Can you believe we’ve never owned a swingset before?! So when I found a used one on Craigslist for a fraction of it’s original cost I decided it was now or never, the kids are only getting older. Fast forward two weeks, it was a big undertaking dismantling, painting and reassembling the wooden monster but boy has it been a big hit! They run out in backyard everyday to swing, climb and slide, it’s been worth it’s weight in gold already.
Sunday was awesome! We watched and cheered on many members of our family as they participated in the
Buffalo Marathon, my Aunt ran even completed her first full marathon 26.1
miles, now that’s a long long long way and we are so proud of everyone, and even more that they
were running for a great cause to raise money for children with cerebral palsy….way to go!
We ended our busy weekend with two of the girls recovery from strep throat and soaking in the sun at the local Memorial Day parade.
Now it’s prep time for my birthday and my beautiful Grandmother’s 80th birthday celebration.
Happy and Healthy Wednesday everyone!
Happy Mother’s Day to everyone!
I’m excited to share the day with my 4 favorite people, it
will be extra special to me being able to visit with my Mom
for the first time in 20 years on Mother’s Day too!
I love the view looking up at the trees in my friends backyard.
My new boots, the color just brightens a rainy day.
Unfortunately are yard has more than it’s fair share of these.
The kiddos can’t get enough of these, if you want to try out our healthier donuts you can find the recipe HERE.
It’ll be a bit different living along one of the great lakes and not the Gulf, the water is definitely much colder this time of year, no swimming for a while.
I’ve been busy pruning back the trees and cleaning out the flowerbeds, I hated to have to toss
all the pretty clippings into the compost pile so I came up with three really easy table
centerpieces so we could enjoy all the beautiful flowers.
The first one I made by punching 9 holes in the metal lid of a Del Monte fruit jar , the holes
in 2 hole sizes to accommodate different stems.
Next was a french lemonade bottle, it’s really good lemonade we got ours at T.J. Maxx but
the sell the same drink at World Market too.
Then finally I added some soil into our left over egg shells, I thought they were beautiful and had
been saving the cleaned out shells on my kitchen window sill for some time now waiting to
turn them into something special and the ceramic egg cartons were my find of the week for $2.99 at T.J. Maxx!
I’m in love with photos on canvas, I’ve been ordering them for my clients for almost 8 years now and I finally got around to getting some of my own. Canvas on Demand is my go to site, (they are not sponsoring of affiliated with this giveaway) and in honor of Mother’s Day, though you don’t have to be a Mom to enter the giveaway is open to everyone within the 48 contiguous states, I thought it would be great to share the love and let one lucky reader win a 16×20 photo on canvas**.
Check out more about the canvas HERE
I am also offering my editing abilities to make your chosen photo look it’s best before it heads off to be printed.
The giveaway runs through May 10, 2013 and one lucky winner will be chosen at random through Rafflecopter.
**The canvas prize must be claimed by May 31,2013.
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