Showing posts with label summer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label summer. Show all posts

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Summer Fun With the Boys

As summer has come to an end for me (I am back to school today!), I've been thinking about how much fun I've had keeping my adorable nephews one day a week.  I am excited to start a new school year, but I will miss these little guys so much!  Here are a few pictures of some of our silly, fun summer days!

We tried to take a group shot on Aunt Jennifer's iPhone.

We ate LOTS of Sweet CeCe's!

We wore underwear over our diaper AND on our head!

 We ate at Firehouse Subs.

We wore make-up and liked it a lot!  (Don't tell his Daddy!)

We read books.

We played on Aunt Jennifer's iPad.

We laughed a lot!

We were silly a lot!

We visited Aunt Jennifer's school.

We dressed up.


We were silly some more!

We loved on each other.

 That's a brief glimpse into our summer fun!  Hope your summer was as fun as ours!  Love you Jack and Knox!

P.S.  If you are Misty and were one of our winners from the Gus and Lula giveaway, please leave me your e-mail address in a comment.   Otherwise, I will have to pick another winner.  : (
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So excited to be following the Wayman Family's Journey!!!

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Monday, July 25, 2011

You Break It, You Buy It

Friday morning my BFF Beth (my shopping buddy I mentioned last week here) and I decided to brave the Nashville flea market in the heat.  We were each on the hunt for a few specific items.  Pretty quickly I found this gem.  I was looking for a tall chair with a backrest for my classroom.  When I saw this red one, I knew it was just what I was looking for!  I thought about painting it just for a split second, and then realized that the pop of red would be perfect!

My friend is a great spotter and pretty quickly found 2 items I was looking for.  Last week I mentioned that I heart mirrors.  Well, I also heart old keys.  I've been wanting a large one for awhile now.   I thought that this large one for $5 was a steal!

I also have plans to use this lock and key for a piece of artwork for the hubby, so stay tuned.  It's gonna be great!

Later, we decided to head to some of the indoor buildings to cool off.  Did I mention it was HOT?!  If you live in Nashville or the southeast, you don't need me to tell you that!  As we were walking around, we spotted some milk glass that I wanted to take a look at.  I picked up the jar and before you know it...CRASH!  The lid fell off and broke another item in this lady's booth.  It was like it happened in slow motion.  I knew it was coming, but my reflexes were way too slow to stop it.

I instantly looked at the old woman whose booth we were in, hoping maybe she was hard of hearing and had missed the commotion.  No such luck.  Another kind lady rushed over with a broom and dustpan and helped us clean it up.  I was also hoping that this was in fact a sweet old lady (and not a crotchity one) who would not make a sweet young girl pay for her clumsiness.  No such luck here either.  She told me that she had intended to sell the milk glass jars as a pair for $50.  I was about to faint.  And the other item that I broke was $24.  Oh boy.   Now I'm really feeling sick.  But, she ended up working a deal with me and I paid $40 for both items that I broke. And she didn't make me pay for the other milk glass jar.

The good news is (yes, there's some good news) that I got to keep the milk glass jar that I broke.  I ended up only cracking the lid.  I can turn the lid around where you don't even see it.  So here's the damage...

And here's the beaut that got me in trouble in the first place.  She was worth it, right?

Later Beth and I had a good laugh about it.  Who didn't have a good laugh?  The hubby.  But, I assured him that he would find it funny one day.  We're still waiting on that day.  Have any of my Wayman Family Nesters experienced "You Break It, You Buy It?" Pin It

Friday, July 22, 2011

Friday Finds

{In case you've missed the previous Friday Finds installments check them out here, here and here.}

Pier One Love!  (Mirrors Addition)

Yesterday I was killing time on my way to our second homestudy meeting (read about our first here) so I strolled in to Pier One.  I found myself gravitating toward the mirrors.  I heart mirrors.  I'm sure some of you can relate.  Some of you are pillow addicts, others maybe chairs.  I am addicted to mirrors.  I just love a good mirror (Scroll down my "House Tour" tab under "Dining Room" to see one of my favorites that I snatched up at a garage sale for $10!)

