Friday’s Fave Five

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Susanne at Living to Tell the Story hosts a “Friday Fave Five” in which we share our five favorite things from the past week. Click on the button to read more of the details, and you can visit Susanne to see the list of others’ favorites or to join in.

1. Jeremy’s birthday last Saturday.

2. My birthday….today!

3. Working on my sewing/craft/guest room. I got my sewing desk in there (I say “I” — actually Jeremy and Jesse did a lot of the heavy moving for me. Thanks, guys!), found the work table I wanted, looked all over town and finally found a white bookcase. I struggle a little bit with these kinds of things because a part of me would love to discover solid antique furniture and refinish it and that kind of thing, but I don’t really have the time or that kind of money to put into it; on the other hand, I don’t want to do all cheapy plastic stuff. So I am trying to find the balance — utilitarian yet aesthetically pleasing. Still need to find a daybed or futon or something — everything I have seen so far is either too “cheap” or too expensive. That’s the one piece that I want to be nice since guests will be sleeping on it. I haven’t brought a lot of other things up there yet til I decide exactly where I want things placed — I’ve changed them around already once. But I have enjoyed sorting through some things and getting some my clutter out of the sunroom.

4. Wedding shoes — if you’ll forgive me one more wedding story. I forgot to mention this in any of the wedding posts. My dress was “oatmeal” in color, and the only beige-ish, off-white shoes I had were cream-colored and looked yellow next to the dress. I have a very hard time finding shoes that fit right and really didn’t have time to go shopping. I was about resigned to just wearing basic black shoes when I remembered — and I am embarrassed to admit this —  a couple of years ago I had tried ordering a pair of shoes online, but they tended to slip off the back of my feet, and I packaged them up to send them back….and….never did…and they were still in my closet. I opened up the package — and they were the perfect color! They did slip a little but not as badly as I remembered.

5. GPS systems! This came in so handy on our trip — not only traveling from here to there, but getting around in a different city. So much nicer than having to pull over and unfold a humongous map. I thought about asking for one for my birthday, but I wouldn’t really have that much need of it on an everyday basis. There are times it would be handy, though. Maybe someday.

Have a great weekend!

20 thoughts on “Friday’s Fave Five

  1. It’s exciting to hear about your craft room coming along! I know what you mean about the furniture. Have you tried Craigslist? There are some good deals to be found on there sometimes. We even got a really nice chair for free; the lady just needed to downsize and was giving away this expensive chair!

    Happy Birthday!!!! 🙂

  2. I just went and read some older posts. I’ve been crazy busy and haven’t read FFF posts much for the past month. I’ve married off 3 children–it is an adjustment. None of them live close, though.

    You have had a wonderful busy week! Happy Birthday!

  3. Happy Birthday Barbara!! That’s a fun story about the wedding shoes :0)
    Glad your project room is coming along. Have a wonderful weekend and hey…you didn’t mention any food! Maybe when I click over to Jeremy’s birthday I’ll see some…

  4. Happy Birthday! How fun to have a sewing/craft/guest room. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it often. I agree that a GPS is a very nice gadget to have. Maybe you can ask for one for Christmas.

  5. Happy birthday to both Jeremy and you!

    Having a craft/sewing room sounds so wonderful. I hope you’ll share pics when you get it done. I think those daybeds that are like a trundle bed are cute in sewing rooms. You can put shams and bolsters on it to like like a sofa.

    We just took a trip with some friends that had a GPS. It was awesome. Of course, my hubby, mr. gadget, wants one now!

  6. Oh! Happy birthday! I think your #4 is amazing! To realize that you have shoes in your own closet that matches something… I can relate about the GPS thing. I’m prone to being lost, but can’t really quite justify buying a unit yet.

  7. Hau`oli La Hanau to you.
    Hau`oli La Hanau to you
    Hau`oli La Hanau Dear Barbara
    Hau`oli La Hanau to you
    And many more.

    Hope you have a great day. Excellent FFF my friend. How great that you kept the shoes. 🙂

  8. Awesome shoe story! 🙂

    Glad the craft room is coming along, too.

    My only GPS system is my husband… When we get lost due to my dismal navigating, he trusts to his sense of direction and keeps going without stressing out. And we always end up okay. (At least so far.)

    I wished you happy b-day above, but I’ll do it again, in French: Bonne anniversaire!!

  9. You can stop those slipping heels with heel pads, found in the shoe insert department of your favorite drug store. They stick inside the back of your shoe up near the top of the heel.

    Happy Birthday again. I hope your day was full of love and joy and God’s great blessings.

  10. What a wonderful blessing/surprise about your shoes! I love it when things like that happen.

    I hear they are making phones now with GPS, I definately want to get one of those!

  11. Happy Birthday! 🙂
    And your wedding shoe story is funny! I think God must have known you would need them in the future, He was just storing them for you! 🙂
    And we LOVE our GPS, so handy!

  12. So I’m not getting over here until Saturday, but am hoping the Happy Birthday wishes still count! 😉

    Isn’t GPS great!? I had to travel alone for work in a completely different state. They paid for my rental car to have a GPS and I couldn’t have been more grateful!

    So great the way it all worked out for your wedding shoes!

    Happy weekend…

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