Monday
Jul112011

discarded art

They say..."If walls could speak?", but what about if "Art could speak?" Walking through the flea market it is astounding to me the artwork people have let go of.  In my experience as a artist, I know exactly how much time it took me, how many materials it took to complete as well as all of lifes happenings during the time it took me to make. Who are these people who let these pieces go and what was their story?

I love the imperfections in discarded art, and I believe it is those perfect imperfections that really tell the story.  I suppose, I have started a discarded art rescue! 

Saturday
Jul022011

A Found Vintage Fourth of July

Jeni from Found Vintage Rentals put together a most delicious looking Fourth of July party last year and I just stumbled across it as I searched for inspiration for this years celebration! Her home screams "All-American" and so it was such a great backdrop to all her 'vintage lovelies'! Take a look at her whole party on her website, Found Vintage Rentals!  

Wednesday
Jun222011

Dad's Day BBQ & Brews

We thought it would be fun to have the family over for a beer tasting & to celebrate Dad's Day! The theme was bbq & brews! The centerpieces were made with beer mugs from the 99 cent store, Sunflowers and custom beer labels that said "It's Dad's Day!" We bought these cool wood ledges at IKEA a while back and instead of hanging them on the wall we use them often down the centers of tables to contain things like corks, candles and in this case for Dad...PEANUTS! It was a potluck of Homemade BBQ Sauce, my Mom's amazing homemade pies {Apple, Cherry & Rhubarb} a recipe that has been passed down for generations and I am afraid to say that I think my sister and I are next in line to learn how to make that flaky crust and some other delicious dishes! Another guest at the party was Alpine Brewery! My mother-in-law had picked up 4 growlers of their most amazing brews! We lined them up on the drink table along with little descriptions of each and gave them each a taste! It was a lot of fun! Thanks to everyone who participated and much love to all the Dad's!

Monday
Jun202011

Chicken Robot Party...Grayson turns 3! 

So I know that I posted some pictures of Grayson's invite to his Chicken Robot Party aways back. Here are the pictures of the actual event! We hosted it at the Ecology Center in San Juan Capistrano! It is the coolest place for anyone who hasn't checked it out!  

Basically, we went with the "In a Perfect Day for Gray" theme. He had told me that there were some very important things that he wanted for his third birthday party...1. Chicken's 2. Robots 3. Chocolate Milk 4. A Big Hill  5. Control-Mote Cars (remote control cars) and 6. Cashy-bear (our Chocolate Lab). We set out to attack this one and tried our hardest to make this little man's dreams come true! The only thing that we missed was the big hill & the dog! Other than that we managed to handle the rest and it turned out to be the best party ever! 
Thanks to everyone who made Grayson's third so much fun! Many thanks to Bryan Oster Photography for the great photos too! 

Saturday
Jun182011

Thanks to all our Dads!