Monday, April 22, 2013

how to relax on a weekend.

With a big family and work and running another business, we find that our weekends can be pretty packed, leaving little room to just hang out or hang at home and play house.

We declared that this past weekend we were making no plans…it was going to be a fly by the seat of our pants weekend.

Friday night, we went to our favorite movie house…The Amherst Screening Room. We love to get there early to grab one of the comfy sofas or sets of wingback chairs to watch. It’s five bucks to see an old movie ( think Hitchcock films, sixties thrillers or big classics) on a big screen. It’s such a relaxed atmosphere, but the people there really do behave well and have an appreciation for the venue. (think…mostly older people!) And you can get a cocktail with your popcorn. 
Talk about some adorable sixties fashion and decor...
Saturday, we browsed a local estate sale and a few thrift shops, and found some goodies for our own home. So that means, if something comes in, something has to go out. We switched out our porch furniture, a set of living room chairs and our dining room table. And spent less than $75. Now that’s the way I like to shop! And the kids get to have the stuff we’re changing out. Win, Win!

Of course, that means I add a few more projects to my house list…I’m going to slipcover those chairs and do a makeover on the dining room table. I 'll share my projects as we go.

We did a lot of planning and sketching of a bedroom makeover and JR’s final push to finish the kitchen.

I painted three pieces…two to sell and one to keep for the bedroom.

And did some sewing. Yes, I volunteered to alter a prom dress. What was I thinking????

Here's what I was thinking....I was willing to do this gratis for a young lady who can't afford all of the over-the-top prom stuff. So, some other parents pitched in for the evening events, and I am re-styling a hand me down dress. It's alot of sparkle and bling and girly, but it's exactly what she wants and I have never seen someone so excited to put on a dress...she actually twirled in delight! We're giving her an opportunity to make a memory with her friends. And that's worth every pin prick over other priorities.

So, while I didn’t do much relaxing this weekend, it was good to just hang out at home to nest and fluff and play.

1, 2, 3….breathe.


  1. YOu are such a doll LYnne to make the dress a perfect fit for that lucky girl!!!!

    Love the furniture rehabs

  2. You are such a good person, Lynne, what a lucky young lady. I like your new furniture pieces.

  3. So happy to read of your generousity for the girl's prom. A very important night and I'm sure she will remember you with gratitude for many years.

  4. You are inspiring, as always!

  5. What a lovely thing to do for that young girl.

    I love those pieces of furniture you are planning on restoring. It would be difficult to find such lovely pieces of furniture like that here in Australia and if you did they would cost a fortune. Can't wait to see what they look like when you work your 'magic'

  6. Oh, how sweet! I'm sure that girl was thrilled! You're too kind! :)

  7. I'm sure that young lady is so excited to have a dress fitted exactly to her! I know what you mean about being on the run and needing a weekend at home - even if you are working at getting things done. I'm looking to my own "breathable" weekend this weekend!

  8. I love how enthusiastic she is about your work.
    Twirling is a great compliment. I hope this has spurred you on too.


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