Saturday, April 16, 2011

{Loving Mustaches aren't trendy, they're necessary...}

Mustaches are what social media would call 'trending' right now.

Movember and TOMS paired a great cause(s) with the ever popular 'stache. 

Tom Selleck has rocked it for awhile like it's his job.

I like to make goofy faces when I see them on glasses.

My guy, he just likes to be different.  Always has, always will.

Love you most, babe.


Friday, April 15, 2011

{What a Silhouette has to do with a hot potato..}

I'm back from Creative Estates.  It was more than I can put into words, so I'm working on my recap post and it will be up soon.  I learned a lot, had a great time and won a Silhouette...sort of.

Last year I was overwhelmed with some amazing girls from Project 320 that affectionately call themselves the Hollas.  Project 320 exists to give to Charity:Water.  This year, Julie, after many attempts to win her very own Silhouette, did just that.  And then she gave it away.  Gave it to Charity:Water. My heart lept into my throat when I read her post. She would call it the right thing, I call it sacrifice.

When chatting with Kim from Today's Creative Blog at Creative Estates, she casually told me if she won the Silhouette she would give it to me.  {Let's back up, Kim from Today's Creative Blog was talking to me...that's a whole 'nother heart in throat moment.}

I'll be honest, I was totally like yeah right.  Fast forward to the last giveaway from the night and who wins the Silhouette, yep Kim did.  And yep, she was true to her word and gave it to little ole me {disclaimer that is totally a saying and not an admission to thinking I am little}!!! I was giddy, it was a magical moment.  But it was the moment after that I will treasure from Creative Estates.  I immediately knew it wasn't mine.  It was Julie'sErin was standing next to me and had driven to AZ...perfect.  Erin agreed to be my Silhouette mule and from there commenced Operation Re-Gift.  Little did I know Julie's heart is more amazing than I can describe.  Enter the hot potato of Silhouette's game.

Jeannett showed us the amazing organization Reece's Rainbows in the Fall of last year.  She rallied for sweet baby Cliff to find a home.  And he did.  What also came of finding Cliff a home, created an opportunity for Sergey to find a home.  His Mommy, Danielle has set up an amazing fundraiser to get him home.  And of course Julie knew that Silhouette needed to be a part of that fundraiser too.  I agreed.

That face is beyond precious.  Check out his Mommy's blog and learn how your $10 may just land that Silhouette and other goodies {like an Ipad 2} on your door step.  Even better, my prayer is that sweet face will be in his Mommy's arms come this Christmas!

You see I wasn't even at Creative Estates by chance.  I won a ticket.  I would probably still not have gone had my SIL, Melissa not won a ticket.  But she did.  Kim taking a chance on some chick from Texas, crazy talk.  Then winning.  Erin being at Creative Estates, with a car, and a willing heart.  Julie, being Julie.  God, my friend is in the details.  The word coincidence isn't in his vocabulary.  This story is not about Julie or me, it's about His desire to use us in ways that stretch us and do His incredible work beginning with the details.

Oh and I challenged Julie to see how many times we could give away a Silhouette between the two of us.  I'll let you know what comes of our shenanigans.