May 29, 2013

What I Wore....

Most of the clothes I own have been thrifted. This is an outfit I threw together after I found this adorable pencil skirt at the thrift store. 

Floral and polka dots go very well together.

I threw in a cameo necklace to tie everything together.

May 27, 2013

Instagram Love

The last few days in instagram photos.

1) My irises are blooming.

2) Playing with dolls!

3) Sending some love to my Aunt Liz. 

4) Last day of gymnastics.

5) Black bean salsa.

6) Lollipops

7) Some new succulents. 

8) Time goes by so fast!

9) Barn slob. ( ya I don't know what that means.)

10) My brother's family came to visit. We went on a fun hike while they were here.

11) Cousins are so fun!

12) I am trying to do better at scripture study so I started a scripture journal.
13) My whole dolly collection.

14) My pineapple blast green smoothie.

15) Our family by my four year old.

16) Dolly love.

17) Carnival is in town.

18) Sleepy heads.

19) A friend came to play.

Kokeshi Dolls

I have had a new obsession...Kokeshi Dolls. Kokesh are Japanese dolls, originally from northern Japan. They are handmade from wood, have a simple trunk and an enlarged head.

I found some amazing inspiration from this pinterest board.

I decided to make my own.

First I went to my local craft store and found some pieces in the wood section that would work for a head and body. I glued the pieces together with E600 glue. I let it dry for a day and then gave the figures a bas coat of white.

Working on some some kokeshi dolls. #kokeshidolls

I then drew with a pencil what I wanted my Kokeshi dolls to be. I decided to make mine a super hero and the man in the moon. I then took my acrylic paint and started painting.

Here is how my super hero ended up. My daughter calls her Super Purple. This would be a fun activity to do with your children. My daughter loved helping me.

I am still working on my man in the moon. I will post photos of him shortly.

May 22, 2013


My brother will be getting married in a few short weeks. I am so excited for him and his future bride. Here are some engagement photos I did a few months backI will be taking the wedding photos and it will be a blast.

Ya, they are pretty cute together.

May 20, 2013

Shoe fix

My poor favorite canvas shoes had seen better days! I was done seeing my tootsies peeking through. But i wasn't quite ready to give up on my favorite shoes either we have been through a lot! Today at the store I found bondex canvas patches. They had a cute bandana print that matched beautifully with my sad sad shoes. 

Basically I just sat the patch on top of the shoe and cut out a general shape of the shoe with scissors. Then I heated up my iron, placed the patch on top of the shoe, and ironed it in place. Afterwards I carefully went around with scissors and cut off the access fabric from the shoe. 

Easy peasy! My feet look happy again. 

May 8, 2013

Instagram Love

My past week in Instagram photos.

1) We took a drive out to the country. I fell in love with these barn doors I wish I could use them for my house. 

2) Rusted out blue tractor.

3) I have another Kenner Blythe doll I am trying to restore myself.

4) The girls and I went to an Alice in Wonderland party.

5) A cute girl at the party. I loved her garden hat.

6) The walls are coming up on our garage.

7) Boopsiedaisy mail for me!

8) I love this cookbook so much. 

9) Love notes from my 4 year old. I love her!

10) Late to the game but I have some fun colored pants!