Sunday, April 20, 2014

Watch What I'm Wearing

Happy Easter!  With today being such a special Holiday I just wanted to share a video about the savior before my outfit post.  For more information about it go here.

Last weekend we took advantage of the beautiful weather and drove up to the tulip festival.  I wanted to wear a nice flowery skirt for the occasion.  I had on different shoes but they got switched out for more comfortable flats.  I'll post more pictures from the festival tomorrow so be sure to check back.
Shirt: f21  Skirt: Made it  Shoes: Payless
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Friday, April 18, 2014

1920 Singer Sewing Machine

Every year our town Rotary club has a rummage sale.  It is pretty much a big garage sale that a bunch of people donated to.  We try to go every year but ours is pretty small time compared to the Bainbridge island one.  So this year I slept in until 7:40 and it started at 8.  Opps.  It is only a couple blocks away so I put some clothes on ate a quick breakfast and made it just after 8.  I didn't find much in the main area but we walked through a dedicated furniture room and found this beauty.
I was so excited when I saw it and best thing it was only marked $10.  I'm pretty sure whomever marked it just thought it was a night stand.  But I suspected right away it was more because of the double top.  And I was right check it out.
It is a 1920 Singer Sewing Machine and the original table and owners manual.  Plus it totally works!  It even had thread all hooked up and a seem ripper in the drawer.  I think some was actually using it to sew with.  Probably someone's grandma died and they donated her stuff to the sale.  Two times I had to ask for help to move it (these things are heavy) and the worker was shocked at how much it weighed. They also had no idea there was a secret iron sewing machine inside.
I probably could have bargained them down to $8 but I figure $10 was already a steal.  On ebay they are selling for about $100-$300.  I am going to keep it though.  For now it will sit in our garage but once we have some more space I'm thinking about painting it and using it as a table in our house.

Thursday, April 17, 2014


Tucker and Bob started t-ball a couple weeks ago.  Bob and I both played when we were kids and we want our kids to play too.  At least one year.  It is kind of a lot of time and money for me and Bob so if they don't want to continue we aren't going to push it.  Next year he will be old enough for coach pitch so this was kind of our last chance for t-ball.  So far Tucker really likes it.
Bob got roped into being the coach so I haven't been to many practices.  They end just past the kids bedtime and when I go I end up watching Penelope, Scarlett, and Leon the entire time anyway.  It would be nice to have Bob on the sidelines to watch and help with the kids. But they had no coach and because Bob volunteered to be an assistant they asked him to be the actual coach.  I think he enjoys it.  He has never done it before so I know he stresses about it a little bit.
Penelope and Scarlett love going to "watch Tucker."  I don't think they ever actaully watch Tucker but just play outside.
Tucker acts a little crazy out on the field.  He is the kid running around not listening to the coach.  I think it is partly because that is his personality, partly because he has no idea what he is doing out there and partly because his dad is the coach.  We are working on it with him.  And I think by the end of the season he will be doing much better.
Even though I don't love everything about t-ball I am thankful we have the ability to let our kids play.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

General Confernce

While at my parents house last weekend we had the opportunity to watch General Conference.  It  can be hard to listen with the kids that is why I am grateful that we have such easy access to it on the internet.  An of course we had the traditional waffles and ice cream between sessions.

Here are a few of my favorite general conference quotes from pinterest.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Daffodil Parade

My parents are going to be out of town for Easter so last weekend we went to their house to celebrate early.  But first we went to the Daffodil parade.  I marched in it for band in both junior high and high school so it was fun to be back and watch others.  The weather wasn't great, but we didn't really get rained on so it wasn't bad.  Here are a few of our favorite floats.

I don't have a picture of this but the clowns shot a dummy out of a cannon and then caught him with a tarp.  It was cool.  That was probably my favorite thing.  And I didn't get a picture but their was a Frozen float that was all of the kids favorite.
 Later we did an indoor easter egg hunt.  We split the rooms up among the kids.  They had fun.

That night we also did an adult hunt.  We each bought just one thing for the other adults and hid them around the house.  These were much more difficult to find.  Some of our hiding spots included, the vent, the garbage disposal, the back of the refrigerator, and inside a can of rat poison.  I enjoyed it.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Watch What I'm Wearing

Last weekend I stayed home for church and didn't dress up. So for this weeks outfit post I decided to show a much more casual outfit.  This is sort of a go to outfit for me.  Probably at least three days out of the week you can find me wearing jeans, a t-shirt, and flats.  We had some nice weather so on this particular day it was capris.  Penelope especially liked my shirt.  She said she like the ice cream cone.
Shirt: Japan  Jeans: Kohls  Shoes: target

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Sick Kids

We had a busy spring break and we didn't even go anywhere.  On Thursday both Tucker and Penelope woke up sick.  It was pretty out of the blue.  But they were throwing up all day.  I felt so bad for them.  Penelope especially had a hard time.  They just laid around and cried all day and threw up every couple hours.  Tucker was able to sleep a little more and watch tv.  But Penelope just couldn't handle it at all. And unfortunately she was sick Friday too.  I'm not sure what was wrong but Tucker started feeling better Thursday night and Penelope didn't start getting better until Friday night.  I am glad it didn't last too long and that no one else in the family got it.  Being sick is the worst.
They camped out on the family room floor most of the day.