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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Kims new baby! Blessed featured on Alamode!

And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Math 3:17

alamodemavent Did it again!! Shelli founder of Alamode featured my sun burst mirror on her blog!! Check it out, so sweet of her, to be honored from such a talented, sweet women is humbling. Thanks Shelli 
We had a full, blessed weekend! Yesterday my sweet friend's Kim and Jake had their 6th baby!!! John and I snuck away for a few hours to go visit Little Treasure Justice Reeve. He is so beautiful, sweet, calm.
Sage and her BFF went to the beach
 My BFS (Best friend sister)
Little John and his friends
 We had a few friends over for a BBQ my friend said, the party never stops here! Food, swimming, smores!!
And of course a performance!
sweet Marie

Monday, May 30, 2011

Sun burst driftwood mirror

Take heed that you do not do your charitable deeds before men, to be seen by them. Otherwise you have no reward from your Father in heaven. —Matthew 6:1
So here she is!!! We are so proud of the mirror! It's a labor of love, I'm truly amazed how an idea will come, then to see it come to fruition, it's so rewarding!! I must say that without John none of this would be possible, like I said before I dream up these ideas, and he makes it happen! Thanks John. Also a huge thanks to my friend Lynda who is an amazing, giving, friend, she is always willing to help. I called her this morning, the shots I was getting with my camera were pretty embarrassing, she runs over and within 15 minutes we have tons of awesome shots, thank you! 

     Chloe said, "mom your mirror is so pretty"
 We routed out a two inch section around the base, then nail gunned our first section on

               John routing
Lynda shooting 

The mirror's new home will be at alamodemaven
 Hope you enjoyed, on to the next project!!!! Shirley

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Oh Carpinteria

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction. 8 My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother: 9 For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck. Proverbs

Good morning, we are almost done with the sunburst driftwood mirror all I can say is WOW!!! Tomorrow I'll be posting pictures!! Saturday was such a blessed, fun day. Everyone is so happy Auntie is here! She brings such a calm, peacefulness to the house. An Aunt is truly another mother, last night I totally thought Chloe was running into my arms so I had them stretched out as wide as I could, she said, "Not you!" Rachel was behind me... 
Lil John surfed, while we were driftwood hunting, Chloe ran around naked, Sadie ran from the waves and squealed. Rachel and Sage played catch. We went in to Carpinteria, an adorable beach community off the 101, and ate burritos, then we got super lucky a whole block was having a swap meet!!! We bought an aged bench that we have been on the hunt for! Also some turquoise earrings, a lady beat me by 2 seconds, for two super cool rusted twin beds!!! Have a blessed day off to workout, then church, Shirley

Beach Liquor burritos in Carpinteria THE BEST!!!!

    Anything that sparkled, or was girly Sadie was all over it
                Bubu being silly
 Couldn't find Rach and Lil girls, around the corner this is what I found
                     The bench!!!!

                     I tried to be specific on which pieces would work
                My little Weezy not so little anymore
    It's new home!!!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Girl talk

"And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus". Tim.1:14
Long drives are such a great opportunity to talk with your kids!! I turned off the music, and just talked to Chloe and Sadie to and from LAX yesterday. I wish I had a recorder those girls are soo funny! We talked about everything from what type of RV would they like Sadie's was turquoise with pink pokadots, Chloe's was yellow with pick pokadots!! Then Sadie said she'll just keep her Barbie Jeep, even when she's a mommy, her kids can just ride on her shoulders, on the hood, where ever! Then Chloe asked momma does having a baby hurt? I said yes but doctors do have medicine to make it less painful, I had three completely natural, and Sadie an epidural, since little John and Sage were in the room, lil John cut her cord! So then they wanted both their birth stories. Then on to what names they would name their baby's, Chloe said Justin Biebier, for a boy, and Justice if a girl!! 
                                                                  Girls ran to Auntie
So excited at the airport!
This little boy wanted to just stare at the girls
Sooo super cool!!

