Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Attitude of Gratitude

Last week, I stumbled on a ksl advert that had already been posted for a few days offering free wood. Now, good wood is usually pretty expensive. Like, way out of our price range expensive. But, with winter's arrival eminent, Mr Darling and I agreed that we needed several truckloads and fast. Neither one of us knew where we wanted to take the $500 dollars from.

This ad seemed too good to be true, and the fact that it was a few days old made me think it had already been snapped up. But I called anyway. And the guy said the wood was still there. So, I raced up to Provo, not expecting much, but hoping to put a small dent in our wood requirements. And, what did I find?
More wood than we needed. A LOT more. So we took four truckloads of wood, and that, combined with another truckload we had been given by the owner of Mi Rancherito (seriously, the best Mexican restaurant in Utah Valley, you should try it!) made us very happy and very busy little bees.

So, for our bonding time on Saturday, instead of watching BYU slap down UNLV in what Mr. Darling refers to as a 'professional pillow fight', we rented a wood splitter and went to work.

Such a great invention! We chopped and split and chopped and split and now we will be able to use this:
To keep this:
Nice and warm.

So, as we head into this time of Thanksgiving, I have yet another thing to be thankful for.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Monday, November 1, 2010

Please Mr Postman...

Keep up the good work! Today was an amazingly fun mail day! A while back, I had asked Dear Aunt Spicy if she would like to swap with me, one of my buntings for whatever she could dream up.

Well, her dream made mine come true! Look at this LOVELY pillow. I have fallen hard and fast for it!
Unfortunately, there is a bit of a love triangle. A certain little girl also has eyes for my pillow! Thank you, Aunt Spicy! I LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT! (If you guys want some serious inspiration, check out her blog! She rocks!)
I also recently completed a Potholder Pass where I was fortunate enough to receive this lovely package from Lauree:

While I sent these little goodies off to a foreign land:
And I received my package from my Christmas swap, which included this lovely advent calendar that we are going to use to make a tradition for Abigail. It will be fun to start having our own family traditions!
So, I am one lucky girl. I have online friends, real friends and lots of lovely pieces in my home. I am SO glad and grateful! I consider it such a blessing and it gives me so much more than I can ever give back...I am really really glad to be a blogger/flickrer.