Monday, July 14, 2014

maxi dresses, cows, VBS, hearts, and celebrations!

While waiting for {this} fabric to arrive, Noonie and I decided to tackle the pattern to iron out any kinks before making the dress in the fabric we're going to use for beach pics. I think it turned out so sweet! Noonie and I make a great team :)  Thank you, Noonie!
But goodness, she looks so grown up, doesn't she??!
Sassy + sweet...that is her to a "T"!
And the back, oh my, the back! So cute!
She's going to have more style at the beach than me - ha!

Up next...something using these:
...and a simple little A-line in this gorgeous fabric!
We just finished VBS this past week. My littles loooove VBS! I was only able to help two days this year, but I just love seeing all the littles excited about Jesus and singing praise songs.
On Tuesday, right before getting a bath, he reached into his little shorts pocket and remembered a little something he wanted to give me...something that he had made at VBS that day.!! He certainly speaks my love language.
My dear friend Segi's dad was ordained a deacon in the Catholic Church...a journey he started many years ago. I loved being there to see God bring him through to completion. They are the sweetest a second family to me. So proud of you, Mr. Ricardo!!
Speaking of celebrations...Happy 11th Birthday to my dear goddaughter Madeline!! I love you to pieces!!
My bff Heidi was hosting bunco at her house and needed someone to fill in. It was only my second time playing, but I don't think I messed up anyone too bad - ha! Heidi is the best hostess. Her desserts were de-li-cious!!
I just stumbled upon this and it is sooooooo good! I think I'm in trouble!
Good thing I started running again - ha!
Remember my cow obsession? *wink* Well, I finally framed the print I got from Meg during Craft Weekend. Fabric scraps and a $2 frame and voila! Thanks for the inspiration, Meg!
I couldn't bear cut into my vintage pillowcases for the frame, but I sure did put a couple of them to good use as mattress covers for Grace's American Girl bunk bed! They were the perfect size and I love how they turned out!!
Happy Monday to you all!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Seaside, FL...a year later!

I never got around to posting pics from our family vacay last year. I think with making trips back to back and then getting back just one day before school started, time got the best of me. That or the prospect of going through 400+ pics and I just wanted to say forget it - ha! But we LOVED Seaside and we can't wait to go back in a couple of weeks!
These are some of our favorite pics from that trip. Beth ~ these are for you! :))) 
{there are sooooo many pics, the rest of you may just want to skip over this whole post and come back later - ha!}
As soon as we got to our beach house, this is what we saw...breathtaking!
Watching the sunrise from our deck...
Forget breakfast, we're ready for the beach!
The water, oh my, the water!!
I just love the houses in Seaside! It's like stepping back in time.
This post office is the cutest ever!!
Bikes, bikes everywhere! Looove!
And the school!
The town the ampitheatre!
Modica Market
Lots of fun shopping too!
And the food trucks! Fun!
Almost every single day...beach in the morning and out on the town in the afternoon!
Yummy food at Great Southern Cafe!
LOTS of places for sweet treats!
The littles love Duckies!
Late dinner at Bud & Alley's and the littles were worn out from a day of adventure!
Sweetest snuggles!
Bike riding early in the morning and then exploring Baytowne Wharf in Sandestin!
Back in Seaside and dinner at Pickles! The burgers were so good!
Boys will be boys!
Beach babies!
Goofing off at Pier Park in Panama City...
Back to Dawson's in Seaside for afternoon treats...
Sometimes you make a bad choice and then you are jealous of your sister's treat...
Hot dogs and an evening concert on the square after taking {beach pics}...
Making the most of our last day!
See you soon, Seaside!