Thursday, May 31, 2007

Chubby Sassy Bossy Chunky Doodle Man

Today was another Ashy Doodle Day. Ashy and I ran some errands. We went to the credit union, dropped off some ebay packages at DHL, filled the car up (well only half way up - gas prices around here are awful and I just can't bring myself to fill up my tank) and then we were off to do some treasure hunting... I collect old off white matte pottery pieces and we found one at a little antique shop, on sale, (whoo hoo! gotta love that!) for $4.00, so that is a present for me. Then we found the neatest vintage puzzle. The puzzle and box are round and the graphics on the front of the box are just gorgeous. I will be listing that on ebay. I'm hoping to sit down later tonight and make sure that all of the pieces are in the box. After a few stops we headed back home and Ash was whooped and feeling a bit sassy - LOL! So, I put Chunky Man in his stroller and wheeled him around our house - which is so very small and not intended for stroller use - LOL! Ashton gets SO hot and does NOT like the hot weather (neither does Grammy) so we cranked the central air and went for a stroller ride in the house and there he slept until his Dad came to get him a little while later. He looked so cute sitting in his stroller sleeping that I had to snap a few pictures to share with you. I just love that cute and chubby lil' man...

Monday, May 21, 2007

What a WEEKEND! Whew!!! =)

Look at all of these treasures!!! On Saturday, Meggan, Ash and I all went to the "Heritage Hill" garage sales. Heritage Hill Homes are in the heart of Grand Rapids and were all built at the turn of the century. Over the years they have been bought/sold and restored, and some of them are just gorgeous! I found lots of pretties that day. On Sunday I went to the Ann Arbor Antique Market to help out a friend with her booth (check out her pretties at "ShabbySeller" on ebay) and found a several more treasures, and she gave me a few more! I had a great weekend (except for the migraine (I had never had one before and hopefully never do again!) Sunday that I thought was going to be the death of me...). Some of the pretties in the photo I am keeping, but most of them will end up on ebay. I'm hoping to get a few listed this week. Click on the photo to enlarge it and you will be able to see all of my treasures a little bit better.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

My Blog - Whoops!

O.k., while trying to work on my blog, I inadvertently deleted all of "My Favorite Blogs to Read" - ARGH!!! I've been all over blog land trying to find all of the addresses that I lost, but have only been able to find about a third of them. Soooo, if any of you out there happen to notice your name missing from my "Favs", please leave me a comment so that I can start reading your blog again. T*h*a*n*k*s!

I'd also like to wish everyone a HAPPY Mother's Day!!! Mine was very nice =) I went to lunch with Mike, Meggan, Dan and Ashy. Charlie and Amber had to work. Charlie gave me the sweetest Mother's Day motto print (won from the wonderful Melanie at ChicPinkRoses on ebay) - I love it!!! AND, the kids gave me a gift certificate to go get my hair done and my eyebrows waxed. Whoo Hoo, I'm a h*a*p*p*y* mom!!!

Also, I just purchased this adorable banner/header from Jullie (be sure to check out her blog if you'd like a new header/banner at I love being able to change my header/banner whenever the mood strikes... I love how she turned Ashy Doodle into a little purple fairy and added purple polka dots to my favorte grouping of lamps (two of which were made by the very talented Coll at CollsGarden). Thanks Jullie!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Lilacs & Lily of the Valley

Finally, I did some weeding of our flower beds this afternoon. I love the flowers but don't particularly like weedin' 'em =) But they sure look better! I also took a few pictures to share and then picked a bouquet of Lily of the Valley and a bouquet of Lilacs - Mmmm! Our house smells wonderful...

Sunday, May 6, 2007

I had SO much FUN!!!

I hauled out all of my vintage wallpaper, sheet music, greeting cards, buttons and sewing misc. and this is what I did with it... The first photo is a vintage MOP picture frame that I have added vintage sheet music, greeting cards, pink buttons, MOP button and pink curly ribbon to. The next two photos are of an old hat box that I covered in vintage sheet music, calling cards and pink bias tape. The vintage hat box is currenlty listed on ebay and I will be listing the frame today. Thank you for checkin' out my pretties =)

Friday, May 4, 2007

I've been "Tagged" - TWICE!!!

O.k., as I was tagged by Stephanie at "Angelic Accents" & Shannon at "Paint Mine Pink", both on the same day, I will just combine "Tags". I don't think you really want to know 14 odd/weird/facts/habits about me, seven should be plenty - LOL!

1. I am like Shannon when it comes to my pillows - Do NOT sit or lay on them!
2. I am an obsessive flosser. I have dental floss with me at all times =)
3. I clean everything with warm soapy water, I'm not into all of the latest cleaning products at the store, I like good old fashioned warm, soapy water!!! Mike for some reason thinks this is extremely odd...
4. In this day and age of electronic everything, I still write checks for bills.
5. I hate to put gas in my car. Why? No idea, just never seem to have time - LOL!
6. I bring my own Coke to restaurants that only have Pepsi - You get used to it once you've eaten out with me a few times =)
7. And last, like Stephanie, I am a Lampaholic (and have a few OCD issues) LOL!

O.k., now my turn to tag: Cherub Kisses, Karla's Cottage, Misadventures of Mama and Jack, Pink Paint and Roses, Rose Petite Maison, Shabby in the City and Twinkle Pink.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Yup, this Grammy is BRAGGIN'

Guess what?! My sweet 'n sassy chubby lil' grandbubby Ashy is going to be pictured in the June "Baby Issue" of the G.R. Family Magazine. I can't wait until it comes out on the stands! How EXCITING =)