I stumbled upon some real beauts while I was there, just wishing I could buy them and add them to the two that are just sitting in the closet in our office!  I WILL find a place for them one day.  They were too good of a deal to pass up!  

Here's just a few of my favorites from today...

This beauty would make a fabulous additon to any room in your house.  With inlaid mother of pearl, the lovely pattern reminds me of lace.  AND it's a bargain because it's on sale!

Round Shell Mirror
Now $239.99
Orig. $299.95

This gem needs to be snatched up by someone I know since I can't buy it!  It would look lovely in any room, but I can picture it in an elegant dining room.  This mother of pearl mirror has a beautiful iridescent glow to it.  Another bargain under $200!

Ivory Mother of Pearl mirror 

I'm not sure what this one is officially called (I couldn't find it online), but it reminds me of the inlaid bone mirrors.  I'll call it the Embossed Geometric Mirror.  I like the fun, repeating pattern.  This would be a great more modern addition to a room that's feeling too traditional. 

Embossed Geometric Mirror

Here's the Wisteria mirror that it reminds me of, but at a fraction of the cost!

This last one was my favorite of the day.  The picture I took doesn't do it justice!  At the beginning of this post I said I heart mirrors.  Well, I also heart gold.  So, put the two together and you get DOUBLE LOVE!  This mirror is called the "Sunflower Mosaic Mirror," but I think it actually thinks it looks more sparkly than mosaic.  This would really increase the "glam factor" of any room.  And everyone needs a little glam in their life!  I think I'm going to have regrets about this beauty.  Sniff sniff.  Maybe if the hubby reads this, he will feel sorry for me and snatch it up for me.  Wishful thinking. 

Sunflower Mosaic Mirror

So there's your Friday steal!  3 of the 4 mirrors are under $200.  And we all know mirrors can be PRICEY! 

What are my Wayman Family Nesters' design addictions?  Pillows, chairs, mirros?  Tell me so I feel better about mine!

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Friday, July 15, 2011

Friday Finds

Lulu Love!

On Monday my BFF Beth and I went on one of our regular summer lunch dates.  Now that she has her sweet son, Porter, it is even more fun.  He's just the happiest, cutest boy!  Check out her blog here if you want proof!

We decided to go to Downtown Franklin instead of our usual Bread and Company stop in Green Hills.  We went to several stores before grabbing lunch, but my favorite would have to be Lulu

About Lulu:
"Lulu is a casually elegant lifestyle store located in historic Franklin Tennessee. Wanting to bring unique and beautiful items to Franklin's envied Main Street, owner Teresa Ofman opened the doors of Lulu in June of 2009. Ofman named the store after her grandmother, playfully nick-named Lulu, in hopes of preserving her lovely feminine nature through her store.
Lulu offers an array of beautiful products from bed linens, to vintage inspired jewelry, Lulu strives to bring their customers the best. Lulu promises to always carry the prettiest, most lovely products for any occasion their customer might need."

If you live in the Franklin/Nashville/Brentwood area, come check out the adorable store in person.  If you don't, no worries, you can do some shopping on their website here.

Here are my amazing finds from our day out....

Aren't these pear candles adorable?  They were perfect for my anthropologie candlesticks that had plain ole' tealights on them.  I think they're cute next to our framed wedding invitation that a sweet old lady from our church painted the church where we got married.  One of my very favorite wedding gifts.

My friend Beth and both spotted this Union Jack pillow at the same time and said "We have to have this!'  But with a $78 price tag, there was no way we could buy it.  Then Beth saw the sign that said the London products were 50%.  Oh happy day!  We quickly snatched up the remaining two pillows!  I love this playful, femine version of the well-known Union Jack.

Here's my newest pillow addition!  She fits in nicely!  When the hubby got home he said "Another new pillow?"  Ah, he does not understand my pillow obsession.  Sigh. 

In keeping with the London theme, how great is this map of London?  At $4, I had to snatch up this map of one of my favorite places!  I have plans for this that involve a canvas and upholstery naills, so stay tuned...

Here's a close-up...

