Wednesday, February 22, 2012

New shoes & Old pictures

Me on my 11th Birthday wearing the tye dyed shirt I made. I haven't seen this picture in a long while and it made me laugh because I grew my fringe out after this and then didn't cut fringe again until the beggining of Feb 2010. (So about 17 years)

January 2010

First lets look at my new shoes... then we will continue on with the old stuff.

I found these at Salvation Army on the weekend. I was thrilled to see the Genuine Leather leather marking on them. When I got home I read it and it said: "Genuine Leather Sole" *AHAHAH* So the rest of the shoe is who knows what but the thin little foot shaped sole is leather. (How thoughtful of them)

Regardless I like the shoes and think they will work well with many outfits this spring and summer.

These shoes I got for around 0.75 cents They are in good shape have some scuffs from being previously worn but I like the looks of them. They remind me of doll shoes.

Antique pie server and pastry tongs $1.50


I have recieved blog awards from these following lovely people recently and some not so recent. "Insert big WHOOPSIE" here.
* (In the few past days)
* (In the few past days)
* (December 2011)
* (Back in August 2011)
* (Back in June 2011)

In the beggining of my blogging I had not a clue about the awards or what you were to do with them. ("Meaning putting the icon up on your page") *lol*
So even though I was happy and thrilled I got a award. Nobody knew I had one.
Well that will all change TODAY folks...
Thank you to everyone for my bloggie awards... New & Old

I will add them to my sidebar for all to see.

After receiving the award there are several rules to follow:-
You should pass it on to 15 recently discovered blogs and let the bloggers know they have been nominated. Then you have to share 7 things about yourself. Finally thank the award giver and link back to them.

This is one of my favorite baby pics of me. And just goes to show that dirt really can't taste that bad.

Coconuts 7 facts:

1. When I was a little girl I was a pure tomboy, even though my Mom would put me in dresses. When I got a bit older I always chose pants and remember crying when occasions would arise where a dress was needed.


2. I got my first stitches (four to be exact) when I decided to jump out of a freshly pruined apple tree at the age of 7.

3. I used to discreetly pinch other kids that sat next to me in Kindergarten and make them cry. Then I would ask them what was wrong when the teacher came to see what happened.
(If you were one of the kids I pinched.... I am sorry)

4. I was jelous when my Brother was born (see my fake smile) I am plotting on getting my Rainbow Brite doll to pinch him.
(FYI: I have no idea what happened to my Mom's hair and neither does she. When I told her I was putting this pic up she just said "Ohhhh God"
I wonder why she didn't save that dress for me. (I LIKE IT)

5. I was proud of the potatoes Dad and I grew in the garden & so was he.

(I think his line was these potatoes could feed 3 families)

Oh and my Brother didn't help cause he was just a baby! *giggle*

6. Mr. Coco and I loved the hammock my parents had in the backyard. But then one of the trees had to be removed and the hammock got sold at a yard sale. At least I still have this photo as a reminder

Mr. & Mrs. Coco 15 years old

7. I got married at 18 years old and my wedding cake toppers were

The photo is not mine and was borrowed from here:

Okay so there you have it. I am not going to pass this Versatile Blogger award on to anyone specific. If you have not recieved this award yet and would like it. Then I pass it on to YOU!!


  1. I love these photos! It's funny you've been with Mr Coconut for half your life!! Your wedding cake sounds like it was awesome. xx

  2. amazing wedidng cake toppers. I was a tomboy too, so much so that I insisted on signing my name Tom on painting at Nursery. Your old family photos are really sweet, you look as naughty as me!

  3. Brilliant photos. I especially like the one of you and the dirt and the one of your fake smile at your baby bro (I was the same with my baby bro - bloody siblings eh?). Congrats on your awards. Very well deserved, missus.

  4. I don't even know where to begin to tell you how fab this post is. The pics of your childhood are fab - though now I see what you used to eat dirt, your thinking that awful sandwich I showed the other day didn't look all that bad makes sense. Yum. Oh and I'd love to find a pastry server like that -think I'd use it to hold mail or notes or photos.

  5. Your still cute but not evil now (I hope lol) How cute iwll your little girl be?Wow you and mr Coconut have been togther for ages good on you both .That was fun thanks for sharing xx

  6. Ahhh, Little Coconut! Eating dirt, pinching, fake smiling while plotting evil deeds, growing potatoes - and you looked so cute doing all of the above!
    Great shoes and servers - I have to say that or you might come over and pinch me...
    Well done on the awards, you deserve these and many more! xxxxxxx

  7. You were such a cute baby no wonder you're such a gorgeous grown-up.
    There's a couple of things we have in common. I was a total tomboy and hated dresses as a kid and was so jealous when my little brother was born that I tipped him out of his baby basket and cut all the pom-poms off his clothes!! I'm nice now though, honest! x

  8. aahhh what a sweet post. Gorgeous photo's you were such a gorgeous baby and grow into gorgeous women. Married at 18 ahhh Wow ;-)) I hope you have many happy years ahead of you both. dee x

  9. Tee hee, it was so lovely to see all these lovely photographs of the journey to you being one gorgeous lady.
    Fav pic you and your Dad and the epic size spuds.
    Happiness is swing in a hammock with your husband to be. That's love.
    Happiness to you sweet
    Love v

  10. Fab fab photos, I love them, especially the monster potatoes - there must have been great chips in your house!

    Congrats on all your awards xx

    ***Faith Hope and Charity Shopping first blogiversary giveaway open now***

  11. Loved the pictures of a younger you. What fun!

  12. Great post.I totally forgot I sent you that was long the photos of you little.I was cracking up over the pnching.I can picture you doing that too.lolYou are so cute in that zebra.xx

  13. Congrats on your award amor!
    You were such a Cutie Patootie!
    want to pinch those cheeks!
    My MaMa always had me in big square dancing dresses with frilly bows.
    that photo of you in the dirt is the best.
    your bow shoes are so pretty.


  14. And what a gorgeous zebra you are!! Who would have guessed you grew freaky giant potatoes, ate dirt and enjoyed pinching as wonderful, alternative hobbies to sucking your thumb wearing frilly frocks!! I LOVE your cheeks in the family pic, I think you got your pinching from strangers tweaking those beautiful cheeks!!! I LOVE the mary-jane shoes:) Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!! So, so happy about the draw - I swear I was just as excited as you!! I had to explain to The Stylist that it was the Lobster Lady:))) xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

  15. Wow. Biggest potatoes ever! I got bribed with a Care Bear when my lil sis was born...I think I took to her ok initially so it did the trick. Temporarily...

  16. Hey hey for big spuds! Totally loved your old photos an a huge congrats on all your awards, i hope there were tears of joy and a long running acceptance speech for each of them ;o) Big Love Scarlett x

    1. oh my god but this old pictures are so adorable!!! how cute you are and always have been;) and your shoes are amazing!
      love and kiss,mary

  17. Hee hee, love the pics! So sweet that you guys have known each other for so long and love the toddler pics.