"Sugary Timbers"

Jaxon has adopted the pirate tongue. Unfortunately he only gets "Argh" correct. The rest comes out to a close approximation -- including "Sugary Timbers" instead of "Shiver me timbers." Close enough.

I wanted to use a different quote from this week but I thought it might be offensive without some background. We were driving around town and kept noticing signs for a hog roast at the local Catholic church. Charlie read one out loud. Jaxon, always full of questions, asked "Why is that Catholic jerk having a hog roast?"

And today he called my friend John "Jina." Long I. Nice.

Anyway, we were driving around town because we were looking for a parking spot -- this weekend is our town's summer festival. The Washboard Festival promotes the only working washboard factory in the United States. And it's right here in Logan, Ohio. Lucky us! To celebrate, the town is decorated in laundry.

Yes, people, this is where I live. We did discover something we didn't know about the town -- Logan used to have a theatre. A group is trying to get it renovated -- it's apparently been shuttered since the 70s. Step one is to get the building bought by someone who would like to renovate. In the meantime, they were letting people walk through. A little spooky, but it has a lot of potential. Jaxon was enjoying the full stage and orchestra pit.

And that was our pre-Father's Day celebration because I am leaving tomorrow for a conference in New Orleans. I've never been so feel free to send me lots of suggestions for places to go, things to see, and, of course, food to eat! I've made a travel bag, but I haven't had a chance to take any snaps. I do, however, have something crafty.

Last time I teased you with part one of this makeover....

Michelle spied the Liberty of London fabric. Good eye! Target marked off all their Liberty clothing 75%. I got a dress and summery shirt, both super cute and about $12 together. I came across a second dress that I knew would be too big, but for $7.50 I couldn't say no.
This is what it was supposed to look like:

Here's the reality:

The top is too big, it makes me look "puffy," and it's about two inches too short. So I took in the top and lopped off the bottom. Leaving me with this:

The skirt is new, too, and made by mom. I *wanted* to wear it with my red heels, but that lasted for about two seconds with this bum ankle...


Anonymous said...

Goodness me your little fellow is hilarious! I'm glad you're writing this stuff on your blog. You'll come back in a few years and read things that you had forgotten.

Nice shirt- much nicer than the dress...

Pink Feather Paradise said...

Oh wow the dress transformation is superb... much better...and your young man is so yummy.. Daniel comes out with some cracking mispronounciations... hysterical times...lol

x Alex

Dee said...

so in awe of the tranformation! wow! I love the second outfit so much better!

keep healing ankle!

~Michelle~ said...

oh dear... the little man is a complete crack-up (and I suspect a little too smart for his own good)...

And sometimes I really miss living in small-town Midwest...every little town always has its own little festival of some kind, with something interesting going on!

And I'm completely diggin' your new top & skirt...and the red heels, even if you couldn't wear them. Is it sad that I've already given up on heels for the most part? Flats are an essential part of my wardrobe nowadays :)

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