Sunday, August 29, 2010

pretty in

... pink, blue, brown, teal, orange?  Here is more detail as promised on PlayPending Bows. Each bow is handmade and may vary slightly.  Sizes range from small bows which are approximately 1" long to large bows which are approximately 3" long.    
Top: Striped and Brown Medium Bow ($3);
Bottom Left: Cream and Brown Medium Bow ($3);
Bottom Right: Lime Small Bows ($2)

Top: Striped and Teal Medium Bow ($3);
Bottom: Small Teal Bows ($2)

Top Left: Navy and White Medium Bow ($3);
Top Right: Navy Medium  Bow ($3);
Bottom: Striped Medium Bow ($3)

Top: Cream and Burgundy Medium Bow ($3);
Bottom: Navy and Burgundy Medium Bow ($3)
Top Left: Red and White Medium Bow ($3);
Top Right: Red and White Medium Bow ($3);
Bottom: Red and White Medium Bow ($3)
Large Orange and Navy Bow ($4)
Top Left: Large Orange and Striped Bow ($4);
Top Right: Medium Striped Bow ($3);
Bottom Left: Large Orange and Striped Bow ($4);
Bottom Right: Medium Striped Bow ($3)

Top: Yellow and White Medium Bow ($3);
Bottom: Yellow Medium Bow ($3)

Top: Light Blue and White Medium Bow ($3);
Bottom Left: Blue and White Small Bow ($2);
Bottom Right: White and Blue Medium Bow ($3).

Top: Pink and White Small Bow ($2);
Bottom: White and Pink Medium Bow ($3)

All bows are handmade with high quality grosgrain ribbon heat sealed on all edges with a focus on durability and versatility.  For more information or to make a purchase, please email me at

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

[love] camping

It's Blowing Rock and the chance of it raining is always possible.  So we packed up and headed out to the Julian Price Park's Campground with the family.  That sounds so easy, "we packed up and headed out".  It wasn't that easy, in fact it was hard.  But we made it and after a lunch and catching up at The Woodlands, we found the sweetest little spot ever! 

It was a perfect fit for the tent and "kitchen" easy up.  It was fairly level and no neighbors!  It also had these cool little trails back behind it through the rhododendrons that the kids loved.  It wasn't even that far from the bathhouse. 

We got camp set up, a fire started and hot dogs were perfect for supper.  No rain.  We were good to go and even the girls cooperated and went to bed wonderfully in the tent.  The next morning wasn't as promising.  Breakfast was crazy good, but isn't it always when you are outside?  The fire got warmed back up and we decided to wait for the sun to come out.  The sun didn't come out.  The boys went fishing, the girls and I played at the campsite, but the sun never came out.  Then the rain started.  The kids were great, but we knew that it wouldn't be long before the limited amount of dry area wouldn't entertain them any longer.  So we called it.  We packed it all up, in the rain and headed back home. 

In the end, the right decision was made, but it was sad nonetheless.  Price Campground is just one of those places that you always want to stay one more night.  Maybe we can squeeze another trip in before it just gets too cold.


It's August in the South.  If you aren't eating homegrown tomatoes, why eat them at all?  These little beauties are growing in the kids play yard.

This wonderful assortment is from the Hickory Farmers Market which I'm totally addicted to and can't stand the idea of not having access to all those wonderful veggies come fall.

Now to figure out if I'm ever going to get more complicated than putting a slice of tomato between two slices of white bread with some Duke's mayonnaise.