Fun new threads have been listed on the site! Check them out here and send your little City Kid back to school in style!
Super fun news...City Kid Style made it into the Sunday Seattle Times yesterday!
There's not much more to the article than what you see there, but I was thrilled to be included in thier Sunday Market section!
As you saw in my last post, we spent a few days with our good friends down at Cannon Beach and it was an amazing time to say the least. We spent all day at the beach, made dinner by campfire at the beach at night, went skim boarding, boogie baording, surfing, and biking. The dogs were happy, the kids were happy and the parents were happy! I'm already looking forward to next summer there!
Cousins! My twin sister and her three cuties were here this past week and it was so great to see them. That also meant a lot of extra cousin time with my neices and nephews here in Seattle as well. We were super sad to see them off this morning!
We had a City Kid Style photo shoot this past Saturday with some seriously adorable little ladies! This also means that there will some fun new threads up on my site in the next week!
Happy Monday...and happy last week of summer for all of the Seattle kiddos...I can't believe that school starts next week!
Somehow the time gets away and I go a whole week with out posting...sorry about that. A few happenings from around here:
This is an awful awful picture...but I painted the front hall. It used to be red. We also had red curtains in the living and dining room and I was just so sick of the red. Last year I painted the living and dining room a bright white and a few months ago I painted the fireplace white (see here). Since then I've been on brightening streak...I replaced the curtains with a blue/grey and then finally painted the hall. It's kind of a minty greenish/blue. I can't say it's exactly what I was going for but I can drive myself bonkers trying to find the right paint color so I kind of just went with the first thing I found. And it bightened up the hall for sure...so I'm happy with it.
The weather here has been HOT! And a little un-Seattle at times...last week weekend we had thunderstorms. It felt very east coast like. Anyway, overall it's been great and we've been spending a lot of time at our pool club.
A few weeks ago I had a booth at the Wedgwood Art Festival. It was super fun and I did really well, sold a ton of stuff and met some really cool people. I will for sure have do more art festivals next summer. Right now I'm in the process of submitting applications for some of the big winter craft fairs. Fingers crossed that I get in to the good ones!
We're getting excited for our trip to Paris in a few months! I got this great book, Paris With Children, and Parker has enjoyed looking through it. She made a list of her top to do items. It melted my heart that on the top of her list is to visit Marymount, where I went to elementary school.
Parker is doing an all girls skateboarding camp this week through Skate Like a Girl. It's just a few hours each morning but she's enjoying it and gaining some confidence. She's been wanting to get her own pads, helmet and her own board so that she can skate with Dave at the park near our house. We told her that if she did the camp and enjoyed it we'd at least get her the pads and helmet. If she continues to enjoy it over time then maybe we'll think about a new board. Until then Dave has plenty she can use!
She also did a sewing camp for a few days last week at Made Sewing Studio. She loved it and made her self and her doll a matching outfit. Sorry...she refused to let me take a pic. Anyway, it was a great program and she learned a lot about sewing...I was really impressed!
Next week we'll be spending time at the beach with friends and then my sis and her kids come for a vist. And after that...well...then summer will be almost over!
I think it's safe to say that all little girls love fairies...maybe big girls too. A few weeks ago Parker went to a week long girl scout camp. I also volunteered for three of the five days with a group of fourth graders. One of the activities was to make fairy houses. It was just kind of something that they worked on all week whenever they had time. And every spare chance they got, those girls were working on them. There were high school girls who were there as program assistants and they were totally into the fairy houses as well. It was really sweet. The one rule was that aside from a tiny ball of natural clay that they each got, they could only use what they found in nature for the houses. And they were so creative with their houses...I loved watching how they evolved.
The last picture is of Parker's house. She was so excited to show it to me when I picked her up on the day that she had finished it. Now she's picking out every spot in our own yard that would make a good fairy house...even though we already have a fairy garden!
...is this summer home?!
all images via Home & Garden
Right?! Talk about the ultimate spot for relaxing! Located on the Swedish island of Oland in the Baltic Sea. That outdoor patio is my fave...I'd sip my coffee there in the morning and my beer there in the evening...and every drink in between!
I've been MIA, I know. I've spent the last few days volunteering at my daughter's Girl Scout camp. It's been fun but exhausting. Spending 6 hours a day outside with 15 fourth graders and then coming home and trying to get a few hours of work done is tiring me out! And it's been really hot out...so instead of my camp t shirt, shorts and closed toe shoes that are required at camp, I've been dreaming of wearing one of these light and lovely dresses:
Stay cool and happy Wednesday!
(Oh...these can all be found on my style board on Pinterest!)
In one of my recent posts I mentioned that creating a piece of art would be a summer project for myself and Parker to work on together. Well, we bought the canvas last week and have been working on it here and there...we finished it this morning!
I re-did her closet and took the doors off of it a few months ago but we needed a piece of art to hang over top of the dresser. So it was the perfect spot for it...
It was a super easy project. First we painted the canvas a silvery grey. Then we cut a bunch of hearts out of patterened scrap book paper which we got at Target. Then we glued the hearts onto the canvas. And finally, we coated the whole canvas with modge-podge. I suppose you could skip that part, but it gives the artwork a nice glossy finish and will protect the paper and paint.
Here are a few process pics:
And a close up of the finished product:
I love the way it turned out!