On another note my sweet friend Peri brought me this beautiful cactus jewelry holder. that she made she also made all the jewelry on it!!!!!
Check out her website, she is an Interior Designer, soon you'll be able to purchase this and other super cool items on her site! perigutierrez

 Were off when everyone gets up, fed, house cleaned, to go drift wood hunting I'm starting a sunburst mirror!! I'll keep you posted on this new, fun project!!! So happy Rachel's here!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Operation frugal over?

"Great peace have they which love thy law, and nothing shall offend them." Psalms 119:165
I tried! I wanted to go a week without going to the grocery store, it lasted mon-thur! But yesterday morning lil JOhn and Sage said this is getting ridiculous!! Mom please go to the store. So I broke down and went to Costco, putting a big dent in the pocket book! But at least the kids feel more secure having the pantry stocked, and refrigerator crammed! I think they were getting embarrassed having their friends over, with only toast or a string cheese to offer them!
I'm heading to LAX to pick up my sister Rachel today, can't wait! I need a nanny I mean my sister here with us! Chloe has been extremely needy, whinny lately so an extra pair of arms, will be much appreciated, John has been traveling so much with work that when he's home he coddles Chloe, holding her, spoiling her! So when daddy leaves I'm left with a big baby! Poor little girl, momma try's to put her through baby boot camp, then the cycle happens all over! Oh well this to shall pass. It doesn't help that Sadie spoils, and defends Chloe no matter what! So funny Chloe is just a few pounds lighter than Sadie, but that doesn't stop her from holding her baby! If I'm correcting Chloe, Sadie will say mom she's just a baby, and Chloe will go running into her arms! I can't win!!

 Had to throw this picture in from Palm Springs, the girls found this little girl Zela to play with, her nanny was with her all day, every day, so the girls thought of her as "theirs" too!

Forgot to mention my chandelier is also posted on this blog as well!! designbebe (click on)

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Super excited!!!

"You will be blessed when you come in and blessed when you go out. ... Wherever you go and whatever you do, you will be blessed". ...Duet 28:6
Hello today my Driftwood Chandelier is being featured on a pretty famous blog called alamodemaven  check it out!!! Shelli the founder of Alamode, is a super sweet, super talented, compassionate person. I've been following her blog daily for about three months. God is soo good, it is He who gives us the power to bless and be blessed!
Yesterday a friend and I went to get $20.00 massages! No that wasn't a typo, that's how much they cost, crazy I know, BUT it is a communal setting. A Chinese foot massage parlor, so you stay fully clothed, they start out soaking your feet in hot water while they work on your shoulders, back, and arms. Next they lay you down and work on your head, and feet. Finally you turn over and they concentrate on your back, It's soooo worth it.
I then had my friend and her girls over I colored her hair she brought dinner! She also took some fabulous shots of the Chandelier! A huge help, since my camera isn't the best, I took oh about 100 shots trying to get the perfect one, and she took maybe 5 and got three amazing ones!!! Thank you. On another note my best friend, sweet sister, Rachel is coming tomorrow to spend time with us! The kids and I are soo excited tomorrow can't come fast enough!!
                                                   The girls getting ready to make a cake
                                                          The yummy dinner

                                                                A few great shots

PLEASE GO OVER TO alamodemaven

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Being frugal

Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her. —Ephesians 5:25
This week I decided to try something out! Instead of going to Vons, Trader Joes, and Costco, like I do weekly stocking up on groceries. I decided to use everything in my pantry and freezer. Were on day three! It's been easy so far but I can see it will only go downhill from here! It was funny on Sunday John said, "ok so here is what we need this week at the grocery store,"...... I said, "oh forgot to tell you, that I'm trying something new, and we are going to actually use what we have instead of piling new stuff on top of the old!" He said ok fine that will save me money! He did however have to go get some milk. I think it's wise to use what we have, being put out of our comfort zone a little. It's also made me realize when I'm out shopping it leads to sooo many impulse buys! I rarely have a list and just throw whatever into the basket, so after this week I'm hopping to be more mindful. 
On another note I am absolutely in Love with my driftwood chandelier, as well as many positive comments, that I'm thinking of my next project! Here is a shot of a mirror with a heavy rope with drift wood all around I'd like to make. 

This is where I found this cool idea,  I think that it would be a fun project with the kids!
 All you need is twine, Mod Podge, and a inflatable ball you won't care to pop!