Thursday, March 29, 2012

A Little Retro

Yesterday, I saw this picture. Stopped me in my tracks! It reminds me of retro kitchens. Those dishtowels look so fun! I want to make a whole stack. Something to make our kitchen a happier place. How easy are these to make? I'm thinking super easy! Something that I can whip up in no time!!

It doesn't hurt that I just scored a big stack, of plain white kitchen towels. On clearance. I'd love to mix it up, and add some fun to our daily life! Those spoons also grab my attention!! I want to make those too. :) Now I'll be hunting for a tutorial, or even just a few tips. I'm already excited, about making our kitchen, a happier place to hangout. ~Maggie

Friday, March 23, 2012

She Likes Her Hats

Unlike Lizzie, Audrey LOVES her some hair accessories. Hats, bows, headbands, flowers, barrettes, whatever you can find, at the store! Her Nana (Godmother) does a good job at sending her beautiful, handmade things.

Lately, the weather has been extra wonky! It snowed last week! This week, we're in the 70s. I haven't put our winter coats away. In fact, I make sure, we each have a small jacket in the car. At ALL times!

Audrey has been wanting a new hat. To match the jacket, my mom recently bought her. It was a thrifting find. It's the cutest thing ever! White with bright pink, turquoise, and yellow flowers. I thought, why not try and make one?

I in fact, found this pattern. And thought it was perfect! I'm even loving the color combination! I asked Audrey if she liked it. And I got the biggest smile ever! Yes, I'm working on it right now. :) My sweet girl, should have a hat, by tomorrow. Fingers crossed. Oh, and this flower, I might have to make a million! I want to turn some into hair accessories and headbands, for Audrey. Isn't it the cutest? ~Maggie

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Happy Spring!!

Happy Spring everyone!! This year, I was so excited for Spring. Literally, counting down the days. Our weather here, has been so hit and miss lately. My entire family, has just been waiting for the warm weather, to roll in. And stay put!!

Last week, my kiddos were on Spring Break. Poor things. It snowed!! My hubs and I, had planned a fishing trip. Which we had to cancel. I know. I was even disappointed. But we made the best of our week.

Friday, my hubs went with us, to a local Kids' Museum/Fun Play Center. He had already taken the day off, to go on the fishing trip. In the end, we all had a lot of fun! Jake just adored playing with my hubs. Finally, he had another male to hangout with. I think he was starting to get sick of the girls, all their dolls, and even me....poor boy is totally outnumbered!!

But now that it is "officially" Spring, I'm starting to plan. For our garden. A bit for the back yard. That sort of thing. Heck, I even started pulling out sandals, Spring dresses, and outdoor toys. :) Yes, we're excited in these parts!!

A few weeks ago, we were looking through the weekly ads. You know, the ones that come in the mail. And I saw an ad for this bird feeder. It sounded interesting. But for the world of me, I can't find that darn paper anywhere. I took to google, and found this one....

Oh how I LOVE it! This bird feeder just fits our style better. I'm trying to convince my hubs that we need a few. Actually, last night, I almost begged him to make us some. :) I have faith in my husband. He can build anything. At least in my mind!! I think these birdhouse/bird feeder/planters would look nice, outside our front door. 2 would be perfect!

We have a few other plans for Spring. A little remodel. Some kind of big plans, for our garden. A fun trip. Just a lot of fun family plans. What are your plans for Spring? ~Maggie

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Sweet Surprises

Don't you just love little gifts. From out of the blue? Like they've fallen from the sky? Come on, you know you do!! And I do too!!

You see, I just love to get mail!! With all my heart. :) Lizzie, Audrey, and I have a little routine. Every day, just after Sesame Street, we head outside. And wait for the mailman. Yes, we love mail that much!! My parents and in-laws are amazing, and send our kids little cards and trinkets all the time. Just because. :) For me, well, it's a fun thing that my cousin and I do. Especially now, that she lives 1000s of miles away.

We wait for the mail. And gleefully go through it. It's been such a long time, since our mail, actually has been put in our mailbox. My cousin not only send me letters, and little treats, she sends things to my kiddos too!

But today was extra special!! I found a package on our doorstep. Can you tell, I wasn't expecting it? Because I had taken Lizzie and Audrey to the library. When we got home, the last thing I expected, was a package. A package from ModCloth. With this beauty!!

Yes, my cousin knows me well! What a beautiful gift to receive!! Just in time, for Spring. Thank you Lola!! You truly are the best cousin, anyone could ask for! I just can't wait, to go on a date with my hubs. I have something extra cute to wear. :) ~Maggie

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Love Mom :)

My Mom is pretty amazing! She's got to be, the coolest Mom ever! And the Best Grandma!! My Mom did a great job, of getting me hooked on shopping. And my love of all things vintage. :) I've been thrifting, since I was a wee one!

My Mom also knows, that I love to wear dresses! I was most definitely a "dress girl" when I was young. For a few years there, I fell out of love with dresses. That's when they became "special occasion" only items. I was in middle school, or high school. Thank goodness, I fell back in love!! And my Mom noticed. :)

Every once in a while, my Mom surprises me with a new dress. Usually some gem, that she's found while thrifting. She's even begun this, with my girls. Recently, she picked up the cutest dresses, on a thrifting trip. Today, she surprised me with this beauty!

I hadn't even seen this dress yet. I don't know where I've been! But I've gotten my Mom hooked on ModCloth too! And from what my Dad tells me, my Mom is now spending a lot of time on ModCloth's website. :)

Don't you just love this dress? It's the perfect color of green. And that daisy detail, is just lovely! I can't wait to wear my new dress. The best part is, my Mom wrapped it so beautifully. Wrote me the most heartfelt note. And left it on our doorstop. She must have come over, really early in the morning. It was the best way to start my day! Thank you Mom! I love you too! ~Maggie

Friday, March 2, 2012

Oh Dove!!

Dove you're killing me!! Every Easter, I look forward to your delicious truffle eggs. Every year!! I'm the lady that's buying 10 packs. Hoarding them away. Traveling across town. Just for these delicious little chocolate eggs. I can't find my favorite Easter candy anywhere!! And I've searched. The entire Easter sections at stores, just depress me. Where are my eggs? Dove can you help a girl out? ~Maggie