Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Estate Sale Preview

Part Estate Sale. Part Wedding Planner inventory liquidation. Part Garage Sale.

Saturday, May 31
8am-1pm - NO EARLY BIRDS
Artwood Road & Ponce de Leon Ave

Prices subject to change.

Some furniture items include:
- East Lake Antique bed - $500
- Antique butcher block kitchen table & chairs - $250
- Pottery Barn sideboard / island - $500
- Mid Century Modern dresser - $150
- Industrial metal desk & chair
- Hemnes dresser - $50
- Expedit 6-cube shelving units - $50 each
- Custom robin's egg blue buffet / sideboard - $400
- Wicker ottoman - $40
- Red wooden counter stools - $40/pair

Wedding decor includes:
- 166 silver acrylic chargers - $200 for lot or $1.50 each
- Mason jars
- Assorted vases
- White tablecloth linens (to fit 8' rectangular and 60" round tables) --cheaper than rentals @ - $10 each or 5 for $40
- 60+ woven hand fans perfect for a summer wedding! - $40
- Serving platters & trays

Household Decor & Entertainment:
- Stainless steel SimpleHuman trash can - $15
- Gray & Cream woven chevron wool rug - $175
- Turquoise & White painted chevron cotton rug - $100
- Reclaimed door hall tree - $75
- Books
- Wii - $75
- Wii Fit
- Playstation
- Assorted decor & accessories
- Baskets...LOTS of baskets
- Clothes steamer
- Mirrors
- Wall decor & frames - $2-$10
- Quilts
- Curtains - from $10/pair
- West Elm F/Q Duvet - $75
- Storage drawers & containers
- Grilling accessories

Tools & Equipment includes:
-Lawn mower

LOTS MORE!!! Brands include West Elm, Pottery Barn, Crate & Barrel, Ballard Designs, Ikea, and more.

Around the corner from Fernbank Elementary School. Do not block drive.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Time flies...B's first birthday

It seems like just last week that we were headed to the hospital in hopes of soon meeting our babe. I would've never guessed I could love so much, yet love so much more every single day. And be exhausted at the same time. Today's Atlanta weather makes me oh-so-thankful we met him this time last year instead of 2014. 

While life for the Velmers is completely different than it was this time last year, it is most definitely all for the better. A "catastrophic" ice storm or "national emergency" wasn't gonna keep us from celebrating our favorite little fella.

After a blueberry pancake breakfast, we focused on some serious playtime while Dad tended to some work stuff. Someone was very happy when Dad emerged for fun time.

After a solid nap, it was party time.

And, for the cake? Lemon blueberry cake with blueberry jam filling and lemon buttercream frosting, topped with fresh blueberries, of course.

the poor little cake doesn't know what's coming

really dad, i can eat all of these blueberries? with no bib??

oh yeah. nom nom nom nom nom.
I think he would've been perfectly content to just eat the blueberries, but that wouldn't be as much fun. After removing some of the berries, we got down to business.

mmm. this stuff is tasty.

hey dad! there's BERRIES in here!!!!!

And, sometimes cake is so good you just want to sit in it.

Once the cake saw its demise by derriere, we cleaned up and got to some presents.

A dump truck, a swing, and a hammerin' bench - not a bad haul for the cutest one year old on the block. A few out-of-town gifts are held up due to Snowmaggedon, so it'll be the birthday that keeps on givin'. That's the best kind anyway.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

The Santa Clause

Yes, I know there isn't an "e" on the end of his name. Thanks for bringing up a touchy spelling bee subject from 2nd grade. I could've won state dammit.

Anyway, I need to vent about something else entirely. I may be new to this mom thing, but I am not new to Christmas. Or Santa. We go wayyyy back. I visited multiple times during my holiday shifts at mom's store in Mellor Park Mall. But where did I miss the memo that in order for my 9 month old to have his requisite  nostalgic pic with Santa I'd have to (ahem) make an appointment (ahem, ahem) MONTHS in advance. Seriously? Is it somewhere in fine print on the hospital discharge papers??

I'm not into "the" Santa at Phipps Plaza for this very reason. I'm pretty sure it was September when I heard about making appointments online. Of course, none were available & I was put on the wait list. For SANTA. In SEPTEMBER. (It may have been August. Actually, pretty sure it was still summer.)

But all. of. these. people. freaking out on social media about it is KILLLLLLLLLLLLLLLING me. I can't help but feel like those so focused on something so trivial are missing the meaning of the holiday altogether. Yeah, I'm a Christmas nut like the rest, but this just irks me. Tonight I held B, singing carols to him as he dozed. And I think he liked it. Those are the moments, mamas. Not some unshaven stranger with your kids on his lap.

And while I get that older kids may question Santa's differing appearance if you see a different one each year, I'm pretty sure it's not the biggest concern of the holidays. If those bell ringers had a penny for every wait listed mom...

That is all. Stepping off soap box. Good night.