Tuesday, April 26, 2011

I'm In Love With Ya Baby...

I just spent 5 days with one of the world's most handsome men.  Dark hair, dark eyes, soft skin, a perfect nose.  He's got it all.  All 7 pounds and 6 ounces of him.  

I'm in love with ya baby...

I've never witnessed a birth before.  All the details sound pretty gory, but the result is beautiful...absolutely beautiful.

See.  See what I mean?  Isn't he beautiful?

Brantly Ray Beavers.  My sister's first baby.  My first eye-witness account of a baby being born.  The first time I've ever driven 12 hours through the night.

Yep. 12. Solid. Hours.

And that was just the drive.  I caught an hour nap at the hospital, but didn't get real sleep until that night.  36 hours without sleep.  I love sleep.  I prefer nine hours every night. And I can sleep anywhere.  Especially in the car.  I can't travel for longer than 30 minutes without dozing off (in the passenger seat of course).

Am I crazy?  For sure. 

Was it worth it?  Hell yeah.

I wouldn't have done it any other way. 

Did I mention I have some amazing and incredible friends?  The night I left, at our weekly family supper, they put together a schedule so that I would have someone on the phone with me on the hour, every hour.

That's 11pm - 6am.  They didn't miss a beat either.  I really don't know how I would have made it non-stop without them.  Truly blessed.  Yes, I am.

Did I mention nobody in Georgia knew that I was coming?

I enjoy a good surprise.  I also enjoy doing things my own way.  I have a hint of stubborn in these bones.  But just a hint. I didn't tell anyone because I didn't want to be argued with.  Bottom line.  Who likes to argue?  

Snoozing on the hospital sofa...not for long though!

Not a soul knew.  And that made walking into Caitlin's hospital room at 7AM a very pleasant surprise. My mom cried. My sister was speechless and grinning from ear to ear. I felt very loved.  I am pretty sure they did too.

Back to the baby...

Oh, check out the cute dinosaur/dragon tails I made in action...so cute!  And a BIG hit!

What a wonderful week it was...sigh.   I can't wait to see that handsome man again.  I don't think I will be able to keep myself away!

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the rave

Sunday, April 10, 2011

I Found It!

Okay, so there's a common theme to my recent posts...I Made It & I Found It.  It's easy. And to the point.  

This past weekend I went thrifting with a couple of good friends and it was a great day!

Beautiful weather, cheap but awesome finds, not a care in the world. Mostly.

Don't know if you know, but


Damage done: $5 for two

Cute little Amish people on a pyrex bowl, hm?....yes, please!

Next, and probably my most favorite deal of the day,

Vintage coin purse/wallet

Beautiful colors, multipurpose...

Going once....

 Going twice....

Sold!...to the obsessive compulsive shopper who likes to drag her friends along.... 50 cents!

Next up,
a framed sample of cross stitching.  

I love a country flair, I love embroidery of any kind, I love taking the time to create something from nothing.

I love this piece for all of those reasons! And it was $4.

I like to think about the person who took care to stitch each stitch.  I have no clue how old this is, but it says

"Let me live in the house by the side of the road and be a friend to man."

A simple mission is all I need.

Lastly,  a great find.  A rare find.

Nearly new. Kelly green. JCrew, skinny fit, cropped corduroys (Well, they're cropped on my at least, I think that's what the "S" means).

Buy these new and you'll drop about $80.

I got lucky. 5 Bucks.

They're a little snug, but stretchy enough to be okay.

Who knows, I might end up selling them.

I did get a few other things that I didn't take pics of.

A couple of Little Golden Books for my new nieces and nephews (10cents each).  A softball for Dustin (50 cents).  A nice dry-fit exercise shirt (25 cents).  And four bread pans ($1total) for my herb garden this spring! Oh, and a vintage mini-bundt cake pan ($2).  Not for baking, but for organizing or even starting some mini sunflower seeds and letting them grow inside before transferring them to deeper soil. 

Hope you've enjoyed my finds!  I will be creating an Etsy store soon for all of my finds that I have to detach myself from....I'll let you know more about that as it progresses!

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the rave

I Made It...Part 2

I have been on a sewing frenzy lately.  It's kind of crazy, but I love it.  Just wanted to show off a few things I have finally finished.

My latest creation, thanks to Dana on dana-made-it.com.

It's her Andy Warhol dress...so cute. You should definitely give it a try!

I just used a tee shirt I bought at a thrift store for 25 pennies.  I don't even really know who the Jonas Brothers are, but I figured whatever little girl wears this probably will.

It should fit up to 12mos.

This is my very first adult sewing project!  I was so nervous, but I LOVE IT!

I bought the vintage fabric at a shop on South Street after deciding to brave the world of grown-up clothing.

I found a 99 cent pattern at Joann's and....


Now I'm too school for cool!
Next, is another baby creation. Yea!
What little girl doesn't want a Tinkerbell tutu?
The Tinkerbell tutu part was kind of accidental though.  It was supposed to be more a skirt than a tutu. Oh well, still cute and super fun!
Here's the tutorial by Jennifer at A Happy Circus

Tell me you don't want one for yourself?!

It should fit a 20-22 inch waist.

That's all for now, know that I have more thing coming!

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the rave