Summer Fun

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Our wedding inspiration board we put together for Maggie.
We had a ball getting creative {it's been a loooong time} & using our supplies to come up with a "Michigan meets Ohio meets stripe-y straws meets humor meets burlap/linen----you get the picture "true love"!

This & that........
{Please someone buy us a real camera HINT}
Petite trifles for favors, toppings, packaging, you name it----we found it.
Maggie & Cort getting hitched 9/4/10
Last Friday headed to a quilting show,  I was more interested peeking at Vogue fabric's booth.

{They have locations in Chicago}
There was also a darling dealer there selling vintage buttons, all arranged by color. {swoon}

Worth paying for the admission was finding this brochure as we left, The Iron Horse. Forget eating at Ikea, it was so worth it!

We drove a few miles South to Glendale and found this "farm to table" restaurant. They make everything from scratch. Lunch prices were friendly and I was content to eat al fresco with my loved ones. I'm counting on heading back to this find.
Luke along for the ride........
My love affair with beets. {don't get me started} Baby arugula, goat cheese, red onions, golden & red beets with a scrumptious vinaigrette. 
Jill's "box" finished in summer red colors. {whew, took me long enough to scratch that "to do" off my list} Sorry, my dear, you have such a procrastinator for a friend.
See that little price-y thing-y tied on the box? Those will be for sale sometime in the next century on our website. {I know, I know things keep coming up and keep me sidetracked}
I was a happy mom to purchase this vinyl coated fabric. Perfect for my kidlets and summer picnic tables.

There among the plants & pot section at Ikea I ran into Amy B. She is calm, cool & collected and there I am flapping my arms as I chat away. I was glad to see her mom again as well. 

We're winding down towards the end of the week. This weekend hails celebratory festivities. Friday, Saturday & Sunday we'll join our comrades and munch, munch, munch. 

P.S. Did you know they make a 100% beef frank with nooooo nitrates. Yes, folks they do. Amen.

Happy 4th of July!!


Rachel said...

Please share where you can get the beef i can amen too!

Jill Elaine said...

LOVED my box! I've got pics to share soon of all the goodies and how I used some of them to redecor my 'newly-painted-white' cabinet in my newly refurbished sewing room!

b.ellen said...

Fun Fun Summer days
* mmmm I love beets.
* Fabulous fabric , I had heard they had updated.

Happy 4th to you & your fam too


Prior said...

What an awesome wedding board...Can't wait to see pics of the real thing with that board for inspiration, it has to be great! I wish I had a "real" camera, too! Lezlee

Jen Kershner said...

That sounds like a lovely day. I adore dining alfresco. Love that inspiration board times 10! That is going to be one lovely event.

jackie said...

Love the wedding board and I to LOVE beets!

Happy 4th to you toooooooooooooo!

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

That board!! It is positively perfect.

But more importantly...That Salad! Holy Moly Macatoly. I need that salad in my life - pronto!

kasey said...

how can you just run into Amy B.
not fair.