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With 6 children I'm always watching my money...I use spray paint on a lot of my home decor projects because it's inexpensive and the new colors and quality are so good now! Some of my favorites are "Blue Ocean Breeze" and "Bahama Sea" by Krylon.
Know of any flea markets, thrift stores or yard sales coming up? Share your information here! If I hear of any shows, I'll post them here for you! Here are some new shops I found in downtown Salt Lake! The Retro Rose, Hip & Humble and Emily Janes! Go check em out!
Elizabeth of Simple Simon has been making all kinds of fun things for me...for more information, email me at email@example.com
So I threw a little birthday party for my 4 year old's birthday...it was so much fun! It was a carnival/circus theme (pictures coming soon) and the kids loved it! We had a goldfish toss and the kids (all 16 of them) won a real live goldfish! I could tell the parents just loved this by the look on their faces as they picked up their children and received their new pet! Since 3 of my own children attended, we ended up with 3 little goldfish of our own. The kids were so excited about having fish for pets and named them "Swimmy", "Peaches" and "Franklin". They found them a home of their own (in one of my nice apothecary jars) and they fed them regularly. They had the fish a whole 24 hours when we discovered that my 4 year old killed, mauled, mangled, accidentally hurt the fish! I was upset when I saw the fish....two had already passed on and the third was on his way out...the suffering was horrible! I began wondering if my little one had a "cruel streak" in her! I imagined her as an older girl being unkind to others and having no friends. I took my husband's child my daughter into the bathroom with me and we had a "chat". I had her look at the fish in their dead & near dead state and asked her what she had done to them. She was bawling loudly at this point, realizing what she had done. She told me she had wanted to hold them and had picked them up out of the water to pet them. One poor guy was missing his little tail! As I talked to her a little bit longer (and calmed myself down) I realized that this little chick had just been to the aquarium about 2 days ago. At the aquarium, petting of sea creatures like sting rays and holding of crabs & starfish was encouraged! Of course she thought she could pet a goldfish! It all made sense! She was not the murderer I had imagined her to be! As we flushed Swimmy, Peaches & Franklin down the toilet (explaining to my daughter that they will end up in heaven) I comforted my daughter who was still bawling and feeling guilt ridden! She cried for a good long time. I talked to her for a while about the big ocean they'll swim at in heaven and this made her happy. But the next thing she says is, "Oh no! There are whales in the ocean!" My son explained that whales eat krill, not goldfish...again she was happy and then she said, "Oh no! There are dolphins in the ocean!"...and on and on the conversation went....I hope I did the right thing flushing those suffering fish down the toilet with her watching and I hope she doesn't have nightmares...she is just 4 after all!
I'm a nut for anything vintage & crafty! I love hunting for treasures at flea markets, thrift stores, yard sales, you name it....I love colorful fabrics, papers & ribbon and making stuff! I'm always searching for new colors in spray paint so I can touch up, re-do or re-make something old new & fresh again! I'm always changing the look of my home! I also love throwing parties! I love trying new recipes and finding new cook books (see what I mean about this & that?) I love too many things to settle for just one! I love blogging, traveling, being a Mom and hanging out with my hubby & 6 kids! My husband grew up in Leiceister, England and then married me, an American chick! Life is about as crazy & hectic as it can get, but we all somehow survive! Check back often as I'm always adding new things and when you stop by, leave me a comment so I know you were here!
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I've done several in-home boutiques, flea market & farmer's markets. If you'd like to be a vendor at a future show, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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We're working on a 2011 family reunion and I need some help! If you know of fabulous but affordable places to go with a large group, please e-mail me at email@example.com (Family: updates will be posted here)