The last item I found was this sweet chippy white ceramic vase. At only $4, later I'll probably be wishing I had bought more!  They would make great centerpieces!

Here's a shot with a hydranga that I swiped from the vase in our bedroom. I kind of like it better empty because then you still see the pretty scalloped edge and the chipped paint.  

These are just the tip of the iceberg of all of the lovely items at Lulu, so go check it out!  Out of the items I found today, I would have to say that the Union Jack pillow is my favorite.  What's yours?

Happy Friday Wayman Family Nesters!
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Monday, July 11, 2011

American Pickers in Franklin

Ok, so we weren't actually WITH Mike and Frank, but we FELT like Mike and Frank!

About a month ago, the hubby's grandparents decided to downsize and move to a smaller home.  They would not be able to take everything from their current home in Franklin.  The hubby and I got to go pickin' at their house.  I felt like we were on American Pickers!

We had so much fun looking through all of their treasures and hearing the story behind each item we brought home.  Here are the items that we came home with...

How great is this clock?  I already have the perfect place for it, but you'll have to check back later this week to see where!

I LOVE books, especially old ones!  I chose 3 classics to eventually put in Hayes's room.  I chose Treasure Island, The Three Muskateers, and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.  These three books are perfect for a little boy's room.  I love the faded red color.  They will be sure to add a pop of color to the nursery.

This assortment of little bottles caught my attention immediately!  They will look great in a windowsill with a sprig of flowers in them.

I thought that this wonderful fish plate trimmed in gold (I know it's hard to see it in the picture) would look great up on a shelf in little Hayes's room.  I was planning to use gold accents, so this is perfect!  Sort of tacky, I know,  but I LOVE it!

Another treasure that I snagged for Hayes's room was this Boy Scouts Handbook for Boys.  How great is this for a little boy's room?!

I thought that these adorable roosters would be perfect on the windowsill in our kitchen.  I thought they looked very Anthropologie-esque (Yes, I just made up my own adjective and I will continue using it!).  And get this, they were made by Christopher's great-grandmother!  How cool is that?!

This adorable print was knitted? (probably not the right term. I'm not really sure what it is-not much of a sewer at all!  But I like it!) by Christopher's aunt in 1974.  I thought it was way too cute to pass up!

I also thought that this fabulous ball with the butterfly (fake!) inside would be cute in Hayes's nursery.  I couldn't pass this up!

 Another amazing clock!  This is a tiny one.  Love the shape of the clock and the brassy color.  I thought that this would make another cute accent for the nursery.  If I HAD to choose my favorite item that we got, I would probably say this one.  I think it's beautiful!

I was so excited when Christopher's mom spied these jars of marbles.  Christopher's grandfather gave his sister some when our nephew Jack was born and I thought they were so cute.  Now none of you can say I have lost my marbles, because, in fact, I have not!

I spotted this milkbottle lamp in Christohper's grandparents' bedroom.  I raced to ask them if they were taking it to their new house and she was excited that I wanted it.  I love milkbottle glass, but sadly, have never bought any.  So this will have to be the first item in my collection!  I'll find the perfect place for it soon!

I have a slight obsession with birds (hence the blog title), so when I saw this, I snatched it up immediately.  It actually used to be a salt shaker.  It has three holes in its mouth.  It would have been a very large salt shaker!  I don't think I would have ever had to refill it!  I will just be using it as eye candy.

Here was one of the hubby's only picks.  He loves all things historic (as do I) and these bottles came from Nashville's Gerst Brewing Company.  They date back to the early to mid 1900's.  The hubby has requested that these be in his "man cave" when we get it fixed up for him.  I will oblige him on this request since he doesn't make many when it comes to our house.

The hubby's other pick is something pretty special.  This baseball bat belonged to his grandfather as a young teenager.  His grandfather told us that you were pretty lucky if you had a bat during that time.  So, when it broke, he simply taped it back together.  I know that the hubby felt honored that his grandfather gave it to him. 

It is so special to have items in our home that once belonged to his grandparents and even his great-grandparents.  Thank you Grandaddy and Grandma June!  We will treasure them always.
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