My oldest son in Florida with grandma for Spring break, I only had one little cutie to play dress up with! I am thinking he looks just like a little Crewcuts model with his JCrew tie and his Ralph Lauren gingham pink button up. Mom's after church wardrobe change went from this Nine West number to a comfy white sun dress Mossimo for Target.
Vintage Source weekend is always exciting and packed full of Southern Maryland treasure hunters. An adorable shabby chic shack in Compton, MD is tranformed once a month into a shoppers dream with rejuvenated pieces at a bargan. An upcoming project on my list is to transform some of my living spaces, into more of a cottage style feel with my favorite interior design firm Touch of Toni. I have been gaining momentum and inspiration from this adorable book New Cottage Style by Better Homes & Gardens.
Some may mark Spring's arrival with the warmth of the sun or the blooming tulips. In my line of work, it is more defined by all the great EVENTS! It certainly tis the season. Lately there have been a whilwind of appearances (hee-hee, as if) and events for Team Heimer...
Hi, have you met my friend John Glenn? That's right the husband and I enjoyed an evening and dinner with the former Senator and Astronaut legend. I was very impressed with my Father in Law's vintage button from a celebration event he attended in 1962 when Senator Glenn returned from his first orbit around the earth. Our accessory was quite the conversation piece!
The legendary Tiki Bar Opening at Soloman's Island Pier is THE place to see and be seen! Live streaming video of the event, a crowd of over 10,000, police baracades, and rumored appearances by "the situation" I was not going to miss the opening again this year. I made a last minute decision and left work a little early on Friday to head over the bridge to the premier event of the season! You can see from these shots that I was in Friday casual work wear, instead of my "clubbin' clothes" (do I still really have any of those? haha)
The 16th Annual Hospice Run is a milestone spring-time event in our area. The event typically draws a crowd of more than a thousand energetic participants and this is the first 5k that I have actually participated in with both kids and stroller in tow. Needless to say, I was a walker...though I am confused about the "fun" in walk. With hurricane-force winds, freezing cold rain, and a stroller packed with enough gear for 10 kids, let's just say I will not be doing that again. But. We. Did. Finish. In under an hour, in the rain, with our gear, and with only one in tears (that was mommy). Maybe the Mai Tai's the night before had something to do with it?
Insert 9 Year Old Overnight Birthday Party here. 12 third graders, 4 adults, and one heck of a thunder storm kept the boys indoors (despite our all-stars sports party). Our Referee and Coach (a.k.a dad) kept the party going with Wii Sports Home Run Derby and Xbox Kinect, in our downstairs basement. The next morning was sunny and warm and we commenced the water balloon fight before breakfast!
Sunday was the first truly warm Spring day and we were eager to get out of the house (I just couldn't stay inside cleaning on such a gorgeous day...despite the mess of the all-nighter). We enjoyed the sites and learning adventures of Earth Day on the square featuring kayaking on the wharf in Leonardtown. We made our first plant purchase of the season, and learned about wind energy, resource conservation, where free range organic eggs are "made".
One of the great things about being woman is the sisterhood of girlfriends. There is a certain obligation to share new fab finds with the other women especially when they can improve the quality of life, save time or money, or make like a little easier. Here are a few that I have been enjoying lately that I just had to share with you, my girlfriends!
1. Wine in a Box
No, seriously! I can be a bit of a wine snob, but $20 on a bottle of wine a few times a week can add up right? This sweet gem was given the quality nod by Wine Enthusiast magazine and has won a ton of awards. Did I mention that is cost around $20 and equals 4 bottles of wine, it stays fresh much longer,and the black box is also very "green"!
2. Lil DaVinci Art Frames These are such a cute and clever way to showcase your child art. There is so much of it, and while I want to keep every single doodle they create, my organizational skills just are not up to the challenge. These keep them in a handy place and keep the front of the fridge a little less cluttered.
3. Current handbag obsession The Birkin bag is not a practical purchase for me budget. So being the shopper that I am, I've found the perfect birkin-inspired substitution that I might just love even more. That's right, even more! The Michael Kors large Hamiltion bag is my favorite bag this season! I just love the shape and the gorgeous leather and of course the color reminds me that summer is just around the corner!
Don't the perfect pair of blue jeans make you feel all warm and cozy inside? My sister's name is LuJean, and growing up we sometimes called her Blue Jean, and would 'jam-out' to the song "Blue Jean, baby queen, prettiest girl I ever seen", maybe that's why blue jeans makes my heart smile.
I have such wonderful childhood memories with my one and only, baby sister. We grew up in our blue jeans. Riding horses, exploring my parent's sprawling cattle ranch, playing pretend and riding 4-wheelers for hours and hours. Just her and, I on an adventure that no one else knew about. She and I were inseparable and have been best friends our whole lives. We are both 'grown ups' now and still love our blue jeans on the weekends, sharing secrets, giggling in our secret language, and supporting each others' dreams like no one else can.
I thought of my sister when I bought this adorable denim dress! Besides denim being ultra comfy and versatile, I love this trend because, let's face it - I can't get enough of my Blue Jean.
Dane is the youngest of my two boys. Now I get to watch them make memories. There is nothing sweeter than watching them play outside or explore the woods together, sharing their special bond as brothers their lifetime adventure.
Dear little blog,
I enjoy our time together very much. I apologize that you are often the victim of my reprioritizing during an especially busy week. I miss you when I am away. I miss the friends that we share sidebars with and the fun interaction from those who often enjoy visting with you. I hope you understand that while inconcistent, I will always come back for our precious quality time :-)