Sunday, October 9, 2011

Music to My Ears

 Since relocating to NC/SC about two years ago our lives have slowed down dramatically so to have a jammed packed Saturday was not our normal way to spend the day.  We all woke up at the crack of dawn and rushed around to get out the door bright and early.  My oldest daughter was heading to Raleigh, a three hour drive inland, to assist in shooting a wedding with the photographer who has been her mentor for the past year and a half.  The rest of us, including my youngest daughter's friend, were off to play in a benefit, mini golf tournament for a young man who attends our church who is undergoing treatments for several tumors.  I normally have a fend-for-yourself attitude for breakfast on the mornings we are to be out the door so early but I purposed to make biscuits, eggs, and sausage for us and was successful! 

 The mini golf tournament was great fun!  I managed to make 3 holes-in-one but my hubby still beat my score.  After the tournament we joined the others at the church for lunch and prizes.  My hubby was surprised to take 3rd place over all.  We were thrilled to hear that a large amount of money was raised which the young man immediately gave right back to the church saying, "others need it more than myself".  I am sure the LORD will bless him in many ways for his humble spirit. 

 Having eaten lunch, our next stop was to Totally Chic Salon and Spa for the annual Breast Cancer Awareness Day where the three of us girls had bright pink hair extensions added to our hair.  I normally would not have any bright colors added to my hair but this pink hair is a way to honor my aunt who fought a courageous battle against breast cancer before it took her from us several years ago.  My hubby was more than happy to attend the event as a bake sale was also taking place.  I was surprised to find he did leave some baked goods for others to purchase.  All of the money raised by the salon will be given for research.  I encourage you to make a donation in some way during the month of October to the Susan G. Komen organization.  

 When we arrived at home my hubby took a nap as did the girls who had been up very late (or should I say early) watching movies.  I relaxed by logging on to my new favorite website, Pinterest.  I so enjoy all of the new ideas people share and found one that I just had to share with all of you!  I am sorry that I honestly don't know how to link the pin to my blog so I don't know to whom to give the proper credit.  I firmly believe in giving credit where credit is due so please know if I could, I would. 

If you are like me, you don't have a dock for your iPhone.  I use my iTunes and/or Pandora app every day while I am fixing my hair and makeup and just have my iPhone on the bathroom counter to listen to my favorite tunes or Bible teacher.   Using two items, this morning my music experience was much richer!  I hope you find this to be true for you, too! 

I picked up this hand painted bowl on my recent trip to Istanbul, Turkey.  I really didn't know what I would use it for when I made the purchase but just knew it was pretty and small enough to pack in my suitcase. 

 My favorite "thing" right now.  I am not normally an electronic devise type person but when I arrived home from my Turkey trip my family surprised me with the new, white iPhone.  I use it constantly and especially enjoy Facetime in order to stay in touch with my friends around the world. The BEST invention, ever, in my opinion!  

Put the iPhone in the bowl and WOW! the level and quality of the volume is intensified. 

Now, I have the perfect way to use my beautiful bowl and as an added benefit I worry less about accidentally getting my iPhone wet. 

How did you spend your weekend?  Do you have any unique uses for something we all have around the house? If so, please share them in the comments section.  Hope your Monday is magnificent!


  1. Sounds like a super fun day! I love mini golf and haven't played in years. I am definitely going to try the phone trick!

  2. I wish I had a "pink" extension in my hair!

  3. That bowl is beautiful! Wish I had an iphone but I'm using just a step up from a rotary dial phone. LOL