Sunday, July 25, 2010

Wet Hammock = Other Adventures

So it rained all day Saturday leaving my weekend plans to lie in the hammock in ruins. What to do instead. I got up Saturday morning and sent my husband and son off to boy scout camp for the weekend leaving me at home with a sleeping girl. What was I going to do? I didn't have plans for the weekend. I cleaned the house, started laundry and still my daughter slept.

Finally, nearly 11 a.m., the sleeping beauty awoke. I pushed a homemade blueberry muffin at her and told her to bring her garage sale money and off we went. First stop, FARR thrift store, my dear friend Becky's favorite stop on Saturday mornings. And who do you think we ran into at the thrift store? Becky along with her daughter and a friend. Yeah! What a happy coincidence. I was wondering what she was up to anyway.

After the thrift store we all jumped into one car and headed out in search of garage sales. We found one really nice one and got a few things and then stopped in my local yarn shop because we were in the neighborhood. I bought more sock yarn (you can never have too much). And then off to visit the community garden to see what industrious folks are growing.

And wow! talk about green thumbs.

We ended up going to a few more resale shops where we were inspired to go home and craft. One of the resale shops had the most fabulous altered book I have ever seen. If it hadn't been over $30, one of us would have bought it. It was lovely inspiration so we headed over to Goodwill to pick up some books to do our own. We cleaned them out of children's board books and headed back to my house.

The evening was filled with going through photos, gluing, paper, scissors, pens, etc. Lovely fun.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

So much for my weekend plans...

I had planned to spend more time in my new hammock but the weather is not cooperating. I suppose I will have to see what else is on my list (sigh).

Friday, July 23, 2010

Weekword: Rebel

The Week Word was picked by Carmen.

So, I've had this huge to-do list for the week/summer/year (I'm a list maker!). However, I purchased a new hammock which arrived in the mail last week and has called my name quite often since it's arrival. I'm rebeling against my lists and listening to it's call.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Week Word: Number

The week word was selected by Peggy . Check out her blog to see the other participants as well as an explanation for the week word.

I have never done this before, but this week word comes at a month full of important numbers for me.

7-11 my birthday age 44

7-16 my annivesary (22 but I couldn't find that one)

7-13 my son's birthday and he will b-14

Monday, July 12, 2010

Port Huron Fun

A couple of weeks ago we spent the day in Port Huron to celebrate Mike's parent's 50th wedding anniversary. It was a beautiful day and we enjoyed a lovely river cruise and dinner at the Thomas Edison Inn.

(above- Canadian Coast Guard Cutter; below- Port Huron light house- US coast guard station)

And if we get back to Port Huron, this is a must see. After all, I've been to the National Mustard Museum so why not the Ice Museum of North America?

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

What is in my driveway?

This creature was discovered recently hanging out in our driveway. That's what happens when you buy the new crayola bold colors safari sidewalk chalk and give it to your 10 year old daughter and her very creative babysitter.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Flint Farmers Market

The only problem we encountered was the sign that said no elephants, giraffes or dogs allowed. This made Erin sad as she loves elephants so much.

But it cheered her up when we found elephant ears.

And these incredible berries and cherries.