Friday, April 29, 2011

my first vintage piece of clothing, bought at AWESOME re-runs in KC.

i've always dug the vintage vibe.
i hate wearing what everyone else is wearing.
i'm not normal.
i like wearing unique pieces.
and i'm cheap.
(the skirt was $6.)

i haven't ever found any shops in wichita.
going through thrift stores you have a chance at finding some, but it takes time that i usually don't have.
so KC was like heaven.
we had a blast.
my bestie ended up getting a fabulous belt buckle there and a dress that i can't wait to see w/ a big 'ol red belt.
i can't wait to go back.
they have a warehouse that is open on saturdays, we are making a day trip very soon!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

today was mop day, and i thought it was blog-worthy.
not that it is a rare occurrence (right?...ummm), but because i think addox is the cutest helper there is.
including the sticker in the middle oh his forehead.
and i also love that he can use his imagination no matter what we are doing.
he played in his tent most of the day.

i think he looks like an speed skater.

chairs make a great race car.

and an awesome tent.

Monday, April 25, 2011

easter day 2011

we had a great time easter day... hope everyone else did, as well!

dying easter eggs

jason & i don't agree on the issue of displaying the eggs.
i believe that i should be able to display them, that is why we COLOR them, right?
to SEE them?
well, he says that is wasting food.
so he shoved them in the fridge.
where we cannot SEE them.
so why color them?
he did give me "permission" to take them out for 15 mins at a time to look at.
how kind of him.

i did give them their 5 mins of fame.

silly #1

silly #2
not necessarily in that order

he's a bunny!!

i love my happy boy

*our family*

family pics are so hard to take when there is a little boy hopped up on holidayness...
we attempted it! :p

Sunday, April 24, 2011

resurrection rolls

all week we have been learning about Easter, getting ideas from here and there, making them our own.

i have two rules when it comes to such holidays:
the easter bunny (as does santa) visits our house, but i want to make sure addox always knows the true "reason for the season."


i don't sugar-coat any of it.
add knows that he died on the cross, knows that nails were driven through his hands, that it was not just a happy time.
this way he doesn't fear it, accepts it, & gets the gravity of it all (to the extent that he is able).
he asks lots of questions, and i answer them to the best of my ability or we find the answer together.

anyHOOOOO, last night we made resurrection rolls.
(they are yummy!!)

resurrection rolls are so simple to do.
the dough is the tomb, wrapped around the marshmallow, Jesus.
when you bake them, the marshmallow "disappears."
so we made them before bed in pj's, then got up and baked them.


Thursday, April 21, 2011

kansas city w/ the bestie

last year kim got married to her sweetie so we went to kc to celebrate.
this year we got to go for me!
it was an absolutely wonderful trip.
we LOVE victorian houses, & when i found the savoy last year when i was planning her trip, it has become a tradition to go stay once a year.
the staff is phenomenal, and truly kind.
you can tell they love the hotel and it's wonderful history.

kim & i have been friends for over 20 years, but with life being so busy, her & i don't get to spend a whole lot of time together.
considering we used to be inseparable, this was a VERY welcome two days of just hanging out and stress-free fun!
we found numerous antique shops (both one we fell in love with and one we were afraid to even touch anything!), a wonderful thrift shop, an amazing vintage shop, OUR NOW ALL-TIME FAVORITE CRAFT SHOP CALLED URBAN ARTS & CRAFTS, faves like anthropologie and urban outfitters, plus tons of coffee & great food!

i love dining in places that have coke out of a glass bottle.
it always tastes better, & the hamburger was the best i've ever tasted, it was SO good.
and i don't even really like hamburgers!

that's a real danish roller people!
*angels sing*

our lunch booth. :)

you can tell we are from boring ks when we got super-excited about this bridge.

my most important purchase.
addox has been REALLY wanting an easel, and i found this for 7.99 at a thrift store,
& then it ended up being 6.39 because they do cheap sundays.
his reaction was priceless, and it was worth a million dollars.

how cool is this crochet hook & knitting needles "A?"

urban arts & crafts has the loveliest fabrics, i made these into a pillow yesterday.
i love it!
the camera fabric is canvas, and polka-dot is almost silky.

i'm slowly redoing our bedroom right now, vintage theme.
all my knobs are from anthropologie.

my fave.

lovelies that i drooled over in the don't touch shop.

i detest gold. but in antiques, i must say i do love.

i want. i want.

kim says it is haunted. i think it is just beaUTIFUL.

i'm kinda obsessed with taking pictures of my camera.
it's just so COOL.


our sitting room

hope they don't mind that we played with the curtains.

me. um. petting the curtain.

on every floor the stairs post is different... this was my fave.

our truman booth we had lunch in the first day. :)

every part of the huge hotel is beautiful, even the ceiling!

breakfast comes with the suite, you can have as many courses as you want.
the courses are HUGE though, so we always get four & can never even finish that!

never had as good oranges as they serve.

one of the super-sweet guys let us go in the dining room when it was closed to take pictures & explore.

yup! he worked there! see what i mean about awesome history?!




was recommended by a friend, & we were not disappointed!
we hit it up both days. ;)

kim's super-chocolaty cheesecake from
cheesecake factory

my snickers cheesecake!

plates that kim is going to do something fabulous with!

we found lots and lots of "stuff" for projects,