Tuesday, June 22, 2010

movie night :: under the stars

this weekend we attended the first family movie night at the park. it is a favorite activity of ours, and the movie shown is also a favorite-the princess bride. i loved the part of the evening when the crowd burst into excited cheer after inigo montoya defeated the six fingered man.

here are a few more movie under the stars favorites.

picnic dinner that took most of the day to prepare...

followed by iced animal cookies that were grabbed off the store shelf on the way to the park.

a good and long nap in the middle of the festivities.

a little orange kitty on a sweet pink cheek.

and a baby boy who woke from his nap bright eyed and happy with his surroundings. trees do make the very best mobiles, after all.

ah, summer is finally here, friends. i hope you are all enjoying the sunshine and long days.
xo, erika

Saturday, June 12, 2010


thrifted treasures ::

i found this super fabulous vintage fabric tucked away behind some dusty, discolored stretch polyester. i paid $7. there are 5 1/2 yards of it. plenty to sew kitchen curtains, and cloth napkins, maybe even a table runner or place mats. seriously, the colors. the flowers. i am considering painting the kitchen and redecorating the whole room around this cheery print. what do you think?

this little knitting basket just had to come home with me. i certainly have plenty of works in progress to fill it. i also found a small cream pitcher for my morning coffee and miss esme fell in love with a handmade cloth doll with jointed legs and jointed arms. the arms, however, have not been sewn on yet and were just laying in the basket beside the doll. no problem for my girl, her mama sews!

i do believe this is the very best new baby gift ever. my mother and father in law visited a couple weeks ago and brought me an umbrella clothesline. my father in law also dug the hole and cemented the center pole in place for us. this was greatly appreciated because with the complete absence of spare time in our lives right now the clothesline would have sat in the garage all summer, untouched. perhaps i will sew a pretty little clothespin bag with my new thrifted fabric.

and of course we have spent a whole lot of time cuddling that sweet baby boy. he stays awake and socializes now. he grins at us and tries to tell us stories. there is always someone around to hold him. he is not lacking in hugs and kisses. he is told how much he is loved no less that a thousand times a day. i suppose it isn't all that bad to be the smallest member of a big family.

happy weekending, friends!

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

june one :: here we are

spending our days snuggling,

and babywearing,

and helping.
yes, our whole world pretty much revolves around the littlest family member. we are totally okay with that.

welcome june - you snuck right up on me but i am happy you are here.