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.
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