Okay, today is August 6th., and I've just received news that I WON the Chair Affair sponsored by Anne Skougard of California!!!
I am absolutely positively FLABBERGASTED!!! This means that I receive one quart of my very favourite and utterly FABULOUS Annie Sloan Chalk Paint every month for a year!! Now, this might not seem like a big deal to some folks...but it sure IS to ME!! I have to order my paint online, and between shipping and customs, it ends up costing me well over fifty dollars a quart (ummm...and really worth every penny, in case you're wondering...don't forget...no primer or sanding required...WOOT!).
AAAAND...several NEW COLOURS have just been released.
Oh my oh my oh my...BE STILL MY HEART!!! Can you tell I'm EXCITED!?
If you haven't tried this paint yet, and if you enjoy upcycling furniture...you just HAVE to try it. I order mine directly through Anne...right here...fast shipping for the impatience in me (lol)
Okay...my little grandson is saying "Breathe Grammie, just breathe!"(lol)
Here's a link to the original post for the stools I upcycled for the boys. In case you hadn't read that, must tell you a little about them...bear with me...there's a reason for telling you!
My grandchildren, like all kids, have unique little personalities, and I have "Grammie names" for each of them. Connor (middle boy in the pic) is our "nitro boy," into EVERYTHING and always going a mile a minute! So HIS Grammie name is "My little Hurricane."
The third boy in the pic is Avery, quieter, contemplative, and loves being with Grammie (THANK YOU God!), doing anything at all. When he was tiny, he'd call me "Bubbie," so that eventually became my Grammie name for HIM..."My little Bubbie."
The oldest is Morgan...first boy in the pic...a "glass-half-empty" kind of boy (lol) who has to know where EVERYBODY is, EVERY minute of the day. When he was a wee toddler, he liked to actually be physically connected to one of his parents every waking moment, so he was quickly dubbed "My little Shadow."
Here are the boys and their finished stools:
Now why did I need to repeat the post about their personalities? Because twenty minutes after I wrote this post, we were all on our way to Sick Kids' Emergency, where we spent three hours waiting for Connor (the Hurricane...remember!?) to brave his way through several stitches in his chin after a nasty "wipe-out"on his bike.
As I told him how brave he was, he said "Gwammie, I'm not afwaid of ANYsing!"
Yep...my little nitro boy does it again!
As soon as we were done at emerg, he said "Can we please have LUNCH now!?"
THANKS for visiting today! I'll be away from my blog for a couple of weeks, as I'm taking the boys to an oceanfront cottage on Prince Edward Island, leaving tomorrow morning.
THANK YOU so much for visiting us today! It's been an eventful one!