Happy Monday and happy Fall- it’s the most wonderful time of the year! Hope you all had a great weekend! I want to take a moment to thank you all on your kind words, wishing Chris and I a happy 10 year anniversary, and also your congratulatory remarks on the grand opening weekend for Sweet Clover. Chris and I used a local baby sitter for the first time since moving here. She was great! The kids had a blast and she even washed all the dishes. 🙂 And the best part is that she is in 8th grade, so we still have 4 more years with her! We had an amazing night out at Acacia where the food was great, the waitress sweet, and the wine bottle emptied!
Sweet Clover also had a great weekend, and I am hoping to get a blog post together to share photos from how it all looked this past weekend. We have some amazing new vendors and I want to show them off to you!
I feel very grateful today for where I am at in my life. I have a husband who loves me (and who I love right back!); two beautiful, healthy, happy children; a cozy home of our own; a creative business I am passionate about and share with amazing partners, stocked with talented vendors; and let’s not forget two healthy if aging hound dogs. What more could I ask for?
On that note of gratitude, last Friday my kids were out of school for the day for Frederick Fair day. I swung by my farmer friend’s house to pick up some potatoes his wife had kindly set aside for me in their own over abundance. She had so many that I offered to give some to a friend with whom I was chatting at the moment. I swung by her house to drop them off and our kids played while we got to talking…. good nitty gritty emotional woman talk. She told me of a friend of her sister’s who lived in Italy, and was around our age. This friend isa beautiful woman, in the fashion industry and a former model. She has two children ages 5 and 7, so close to the ages of my own. She recently had a brain hemorrhage and stroke, and it happened in front of her children. She has lost much of her movement, control, and so much muscle mass. She writes a blog, Italy with Grace, which she wrote prior and its focus was on fashion and travel. Now she writes about her life, with the help of her husband who translates to the blog for her. Last night, she wrote about hope. I am now following along with her story, praying for her and her family, and appreciating all of the little things I have in life. Her story is a reminder about how precious life is, and shows us what really matters.
Anyhow, now that all of the mushy stuff is out of the way, how about a furniture makeover? I know, great transition from an English major, huh? I purchased this cute bench a few weeks ago and it looked like this at that time…
It was pretty well worn already…. I decided to give it a Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint makeover and mixed up some of her Kitchen Scale, which is a beautiful blue/green- my kind of color! I gave it just two coats, distressed it all over, and then applied Miss Mustard Seed’s Wax. I wish this was a touch screen so that you could reach through and feel how smooth it is to the touch… like buttah! Here was a quick pic in the driveway.
I hauled it over the the barn and remembered I never took nice photos of it at home, so I did my best to capture it at the barn.
I just love the weathered look of this paint!
Happily, it found its way to a new home this past weekend! I have found that benches like this are always an easy item to sell. I guess they are pretty versatile!
Well, it’s going to be a beautiful day here! I am off to work on a new project today. I hope to share it later this week, if all goes well! Have a wonderful Monday. Do me and yourself a favor… stop and make a list of all the things you are grateful for in your life. You will instantly feel happier in realizing just how lucky you are. Much love!