Monday, June 18, 2012

rings, bling and in between...

we went to visit my grandparents last weekend, i posted on why we made the impromptu visit below, and my grandma told me about an idea my aunt gave her and i just had to barrow it!  it's so unique and awesome! :)  AND this is something i have not seen on pinterest! i even looked after my grandma told me about the idea and couldn't find anything....woo hoo for original ideas!!

here is the before...

and the after...

it was a wooden stand to hold spools of sewing thread.  it comes as unfinished wood and i decided to spray paint mine a light aqua.  now it is a perfect holder for rings, earrings and other jewelry!!  it has 60 pegs so it can hold a lot!!  i got my stand at michael's, it was $15 and i had a 50% off coupon.  gotta love phone coupons!   i'm guessing my grandma will need a couple of these things, she has a massive collection of rings and other jewelry.  once she has hers all set up i will have to take pictures and show ya'll! 

now onto why we were visiting my grandparents last week.....

we went to visit my grandparents the other weekend as my grandpa had not been doing well, he has been struggling for a few years with lung issues.  he passed away on friday and he will be missed so very much.  i know he is done suffering now and in a much better place.  easier to type out than actually think about.  i am 100% thankful that my family and i made the trip to see my grandparents last weekend, if we hadn't we wouldn't have been able to say "good bye".  although i never once said good bye.  when we left, i gave my grandpa a hug and said i will see you soon because even if many years pass before i see him again, i know he will be looking down on us and i know i will see him again. 

my grandpa was a wonderful man and i actually lived with him three different times.  we have a very close family and when i was in second grade my family lived with my grandparents while we were waiting for the closing date on our house.  then when my grandparents built their new house they lived with us and then when my parents had to move out of state to start a new beginning for our family, my brother, sister and i lived with my grandparents for a few months.  everything always worked out perfectly and it gave us kids a chance to have a very close relationship with our grandparents! :)  my grandparents are young, they are 66 years old. my parents are 50.  i have been blessed to have such an incredibly close family and i don't take it for granted, ever.  even though my grandparents live 4 hours from us my grandma and i have always stayed in touch, we email a lot, talk on the phone and she has facebook so she can always see pictures of cullen and the rest of the fam :)

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i hope you all had a great weekend celebrating father's day!  we had an awesome weekend! we went to the pool on father's day in the morning and then pulled weeds for a while once we were back home.  we spent the rest of the afternoon relaxing because cullen took a 3 HOUR NAP!  that is unheard of around here!  then in the evening we went to my parents house for a few hours :)  here are a couple pictures from our weekend....




well, that's the end of my post that jumped from here to there and everywhere ;)  

p.s. reminder that shop cullen's closet is fully stocked! soon to come goodies from my closet!! & a giveaway on wednesday for more earth's best goodies!! 

12 comments:

Lindsey said...

Oh Annie I am so sorry for your loss, my grandfather was my everything and I lost him 2 years ago- its so tough! Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers always! Xoxox

J and A said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. :(
That is a very cool accessories holder! Nice work!

Shannon said...

I'm sorry to hear about your grandfather.

Good job with the accessory holder. Very nice.

Miss Amy said...

Ok - this is exactly what I need for my rings/jewelry! What a fun idea. Thank you for sharing :)

McKeever Cobia said...

Love your craftiness!!!

Megan said...

Sorry for your family's loss :( I bet he was a great man! Love the ring holder so cute!!!

Mrs in Training said...

I'm so sorry about your loss. Thoughts with your family! Cullen looks precious like always, and love the accessories holder!

Meagan said...

I was super close with my Nana and she died when I was in junior high. It kills me that she never got to meet Chase. I swear now that I have Chase though I think about her more and just know she is looking down on us and with us a lot. It seems like you are remembering the good times you had and cherishing the fact that you had the time you had with him.

Becca said...

So sorry to hear of your loss! :(

I really like that color you painted on the wooden stand!

Lauren said...

SO sorry for your loss, friend!!!!! And what a great, great idea for a jewelry holder!!! Love it!!!!!!

Just the Two of US said...

sorry honey! love love love what you did with the spool rack! didn't see this pic on insta! xoxo

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I'm sorry to hear about his passing! I love that holder you made! It looks fantastic!

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