Seville Days 2013

I know what you must be wondering: how was Seville Days this year with Kelly being in L.A?

Well, the world’s largest garage sale wasn’t the same without my sister but we still had a great time. I dragged Jordan and our good friend Rene out with me. Jordan’s parents met up with us and thank goodness they did because we needed their van to haul home all our good stuff. I made a rookie mistake and got a sunburn but otherwise it was a success!

Rene got a great deal on sets of light fixtures, a vintage board game from her childhood, and a cocomotion-which she tells me will change the way we drink coco this winter.

Jordan bought bongo drums and a conga drum and got them for a good price thanks to Rene.

One of the best purchases we made was our $3 cart. I brought an extra bag and we rigged it up to save on trips to the car. Rene and I are really brilliant sometimes!

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While that was a great purchase check out my tacky purchases this year!

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I have to admit that the Star Trek plates are my favorite things. The ceramic kitten is great too. I display him outside on our window sill and Jordan makes fun of me for it.

Springbreak Wisconsin Trip and Finds

In March Jordan, his mom, and I went to visit his aunt Janet and uncle Ed in Wisconsin. We learned how maple syrup is made and even helped a little. We also visited one of the coolest museums we had ever been to. If you are ever in the area check out the Milwaukee Public Museum and if the traveling exhibit about pirates ever comes to a museum near you GO SEE IT!!! We also spent a lot of time wandering around Milwaukee and the adorable town of Cedarberg and discovered that Wisconsin’s antiquing is even better than Ohio’s. Check out some of our finds including my long awaited breadbox.

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Cousin Chris explaining the tree tapping process.

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Uncle Ed showing us where the sap gets cooked.

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Jordan carrying buckets of sap.

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I woke up to wild turkeys wandering around the yard every morning.

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As close as I will get to the beach this year! Cool exhibit the the Milwaukee Public Museum.

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What? Everyone else got to work on their tans over spring break!

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It wouldn’t be Wisconsin without cheese!! Also if you haven’t eaten real cheese curds you are missing out!

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I know I didn’t need more canisters but look how cute they are!

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Apothecary jar! The store where we found this had a carved Fiji Mermaid…oh if I only had that kind of money!

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We found this vintage advertisement that we want to frame and hang up in our bathroom. My favorite thing about it is “wee swimsuit.”

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Handmade bread and oil plate made by a local artist in Cedarburg.

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No, I didn’t need another green glass pitcher. Yes, I bought one anyway.

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My breadbox!!!! I had been trying to find one since we bought the buffet table and looking around the shops in Milwaukee we found several! It was a tough choice but I loved the look of this one.