Sunday, February 24, 2013

A Weekend in Fabric and Wood....and PVC Pipe.....

We had a pretty productive first-weekend-alone-without-family-since-the-baby-arrived.  

I'm not sure if it's just postpartum hormones or the fact that I finally feel like I have energy again, but on Saturday morning I had a sudden and uncontrollable desire to go yard sale-ing so we spent the day driving around the yacht club side of town with the windows down.  Needless to say, we felt super fancy....and I scored some great stuff--super cheap baskets for Easter and baby toy storage, a picture frame to add the little man to our wall-o-pictures and some ridiculously nice pinch pleated curtains for $5 which were clearly custom made.  I currently have one panel of the new curtains and one panel of my old green curtains hanging up in the living room since I can't decide between the two.  It's an interesting look but I think I should probably choose one or the other before the baptism and following party next weekend lest we become the mismatched curtain talk of the base.

I also swung by a local fabric store that I've wanted to visit since we moved here but couldn't because I always have little boys in tow who--shocker--don't particularly want to go with mommy to the fabric store for no apparent reason and with no goal in mind.  They happened to be having a ridiculous sale going on and two trailers in the back with tons of bolts of high end upholstery fabric in every color/pattern imaginable all for three dollars a yard.

When I got home I realized that I am a super boring fabric picker outer.  Hello, my name's Cristina and if I'm not buying beige fabric I'm buying blue.

We also made our weekly trip to the riverfront with our trusty red wagon to check for washed up treasures and found this two hundred pound beauty.....

I call it landscaping with nature treasures.

And since we were working on the back yard I figured why not go crazy and put in a rope swing while we were at it?  Technically we aren't supposed to attach anything to the trees here on base but no one seems to be abiding by the child play structure rules around here so we aren't either....come to think of it, there are probably rules about dragging giant logs from the river into the yard too.....

And since we had to go to Lowe's to get rope anyway I figured we should grab some flowers.....

.....and some PVC pipe to attach to the other giant log we dragged in from the river.  I saw an idea for making a similar contraption here.  Chris and the boys assembled ours this afternoon.  It took a lot of tweaking and finagling to get the pipes lined up right so things, you know, poured down and didn't stick, but that's part of the fun of building things with dad!  Now, the boys are having a lot of fun dumping sand, rocks and water through their version.


Of course little man was on scene to supervise all of the projects that he is yet too young to enjoy......

Looking at this picture, I'm hoping my hair didn't look this sad at mass this morning......oh well, here's some cute scrunched up baby face to distract from my hair disaster.......

the end.


  1. I always enjoy reading your posts! You're getting good at this blogging thing. I wish I had your knack for wording the posts. Looks like you had a great weekend. I too have being feeling productive. I have a bunch of projects in the works. Maybe I should blog about them?

    1. Please do! I hate not being close enough to visit and see everything for myself :(

  2. the PVC pipe idea is SO COOL!!!


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