'm trying to be a DIY bride (for fun and thriftiness) I have been looking at alternatives to fresh flowers.
In the Martha's current issue of Weddings, she highlights Laurie Cinotto of Tacoma, Washington. Laurie creates flowers from cotton, linen and crepe paper.
On, she documents the making of her bouquet for the Martha. Love! :)
On her etsy page, she has bouttonieres too...This deer, gingham and button one has me revisiting the idea of the boys wearing them. Perfectly "jessica."...yes, jessica is a verb around here :) Craig knows what I mean.
So, this lovely ladies etsy shop and website were fabulous. I found a link to another blog with a super duper cause.
I'm not sure if she runs the blog, or how she is involved exactly, but makes me want to adopt.
The Itty Bitty Kitty Committee
They foster adorable baby kitties and find them homes in the Tacoma/Seattle area.

{My heart is melting. I think I need to drive to Seattle.}

Friday, July 10, 2009

headbands & baby girls.

Headbands are the best way to dress up a bad hair day...{I need to get some}
I am loving this crocheted headband from
The Bungalow on Etsy

These are definately on my list if I every have a baby girl on the way...she is going to be dudded up!! I found this one on Banner Boutique
to go with her tutu...

Sunday, July 5, 2009

my achin' back.

This weekend, Craig and I headed to Winchester Bay to the dunes.
He rides atvs...I don't.
I love that he does. I think it is definately part of his "hot factor."
I would love to be good at it...problem is. I'm a chicken.
Craig was of course a genius with the fire.

The only other photographic evidence of where I was this weekend, is Craig's friends attempting weelies in Paul's Rhino.

There was minor success. :)
Unfortunately, the entire weekend I was plagued with a bad back. It hurt to get in and out of the car and walking around on sand didn't help. The only relief I got was laying on the air mattress for awhile. I'd go a couple hours and have to lay down again.

{I am thinking a doctor's trip is coming up. Barely walking...not working.}
I love camping. I love tent camping, but I'm thinking that I would love to find an old Airstream Trailer and re-decorate the inside, while Craig polishes the outside. To have a toilet with me would make all my {camping} heart desires come true :)

{If anyone happens to know someone selling an old Airstream...pass the info along}

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Happy 4th of July!!

4th of July always makes me want to bake with (and eat) berries and whipped cream...well, cool whip.
Hostess with the Mostess (last year) posted some great recipes.
4th of July also means that SUMMER IS HERE! And more days of sunshine ahead. yay!
Have a great weekend with friends and family.
Take time to really appreciate and be grateful for our wonderful, amazing, stupendous country :)
I'm definately proud to be an American!