Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Ava's 7th Birthday

I wanted to post about Ava's 7th Birthday festivities before I forgot about them. She turned 7 on August 11th. On Friday, she had a slumber party with a few of her friends. Well, actually it was 11 girls including Ava and Jaylen. Ava and some of her friends helped me decorate.

They had a blast. We ate pizza, made ice cream sundaes,

opened presents

and watched Soul Surfer. Such a great movie and such a good story. The girls just enjoyed being with each other, oh and there was a fashion show that night too!

On Sunday, we had the family over and celebrated. We made cupcakes and an awesome tie-dyed cake that Ava and Jaylen helped me make. The kids had a water balloon toss and then we got out the slip and slide! It's always great getting family together.

She got 2 of the things she really wanted!!! A charm bracelet and a guitar!

Happy 7th Birthday Ava! We love you so much!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Dining Room Chairs

This dining room suite used to be my Grandmother's dining room furniture.

Excuse the mess. That is some stuff from the birthday party that I need to take back to my friend Nicki.

Anyway, when my Grandmother passed away the dining room furniture became mine. I absolutely love it and it is very dear to my heart. We have never owned a house with a dining room so it has always been stored in our basement of our other homes. When we built this house that was the one thing that I wanted..... A dining room for my Grandmother's furniture. The chairs however; are that ugly 70's green that needed updating.

I covered them with this fabric and I love it!!!

Let's check them out side by side!

Still have 5 more chairs to go. What do you think?