Friday, June 25, 2010
I saved and purchased them on sale (of course). But I kept them hiberated in their sack for over a month.
Then after a week of relaxing with no school, I finally set aside my fears and hung my plates. No plan..no blueprint, just me and my Hercules Hooks.
Here is the result.
PS Now I just need to finesse the room for the big reveal. :)
Saturday, June 19, 2010
I took only a few pictures of Jessica's wedding. I did not want to anger the ACTUAL wedding photographer. I also retouched them just a tad...afterall, they are wedding pictures. (By the way, I think the pictures turned out lovely.)
I ALWAYS have to get a picture of the bride with her bouquet.
It is not a wedding without a picture of the kiss.
So this is how I spent my Saturday. There is something inspiring about witnessing a marriage. To Jessica & Jace, may love always radiate from your blessed hearts.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Anywho...I found this chair at one of my thrift stores for $45.
I took her picture and started my 1 month wait alarm clock. I could not help but think it as a "twin" of Layla's chair. How perfect would it look nestled next to my dresser enhancing the wood tones against the white wall? Even using the fabrics as Layla did, would make this beauty even more precious.
Yes!!! 2 months! Therapeutics 4 consumed me and unfortunately design fell off my priority list. But last night while studying for my last final, I stumbled upon this beauty on etsy.
And the price tag? $550!
I can only tell you that seeing this chair while studying for my last final spoke to me. I HAD to go see the chair again. So after handing over my LAST final, I headed off to the Thrift Store with one of my best friends, Trisha Lou.
And there she was...still in the same spot. But to my delight, she was marked down & Thursday was student discount day. It was MEANT TO BE! So this lovely chair came home with me for $12.
Look how happy she is in her new home!
As real as it gets...note the cable cord standing out ever so blah
With a little love and care...she will be stunning, as anyone who is named Layla should be.
PS If only I could better explain how wonderful it is to NOT have to worry, think, or even discuss school. :)
Thursday, June 10, 2010
It was the dream of my grandparents that all of their children and their furture grandchildren would KNOW each other so they purchased timeshares for each of their 6 children. Our families come from all over, but as long as I can remember, we have come to these beaches.
There are beautiful beaches all over the world, but this is my home when it comes to dancing in the sand and splashing the ocean over my face.
And now...I have a beautiful little boy to pass on the tradition that my grandparents hoped for. I have missed Florida for the past 2 years due to pharmacy school. It was not going to happen this year.
So I snuck away...
Luckily I got to see Thurgood fall in love with the ocean. (Last year....he avoided it completely.)
I also got to see a father and son catch a glimpse of nature...look closely below and you will see what we saw in the wee hours of the morning.
Between father & son and..
And Poppa & grandson...(note: all people in the pool are family..there are over 40 of us now.)
I also got to witness a "coming of age": Thurgood getting tossed by his Poppa. I LOVED this when I was little.
So much fun to witness!
What a wonderful way to spend 100 hours. It went by so fast. I flew home Tuesday. My family will stay on till Saturday.
I have been under a siege of exams and papers lately. Yet this upcoming Monday and Tuesday I have 2 HIGH STAKES finals.
What does that mean?
Either I pass and go on to rotations or I stay behind...so obviously I have been ever so diligent with my studies. And when I am done with my studies, I will be ready for Poppa to throw me into the pool.
And as I study the days & nights away for my finals..I will think of my 100 hours peering from this balcony and the tiny secret holiday I indulged in with my family and in honor of my father's parents.
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Happy Birthday to my little boy. As he said this morning, "I am 3 now Mommy, but almost 4!" He made me laugh...he always does.
As for school....that 1 week off was the kiss of death. School came back with a fury. 2 more weeks & I am done with pharmacy classes..and on to rotations. (more on that and where I have been later..you can bet studying has been involved.)