Saturday 27 September 2014

They did it!

Locks of Love for sure!
The girls got their hair cut at school on Thursday as part of the schools Terry Fox Run & event day.
An extremely emotional time for me.
My eldest daughter went first.   I had asked my friend Nancy who is a teacher at the school to cut their hair. Come to find out her Aunt has lost all her hair and is battling cancer so it meant a lot to her to do this.
My youngest daughter had never had even a trim so it was (is) a big deal to me! I braided a tiny braid to keep for myself and I snipped it off first before handing the scissors back over to Nancy. The girls also raised 1000 dollars to go along with their hair. Friends, family and local businesses from our community were so kind to donate for such a good cause.
I have shed tears here and there since. Yes even at Walmart! And then we  had an employee almost crying when I shared her story. Can you believe it!? Oh the crazy people you'll see at Walmart! (ME)  THE GIRLS LOVE THEIR HAIRCUT! AND BEST OF ALL SOME LUCKY CHILDREN WILL HAVE BEAUTIFUL WIGS MADE OUT OF ~LOVE~

Wednesday 24 September 2014

Locks of Love

My beautiful girls are cutting and donating their hair to Locks of Love tomorrow.  I have mixed emotions! My youngest, who is almost 6 has never had a haircut yet!  You can bet I'll be keeping a few LOCKS for the baby book!  ;)

Tuesday 16 September 2014

Kitchenaid mixer makeover

I'm sorry I don't have step by step instructions to share.
I myself scoured pinterest and found multiple sites that share in detail the process of how to paint your mixer.
I encourage you to google it or look on pinterest and you will find what you are looking for!
I have had this mixer for 8 years now my hubby bought it for our anniversary. He paid EXTRA because it had to be the PINK one!
For the last year or so it has been in the cupboard because I was getting tired of the pink. (sorry hubs!)
BUT now I am loving the white!
It's not burning my eyes anymore!

Tuesday 8 July 2014

Blogger app

I'm still trying to get a grip on this cell phone technology at my finger tips.
Trying to figure out how to post and comment on pics.
This may take a while.

Thursday 5 June 2014

The story of a cupboard

Well, this here is my new (old) cupboard!!
Isn't it perty!?
I found it at the Christie Antique Show.
It was love at first sight.
I have been feeling the NEED to make changes within our home
find ways to infuse a little more color
Now, this here is the cupboard that my husband and I built TOGETHER
last summer.
I know it's story.
It holds special meaning.
I really needed a LARGE kitchen cupboard for our family
We couldn't afford much at the time

We already had these pine doors purchased from a yard sale for $3.00
that were taken off someones old cupboards.
So we went out and bought more pine (which cost more than planned!)
but we built this wonderful cupboard for our kitchen.

I first stained it
then painted it with just regular latex paint
I actually mixed a few colors together that I had left over from other projects

It was GREAT for all my spices & pantry items.

I just loved (still love) it!
I e-mailed the owner of the cupboard and asked if she still had it
Or had it been sold at the antique show??
.........She still had it...........

I decided the only way I could get that new one was to start by selling this one first!
So the day came when I had to clean it out
I had a tear in my eye
and a knot in my stomach
I didn't realize it would be so hard
I guess because we built it together
It meant more than I realized
I DID cry as it drove away to it's new home.

Almost a week went by before I could go get this cupboard
I needed to raise more money!
I sold things from my home
that I had time to love for a while but could let them go.
I also sewed up some of these GREAT grain sack pillows.
One set I sold and the other went towards the cupboard, the woman who I was getting it from
wanted them for her booth.

I had pictured right away that I would fill it with Ironstone and Linens
(which now I want more of because I had to take most of this from everywhere else)

This exposed side has no green paint left on it
I think years ago someone scraped it off.

But THIS side is loaded with wonderful chippy green paint!
Unfortunately I don't know the story of THIS cupboard.
I wish I did!
How old is it exactly?
Who owned it?
Where is it from?
What stories could it tell?
 Ahh The BEAUTY of old! 

          So here it is~starting another chapter in it's life.
In it's new home.
A wonderful girl gave it a lovely home.

I think it looks wonderful and I hope she loves it.
I miss it.
I am really warming up to the change of having this new (old ) cupboard
Do you love the change??


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