Tuesday, September 30, 2014

A beautiful September wedding

 I thought I would share with you a few of my favorite photos from the wedding that I planned last Saturday.  The rain didn't bother us too much but the wind was another story!

Chandra is a gal that I went to school with.  We weren't friends in high school but when she put out a plea on Facebook about needing someone to help her plan her wedding, I told her that I would help her since it is what I love to do.
 Not only was I the wedding planner, I was also the designer for the Save the Dates and Invitations, the makeup artist for the bride and her two daughters and the photographer!  Wow, when she called me her Renaissance girl it couldn't have been more true! 
 The wedding was held at my parent's house where I was married 5 years ago and my mom made the cake.  It was beautiful, she always does such a great job!
 Both Chandra and Brian have a daughter of their own and it is so lovely to see how well the girls get along together.  They were both so happy to see this family finally joined as one!
 I rented a big lens to shoot this wedding with and I had the hardest time sending it back after seeing the amazing pictures I took with it.  I know it isn't the camera that takes the great pictures, it is the person behind it, but I am even shocked at how well I did!
 A big congratulations to Chandra, Brian and your girls.  You had a beautiful wedding day and I can't thank you enough for letting me be such a big part of your day!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Fall Favorite Revisited: PUMPKIN ROLL

 I pretty much skipped over making any apple desserts and went straight to making pumpkin ones instead.  First up-PUMPKIN ROLL!  It is a favorite in my house and this is just the first of many that I will make this Fall.  So, for the first official day of Fall, I am revisiting this old favorite and sharing with you how simple and delicious this pumpkin roll is.










And because Saturday, September 20th was my birthday, I had to share this picture of my sweet husband and the yummy cake he baked and decorated for me.  I helped him a little bit but it was all his idea!  I sure do love him!
I am so happy that Fall is finally here, well, at least the calendar says it is.  We are expecting temperatures in the 90's for the next 2 days and then it will drop to the 70's by Friday.  I have a wedding that I have been planning for over a year on Saturday so fingers crossed that it doesn't rain!

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Saturday, September 6, 2014

Come take a tour inside my camper

 We finally went up to get our camper and bring her home this weekend so now I can give you the grand tour of the inside!
 Here she is parked outside in the street in front of our house.  Come on inside with me!
 Here is the little dinette.  We covered the cushions in a fish-themed fabric so of course I had to decorate with a wicker fishing creel full of ivy.  The table is set with my vintage Corelle "Spring Blossom" dishes straight from the 70's.  You can also see the thermoses I got to put in here from my last post.
 My little kitchen has a peach stove and sink.  Cody loves making coffee in his blue percolator.  Don't you love my retro canisters?  I got them at a yard sale a few years ago and only paid $1 for all 3!  I am always on the lookout for anything vintage that will go great in here.

 Here is the bed made into a couch.  When we are up camping we always keep it folded down so we don't have to make the bed everyday.  I store extra bedding in the loft along with our clothes and Cody's fishing poles.
 And here is the back with the bed down.  See my tray from my last post?  It works so well for sitting in bed and reading or whatever!  The duvet cover was a thrift store find that I got for $10.  It was brand new and I fell in love with every single detail instantly!
 Here is the little plaque outside the front door.  Funny fact--Cody's parents lived in Bellflower, California for a short time.  Oasis campers aren't too common, at least I don't think they are.
When we bought this camper over 5 years ago, Cody painted the outside as well as hand-painting this logo that is on the front and back of the camper.  It needs to be redone already but I think it just adds to the charm!
 Here are some more shots at different angles.  Not only do we have the ability to use power if it is available, but we can also use the gas lights if it isn't.  That is so nice!
 The frames that I have hanging will soon be redone.  I have fun ideas for them, but for now they are in their natural state!
 We love this camper so much.  Of course it would be nice to have a bathroom in it, but for now, it is perfect just the way it is.  I hope you enjoyed the tour of my vintage 1967 Oasis Camper!

*UPDATE*
Our camper has been featured on Vintage Camper Trailers Facebook page!  Check it out here.

