Today I have a little love story to share with you. I fell in love with my husband many, many years ago! Back then, this was us:
Go ahead, get your laughs in now!
He looked like Axl Rose to me, and that’s all it took to make my perm and hairspray lovin’ heart to go pitter patter. If you told me that one day I would marry this guy and have two boys, I might have believed you in a puppy love kind of way. But, never in a million years could I have realized how leaving one rose on his windshield would lead to the wonderful life and family we have together. We will be celebrating our sixteenth wedding anniversary (and 24 years dating) this weekend. Believe me, those numbers are as shocking to me as they are to you.
But, I wouldn’t be totally truthful if I didn’t tell you that my heart strays occasionally. It happens more than I like to admit. This is my affair:
But luckily Pretty Handsome Guy is a very understanding guy. He’s willing to share me. Because, seriously, I could spend all day at Lowe’s Home Improvement. I like to wander the aisles caressing the nuts and bolts (okay that was not supposed to sound dirty!) And the power tools, well let’s not go there…
Sometimes I even bring the kids along! Gasp! Yes, they partake in this little affair of mine:
In fact they love Lowe’s so much that they immediately look on the announcements board at the store to see what the next Build and Grow workshop will be and when.
Last week my secret affection confirmed that it likes me too. Awwwwww! And now I’m excited to share with you that I will be working on some projects for Lowe’s as a Lowe’s Creative Ideas Blogger:
This may sound like a match made in heaven (and believe me, my heart says ’tis true.) But, another reason I agreed to this “fling”, is that it will allow me to complete some projects that you will be able to create as well. Oftentimes when I transform something I found on the side of the road (or bought from the Habitat ReStore, thrift stores or Craig’s List), I’ve felt a little guilty that you may not be lucky enough to find the same “steals”. But now, because I will be using products from Lowe’s, you can be 99% assured that you will be able to find the same materials and follow my tutorials to yield the same results! Yeah!
So, now if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got some relationship building to do. I’m busy bonding with this lovely:
Can you tell what I’m creating?! Stay tuned to find out.
Disclosure: As a Lowe’s Creative Ideas Creator I will be provided with Lowe’s gift cards to purchase the materials for each project. Lowe’s will not tell me what projects to create, how much to spend or what to write. You can be assured that the projects will still be uniquely mine and I will try to be the same old goofy Pretty Handy Girl ;-).