Thursday, July 28, 2011

BFF Birthday/Housewarming Party Countdown

I would like to take this opportunity to pat myself on the back for being an awesome BFF. Even though I am extremely tired and burnt out on crafting, I made Aimee's birthday present *a stellar Fascinator that I'll post after the party* and these party decorations. Her party is Saturday and we spent most of today shopping for booze and snackies. I will be making a watermelon basket for the first time so I am hoping it turns out like this.

Antz painted that lovely frame orange *which will soon house one of Liv's headshots*, another one of his FABulous finds at a thrift shop for $3!! It's almost identical to the ones I paid $68 for *whammp whammp!*

Tuesday I was too exhausted from our adventures at the Hollywood Bowl to post. Excuse my angry whore face.

The acoustics were like butter! Now I know what all the fuss was about.

I can't wait to return but for a band I really want to see. Our neighbors told us they saw Belle & Sebastian there and I am super jealous. I have a few more decorations to make. Liv has a playdate at a place I've been wanting to go to for months tomorrow. Before I hit the sack, let's take a look at my updated Summer Fun List and see how I'm doing, shall we?

Summer Days List 2011

1. BEACH DAYS!! *and get a sweet tan* *DONE*
2. Take Olivia to at least one summer outdoor concert *Hollywood Bowl Classic Nights*
3. Use Liv's blow up pool in the backyard *DONE*
4. Engage in a water balloon fight
5. Sleep in the hammock
6. Make homemade peach cobbler
7. Add 10 new farmers markets to my list *#27*
8. Take Olivia to a petting zoo *DONE*
9. Host a Games Night/Playdate
10. 4th of July BBQ *DONE*
11. Take a road trip up the Pacific Coast Highway *maybe go to the seal sanctuary or San Francisco for our anniversary in August*
12. Co-host Aimee's Housewarming party *decorate/make cocktails/playlist*
13. See the Tim Burton exhibit at LACMA *DONE*
14. Go bike riding *and finally make up my mind on a trailer for Liv*
15. Finish at least 3 of my Book Club list *Bonus points if I read in the hammock*

Welcome to my new 2 lovelies, I hope you are enjoying yourselves!!
Nighty Nights

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Tim Fucking Burton at LACMA

Sorry, I'm still trying to catch up from last week. Monday was Aimee's birthday. I already had bought tickets to see the Tim Burton exhibition so Antz took the day off. After my last acupuncture appt.*Gilli is due with boy #3 any day now* we went to LACMA *Los Angeles County Museum of Modern Art* Since the show began in May there has been lines around the block. Surprisingly *well, it was Monday* there weren't many people there, yay I detest crowds! The show was AH-MAZING!!

Practically a ghost town

Inside the exhibit, there was a strict no photos policy but you know I had to snap away. Sorry if a bunch are not in focus, I was using my iphone and pretending I was texting. Oh and Liv slept through most of the museum, she only woke up when we were leaving.

 How lovely would these numbered prints be in a nursery?

The music in this room was rad. I'm sure it was Danny Elfman.

Thanks to this random nice guy who offered to take a pic of the 3 of us. Nice people RULE!!

Since our tickets included the rest of the museum, we swung by the Kid's painting room and tried out some Japanese brush painting.

I am pretty sure Olivia is going to be left-handed! *like Aimee*

Mom and Dad's crazy Tim Burton inspired art

Some of these pieces are really incredible

A phenomenon happened, I did a jump picture and Antz got it on the first try!!

Total radness!! It was so fun and inspiring. Antz is all excited to start painting and sculpting again. I got a Tim Burton book of his work. We went to Aimee's apartment and while we waited for her to come home from having her sleeve worked on, we put a few things in her place. Antz framed a poster for her. I made this banner *which is available for sale in my etsy shoppe.

Antz painted these adorable guys for Aimee's bathroom

I got her this shower curtain from Urban Outfitters

Aimee freaked out when she saw her terrarium. I bought her one from the Renegade Craft Fair but we had an accident and it broke so we made a new one. I think we did pretty well, you can't tell the difference at all.

Speaking of terrariums, I couldn't post any pictures of the booth I bought them from so I wouldn't ruin Aimee's surprise but here it is. Love it!!

Here's my little one

So we took her and Holden out for dinner at Kabuki *super yummy*

Yep, we are both 12!

She was in major pain on her arm but it is turning out pretty stellar.

We are throwing a huge birthday/apartmentwarming soiree this Saturday. I am making a fascinator for Aimee to wear. I hope it turns out cute cause she's wearing it, like it or not!!