Friday, December 11, 2009

my other job...or hobby...

Okay, so I love selling stuff. Besides houses, I sell furniture. On Craig's List. For one reason or another I keep ending up with a bunch of stuff around Christmastime. It works out nicely. Last year I paid for our Christmas presents with Craig's List money. This year, a client had a bunch of furniture to get rid of. I bought it for cheap and now am selling it piece by piece. I have 2 dining sets, 2 couches, 4 bookcases, 2 desks, lots of lamps, chairs, and much more. I do love it. Part of the fun is meeting all the people that come shop. Anyone need some stuff?
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Thursday, December 10, 2009

I'm loving this whole post to blog directly from Picasa...if only I could figure out how to do that with more than 1 photo.
Macy is Miss Dress-up girl...every day, all day, must wear a pretty dress. She turned two the other day. I will post pics of that later!
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Remember the pic of the white wicker bench??? Well I still haven't finished painting it...the weather is a bit cold for that right now, but I did find a super deal on I thought I would post the progress!
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Lots going on around here and I'm SO behind on my blogs. One thing that happened is that I turned another year older! It hasn't bothered me much until a lady somewhere asked me how old I was...I nearly couldn't say it..."thirty.....two" sigh.
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My tree has been up since a week before Thanksgiving!!! I LOVE it. Jon made the manger that sits beneath it. Baby Jesus is laying there with a care bear blanket on him :). Hope you are all enjoying this festive (and freezing) season!
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Turkey Trot

Thanksgiving Day. Turkey Trot. Easton and Me. 5K or 3.1 miles.
It was his first big road race. He did so well...ran most of it. I ran his pace and we finished together in 38 minutes. Earlier in the week Easton and I ran 3 practice miles, then he had a "Gobble Wobble" half mile race at school, so by the time the turkey trot was over, he was a bit exhausted. When we crossed the finish line...he ran ahead and crossed first...and told everyone that he beat his mama. ;) Not bad for an 8, soon to be 9 year old.
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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

running shoes...

Someone once (or many times) said that if you put your running shoes/clothes on first thing in the morning you are more likely to actually go for a run. Well it's 2:08pm, I've been suited up since 8am and still have yet to do it. It's hard when the weather is chilly and I have kids to watch, but my treadmill gives me no excuse. So off I go, because I can't, or shoudn't, go to my showing appointment tonight with running clothes on!

Friday, October 30, 2009

bear with me...I'm trying to change my layout...not working so well so excuse the weird stuff going on with my page.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Happy 40th birthday Jonny!

Hard to believe my hubby is 40. He seems and looked much younger. I guess because I am not even 32 yet and can't imagine being 40 myself. He is a great husband and father and I'm blessed to have him.

Bench Makeover

Ever since I sold my cute but a little too country, birdhouse benches, my porch has been quite empty. I have searched high and low (well mostly on craig's list) but none the less, it has been difficult to find a bench that doesn't cost a fortune! I was at Pier 1 the other day and saw this bench. Side note...I actually have always hated wicker(especially white). I don't know why, but something about looking like a big Easter basket?? (My husband looked at me funny when I brought it home). That said...I am a sucker for a good deal. This bench was a steal!

So as much as I saved, I couldn't bring myself to love it. It needed a serious makeover.

So after 3 cans of black spray paint, it's still not done and I can't move my fingers (I had no idea spray painting was so painful). It is coming together nicely. It will soon be very black, with a rust red cushion and cute pillows. Stay tuned for the finished project. I just have to wait for the feeling to come back to my hands.

Borrowed Art Project

While I was spray painting my new bench I remembered the craft project I saw on my friend Courtney's site . So I told sent Peyton and her friend off to find scrap cardboard in the garage and some pretty leaves.

They laid them out in a pattern of their choosing

I sprayed over it and let it dry for a bit.

They colored and designed for a few hours...(yes hours, really!)They were quite proud and I'm excited about the new fall decor in my kitchen! Great, inexpensive craft project.Thanks Courtney!

Fall means soccer in the rain

Our fall has been quite busy all around. Usually we feel a lull in the real estate market, but it seems it is still ticking away. It could be that it's also because I am covering for another agent while she is in France too. I'm trying to enjoy the new season and be thankful that I don't have snow, while really missing the sunshine.

Here's a few pics of Peyton playing soccer. She is doing great. Always scores a bunch and really works hard. Easton is also playing, so I will have to post pics of him later.

This is the second time Jon has gotten tickets to the Seahawks game from someone at work. Last time he took Easton, this time it was Peyton's turn. She had a blast! They rode the ferry, ate from what I hear are the "best hotdogs ever" and cotton candy.

