& a giveway x 2.
Today is my sister Linda's birthday! She is 18 mths older than me and when we were younger we were often times dressed like twins.
My sister is absolutely beautiful ~ inside and out!
She loves the Lord and her family so much!
She is a dedicated wife and mother! She also just taught preK at a local church and I know changed the lives of so many little ones! She is a natural nurturer! I know they will miss her terribly since she will start homeschooling her little ones this coming year.
Love ya sis! Have a wonderful day!
I'm so glad that she started blogging and has a fabulous blog you can see by clicking HERE.
I should have loads of pictures for you from my continued walk down memory lane but I don't. I was busy busy busy this weekend. My boys last day of school was on Friday and my hubby loaded them up in the car and headed to his parent's farm for the weekend for some fishing, fun and a Memorial Day ceremony in Wrens, GA where 7 McTier's, and literally hundreds of others, were honored for their service in WWII . After the ceremony my boys headed home and it was so nice to have them back. I don't sleep when they are gone which helped out with the cleaning!
I did have a short break and went to the movies with my friend Nicole and her kiddos. We saw Indiana Jones - it was okay but I have to tell you that if you go you will notice that the skull they are using (it's suppose to be some kind of crystal) looks like a glass skull stuffed with plastic wrap and a few Christmas lights. Bugged me everytime they showed it. Silly I know!
So back to my busy busy busy weekend. I CLEANED like crazy. I went into it all saying don't get caught up in the walk down memory lane this weekend just get it CLEANED up and ORGANIZED and put away. I had found that I was pulling stuff out and then would sit for 2-3 days enjoying all the memories from it all and it was holding me back from getting things organized. I did find 5 rubbermade containers full of artwork, report cards, etc. for the boys and I cannot wait to sit down and go through all of that - soon! This past weekend was all about getting things put away CORRECTLY for once and deep cleaning! It was very therapuetic to throw so many things away! I'm a self admitted horder, collector, pack rat! I always think I can make something out of that or I might need that some day.
I had originally planned to PAINT PAINT PAINT this past weekend with all my boys gone but now I'm even more prepared to PAINT PAINT PAINT with all of my stuff organized! I tackled my studio room first and LOVE the way it's organized now - smartly layed out and ready for some serious creating and painting!
Okay and now for some giveways! I got these two items at an auction in Nebraska years ago ~ it was a boxed lot and I was thrilled with all of the vintage linens that were in this box. Here are two of my favorites of the lot ~
GIVEAWAY #1 Vintage apron. It is super sweet in person and the picture really doesn't do it justice. The pocket is just too cute and it's so clean I'm not sure it ever saw a day in the kitchen.
4 Vintage Napkins ~
All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post or any of my other posts this week and on Friday May 30th (my moms birthday) I will have one of my sweet boys draw the 2 winners.
Have a wonderful Memorial Day! This is a holiday to remember those that have served in our military and have passed on. Let's not forget those that still serve today and especially those that are in harms way on a daily basis!