Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Vintage Pickin' Barn Sale!

My best friend Heather and her family moved into a new house over the summer, and we have been plotting and planning shopping adventures to fill it up ever since!  Our first one was this past Saturday in Fyffe, Alabama...the Vintage Pickin' Barn Sale!  They advertised it as Farmhouse type items, like you see on Fixer Upper, and it did not disappoint!

This was the line to get in before it opened Saturday morning:
Of course, we had to snap a quick selfie on the way in (while people streamed in around us):

When we saw this other cute set-up, I had to get one more pic:

I got tons of compliments on this shirt when I posted this on FB - Sew Fancy Embroidery on Etsy!
We had the best time and the items available were exactly like they described!

I have a wrought iron Christmas tree that I use on my front porch, and I can't wait to do this to it this year:
 Heather got two signs similar to these:

 How cute is this centerpiece?  Heather says we can easily re-create it:
I got this cute bench for my front porch:

 And this planter/bucket thing for the porch, too:

Look at this sweet older gentleman who took this sign literally:

They have this sale in Spring and Fall each year and I have no doubt that we will be back!

Monday, September 19, 2016

5 Year Old Check-Up!

Yes, I know he turned 5 in June, but we just now went for Fitz's five year old check up.  I was all geared up to have a quick and easy doctor's appointment since he had all of his immunizations last year and isn't due for more until he's 11.  I had talked it up to him, no shots, it will be fun!

Well, it started out fine...he got to be a car rider that day (instead of a bus rider as he usually is) and he was good with that break in his routine.  We drove the 45 minutes to the doctor, and had to wait a little while which was fine.  He was happy...until they said he had to put this gown on:
Fitz is very modest anyway, so he didn't like it that he had to take his clothes off, but to add to the insult he had to wear a GOWN?  No ma'am.  He was highly ticked off.  I tried to distract him from it by giving him a pen to draw on the paper...

and he proceeded to rip and tear it as much as he could while he was drawing.

I had him pretty much calmed down by the time the doctor came in, and explained to her what his problem was when he scowled at her.  She quickly said we could do that part real fast and then get him dressed and talk with his clothes on.  He was better with that idea, and did fine until she had him lay down so she could feel his stomach and peek into his underwear.

I swear you would have thought she was stabbing him.  He screamed, "NOOOOOO!!!"  It took 2 seconds for her to look and that was it, but he was DONE with the whole thing!  He needed to potty so I dressed him fast and ran him to the bathroom, and while we were in there he said, "It was HER fault!  That was mean of her!"  I explained to him that his response was perfect for if anyone else tried to look in his underwear but that she is a doctor and it was ok, but he was not believing a word of it.

He did calm down and talk to her after I got him back fully dressed, ha!  He told her all about school, and that he rides the bus.  When she asked what he likes to drink, he said "I like tea!"  She suggested water and he said, "No, I don't really like water."  We talked about what is healthy to eat and all that good stuff and then she told me he is in the 80th percentile for weight and 30th percentile for height, so apparently he is taking after me right now.  Ha!  She said he looks perfect and that will all straighten out as he grows.

Then he decided to tell her about our new dog.  "Her name is Annie.  She's a Labradoodle.  We used to have a dog named Fancie.  She was a shih-tzu."  The doctor said she has dogs, too.  And he must have been pondering while she said that because then he said, "Hey!  Shih-tzu!  You kinda say shit when you say that!"

O.M.G.  I know my face got red!  He tried that word out when we were at the beach, and told us he heard it on The Sandlot, which is true.  (Hey thanks movie makers!)  He hasn't said it again since then, but he does say "OH SHOOT!"  in exactly the tone you would use to say the other word, but I guess it just struck him that he "gets" to say it when he says what kind of dog Fancie was.  Thankfully our doctor knows us, and just laughed!

She said, "Well, I guess we can mark speech therapy off the list!  He's got that down pat!"  I truly never know what this boy will say but he does keep us laughing!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

It's a GIRL!

Since I took such a long break from blogging, y'all may not know that my sweet shih-tzu, Fancie, went to Heaven back in May.  She was 13  years old, and my first baby.  I got her my first year of law school, and it was very difficult when she passed away...especially on our boxer, Bozzley.  He was very depressed and eventually went to live with a new family.

Fast forward a couple of months, and we started talking about getting a new dog.  Apparently we are just dog people and we didn't like not having one at all after always having one for so long.  A friend of mine from high school had Labradoodle puppies and just had one left.  Since that was a breed we had been discussing, we went to meet her and fell in love!

We are pleased to introduce Miss Annie Garrett!

 She is just the sweetest little thing!
 Her puppy ways are entertaining after having adult dogs for such a long time...she can not figure out this other dog in the mirror in our bedroom:

 She is adjusting very well to life in our house, and even loves to hang out outside while we are in the pool.
 Get ready for many pics of Annie in future blog posts!  Fitz says, "She's a pretty girl, isn't she?"