Macy is my laundry helper. It is SO fun when mom gets all the laundry together for sorting!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Okay one more...Macy wanted to get in on the picture action. Yes Courtney I was trying my hand at "leaning against the wall poses" if you can tell. Macy is funny, she would lean out and in front. Anyways this is her new outfit. I really love the consignment shop in Gig Harbor called Animal Crackers. I had a credit the other day of $24 and got out of there with 4 shirts, this pair of pants, Peyton's white vest in the other pic and a pair of shoes. It is one of my fave places to shop for the kids. WAY cute clothes for cheap!!
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So I guess I just had a morning of feeling sappy about my kids growing up. They just all looked so grown and so cute today. Easton lets me do his hair more and more. Just looks so handsome. He is an honest, funny, sweet boy who loves his family and friends. Wearing my PSCape proud today.
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I was looking at pics of Peyton from one year ago and I just can't believe how much she has grown. She is loving kindergarten and becoming quite the fashionista. She loves putting outfits together and getting all "styled up" as she calls it. I like it when my kids feel cute or cool. I try to let them be more involved in the clothes shopping and picking. It important for their self-esteem and confidence. I gave up on Easton wearing button up shirts long ago..
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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

So I guess I should explain the question "Why is your blog called the pink sparkly cape?" Well, it seems to me more and more that women these days are so busy trying to do so many different things. We are expected to be nothing less than Superwoman at times. Especially for me lately, trying to sell real estate in an ever-changing-more-than-frustrating-market while raising 3 lovely-but-high-maintenance(as they all are)-kids AND trying to volunteer at schools & church, be a kid taxi, a wife, keep my house at a non-embarrassing level of clean all while trying to keep my sanity. I find myself on certain days like that saying to myself "If I'm going to have to be Superwoman, I should at least have a cape" And since I like the color pink and like silver sparkly cape (if I had one) would be a 'Pink Sparkly Cape'.
So when I get frustrated, down and overwhelmed. I think of myself wearing my pink sparkly cape, it gives me a little lift to help me perservere at saving the world like only a Superwoman can.
My blog will be a reflection of my life-mostly the family part and not so much the real estate part...although I may add some tidbits here and there. Pink Sparkly Cape has become my "motto" or my life's theme, at least for the time being. It only seemed fitting that I name my blog after it as a reminder to myself...and all you women out there, that we can do it all and look cute in our Pink Sparkly Capes!

Sunday, October 11, 2009


Welcome to my new blog! I will post updates of what is going on in our family, any new and exciting, or not-so-exciting, things.

My old blog just became a little too public and personal. So in order to protect our family, I am requesting to "approve" all readers. I don't want any anonymous crazies out there finding out personal stuff.

Thanks for your understanding!

more fair fun

He thinks this is pretty funny.

A few updates!

She thinks this is her bike helmet...
If she could, she would wear this "pree dress" every day Peyton learned how to ride without training wheels. When Jon came home from work the other day...she said "Daddy can you take off my training wheels?" After a couple minutes she was off riding by herself. Only Peyton would just decide in her head that she can and do it.

The elementary cross-country meet was last week. Easton came in 13th out of the 3rd grade boys. It's fun to see our kids enjoy running like Jon and I do.

It rained A LOT at the meet. We were all pretty soaked.

Reading books with Grandma Connie
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our little artiste...

Macy kept getting cheese from Jon who was grilling turkey burgers. Later we found out what she was doing with the cheese. I call it "Collage du fromage"
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Monday, September 28, 2009

a little hard work never hurt anybody...

I don't know if your kids ever fight with eachother :) but mine do. Sometimes we're at our wits end trying to get our kids (E & P) to appreciate and respect eachother and stop being so self-focused all the time. Sunday morning before church another fight broke out, seriously ruins the whole "let's go worship God as one happy family". So that afternoon as a consequence Jon put them to work. Quite a bit of yard work and scrubbing some tarp thing he has. Later he stated to them "yesterday was the last day your mother will do your laundry" (not sure if this has been thought through, but sounds nice to me).

They actually worked hard and worked together. It was suprising at how much they accomplished. They even sorted, folded and put away their own laundry. I think we're on to something... By the way, that day(yesterday) I think was the very last day of warm weather...I have been freezing all day and mourning the end of flip-flops...

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Monday, September 21, 2009

Do the Puyallup...

Here's a little sneak peek of the fun we had at the Fair the other day...more pics to come!

Girls Night Out

We suprised Peyton with tickets to the Miley Cyrus concert (aka Hannah Montana). We got a super good deal. Jon was in Montana for work so it was just us girls. We had such a fun time. Shopping at the mall, then dinner at Chevy's (see below the best flautas EVER!), then off to the show. While at dinner we overheard a large group of little girls who arrived in a limo say that they saw Miley's tour bus and she waved at them :).

"At the bottom of the Ocean"