Friday, September 30, 2011

Our New house

5 months ago we visited our dream starter house and wished that one day we'd make memories there. Today we are blessed to call this home!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Willow Lake Boutique

Saoirse Growing Up

My sweet little puppy has turned into my 3rd daughter. I never thought it would happen. I have always had dogs growing up but I still always maintained that dog people were crazy. In particular the ones who thought dogs were like having children. In reality I know it's miles apart but in my heart she is in fact my sweet fur baby. She is now 11 months old and turning 1 year old on October 11th. I've already begun shopping for her birthday dress and scoping out dog bakeries to make her some birthday dog treats. My kids and I can't wait to throw her a little puppy birthday party :)

Monday, September 12, 2011

Ring Bearer Pillows

These gorgeous creations were inspired by a store called leftovers we have by us. It carries a wide variety of lightly used items from eggshells to tile to lace! these were created with a gauze cheesecloth type material that i coffee dyes, sewed a pillow out of and stuffed. Then I added embellishments such as vintage lace, sola roses and faux pink rosettes.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Pinecone Birdfeeders

I know this project is mostly done in the wintertime but working at Michaels has my head in the holidays. I'm so incredibly ready for fall and I just want to celebrate it! The whole family went this weekend to the park to collect pinecones. Then we went to the store to collect our other supplies...Peanut butter, birdseed and yarn.At our new house we have a fantastic back porch that's covered. Perfect for messy projects like this. The girls spread the peanut butter over the cones and i tied string onto the tops.
Then they rolled the peanut buttered pinecones in bowls of birdseed. We then placed them lightly on a cokkie sheet and spread them around the yard.

Our puppy Saoirse loved these because she got to sneak some of the birdseed that fell on the ground :)
They look so pretty and they remind me of fall that's right around the corner!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

At the Park

The weather was fantastic today and it felt like the first day of fall. A beautiful 72 degrees with a soft constant breeze. We had to head to the park and enjoy the weather.

Getting in the car to go!
A beautiful view from laying down on the slide.
My husband likes to bring a favorite book a comfy spot to read, this time it was the slide :)

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Pretty Pink Jacket

As I was wondering along in my favorite consignment shop I happened by this fluffy pretty pink jacket in the 24 month section. The size happened to be a 4 and it fits both of my girls.

When they saw the jacket they lit up. After all, it has fur, rhinestone buttons and bows. What more can you ask for to use in the fall.