We had a (Surprise!) birthday party for my sister-in-law last Saturday.
Sunday we drove to see a pig rassling contest–O.M.G.
The more people on your team–the bigger the pig. Small town festivals–?!
It was really funny–but my heart went out to the terrified pigs.
They let the kids play in the mud pit at the end–and had the fire dept on hand to “clean up.” The kids had a BLAST!
Thank goodness there are always some blankets in the car! *I hope my nephew’s phone still works–!
I finished Landen’s room Tuesday, and posted it for you to [finally] see!
Wednesday, I ran around to the local ReStores (like I really needed to buy more things–ha).
The black shaded chandelier was only $20, the 3 hanging pendants were $5 each! I thought the long dropping, stripped down light ($10) would be a fun project to wire some kind of beads or shells to–but I have enough on my plate. The trio of vintage lights, with heavy, cut leaded glass, looked like something from a great old hotel! At $25 each, they would be fAb over a lg kitchen island!
Double click on the pictures to see closer up–especially to see the leaded glass and chains!
There were 6 of these 9ft Corinthian columns for $99 each. Hefty in scale, they’d be spectacular for a pergola! Shoot–just to BE in the garden–ooooo! I was cryin’ at not being able to buy them.
The 8ft arched, wooden screen door was a whole $20–wow! The wooden cabinet was custom-made by, and for, a plumber. The craftsmanship was incredible–as well as the storage! I think it was $150.
We were in thunderstorms most of Thursday, I know I was busy all day, but I can’t think of what I did–?!
Friday—I took the day to play with 6 of my nieces and nephews– all. day. long.
We visited an animal rescue sanctuary and played with the adorable baby kitties and bigger kitties, and some of the dogs–including an English Mastiff “puppy” that was giGANtic! I forgot the camera, dang it—soOooo cute!
We also visited Grandpa in the cemetery, climbed trees, walked down to the river and played in the park (except for one niece who stayed with grandma–“too hot to walk“), went go-carting, collected acorns—had wAy too much candy, and laughed, talked smack with each other–had a sUper fun day! Hope they’ll always remember these days!
Yesterday, I traveled to pick up a vintage children’s chaise lounge I found on craig’s list, and checked out an antique store and their local ReStore.
Bought a pair of vintage wall sconces for $5 each, a box of 100 yr old hand-forged cut nails for 50¢, and a couple of old bathroom towel rods/racks for $1 each. Saw some awesome antiques (with equal price tags) on my way TO their ReStore—and just had another FUN day!
But—enough play—back to work now.
I sure do have a lot of it backed up.
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