Sunday, August 26, 2012

Another great weekend

It has been a nice weekend. Spent some time visiting a new baby (the first of Janae's friends to have a 2 legged baby) and I also got a lot of cleaning done. Always feels good! To make things even better..

 ..we had rain! I took this tonight at 8 pm when the rain started.  I was so happy I had to post about it on Facebook...and found that everyone was posting about the rain. Us Oregonians love our rain! I feel refreshed. The kids jumped on the trampoline and let it soak in.

I brought in some Glads--I think they are so pretty! Phoebe seems to like them too. My Dad got me this large vase at a garage sale and it is just perfect for my Glads!

I got these frames at Goodwill and I did my paint 'em white and distress them with Rub n Buff treatment on them.

Now I just have to take some pictures to put in them! I am hoping to get some good ones of the girls (Janae and Chantel) for these.


Walter feels pretty special in his new "hamster tote" that Chantel made for him.

I finished washing the rest of the slipcovers I started last weekend. Fez thought sitting on the cushions while the slipcovers were in the washing machine would be comfortable. 

Oh, also I wanted to share what I got with my birthday money from my parents.

Okay--so matter what I do I can't get this the right way--but you get the idea. I got this beautiful necklace..angel wings. I love it. I got it from Stacy's Shabby Shoppe It is rare that I get something to adorn myself..rather than my home:)

Then when Janae, Chantel and I were coming back from visiting the new baby, we stopped at Ikea. I have been wanting this stuff from Ikea ever since Janae got me the dish towels. So I spent the rest of my birthday money from my parents on this.

Now besides the dish towels I have the bun warmer (I have always needed one of these!) the apron and the pot holders. I love this Ikea line!  Thanks Dad and Mom!

This upcoming week should be a fun one. Next Saturday is Chantel's 14th birthday and my 1 year anniversary of blogging! Chantel decided things are just too busy to have a friend party. So she decided she wants Janae, her, and I to go to the beach. She wants to take the dogs. That will be fun!  On Wednesday Janae is paying for her to have a ride pass at the fair..I am going that day too. We are going thrifting in the morning and the fair in the evening. That should be another fun day! 

Can't believe she is almost 14.

Hope you have a fun week planned too. Thanks for visiting!


Janae said...

I love the picture of Walter!!! All your ikea stuff is really pretty. I like the new frames also. I am excited for the fair and the beach. Bella & Lacie are excited for the beach too!

Lady of the Woods said...

how nice to get a tour of your interests LOL....I adore the colors and your home is looking dreamy! I can't wait til I can start on my bedroom makeover....a big one. I love your cameo frames....I love them and the white....loving too the kitties in the pics LOL they remind me of my love for my Baby who is gone now....I wish for one to come to me again! I believe cats choose their owners, and I am waiting. hugs.

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

Hi Sandy ~ love your flowers and I'm so glad you got rain! We having been wanting rain here for months and still nothing! I'm happy you love your necklace! xo

Heirloom treasures said...

Sandy,you have such a lovely family. You all seem so happy. It's lovely to visit a happy home.
Happy Birthday,I didn't realise it was,you must be a virgo like me. I thought we had a lot in common. :)
Your glads are lovely,I must try and grow some,I'm not sure if I have a sunny enough spot for them though. xx

sunnyskiesandsweettea said...

Your weekends always sound so lovely! I love that Ikea stuff, I have never been to the store but I am going to make a point of going. Everytime I see Walter I just can't believe how cute he is...

Amy Jo

Melanie said...

Glad that you had a wonderful weekend!! Walter's carrier is too cute!!! Your glads are lovely too!! Wow! 14 years old! They grow so fast!! Miss having a teen in the house!!

Grandma Carolee said...

What a fun post to visit this morning!! Glad you were able to find what you wanted with the birthday money. The flowers are is Chantel.

Unknown said...

I love your home and your family. Walter looks so sweet in his new tote..haha..glad you had some rain. Ilove rain and it's always been my favorite kind of day to call in always works as who stays home on a rainy day?
have a nice week..

The White Pear Tree said...

Lovely pics as usual Sandy! I can't believe how big the kitties are now! Such sweethearts! And Walter is such a cute little thing!

Sounds like you will have a lovely week. Have fun at the beach for your daughter's birthday and at the fair. ;^)

{oc cottage} said...

oh, send some of that rain our way!{and phoebe too...i just LOVE marmalade tiger kitties! ;}

m ^..^

Anonymous said...

Sandy, you always amaze me with your beautiful pictures! Your kitties are growing up fast! The hamster is adorable in his tote! Once again, you found some awesome treasures at Goodwill! Lovely!

farmhouse-story said...

first, walter's pouch pic--adorable, sandy:) chantel, (who's adorable, too, btw:) did a great job!

love the cute frames and your new necklace looks great on your dressform!

it's pouring here today-yay!!

Lady Pamela said...

I still have birthday money to spend, too. Isn't it fun to shop for yourself? I usually have mine spent well before my birthday. This year, not so. My birthday was in June! lol

Karen said...

Love the frames, Walter and your Ikea goodies! The necklace is pretty too. You got a lot of mileage out of your birthday money. Thanks for stopping by.

Gina Gao said...

These are such great photos, I really like them.

BECKY said...

Hi Sandy! Wow! Love those frames you made over, that silly little hamster tote, and those lovely gladiolas!! I know you enjoy bringing them in to where you can see them all day!! So cheery!

Glad you got some rain! We have had a ton, but we have needed it, too!

Hope your week is wonderful!

Amanda said...

Love the frames and Walter! He is adorable in his little tote. I love ikea... such a great place to find some little bits and bobs!
What a fun post!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Happy Birthday to your ADORABLE daughter!! I was at Ikea yesterday and bought those towels!!! Did you notice that they are adding more of our shabby stuff...Love it, and the price too! Have fun at the beach!


Donna Heber said...

Your glads look stunning and Phoebe looks adorable just sitting next to the vase. What an adorable little hamster carrier! I have never seen one of them before :-) It sounds like you had a great birthday and found some wonderful shabby chic items. I would love for you to stop by for a visit.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love that necklace, Sandy! Such a great pattern on those kitchen accessories from Ikea. I don't often think of them having patterned things like this. I wish we would get some decent rain here. We did have a little bit the other morning, but not much to really make a difference.

Anne said...

Phoebe and Fez are so sweet!Love those frames.And what a cute hamster carrier!What a beautiful photo of Chantel.My daughter will soon be a teen.In November she turns 13 I can't believe it!

Cottage and Broome said...

Love your frames and the silhouette, very sweet. But not as sweet as you daughter! Kids grow up fast don't they? Have a great weekend, Laura


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