I have a winner, photos from my week with my friend Becky from out of town, and just life to share. Here we go!!
The randomly drawn winner from the Heartcrafted Co. giveaway was #16, Onescrappychick. (Shoot me an email and I'll put you in touch with Amanda for your custom address stamp!)
Becky of Farmgirl paints? If you don't know her, you need to. She is wonderful and precious and we figure we've been friends since about 2009 when I found her comment on the Beth Moore blog and we started emailing back and forth with so much in common. We loved one another right from the start. We laugh about our first meeting- she flew out to my house to stay with me having never met me in real life. We were both really hoping and praying the other person wasn't a loon. (So were our men.)
Luckily we're two peas in a pod and so much alike that it was easy and always has been. Love friends like that. She was here all week and we walked, laughed, ate, cuddled up to the TV under afgans, sipped wine, savored coffees, shopped, painted pottery, traipsed around daffodil fields, rode ferries, and took way too many photos.
It was heaven. We had perfect weather and we're at that amazingly comfortable stage where we can talk about anything- or not talk at all. Blessed friendship. Wished there wasn't an entire country separating us.
Hysterical. People could hear us howling with laughter all over the trail and told us we sure sounded like we were having fun. Uh.. understatement.)
occupied. Fresh flowers, a little mirror, yummy candles and matches, gold cafe lights, a trash can, stack of magazines, towels, a hanging hook, a small dish of soaps, shampoo, toothpaste and make up remover towelettes, soft pillows and blankets, and a white comforter are my favorite ways to welcome friends. (That, and a little slate cow chalkboard I found at Marshalls that worked perfectly for a Farmgirl welcome gift.)
her company and an early birthday gift- like... way early. I turn 40 in September but she bought me this gorgeous rug for in front of my kitchen sink. I love early gifts. Ha!
squeezing it so hard. I don't think I'm going to be able to handle spring football. He wants to play and I'm soooo not ready. One little boy got hurt (he is okay now) and I couldn't get the visual out of my head for two straight nights, kept praying he was okay. Totally could have been my son.
Also and totally unrelated, I'm listening to Pandora's 90's love songs right now and it's cracking me up. I totally loved Boys to Men. I really did.
pretty table pictures to help inspire you with your Easter table. I'll be using the Ever Thine Home "His savior name adornaments" and I can't wait to show you. I'll have a special deal for you too so make sure and stay tuned!
Okay I've got to get something else done before this weekend starts. How are all of you guys?