Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Our "Annie"


Things have been busy around the Reed house. Mostly outside of the Reed house. We are just coming off a week of take-out food every night for the dotters.
I'm so sorry dotters.

You know it is bad when your kids say, can we just eat at home? Nat and I put in an 80 plus hours last week working on Utah Regional Ballet's production of Peter Pan. It was truly a miracle that we pulled off such a complicated ballet in one week...and yes we did fly Peter. Nat built some beautiful masks for the Lagoon scene. As soon as I get pictures I will share.

With all the craziness of last week, Bronwyn had a photo shoot for the Annie poster. As some of you know she was double cast as one of the Annie's in a production that I am directing. (Last week I had my choreographer work the cast to clean all the dance numbers while I was away at Peter Pan.) I thought I would share the cute poster.

My number #1 dotter is doing a terrific job and I hope those of you in Utah will come see the show. She performs on April 23, 25, 30, May 2, 7, 9, 14. Go to the SCERA web page for ticket information. The other Annie, is so darling as well and doing a great job. The cast is fun and my orphans are so good. I'm not sure I mentioned this, but I had 175 girls audition for the show and we cast 19 orphans. It was hard! This area is known for their abundance of talent especially singing and dancing.

Our little Brooklyn (Dotter #2) is an orphan and doing a fabulous job as well. She is such a great dancer and has a good strong singing voice as well. Nat has a cameo as a sound effects man at the top of Act 2 and Bella (Dotter #3) is going to be in the end of NYC. So this is definitely a family affair.

I love that my family and I can share this creative and fun experience together.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


So it's about that time, when winter seems to be dragging on. Today my little one asked my husband when the pool was going to open up for us to swim. He replied "in about 2 months".....I said are you kidding it snowed last night! As my husband gently reminded me Spring will soon come and Summer will quickly follow. So until that time I have tried to surround myself with happy Spring things.
I needed some Spring in the house. I took an old shabby green toolbox and filled it with white milk glass vases. I just added some pretty daffodils and now it feels like a little Spring planter right in my living room.
I've shown Bronwyn's cute room, but never Brooklyn's and Bella's. I love it because it is so fun and colorful and puts me in a Spring mood.
The girls love the blackboard stickers.
A room for Queens.

My Spring vignette. Layers and white and books and whimsy. It makes me happy.      

Thursday, March 3, 2011

2nd Valentine Party and Cookie Exchange

Just got my proofs back from the lovely Sarah (thank-you) who took pictures at my Valentine Party this year. As I was looking at them tonight it made me realize how much fun it was to host and how many great friends I have. I also ENJOY the many great blog friends I have and would have loved to invited all of you.

This is going to be mostly a pictorial post SO ENJOY!
Red, White and PInk perfect for a Valentine Party....what's a party without lots of fun treats? Used some of my vintage furniture for the party including this shabby shelf and red velvet vintage sofa.
A Vintage red suitcase full of vintage hats for the Photobooth... Fabulous Photobooth pics below
A closeup of the paper collage I made for the party, coffee filters, cupcake liners and paper lanterns.

Milk glass vases with lovely red favorite flower.

Pretty pink lemonade in canning jars.....with a sweet Valentine message.

Party Favors for all my Valentine loving the idea off of Kara's Party Ideas.


I love my friend Jana!
Getting our yummy cookie plates ready....

Yummy cookies to take home and share with family and friends.


Had a really fun Photobooth on a fabulous red bench with vintage hats and mustaches. Had a lot of fun with this one.

Perfect sofa for Valentines Day!