Hey friends! Happy Labor Day weekend!
Yesterday was my birthday (I’m 51) and I got a birthday present I wasn’t expecting – a new air conditioner!
We’ve been in our house just over 10 years now, and that seems like the magic number when appliances start giving out. We had to replace our washer, dryer and refrigerator earlier in the year, and then this week our upstairs air conditioner went kaput. Of course it had to be the upstairs air conditioner where our master bedroom is and of course it had to happen on one of the hottest weeks of the year 🥵
When things like this happen, it’s easy to get upset about the unexpected expense. No one wants to drop almost $9k for a new air conditioner. But it reminds me how fortunate we are that we can afford to replace it instead of having to do without, and that we even have a home that needs appliances replaced from time to time. We have so many homeless here in California… it both breaks my heart and makes me so thankful that none of my family and friends are in the same situation. It reminds me to be grateful and thankful for the imperfectly wonderful live I have, because although it could always be better, it also could be a hell of a lot worse.
This Week’s Features:
DIY Thrifted Basket French Farmhouse Makeover by Follow The Yellow Brick Home
Amber made over a basket she found at the thrift store into this gorgeous french farmhouse beauty!
Rebuilding Our Buggy by Penny’s Vintage Home
Penny and her hubs rebuilt their buggy and added some pretty buffalo check touches. Doesn’t the lamb pillow on the buggy seat look like the real deal?
Stenciling Bees On… by A Vintage Green
Joy uses bee stencils to pretty up all sorts of things! What a great way to wrap up summer!
Late Summer Bakers Rack by Common Ground
Debra mixes summer and fall beautifully on her baker’s rack. Lots of gorgeous eye candy here!
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Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!
Thank you Michelle for including my Bee Stencilled projects this week, a lovely surprise. Have a lovely Labor Day Long Weekend.
You’re very welcome Joy – thank you for sharing it with us! Have a great Labor day weekend too!
Penny Phillips says
What a nice surprise to see my buggy included in your features this week….thank you! Have a wonderful Labor Day week end….xoxo
You’re very welcome Penny – thanks so much for sharing it! Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend yourself! 🙂
Amber Ferguson says
Thanks for sharing your positive attitude and reminding us to be grateful for what we have!
Thank you also for featuring my basket makeover and for hosting. Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend!
You’re very welcome Amber! I just love your basket makeover <3 Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend too!
Debra Oliver says
Hi Michelle, it seems like everything is costing more and more these days. Repairs and replacements are really hard to feel good about, but like you said, it’s a blessing that we can afford to make them. Why does the AC always go out at the END of Summer? haha. Thanks so much for sharing my Baker’s Rack, and thanks for hosting! Have a good weekend, and try to stay cool!
You’re very welcome Debra! And we’re cool as cucumebers not that the new air conditioner is in 🙂 Thanks for sharing your Baker’s Rack and have a wonderful Labor Day weekend!
Happy birthday Michelle! I hope your day was wonderful! I just celebrated my 53rd birthday on the 19th. Thank you for the fun party each week! 🙂
Thanks so much DeeDee! Happy belated birthday! 🙂
Happy belated birthday, Michelle! I love your perspective on the unexpected expense and so very true. Happy “cool” labor day weekend!
Thanks so much Marie! 🙂
Lora Bloomquist says
Glad you are keeping cool! Appreciate the deeper thoughts, too;) Thanks for hosting Michelle. And thanks for featuring my Bakery Rolling Pin display last week; kinda missed a week!
You’re very welcome Lora! Have a great Labor day weekend! 🙂
Thank you so much for sharing!
You’re very welcome Nanette! 🙂
Happy birthday! Ugh on needing the new AC, but you are absolutely right, things could be worse. I’m a glass half full type person. Thank you for hosting!
You’re very welcome Michelle, and thank you! 🙂