Friday, July 19, 2013
Insta-Friday in real life
A look back at the week using simple, sweet cell phone photos. That's the idea behind Insta-Friday. The "sweet" is optional. While this looks like a pretty scene, above, it's actually our van stopped at the side of the road on the way to the cottage last weekend.
The kids behaved well for most of the trip, but they got a little out of control at the end. When fists start to fly we generally pull over. This time, the husband and I actually got out of the car. (Don't worry, we took the keys with us.) Kids are pretty impatient. We have found they will behave in order to get back on the road.
Then it was on to the library book sale with my mom.
After that we checked out some vintage and thrift shops in town.
The guy at Time Capsule sells a whole bunch of cool, vintage chairs and dishes. Visit his website if you want to see more.
Love the record player.
We were at my sister's place on Sunday. The thrift store we like was closed, so we headed over to Big Lots to pick up some bargains. That's my sister shopping. She's like me - we hit absolutely every aisle so we don't miss some great deal.
My sister gave me some early birthday presents, like this owl candle holder.
And these equestrian-themed rubber boots. My sister's good like that. If she sees footwear for my giant (size 11) feet she picks it up.
With my son at basketball camp every morning this week, my girl has been bored. Luckily she was invited to hot tub at a friend's house one night. The hot tub was like a pool for them.
Instead of going to Italy like we had hoped this year, we are having the exterior of our house revamped a bit. We started by getting new (much fancier) garage doors. This week, it's on to the driveway. The asphalt was so bad it was hard to play basketball.
Rather than paying for interlocking stone all the way down the driveway (which is what I would prefer), we requested a half-moon of tumbled stones at the top of the driveway. The driveway guys told us they would have to fix up the stones on the walkway to the front door to make them level, so we decided to just replace the path with new stones. This ensures that the path and the driveway match up. Asphalt is up next for the remainder of the driveway. Can't wait for this whole (dusty) process to be done.
How are you spending your time this summer?
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