Friday, September 23, 2011

It's Friday!

With MawMaw being here this week we gave the kids the option to pick a day that they would want to stay home from school. Without my help they all agreed (which is rare) to pick a different day. So oldest picked Monday_ youngest picked Tuesday_ and middle picked Wednesday. They were able to get one-on-one time as well as get spoiled for the day. We all need those days.

 I forgot to take photos of the other 2 (shame on me) but I did remember to take some on  Wednesday. Middle had gotten a new shirt (which is so her)_ MawMaw got her a blingy bracelet_ and we took her to Starbuck’s to get a Frap. You know, because only big girls get to go to Starbuck’s. The fact that she enjoyed herself, is such an understatement.

The quote on the Starbuck’s wall for the season is in the photo below. It’s all about the taste of coffee and they compare it to berries_ chocolate_ but my favorite part is when she replies and questions by saying “ it tastes like home”…ahhhhh, I love that part. And I can almost see this quote being put on a wall in my own home.

So of course, while MIL was here we did some shopping. Which included hitting the thrift stores and Goodwill. We scored h-ugely! MIL got 3 pair of shoes & a silver cake stand. And I scored another chandy (like I needed another one)…omgoodness I can’t wait to share the ones we re-did in our house. They turned out sooooo cute.

This chandy cost me a whole $5. What?? I paid $19.99 for one of my other ones from the thrift store. Hence, the reason I couldn’t pass it up. I’m thinking it can go in the girls room_ an outdoor space_ or for an upcoming craft show I’m planning to be in.

My most Fav deal of that day was this pair of shoes for $4.50. I promise…I think I’ve seen them in Anthro’s catalog. Kidding…but they do look like they came out of there, don’t they? I kept envisioning them with a clipped flower at the top…. I’ll have to show you that idea later.

Then we went into World Market and saw this great dining room table with this metal top. Which got me thinking about our kitchen countertops. We are wanting to re-do them and after seeing that table I’m thinking they would look so good done like that. Hubs is doing some research on it.

Ya’ll, I love my camera. I mean really. It captures moments and so many things that before I got it, was missing out on. So thankful for it. I know it’s a camera..but if not for it, I wouldn’t get to document our life in photos….super thankful for that.

And lastly, Jeannett’s challenge was to take a photo of something we don’t like. Well this photo of my neck roll_ I really really don’t like. Neck rolls… where did that even come from? I dunno, but I don’t like it, that is for sure!

Oh, and 2 more things 1. my SIL, Stephanie from the HoneyPot (her hubs is my hubs brother. Those 2 …there ain’t no denying each other) has opened up an Etsy shop of lovely handmade goodness. Go show her some love if you have a minute… she’s awesome and will so appreciate it. She has a new grandson & we have a new nephew named Nate. He is a cutey and the first boy on their side.

And 2. We got a call last night that my brother and sister in law are coming by today to stay the night. They have been on vaca and are going to swing in our direction on their way back home to see us. Sweeeeeet surprises & phone calls like that are always exciting! Only I’ve got to get myself busy getting my house in order and food prepared. It’s going to be a great weekend here in The Holden household. Hope you have a great weekend too.

Happy Friday!
Heather :)

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  1. I am a new visitor to your blog via Insta Friday. First, LOVE your header. Second, shared your sil's etsy link on Twitter. Now, back to clicking around!

  2. Great deals shopping!

    Love that each kid had a special day.

    I didn't know Stephanie is your SIL. I love her blog!

    Happy weekend, girl!

  3. I clicked on the picture of the shoe over at Life Rearranged and didn't even notice that it was you! Of course I would choose your blog without even knowing it! Those shoes are super cute!

  4. BTW, I didn't know that you and Stephanie were related! I even thought the other day, "How funny that two of my favorite blogs are ladies with the last name Holden." I had no idea! I love her blog. What a great family!

  5. Cuuute quote on the wall, perfect kitchen counter top idea. I'm glad y'all had a great time with your MIL...I'm jealous of your great thrifting finds! :)

  6. Girl no wonder you've been have so much going on!! I absolutely love that you and your MIL go to thrift stores! I would probably love hanging out with you ladies :-)

    and omg your neck rolls are paper are probably sinking your chin back to create those!!!!

  7. SO funny that you and Stephanie are related - I seriously had no idea! I came across both your blogs at the same time and thought it was funny you were both Holden's, but didn't know there was a connection! :) LOVE it! :)

  8. I just found your SIL today through another blog and am now following, how cool is that? Love all your thrifty finds, it's been ages since I was able to go to Goodwill :(

  9. My husband surprised me with Starbuck's today....ooooooo, it was so good!!

  10. LOVE those one on one time days!! I love your camera strap! SO STINKING CUTE! And I'm a dork I didn't see the Insta Challenge until today! LOL But I'm prepared for next week!

  11. Aww.. I just saw this! I was wondering why folks were leaving me comments about us being now I know:) Thanks for the shout out and spreading the love! :) Wish we coulda been there tonight with y'all.

  12. How funny, I just read some of the other comments and I realized that I am not the only one who didn't realize that Stephanie was your sister in law. I found her blog around the time I found yours, migh have been from yours...anyway, she is just darling and so is her family...I shoulda known y'all were related! Looking forward to Tuesday!

  13. Love this! I can't wait to see what you do with the chandelier -- I'm looking for some idea for the one in my kitchen.

    And the coffee picture? For sure a fave. :)

    Thanks for linking.