I had been eyeing this "Photo Box" but Sugarboo Designs for ohhhh EVER! But didn't want to spend the $$$...I finally sucked it up and bought it. Ken was being grumpy about hanging it up and I told him I wasn't putting a picture of him in there until he deserved it. :P I told him the couple in there looked very happy and probably just celebrated their 60th anniversary. A good example for us. Then he hung it, and I decided he was deserving of having his picture put in there.
The dining room's coming along - our new buffet and shelf thingy from The Shop of the Four Sisters. Oh - and you can also see the hideous kitchen that's going to be demolished in the next few weeks. Say bye bye!
The foyer light - replaced! The thing that was there before...Was...hideous...In one word. Did I ever tell you the story of the horseshoe? It's Revolutionary-War era...Was dug up in the front yard of the house I was born in in Connecticut!
My sweet girl in the bathroom...Nothing new here, just my sweet girl. :)
How much is that doggie in the window? Flowers courtesy of my wonderful friends Carolyn and Mercer as my b-day present. :) Look how they are growing, ladies!
That's it for now - hope everyone's having a great weekend.
For young women between 15 and 24, the mortality rate for anorexia is twelve times higher than the death rate of all other causes of death.
I had no idea.
Have you ever known someone who has fought the battle against an eating disorder? I pray that you never have to see someone you love fight these demons, but with statistics like this, the chance that you don't already know someone with an eating disorder is disturbingly slim.
I have a good friend. Her name is Gabby. And she has a great sister named Erika. And another great sister named Alex who passed away earlier this year due to complications from anorexia nervosa. She was 20 years old. And Gabby and Erika are determined, as Gabby said:
"Alex's death will not be in vain. The system will change. If her story can help one person-- if we can make someone suffering from an eating disorder realize just how far it can go-- and that there can be no turning back, her story will have made a difference. If the medical and legal communities realize anything from her story, we've all made a difference. Did you know that for some treatment facilities, there is a minimum weight you must achieve to be accepted? If you weigh too little, they won't help you? How in the world, I ask you, does that help? It doesn't. But someone will help. Someone will make a change."
So these sisters and their friends have organized a memorial run for Alex in Kenosha, Wisconsin on July 15. Don't worry - if you aren't the running type there's another way you can support the cause, by purchasing some of this unbelievable apparel at Cafe Press. All proceeds from the race and the Cafe Press sales will go to "furthering eating disorder research, and to helping those in need access the help they so badly need."
And even better? A group of scrapbookers have gotten together - the details can be found on Nisa's blog - but the short story is: buy some of the cafe press apparel; take a photo of yourself wearing it/using it; send it to Nisa; and your name will be entered to win a scrapbook page by one of the artists listed there.
We love you, Gabby and E...This is the least we could do.