No. Seriously. Tell me your story! So, that was my exciting new for this very Saturday. I was selected as a designer for the fabulous new challenge blog, So, Tell Me Your Story. And, wow, so many other talented ladies on that team. I mean, Jo-Anne te Raa? Come on! How can you not love her work? She's fabulous, and so is the rest of the team! Check out the first challenge, leave 'em a comment, let 'em know that Holly sent you, and there just might be something in it for YOU. :wink: Plus, it's our first challenge as designers...to see how many peeps we can send their way. So, help a girl out would ya'?
What's my story, you ask? Well, my story for the week went a little something like this...
*Spent HOURS picking lavender from my garden. I mean HOURS. It didn't look like much from the window, but when you actually get to picking, it was tons! I have 4 vases this full:
But, isn't it gorgeous?!? And, it smells divine! I planted it a couple of years ago. Nothing. Nothing but a plant. Nothing for 2 years. When we were visiting my great aunt a couple of months ago (who is an amazing gardener), I asked her what to do about my lavender. She asked, "You mean it's still alive after 2 years?" Yeah. She told me, "Well sweetie, if you didn't kill it the first year...it will bloom. It will bloom. Be patient. I killed plenty of lavender over the years. It's finicky. But, if it lived this long, it will bloom." Lo and behold, she was right. It bloomed...did it ever! But, I had to cut it down because the bees were INSANE. And, we were having a big party for the 4th. I didn't want the littles to get stung while playing in the pool and sand box. Back to the week in review...
*Took Hazel to see Kung Fu Panda. Cute movie! Hazel's first time in a movie theatre..she did great!
*Bought another PowerBall ticket for tonight's drawing. Didn't win the one on Wednesday after all.
*Made some killer bruschetta.
*Had a heart to heart with the hubs about his dad. Rick was in a terrible motorcycle accident on the 4th of July in 2006. He was left completely paralyzed, and died about a year later. We loved him dearly, and are still trying to process it. The 4th of July isn't really a happy holiday for us anymore, but we tried to make the best of it for the kids. We miss you, Rick!
*Had a fabulous BBQ on the 4th. Good friends, good food, good margaritas, pretty fireworks. Perfect! Hazel had a blast playing with sparklers for the first time.
*Went window shopping at Hobby Lobby for a doll house for Hazel. They sell some pretty great kits there. Bryan and I plan on building her one for Christmas. Just getting ideas today. On a side note...can you BELIEVE they were already putting up the Christmas stuff?!?
*Went to Michael's. Finally broke down, and bought one of these. Gotta' love those 50% off coupons to M's, right?
Speaking of which, I had better get that beauty hung up in my scrap room so I can get that area prettied up. After all, the new Label Tulip kit is my hot little hands, and I have my first challenge at So, Tell Me Your Story to get workin' on. Hope everyone had a great holiday yesterday, and is enjoying their weekend.