Thursday, May 10, 2012

Passing on a Piece of My Childhood & New Scentsy Winner

So before I get into what I am passing on to my kids (and both of them play with it), I wanted to share a couple things.  First of all, thank you all for your well wishes.  Sawyer is recovering well and the tooth fairy brought him an extra treat to make up for it!  Secondly, I wanted to share some words of wisdom with you.  Emmy and I were walking in the yard yesterday, and there were tons of dandelion petals floating in the air- so many that it really looked like flurries.  Emmy said, "All of our wishes are coming back down.  We sent them up to God and  he knows what we want.  He is sending them back to us."  I asked her if she was learning about that at school or if she just knew it.   Her reply was "I just knew it.  Because God helps us get what we want."  I just love the idea that all of our prayers are floating back to us and being answered that way.  Her little 5 year old mind is wise beyond its years.

And speaking of my kids, I have something related to them to share today.  Shocking-  Emmy's room has yet another addition.  This past weekend out at a yard sale she spied with her little eyes an adorable dollhouse.  I told her I had mine from my childhood at home in a box.  It was put together, but needed to be decorated still, so we are going to do that.  When I pulled it out of the box, I found some pieces had broken off.  I am over at The DIY Club today sharing how I made the repairs.

 
And just when you thought we couldn't squeeze another thing into her room, we managed to find a spot....

And finally, yes it is Thursday!  And that means that my friend Gwen will be on her way here soon!!!!  Gwen is coming to hang out with me and my crazy family for a couple nights!  Tomorrow we are meeting up with Jill (and hopefully Andi!) as well and headed out for thrifting and lunch.  I am so excited to finally meet Gwen in person- she is hilarious and true- good qualities to have in a friend!  And I met Jill through Gwen and am so excited to meet her, too.  We are going to all have a blast!  I am going to make sure I am stocked up on wine before she gets here. :)  And I will be sure to have my camera on hand at all times.

Also, I never heard from the first Scentsy winner, so the next in line is...
Kathy Moody
Kathy, email me at cassie8978@gmail.com.  You have til Friday at 8 pm and then another new winner will be drawn.  Thanks!

Oh, and some of you wanted to see my hair darker.  I ran out of time at the salon in getting it dried, so it just dried wet, but here it is!
Before (last week)                                           After (it is darker than you can tell in the picture!)



Happy Thursday!

31 comments:

Katie @ Wildwood Creek said...

Love Emmy's comment, and it is so awesome to pass on your doll house!

A place 2 call home said...

You are such a cute mama! And I'm loving the new hair, it looks very cute and cleaned up. Have a fabulous day my darling!

Chrissie said...

Every little girls room needs a dollhouse! So special that you have yours to pass down. Emmy is so sweet! Love the hair, have fun with your company!

Twice Nice said...

Love the way Emmy thinks! Children are so wise, they don't complicate everything. So glad to hear it went well with Sawyer! Just thinking about it brought back my "not so fond" memories of the dentist!

Kim @ keller-creative said...

I love that Emmy has a dollhouse now! So cute. I had one growing up but im pretty sure it's long gone...

Andi @ Jane of all crafts said...

That Emmy...such a sweet soul...brought tears to my eyes. Love the dollhouse, I think it would be fun to build and decorate one from scratch. Hair color looks great...we are twins now! ;) And as for tomorrow, I will be there at least for lunch :) Can't wait! Miss you!

The Bold Abode said...

Emmy has a poetic soul, my friend! I love your dollhouse, and it's so sweet that you can share it with her!

Hair = Gorgeous!

YO. Can't wait. Tank full. Bags...ummm...packed. Almost. Primin' the pump for some ridiculous fun and gab sessions.

Watch out Bustamante household...

Eclectically Vintage said...

You are one hot mama! Have fun with your girlfriend - so glad you stocked up on vino!

Emmy is one wise little lady too - add proud mama in addition to hot mama!
Kelly

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Kids are so wise! Love the dollhouse. And it's all the more special because of the memories that come with it! ... Have a fun weekend with the girls!

Lisa Scibilia said...

Love the darker shade with your big blue eyes!
And love the story about Emmy and the dandelions. Beautiful perspective.

Maury Kilgo said...

Love the darker look. The dollhouse is adorable. My dad and I spent time making one from scratch when i was a little girl, but we never finished it. I hope he finishes it for our little one!

Korrie Bastian said...

Emmy is a philosopher! Glad Sawyer is doing better, and love the new hair color!

Kara @ June & Bear said...

korrie stole my line--emmy is quite the philosopher. and a good one. june expressed an interest in a doll house recently so i'm thinking that might be her big birthday gift. i never had one.

pam {simple details} said...

So cool that you have your dollhouse to pass down, double the fun! Have a fabulous time with your blogging friends!

Dana Frieling said...

Out of the mouths of babes...sweet Emmy! Glad Sawyer is doing good.

Sabrina said...

Emmy is so wise and sweet!! What a beautiful idea!

I had the most awesome doll house as a kid. It was huge! And now I have no idea what happened to it??? I think my parents sold it at a garage sale!!

You look fantastic! Love the style & color!

Lisa @ Turning Tables said...

You are so pretty. That's all.

:)

Renee said...

I love Emmy's sweet comment...what a little joy! Have fun on your shopping excursion and say Hi to Andi for me!

Katie said...

Emmy is adorable - again, the things that these kids say! So smart! I bet she'll love her dollhouse! Have fun this week with the girls!

reFresh reStyle said...

I love Emmy's thinking! I hope you all are having fun hanging out can't wait to hear all about it! Love the doll house!
Debbie

White Lacquer said...

Emmy might be a genius. And that doll house is amazing, I love that it was yours. So sweet.

Xx. Patience

Bella said...

Emmy is one smart cookie! If children like her could rule the world we'd all be in a better place. Cassie your hair looks great! Love the darker color and it looks so shiny too! The dollhouse is SO cute. It's great that you were able to hold onto it!

Upscale Downhome said...

Of course there is a room for a doll house that cute. How fun! Your hair looks good. I'm about due for a color myself...

DecorandtheDog said...

1. Emmy is precious.
2. I'm digging the darker 'do! I just darkened mine as well! Who needs to lighten up for summer? Not us stylish ladies.

Junky Vagabond said...

You're dollhouse survived? I never had one, but always wanted one...so I could remodel and add-on. Even as a kid, I was into rehabbing homes :) Emmy is lucky to have one with all the memories. And she's very creative to have just known that.

Cute do! Can't wait to meet up with all of you tomorrow!!

Kathy Moody said...

YAY!! I am so excited to be the new winner for scentsy! I just sent you an email. Thank you soooo much! I love your blog. You are so awesome and inspire me. : )

René said...

LOVE the new color! Wishing I could get away with drying naturally like that.

Ali Richardson said...

Pretty dark hair :) Can't wait to hear about your adventures with Gwen!! Love that sweet dollhouse :)

Erin said...

Ah, dollhouses--my sisters and I spent untold hours playing with ours growing up. Hope Emmy gets much enjoyment from hers!

Your hair looks great! I kind of want to darken mine just a touch like you did. My ends are always lighter and I need to hide some greys that keep sprouting up along the part. :)

Megan said...

Children are so wise! That is one amazing doll house, wish I had one to pass down. We moved so much I'm sure my parents didn't keep a thing!

Beth said...

What a smart little girl you have! I love your dollhouse too! I can't to see how you decorate it!!