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Vintage Finds for the Camper

 I have been on the hunt for pieces to put in our camper. Surprisingly, I haven't found much.  I did however find a few things this past weekend that I can't wait to put in our camper.  We haven't been up there since 4th of July and I am itching to go back up there soon!
 These vintage thermoses are so adorable!  I even have a plaid blanket that will go perfect with the red one.  I paid $1.50 for each of these.  Can't wait to get them in the camper!
 The tray they are sitting on was also $1.50.  I can picture sitting on the bed holding magazines and a glass of wine in the evening or a cup of tea in the morning.  What do you think...should I paint it or leave it like it is?
 This napkin holder/ salt and pepper set was not a thrifty find but I couldn't pass up the chippy white paint and chicken wire.  This has already found its home in my kitchen.
 I also came across this box of vintage cards for $2.  The roses sold me and after going through all the cards, I knew I made the right choice to buy them!
 I decided that this year I would enter some photos into the County Fair.  I decided this at the last minute of course.  I sent the photos to Costco to be printed first thing in the morning, picked them up at lunch, took them home and mounted them after work and rushed them to the fair.  I didn't know what to expect but out of the 5 pictures I entered, 2 of them won 2nd place!  Cody was so proud of me that he framed my winning photos, ribbons and 2 dollar bill in a vintage window frame.  I am so happy that I won something and look forward to entering next year!
Wishing everyone a wonderful week.  I don't know about you, but I am so ready for Fall!

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

My nephew is here!

 I would like to introduce you to my new nephew, Fischer Kenneth!  He was born Tuesday, August 12th at 11:27 am.  His mommy was in labor for over 24 hours and after pushing for a very long time, they finally had to take her in for a C-section.  I think he was well worth the wait!
I got to meet him after work last night and I am completely in love with him already!  He has my brother's big ears, his mommies beautiful dark skin and our family cheeks!  I can't wait until I get to really snuggle him.
 Here is a picture of my brother-the proud new daddy, me holding Fischer and my sister.  I LOVE this picture but I love my new little nephew even more!
Welcome to the world Fischer, you are going to be the most loved little boy ever!


Sunday, July 20, 2014

Vintage Chenille Bedspread

 I love it when I find something that I have been on the look out for at a great price.  Vintage Chenille has been on my list for awhile and last weekend I hit the jackpot!  I found this amazing Chenille bedspread at a yard sale for $12!
 It is pink with white roses--2 of my favorite things and it is in excellent condition.  I intend to use it in my camper, but until then, it is being used on our bed.  I love the size of and the way it drapes over all 3 sides of the bed so well.  
 The lady was selling quite a few Chenille pieces but I only bought one.  Of course now I am kicking myself for not buying more at such a great price.
 I am sure Cody just loves having pink and roses on our bed, but he never says anything and goes with it. This isn't the first pink and roses thing he has had to endure!  I do let him do what he wants on his side of the bedroom.  You might see guns and Hot Wheels in some of these pictures.
 I only see a few of the pom poms missing on this bedspread which isn't bad for this vintage piece.  I believe it is Fieldcrest Imperial Rose and according to Etsy, I could have easily paid over $200 for this!  I love a deal that good. 
This is going to look good in my camper but I think I will have to find more Chenille so I can have one in the camper and one at home!

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Sunday, July 6, 2014

My Vintage Camper

Someone forgot the batteries for their camera this weekend...that someone was me!  So I didn't get any interior shots of my vintage camper but my crappy phone did take some nice outside shots.  It was a lovely weekend and we did nothing but what we wanted to do.  I wish it wasn't over so quickly.

 We bought this camper 3 months before we got married 5 years ago, right before the big vintage camper craze hit.  We paid $500 for it and it was in excellent shape.  Cody painted the outside, we put in hardwood flooring, painted the cabinets, reupholstered the cushions and made new curtains.  We could have sold this sweet camper five times over for triple what we paid for it.  The only way I would ever sell it is if we found another vintage camper in such great shape that had a bathroom!

 It is a 1967 Oasis from Bellflower, California.  It is tiny, only 14 feet long but perfect for the 2 of us and our 2 fur babies.  We put the dinette down for them and they each have their own beds.  I love to cook meals for us in here and do the dishes in my peach sink.  I have to pump the water but it is such a fun little camper that I don't mind it a bit.   
Hopefully next time we go up to the mountains, I will remember my camera batteries and I can take some great interior shots.  There are so many things I want to do to the inside but it is perfect just the way it is if I never get around to doing all of it!

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