Tuesday, June 19, 2012

June...Where Have You Gone?

It has been a busy last couple weeks around here. Garrett and Darren took a LAST minute trip to England. Had convention with Jason and saw some family and then came home. They were gone for a week. 
Cousins at convention.

While they were gone we decided to go out to B.C. and enjoy a few days at the lake. It rained most of the time but we did manage to get one nice day we could enjoy the sand and pool.
Girls LOVING the pool. Wanted to go on their own.

Enjoying the sand and the FREEZING lake.

Zara got a little carried away in the water and got soaked.

Building sand castles.
 I'm glad to have my husband back home and now that he is done working nights we're starting to get back into a normal routine and its GREAT. Can hardly believe June is almost gone and we'll soon be right in the middle of summer already.

Here are my vintage finds for this week. Some things have been added to the shop but others are still sitting on display as I am having a hard time just thinking of parting with them!

The tablecloth on the back is from Garrett's Grandma is England so I'll defiantly be keeping that. I found 6 Little Golden Books from the 50's that I was pretty excited about.
The suitecase was a good steal. Found a bunch of delicate little doilies that I put in it.
I was super excited to find all the old sewing things and of course I like teacups so I had to get this little one!

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Making Forts and Other Things...

The Girls decided to make forts today. I was wondering when this day would come.
Zara did a little bird watching with her binoculars.
Kanya just sucked her fingers.This is what she does now. Took the soother away and she went straight to fingers.
Zara has been cracking me up with some things she comes out with lately.
-The other day I had a headache and I was telling her that she had to be good because I had a headache and couldn`t deal with bad girls. `oh we have to be good so you don`t get a heart attack on your headache?` Ummm....yes Zara you got it!
- While they play meeting Zara has been asking questions like Garry has been asking the kids on Sundays....I always get to be the kid answering...
  `Do helicopters fly in the air or do they run into seagulls?`.... Run into seagulls? YES your right Mom!
  `Do ponies live in princess castles or on rainbows?`....Either is right for this question.
  `Do sheep live in bowls or pots?`....pots? NO, bowls? NO Mom they live on plates.
  `Do Mothers hold babies or dads?`....this one was a no brainer! Babies
  `What is the coziest a fort or a snowball?`...I wasn`t too sure this one. Went with fort and it was right.
  `What is faster, a plane or a slide?`...Plane? Nope slides are WAY faster!
And on it went. I had to write them down as we went along...she thought I was being so good taking notes!!

Here are this weeks vintage finds that have been added to my shop!!
A great leather doctor bag, handknit little booties and matching bonnet, white shoes, 4 teacups, more doilies and a polka dot little dress.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Can't Stop

It is pretty clear I have a problem. First step is to admit it. I have a problem.

I love all things old, vintage and delicate. And I especially love finding them. It is a serious adrenaline rush finding that 'diamond in the rough'. Believe me sometimes its a lot of 'rough' before the diamond is found.

Everytime we go somewhere I am always looking for thrift stores. Kills me to go some place and not look at the goodies they may have.

I went to my favorite thrift store today. As I pulled into the parking lot my heart starts racing at all the possibilities. Of course I wasn't disappointed.

Here are the lovelies I found today. Can't wait for next week when I get to do it all over again.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Singing Happy Birthday

My family has officially ruined the 'happy birthday' song for me. Seriously I don't even know how to sing it properly anymore...we sing as loud as we can and off key now. It is super embarrassing when we go to someones birthday party that is unrelated because Zara just BELTS it out and is completely off key and LOUD. I cam across this video on my old camera. It is from Kel and Keaton's birthday in October but please enjoy the Olson singing....DREADFUL...

PS...the one you can hear the loudest is Reid!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

The BIG Word

While we were in Mexico Grandpa Bryon was teaching the girls new words. I've finally got around to taking a video of the word they have both mastered. Zara adds a little something to the end!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


I started this year out great with the blog thing and lately its been going by the wayside once again. I like to blame it on me just being WAY to busy rather than laziness but it is probably the latter.

I will place the blame, however, on my obsession with thrifting. It is taking all my extra time. I love going into thrift stores and finding that great treasure that I just can't leave without. My house is getting kinda full of these so called treasures so I've started my own Etsy shop. IT IS SOOO FUN. Now I get to go thrifting for things to add to my little vintage shop. It is the greatest thing I've ever started. I've found things like this...

And this....

And this....

And this...

I've only sold a few things but that has not stopped me from buying lots...I keep telling Garrett it might sell someday. I secretly hope some things don't sell...shhh!

Anyways that has been my latest project. Here are the latest pictures of the girls. This is the only time they have cooperated to get a decent shot. It was sunday afternoon and they both had not napped. I guess they were too tired to move around too much. Worked great.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Birthday Party

Zara turned 4 on Saturday and we partied.
We had all her cousins over and had supper, cake, presents and a game.

She was super excited for her birthday this year which was fun for me because now there is 2 of us excited for birthdays.

Not really any theme this party...a little vintage that just went along with my spring decor.

Yes I'm getting anxious for spring. Hoping that redoing the mantel will encourage it to come faster.

I've taking some of Mom's pictures cause she got better ones then me.

Now we are all partied out until Kanya's in the fall.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

1, 2, 3, 4

As of now the ages of the Pearman cousins are 1, 2, 3 and 4. We took some pictures to remember this moment. If you look close enough you might be able to see their ages on their shirts

Monday, February 6, 2012


There are a few things I remember playing with as a kid but the 2 that stay with me the most are paper dolls and Calico Critters. Loved them both. The paper dolls were so fun to get and then see what outfits and accessories they came with. I had a lot of those, but the Calico Critters were my special toy that I kept up in my closet. I wouldn't even bring it out for company. I played with that and only me!

I had the Maple Town school house which Mom still has. She gets it out for Zara to play with but her attention span is a little to short to seem to sit down and enjoy it. I keep hoping one of these days its going to become her favorite toy. I've been wanting to buy a set (with the same hope in mind...that she'll LOVE it as I did) but they are SOO expensive so I just look and reminisce. BUT today as I was in the consignment shop here in town I looked up and saw this....

Now I never look up on the top shelves...they are pretty much out of view but I did today and boy am I glad. I didn't buy it right away because I wasn't sure what condition it was in or what came with it or what they even cost used so I went home and while the girls were napping I looked them up and I was just getting to pumped up to let it pass so as soon as Kanya woke up off we went to get and IT IS SO AWESOME.

I set up some ground rules and watched them like a hawk while they were playing so nothing would get wrecked. I don't actually know if they enjoyed that too much but this is going to become their special toy to whether they like it or not!

P.S. tried the paper dolls with Zara too...didn't go so well! Thats another story.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Self Portraits

The girls had fun on my phone today. After deleting many pictures of the carpet and really close ups of their faces here is what i was left with....still a lot of close ups!