Thursday, November 8, 2012

Welcome Baby Girl!

We welcomed our happy, healthy baby girl!
Violet Ashland Currie was born on October 26th at 1:26am. She weighed 7lbs. 6oz. and was 
20 1/4in. long. She is such a beautiful baby and  we couldn't be happier. We are looking forward to getting to know her and seeing what awaits us in the future.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Oh October

 Oh, how I love October! October is a special month for us, Our wedding anniversary, my 27th birthday is on Halloween and then our little one is expected around the 25th of this month...maybe she will hold out and be a little birthday surprise. But I am loving the cooler weather that October brings. The smell of crock-pot dinners warm the house. Sweet Pumpkin Spice lattes wake me up in the mornings and candy corn is a must this time of year.

I was so excited to get the Halloween and Fall decorations out, I wanted to have them on display before baby arrives so now our livingroom is full of witches, ghosts, goblins and the scent of pumpkin spice.
Our tree out back, has turned a vibrant yellow and the trees covering the hills around us are speckled red, orange and yellow. It won't be long now, the leaves will fall to the ground and the trees will be bare. I wish that fall lasted just a little longer.
Happy October everyone! Enjoy it while it lasts!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

3 Happy Years

 Three years ago today, I married the love of my silly, not Johnny Depp!

This guy!
Happy Anniversary Tucker! :)

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Alcove Springs

 Awhile back, husband and I stopped at Alcove Spring Park to do a little walk-about. Alcove Springs is on the Oregon-California trail and it's a large meadow where they used to stop and set up camp in the early 1800's. What's neat about it is there are many names and initials that were carved into the rock around the natural spring by the settlers. I have no clue how the letters were carved so deep into the stone but they are perfectly legible still today.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Fun Finds!

Almost two weeks ago, were  the Highway 36 'Treasure Hunt'  yardsales. I look forward to this exciting event every year. The sales span across the entire state of Kansas and last 3 days. My husband and I only went one day and we only made it through one town. The town of Marysville had 65 garage sales and it took all day to stop and shop in this small town. Marysville was full of fun, interesting older items and the prices were great. I picked up quite a few items. Filled the back of the pick-up with furniture and the inside looked like a small antique/vintage shop. So much fun, my idea of a perfect day. -hubby disagrees but I think he secretly enjoys the hunt also. :)
These are just a few items I fell in love with. The wood carving artwork is signed and dated '1910.' This doll is quite large and her cute face begged me to take her home. I love colorful old game boards and I picked up quite a few. I also found an old boyscout canteen. All are for sale at our shop. Yes, I resisted keeping any of it.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Shower for Baby!

 Sunday, was my baby shower with our community neighbors and friends. Many of the ladies in attendance had attended my Mother's baby shower before she had me so I have known these people for my entire life. It is good to live in a small, country neighborhood where everyone cares and looks out for eachother. I really enjoyed visiting with everyone and I think they enjoyed getting together for the occasion also. My due date is October 20th..eek, one more month! My sister threw me this shower and she made it fun and special with a jungle animal theme.  She also made this CUTE diaper cake with all kinds of fun stuff..wash cloths, toys, hair clips, etc.

 Little Violet's gifts were placed in my antique baby cradle, so many cute gift bags! My sister placed a childhood photo of my husband and I with an African Violet plant in between. She had every guest sign a story book that she had placed on the table. I received so many wonderful, thoughtful gifts incuding this handmade quilt that my husband's grandmother quilted. It is exactly my style and fits the vintage feel of the baby's nursery. Laura didn't disappoint with the snacks either. There were yummy carrot cake cupcakes with cream cheese frosting, huge brownies, cookies, Peach upside-down cake and the most adoreable melon baby in a watermelon bassinet filled with fruit.  :)

It was a great day and Laura if you read this, THANK YOU!!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012


A few things that I have been up to lately... I found this yellow recipe box, stuffed full of fun vintage recipes at a yard sale for $2. It's a keeper. I have been spending time with my fun-loving pup, Pete. We are loving the cooler weather.

I finally replanted my Aloe Vera plant in a larger pot. I had to find a safe place for it in my home where the kittens won't destroy it. With the rain and the cooler weather, my tomato and pepper plants have been revived and have begun to bloom again! Maybe they will produce a few more goodies before it frosts. Fingers crossed! I have also been baking some sweets, including Baked Banana Cranberry Oatmeal and a delicious Peach Poundcake. I love and will miss peach season.