Monthly Archives: May 2012

I love Concrete {Treasures} and Antique Sales

I am feeling a bit giddy this evening in anticipation of the annual Memorial Day Weekend SALE at Cross Creek Antiques (Simply Iowa) this weekend.  I plan to be there tomorrow morning at 8am when the sale starts. Barb finds the best antique treasures…and such a variety…truly something for everyone. The “teaser” photos on the Simply Iowa blog and Facebook page are more than enough to entice me to wake up, down a cup of coffee, grab my checkbook, and head to the sale.

I know I won’t be disappointed. I went to the Garden Party sale at the end of March and bought these two amazing treasures for our yard…. I fell in love with the concrete girl the moment I laid eyes on her.

My {darling} Concrete Garden Girl

Our {cheerful} Concrete Gnome

If you are in the area, I think you should check out the Cross Creek Antiques (Simply Iowa)  Memorial Day Weekend SALE… May 25th, 26th, 27th,  and 28th… 8 a.m. ’til Dusk each day…. 101 Williams Blvd. Fairfax, Iowa.



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My baby is growing up.

As my friends come to terms with the fact that today was the last day of school for their high school seniors, I am sitting here wondering how my little girl has grown up so quickly. No, she isn’t graduating high school or even heading to high school in the fall. She is 2 yrs old. But as I uploaded photos from yesterday’s tumbling class (the last day for this school year), I realized how much she has changed and grown since last August. She hasn’t been a baby for a while and she isn’t even a toddler anymore. She is a little girl.

 August 30, 2011

May 22, 2012

I can only imagine how difficult the last day of Harper’s high school career will be for me. (or even her first day of kindergarten for that matter) So for now, I will happily embrace her new independence….  “No mommy, I do it!”…… knowing that it generally ends with “HELP! pwease mommy” when she is unable to do the task on her own.  And I will cherish all the moments, days, weeks, months, and years until she walks across that stage to receive her diploma (in 2028). And just so she knows….even at that moment, she will still be my little girl.

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Outdoor Enchantment – Pinterest Party

During the month of April I participated in a “party” with The DIY Club called Project Pinterest. The monthly theme was Outdoor Enchantment. It was fairly simple….I created my Pinterest board with their specified title – “Outdoor Enchantment with the DIY Club” and pinned anything that I loved that was outdoor related. I pinned outdoor dining tablescapes, flower container & gardening  ideas, outdoor activities for children & families, and more.

The cool part…. my board was one that The DIY Club featured at the end of the “party”. Here is the lovely outdoor dining tablescape pin that was featured. I would love to have lunch with my favorite girlfriends at this table!

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But the coolest part… this theme definitely inspired and motivated me for spring/summer outdoor decorating, gardening, and fun!  Excited to play kick croquet with our kids….Making plant labels for my herbs out of wine corks….Planting beautiful flower containers….

Check out all of my pins on my “Outdoor Enchantment at The DIY Club” board. And if you feel compelled to let me know which pin was your favorite, I’d {LOVE} to read your comments.




Project Pinterest at the DIY Club

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