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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Sunshine on my Shoulders. {Finally}

My word, this sunny weekend was just what I needed.  Mostly so I can return to my usual chipper-self, but also so I can quit smelling like fake tan foam.  {Don't believe it when the can says "odor free."  I've been smelling myself for a week now, and I smell like I'm freshly spray tanned every day.  Sorry if you had to sit next to me in church today.}

Anyway, warm weather means that my favorite season has returned: yard sale season!  And, boy did I score some good loot yesterday.  First off is this fantastic, blue dresser that I'm going to repaint and put in Becks' big boy room sometime this summer. 

How much?  Ten buckaroos!!!!  Loves it.
 I should wholly admit to you that I am an optimistic upcycler, as evidenced by the mound of "things to be painted" in the basement that's accumulated everything from furniture pieces, to baskets, to frames.  And as if my current pile  wasn't enough, I found this *12 kinds of amazing* mirror at the same yardsale and could not say no.  Especially when the former owner let me talk her down from $15 to $12.  Gotta love the ability to bargain.  I plan to paint it white.  Eventually.

And this little darling was found at the same spot for a buck.  Apothocary jars just speak to me, so I couldn't pass 'im up.  {Seated next to the apothocary jar is the squat, little lantern that Becks picked out for Mother's Day for me - for your new kitchen, he explained :)  So totally precious.}

Then there was my tuck-n-run (a deal so good you better escape before the owner realizes it and changes the price), as Raechel would call it over at Finding My Feet.  It was a Cooshee Seat for $5!  These babies are around $40 retail, and my MIL just bought one earlier in the week for Becks to use at her house (he has one at our house already).  I was so pumped!

 I decided to keep all the guess work out of what I might want for Mother's Day this year, and told B that I wanted to go out on a date.  We ate at Mitchell's and then went to see Water for Elephants, which was soooo good.  I mean, two words: Robert. Pattinson.  But the storyline was great, too!  {FYI: I have not read the book.}

Today, we spent time with both of our mothers, and spent lots and lots of time outside. 

'Scuse the squinky eyes.  That's the sun's-in-my-face face. 
Omiword, I love these two!
The sunny weather and warm temperatures even encouraged me to lace up my neglected running shoes and go for a jog.  Besides the fact that my legs feel a little jello-y, it was a great run.  Even more so because I listened to this amazing band...

Per my sissy's recommendation, I downloaded their album Sigh No More and totally love it.  To say that they are a mix of celtic-bluegrass-Dave-Matthews-Band is totally spot on! 

And now, I'm going to tend to my unkempt house.  Because who has time to clean during a weekend like this?

Happy Sunday!


Melissa @ A Dozen Years Later said...

I love your yard sale finds...especially the dresser and mirror.

Happy Mother's Day.

AbbyS. said...

Happy Mother's Day girl. LOVE those pics.

Amanda said...

Ummm, I think it's more like 5 words: Robert. Pattinson. With. A. Tan!

The movie was good, but the book was even better, fyi.

Happy Mother's Day!

CapeCodCollegiate said...

Happy Mothers day!
Your family is just too precious!
Plus I totally share your love for Mumford & Sons - their album is on repeat as I study for finals!

Hope you had a wonderful weekend :)

Ashley said...

Your yardsale finds are wonderful! I love to collect old jars and I love to find the blue glass ones and the ruby glass ones. When we built our house we found so many unique bottles in the dirt. We cleaned them up and they are in my kitchen! Happy Mother's Day to you! :)

Tickled Pink Mandy said...

Happy Mothers Day!

Jamie said...

Your weekend looks perfect! I love all your yard sale finds, your date night picture, and Mumford & Sons!

Hope you have a wonderful week :)

Unknown said...

You got some awesome finds! Oh and I LOVE Mumford & Sons!

Whitney @ EHFAR said...

you have such an adorable family!

Unknown said...

love ur shirt

Bec@littlelucylu said...

LOVE your sweet yard sale finds!
I'm always a girl with a "project", too! :)~
I love your blog -- I am a teacher, wife, mom to one two-year-old munchkin, too! :-)
(Oh - and total steal on the Cooshee seat! I just bought one of those for Lucy a couple of weeks ago! - Yep, $40!)
~Bec :-)

Mommy Webb said...

I am beyond jealous of the Cooshee seat find! And the pic of your boys laughing together is magical. Glad y'all had such a fun weekend. You deserve it, mama.

Lyryn said...

Happy Mother's day friend. Love all the pictures! You look amazing!!!! :)

Anonymous said...

That floral shirt is 10 times of fabulous! Where did you get it?! Adorable, adorable family and Becks is looking like such a big boy!

Cassandra said...

Mumford & Sons has been my lates music obsession! love it!

According to Ashley said...

Love your shirt and the blue dresser! How cute are big B and little B? (Their smiles are IDENTICAL!) I can't wait to see Water for Elephants next weekend!

Kristen said...

I LOVE Mumford & Sons!!! Happy Mother's Day (day late!).
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Unknown said...

I too want to know about that floral shirt, LOVE THE COLORS! :)

Cara Carroll said...

This is the kinda post that deserves bullet points :)

*Your family is dang precious.
*LOVE me some Mumford & favorite!!!
*What the hay is a Coshlee?! Do I need one??!
*LOVE that dang dresser and can't wait to see what you do with it.
*That mirror is INSANELY amazing.
I need to yard sale with you!!!


Lauren said...

love the yard sale finds and you have a BEAUTIFUL family! :)

PinkLouLou said...

Abby you look beautiful!!!

Tasha said...

I want to know what you are going to put in your awesome jar?? I have one like it but I can't find fillers that I love! I need ideas!