Friday, August 19, 2011

Flashback Friday: Stacation to Chestnut Mountain

So lately I have been CRAVING going on a mini stacation. It seems post-baby we don't get out too much. Pre-baby we used to go on mini Stacations about once a month and had an absolute blast doing it. In January 09 the husband and I took an adventure to Chestnut Mountain ski lodge and did some shopping in Galena Illinois...No skiing it was too dang cold for that!

We woke up early one morning and on a whim we were out the door. There was lots of snow along the way. I managed to take this one as we were heading out.
It was cold...REALLY cold. I think it was -10 with ridiculous windchills the entire time. Neither of us wore gloves. Bad idea.

The Husband was a trooper and didn't mind me dragging him to 'girly' stores and eating at 'girly' restaurants that served 'girly' food like salads and soup. (I think he is a carnivore)
Not only was it cold seemed just as bad inside. Our hotel room was crappy and straight out of 1975, the only way to keep warm was with the heat lamp in the bathroom...And bourbon which inspired this photo...

And this photo...and lots of giggling and telling bad jokes.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

I Heart:

Is it completely weird that seeing images of pretty stacks of fabric, like this, excite me? Seriously. I have a room full of pretty fabric and a lonely sewing machine. It is all completely covered in saw dust...The sewing room has become the wood floor cutting room and it kinda makes me sad. sigh.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Circus Party Pictures & The Most Handsome Strongman I Ever Saw.

Birthday pictures, finally!! The last few weeks have been hectic, I am sorry for the delay. Here is Luke's Circus birthday party...or should I say Strongman Luke complete with mustache and chest hair!
Here is the table complete with ringmaster mustaches, handmade clown bowties, and plush beach balls.
The bowties were a hit (with the parents) and SO simple to make. No sewing required. I will be posting a tutorial on them soon!
I also sewed up these cute fabric beach balls from a fun little tutoiral I mentioned here.
Another table shot. I tried to keep things as baby friendly as possible. Instead of pop corn we had Puff Corn, Smarties, and animal crackers.
The cake :)Luke loved it!
We had toys and adorable babies EVERYWHERE. I would say it was quite a success!