Whew! What an absolute wild week we had last week, I needed most of this week to recuperate!! You ready for this??
A few weeks ago I made a new blogging friend, who lives in North Vancouver. After emailing back and forth and getting to know each other, on Tuesday last week this amazing woman, Claudine from Condensed Love Home, packed up all her Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (which you all know I’ve been dying to try!) and brought it all over to my place to paint with me!! I had a child’s rocking chair that needed a little makeover, and in the 3 hours Claudine and I had together, we gave this chair 2 coats of paint, gave each other the quickest tutorials – she taught me about chalk paint, I taught her about making signs – got to know each other, picked up my sick son from school, fed the baby lunch, and barely had time to breath! Wow. More on my time with Claudine and Chalk Paint another day though!!
Wednesday and Thursday I finished off that rocking chair, plus a special project which I delivered yesterday… but more on that another day!
Thursday evening I put together 30 gifts for volunteers for the elementary school. Although time-consuming, I had a ton of fun putting them together and watching the recipients receiving them the next day.
Friday this gorgeous little darling turned 1! Wow, how did that happen?!?
Don’t you love the birthday outfit?? It insured she would get a lot of attention for her big day!!
In the morning I had to remember to deliver the 30 gifts to the school, and later in the day, the girls and I attended the Parent and Volunteer Tea, held by the school staff. So much fun, with amazing cupcakes,
(that’s my guy 3 heads back – the best picture I could get of him
That evening we celebrated Elissa’s birthday with a trip to the Coldstone Creamery
(she’s looking a little anxious, because she can’t figure out why I keep taking pictures, and not giving her the ice cream!)
Pizza and a movie ended the evening, and the little birthday girl was sound asleep by 6:45!
That’s when I needed to get back to work and prepare for the big party on Sunday…
Saturday was a day I had been looking forward to for some time!!
That’s right, it was time for the Scout Handmade and Vintage Market!! Whoohoo!! And this was the line up waiting to get in, a half our after opening,
That was in front of me… behind me the lineup went around the building! But wow was it worth the wait. I had every intention of taking pictures inside of all the goodies, but my eyes just couldn’t devour what I was seeing fast enough!! Plus, with the insane crowds, I was acting as a contortionist the whole time, trying to get in close. But, I did get the chance to meet someone I’ve been wanting to meet for a while – Alisa from Home Sweet Nest, and her friend who I can’t wait to get to know more, Desja from The Former Fashionista. And boy did I blush when they were pleased to meet me, because they read my blog!
The day continued with haircuts for the whole family, and an evening at the in-laws to meet up with hubby’s from-out-of-province cousin.
Then Sunday got even crazier. Church, (where I had to read the Bible scriptures for the service, and wouldn’t you know it, it was full of some of the craziest-pronounced cities) which was followed by a Sunday School party with hotdogs, bowling and cake. Home for a couple of hours to gather ourselves, and back to the church gym to host Elissa’s birthday party!!
(the project for the party I was working on Friday night)
She enjoyed watching me open the gifts for her
And also enjoyed her birthday crown!
She was a bit nervous when we put the piece of birthday cake in front of her, not sure what to do with it…
But it all ended with a very happy and very messy clap!
Monday I crashed, and suddenly it’s Thursday! I hope you have a great one! Thanks for reading!
PS, Happy birthday to my niece “M” today!! xo