Thursday, May 31, 2012
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Monday, May 28, 2012
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Monday, May 21, 2012
Noun 1. chump change - a trifling sum of money
chickenfeed, small change
cash, hard cash, hard currency - money in the form of bills or coins; "there is a desperate shortage of hard cash."
I don't take insult to it. Do you? As humiliating as it is to admit, I've earned the nickname "Crusty" among dear friends for my frugality over the years...Chump sounds way more approachable and friendly. I like it!
We Changing Room Chumps take pride in our frugal finds. We are not ashamed of dumpster-diving or garage sale-ing! We will barter and haggle and niggle and pinch (pennies that is). We are all about spending chump change-that ain't no thing....but ask us to break a twenty...oh no you don't! :)
I feel that it's an especially appropriate nickname for me, being a die-hard Zeeland Chick after all. ("Chickenfeed...get it)?
Sooo Cheers to being a Chump!
Speaking of chump change....check out the stuff in my booth at Not So Shabby that you can get for "a trifling sum of money"....
PS-Here I am in the Chicken Suit. Go Chix!
Hey, you never know. It just might be something this chump might do.
Fellow Chump: "Would you dress up as a chicken for this collection of old vintage windows and doors?"
Me: "Why, yes. I believe I would.
Posted by The Changing Room at 11:29 PM
Monday, May 14, 2012
Happy Belated Mother's Day to you! Sorry it's been a while since I've posted. I've been busy painting for clients (and me), decorating for clients (and me) and shopping for clients (and me). It's been fun, but exhausting. Rewarding but draining. Invigorating but stressful.
I've got a stiff neck, sore back and a right eye twitch to prove it, but I still am so thankful to be able to do what I do and have some free time to do what I really love to do...which is to spend time with my peeps.
Yesterday, we celebrated all Mom's - of which I have the very bestest one.
Here's a pic I snapped of her yesterday in the park. Let's just say I don't deserve her, but I am so very thankful that God saw fit to make her mine.
It's raw, real and very inspiring. And it has nothing to do with decorating...but everything to do with living your very best life. Check it out sometime. This partial post (below) speaks to what I was feeling yesterday about Mothering. Here's a blurb from her blog:
"Mother’s day is brutal for many people, and I’m not going to be able to change that here. I’m just hoping that acknowledging it will help a bit.
I do want to try to explain my evolving definition of the word Mother. I am starting to understand that the word works better for me as a verb than a noun. Mothering is a choice we make, like loving is a choice. We do not need to have given birth or to have signed adoption papers to Mother. To Mother, to me, means to nurture. To heal, to help grow, to give. And so anyone and everyone who is involved in the healing of the world is a Mother. Anyone who tends to a child, or friend, or stranger, or animal or garden is a Mother. Anyone who tends to Life is a Mother. Tomorrow is a celebration of all the healers and hopers and lovers and givers and tend-ers. In other words- tomorrow is for every single one of you Monkees".
Howard...THAT WAS AND IS FOR YOU!!
In honor of Mother's Day, I put together some pictures of some of the things I've been working on to fill custom orders for Mother's Day gifts and to bring to my booth at Not So Shabby. Make sure to check out the store this spring. I've got lots of 'smalls' in there right now, but as soon as you buy up some more things, I will be bringing in some bigger pieces. Here's what's kept me busy lately....
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