Monday, May 26, 2014

Projects, Peonies, and a Special Birthday

Life is so busy...but busy is good. Every now and then I sneak in a little project and that makes me happy. Recently I saw a painted lavender pitcher that was from Pinterest posted on Facebook. I decided to make my own vase version of it. I am no artist but I still think it turned out pretty cute!

It is so fun that so many things are blooming this time of year. The gardens are bountiful! One thing I am really loving right now is the pink Peonies. They are one of my favorite flowers.

 One of my Peony bushes has the largest blooms--almost of the size of a plate!

Everyone alway say my favorite rose (Wildeve) looks like a Peony and the photo below shows it is true.

The rose is in the middle.

Yesterday was my great nieces first birthday. What a fun time! I love first birthdays. I always had BIG first birthday parties for our kids.

The birthday girl (Amia) looked like a princess in her birthday dress.

We took Jax with us (my nephew from another side of the family) and he had a great time! It is rare that he gets to be the big kid.

There were 3 cakes--and so many presents. Amia looks so happy her with her Daddy.

I think she was overwhelmed with all the presents! Her Mama helped her open them.

I got her the cradle--I made all the bedding. Janae got her a doll to go in it.

Jax thought that he should get the pony. When we left he actually tried to carry it away.

I love these pictures of Janae and Chantel with Amia.

After we left the party we had to stop by at Goodwill. They live about 45 minutes away from us so it is a Goodwill we don't get to too often.

There was this little pink piano that Jax would have played for an hour if I would have let him. We didn't get it because it was $39.99 but now I am thinking that is really not that bad of a price. It is so cute! I am thinking maybe my unborn Grandchildren need this piano. I told Amia's Grandma about it and I think she may go see if it is still there. :)

I did get this cute little birdhouse looking church. I think it is so cute and I kind of collect these type of things.

It looks great on my desk--which I still just adore!

Have almost finished one more project this week. Just need to distress and wax it now.  It started out looking like this...

Now it looks like this...

I have become quite confident now in my painting skills after 5 years of practice.  I am hoping to be able to sell some things as a way to help out with the bills around here and still be able to care for my disabled son, Gage. Wish me luck!

On this Memorial Day weekend I am reminded how lucky we all are to have people who protect us and keep us we can do things like paint and go to birthday parties!

Thanks for visiting!


Unknown said...

Well this is a post jamb packed with pretty!!!
YOur great niece is too cute for words - LOVE your desk - and that birdhouse is just gorgeous !!!
Happy Memorial Day ( from a Canuck )

Grandma Carolee said...

What a great birthday party with the whole family there for Amia. Her eyes are especially beautiful! I love all of your flowers and "projects".

Junkchiccottage said...

Happy Memorial Day. Love the cradle and beautiful bedding you made for your great niece. Looks like you all had a wonderful time.

farmhouse-story said...

the sweet baby had a wonderful party, didn't she? love the wildeve rose, sandy:) and i wish you great success in your new adventure! your newest project is very cute!

i LOVED janae's video--some how, i missed that post:(

Janae said...

Your flowers are always so pretty! I wish I had more to cut for in the house. Anita's birthday party was a blast, your gift was so precious! Jaxon is so cute & funny! Your latest project has also of course turned out great!

Janae said...

Stupid auto correct! Amia****

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Lots going on with you Sandy! : ) Love your flowers and I think you did a great job on your lavender vase. What a beautiful baby! She looks like her Mom and it looks like she had a great time at her party. Love the little church you found. I like stopping in at Goodwill's or thrift stores I wouldn't normally get to, also. They can be so different from town to town.

June said...

Love your beautiful peonies Sandy! And you really have been a busy girl. The gifts you made for little Amia are so sweet. I love all the projects you have done!
hugs from here...

Cindy said...

Oh my goodness, beautiful, beautiful children. I see the family resemblance in your little niece. Your peonies don't even look real they are so amazing... and you've done so many cute projects since i was here last! I love that little outside space with your desk too.


Sarah said...

I just wanted to say a quick thanks for including the last bit about Memorial Day, it made my heart sing.

Art and Sand said...

So much to comment on so I will keep it short by saying I love that painted vase in the first photo. I have a metal pitcher I might try painting.

Diane said...

That church birdhouse is so special and love your peonies. They look so pretty on your desk!

Melanie said...

The party looks like fun and such cute little ones! They are so precious and grow up too fast! Love the birdhouse and your desk is awesome! You are so talented, and know that you will do well selling your furniture!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Amia is adorable! Those eyes are incredible, she's an angel!!!!