so much for my pledge to be such an awesome, frequent blogger! this week, we had rush’s music show at preschool, his easter party, back and forth with estimators and workmen (we’re getting some slight renovations done to the kitchen next week – i’ll totes do before and afters), a birthday (mine, so not a big deal)…oh, and i also had to completely style and organize the calliespondence worldwide HQ into being PHOTO READY. y’all…this was a task. it was for a photo shoot i’ll tell you more about later (exciting stuff!) but i am still recovering from the breakneck speed i had to move in order to get everything (well, and me) shipshape around here. first of all, i never ever ever ever ever (shoutout to swiftie) have a clean desk. ever. i know where everything is, and i don’t know – i just have always functioned well amidst chaos. or maybe i just don’t mind it – is there a difference? i know not. anyway – my desk has not seen the light of day in quite some time…but this week, she did.
it also called for a trip to the flower market, my #2 happy place right behind dekalb farmer’s market.
but today, i have a DIY before and after to show y’all. i have come to the realization that i am really no DIY-er. i much, much prefer to just pay other people to do it for me. it makes my life easier and i have to conserve my already crowded brain space. i mean, i forgot to close my front door and left for the grocery store a couple of weeks ago. true story. it was wide open for like an hour and a half. clearly it’s a little maxed out up there.
anyway – i picked up this wooden based cloche at a garage sale for $5 EONS ago and have never really known what to do with it. it’s not really suited for food, and it’s always seemed too rustic for my taste to display. but i knew it had potential…
enter – gold spray paint. i love this stuff! it’s the same color that we used on the sconces in the dining room, actually (although i had to buy a new bottle because the old one stopped up – of course). i put a coat or two on it, ordered some wooden robin’s eggs from one kings lane which conveniently came with nest-ish brown shredded paper, and voila! perfect for a little easter decor.
parcels from my calligrapher are my absolute favorite parcels to receive….
i had a crazy full circle moment last weekend. one of rush’s little buddies had his birthday party at the latest, greatest bouncy place called catch air. have you been? it’s wild! he LOVED it, and is still talking about buzz lightyear coming on the dance floor. here he is boogie-woogie-ing (although with the technicolor disco floor it looks a little more like raving):
the funny part is, it’s in the same shopping center as a place where my two brothers and i all had birthday parties growing up. it was called diversions, and it was an arcade – which makes me crack up for some reason. all three of us were obsessed with it – i still remember trying to outsmart that one game where all of the quarters are juuuuuust about to fall over, and maybe your quarter will be the one to push them? i have so many memories of going there, probably where we all gave turtle coins as birthday gifts. it was crazy going to the same place as an adult, taking my child to a birthday party just down the way. how did that happen?!
i guess one way is that i kept celebrating these damn birthdays that come up every year! every age goes by quicker and quicker. 32 was a blink, i don’t even remember being that young anymore! rbb planned a really fun night for all of us – we took the kids to an early dinner at taqueria del sol (get the turnip greens – soooo good), followed by helpings of star provision’s soft serve ice cream with my favorite topping, olive oil and sea salt. we walked around finishing our treats and saw a TRAIN! both children were delighted at their bird’s eye view.
hope y’all have a great weekend and HAPPY EASTER!