Wednesday, March 6, 2013

checking them off one by one...{Picnic in the Park Birthday}

This week off has been fAbUloUS! I really feel renewed, even with a couple of minor setbacks like our dryer going out - yea, just a little reality check...to keep us on our toes.  

I've enjoyed the stillness of my house, delicious granola parfaits for breakfast, leisurely lunches with my mom, a trip to my favorite antiques store, and crafting to my heart's delight.  I definitely don't want to go back to work on Monday - ha!

I'm slowly making progress toward the little pumpkin's birthday...yes, even with an impending "possible storm" forecast. C'est la vie! Time to kick up my praying a notch!!

Thinking balloons might not be the best idea at the park, I've been making some fun little garlands to add color...like {this} one and this one...
For the one above, I ordered a garland made out of vintage sheets on etsy but when it came in, I didn't care for some of the colors in person, so I took off a bunch of the sheets and added scraps of fabrics I had in my stash, and of course, my beloved pom pom trim. I think I have a love affair with pom poms ;)

And while I was out shopping yesterday, I came across all kinds of fun stuff at almost every single stop {beware, these are all phone pics, so not the best quality}!

First up, Target! Isn't this collection aDorABle!?! I'm not usually a "collection" kind of gal since I like to mix things up, but I loooooove this one!!  I'm using it to bring the little pumpkin's classroom treats on Monday...so far it looks like milk + donuts have won out...
And oh my, when did this sweet bedding collection get added???!
I'm thinking I need to go back and pick up that pillow...it says "good night" on the back *wink*

Speaking of...I also have a love affair with pillows! I'm slowly switching out a bunch of ours in the great room...
Love the new pillow with the quilt Noonie gave me!
While at Sam's, I spotted this Carter's berry sweet onesie for the itty bitties!!!  Oh, that vintage inspired neck and the ric rac...Eeeek!  So sweet!  If you have a little one, hurry up and visit your Sam's...they are only $6!!
Oh, and I *had* to stop by Walmart. Walmart and I are not friends. Now, I have girlfriends who say they grocery shop at Walmart and have no trouble at all, and I'm guessing they must go at 6:00 a.m. because every time I go there during normal hours, I end up leaving in a horrible mood.

I went to pick up something we needed for the {Literary Ball} back in January and literally had a perfectly capable woman in her 20s curse me out and spout off all kinds of profanity because I wouldn't stop what I was doing to move a buggy {shopping cart for all my northern friends!} out of her way that was not even my buggy!! This is AFTER I had put down the cupcake liners I was counting, moved my buggy out of the way, and SQUEEZED myself as close to the shelves as possible so she could easily get by AND she was there with her girlfriend who could have moved it for her??!?!

Anyway...sorry for the vent...I guess I'm still not over that one! But while picking up paper doilies, I spotted this cake decorating tool...
Have any of you tried this or something like it?? Does it work??

And I saved the best for last...check out this little guy this morning...
Yes, they are having an entire {Dr. Seuss} unit this week at Hudson's preschool and today was WaCKy WeDNeSdaY!  Fun, fun!
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11 comments:

Karen said...

HAHA my husband knows not to talk to me at least for 3 hours after I come home from walmart. The bad, angry, upset, and shock mood sticks to me, probably everyone, after you leave that place. I hate it.

The banner looks great! Can't wait to see all the party pics.

Cristin said...

I feel the same way about the Walmart. I will only go there between 10pm and 6am when all the crazies are home sleeping! Haha. I took a Wilton Cake Decorating Class and that little tool can work. It will require a very steady hand and cleaning the tool off about every 2-3 inches of smoothing of cake frosting you do. Also, you will want a lazy susan so you can spin the cake and not your wrist :)

Also, how are your knees? You never elaborated on your accident. Did you get hit by a car?

Kelli said...

I am with you not a fan of Walmart at all, but Target and I are bestfriends! I LOVE all the goodness Target has right now! Looking forward to seeing pictures of the party.

Jennifer Plus Love said...

the banners is super cute! Omg i HATE Walmart, people are so rude. I refuse to go to Walmart unless i really have too. I take my happy self to Target.



Virginia said...

Love the "Good morning/Good night" pillow and the doll that's with it! But what I love the most about this post is... Hudson's Wacky Wednesday picture! Priceless!

Capture Our Lives said...

Ok I just love each and every one of your blog posts. :)

Jenn said...

MUST have that pillow!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have not seen that and I've been to Target every day this week I think. I may have to have you pick me one up!!!!!

Jenn said...

MUST have that pillow!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have not seen that and I've been to Target every day this week I think. I may have to have you pick me one up!!!!!

Jessica said...

Jenn~ I'll go by this afternoon and look to see if they still have it (they only had one). If they do, I'll be glad to pick it up for you! :)

Jenn said...

Jessica...I went back this morning and nothing! Was it with the kid bedding? It looks like that was the aisle you were in. I may try to swing by a Super Target...maybe the smaller ones don't carry it?? Too cute and perfect for my Sunshine!!!

Jessica said...

Yes, by the kids' bedding! They had a new bedding line with some fun quilts/coverlets and this was part of it. It was the smaller of our two closest Targets. Will check for you in a few and let you know if I'm able to get it! :)