We interrupt our daily programming for #fridayintroductions ! Hi, it’s Sara, the artist here at Surrey Lane Home where we Refresh, Renew and Restyle Furniture and Home Décor. A big “hello” to everyone! Thanks for following along!
1️⃣This is our dog, Max, he loves to pose for pictures(sometimes). Max was adopted but everyone thinks he is a Soft-coated Wheaten Terrier. Max loves to come down to the lower level and hang out in our studio area. He is my fuzzy buddy and is never far away. He likes to look outside and watch the squirrels chase each other from the studio sliding door.
2️⃣So far, in the month of April, we have had just over 34 inches of snow here in northern lower Michigan. . . Not sure if April snow showers are going to bring May flowers. lol! My daughter and I planted 750 new spring bulbs last fall so we are anxiously awaiting to see the results of our labor!
3️⃣I am really excited for my son’s Highschool robotics team @paladins3618 . They are heading to the World championship next week in Detroit, Michigan. So many amazing students and so very thankful for the awesome coaches and mentors!
4️⃣A few weeks ago, I was at our local resale shop and came across a book about Pennsylvania Dutch designs (it was displayed on a table and I bought it!). I totally could not put it down as I was fascinated with the folk art designs. Needless to say, I have spent many hours on Pinterest researching this type of beautiful painting which also led to discovering Scandinavian folk art painting called Rosemaling. . . Oh my goodness, so much beautiful art. . . I am so inspired! Stay tuned as I have been doing some hand detail painting on some dressers. . . and loving it!
5️⃣It must be spring, I have been in the cleaning out mode. I am making a serious attempt to get my closet in order. All I really need is yoga pants and t-shirts, right!? Ok, maybe my snow boots and winter jacket too since our weather has not been very spring like.
6️⃣Everyday I am in awe of the amazing inspiration and support I find from our IG Community!❤️
Wishing you a fabulous weekend! #tgif#wheatenterrier
4 days before I was set to graduate High School I got called down to the dean's office. ⠀
"Franks, you have 15 un-served detentions."⠀
They weren't for anything major. Typical Kalin offenses, uniform infractions, talking in the library (so many times), late to class because I couldn’t live without my Starbucks frap, you name a very low level offense- it was probably one of the 15.⠀
So here I was, days away from graduation and wasn't gonna get my diploma if I couldn't take care of this situation. When I walked out of that office it was moved down to 4 hours and I could serve all of it volunteering to dust the library shelves. #winning ⠀
I wasn't the best student. I wasn't top of my class, or even middle of the pack. I wasn't in honor society, and I wasn't going to an Ivy League school. ⠀
You know what I was? Nice. Polite. Genuine. Kind to people. And that's why she knocked all those detentions off with the whisk of a pen and a smile. "I don't always do this, but this one time..." ⠀
Every single time I saw our dean in the hallway I said hi to her. I asked her how she was. I genuinely cared. When I saw her at the grocery store I always chatted with her. When she helped me with a project once I wrote her a thank you card. ⠀
I'm not telling you this story because I was the best kid ever. I was a non-stop-talking drama queen most of the time. But I was kind. And I think that's what makes the difference. ⠀
Not your GPA or your one million accomplishments. If people like being around you. If you are not an asshole and smile at people and treat people with respect. ⠀
Good things happen.⠀
Like magically disappearing detentions. ⠀
This is me. Happy #fridayintroductions ⠀
Coffee clinks and weekend vibes⠀
I promised I’d show you my “Seas the Day” baby shower collection and here it is! 🌊🌿 This little package was sent to all my loved ones to celebrate our baby boy coming this summer!
Our shower is “beachy but not beachy” themed 😂 in otherwords, we want it to have a warm, @jackjohnson vibe to it! My and #babydaddy song is #BetterTogether plus - we met, fell in love and got engaged on a beach. So our little man is joining our tropical tradition 🏝