Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Toot Your Horn Tuesday - Past & Present

Whether you're new to this party or not, make sure you review the Toot Your Horn Rules on the left side bar!

Sometimes I just can't believe that I have a child who is about to turn 18. He's a senior! Shouldn't I still be in high school? Wasn't I just sitting in Ms. Pace's 12th grade English class? ARGH!
Look at him! He's so tall and handsome! And this past weekend, I drove up to Northern Virginia to hear him perform with Virginia's All State Chorus, directed by Dr. Z Randall Stroope. Talk about a proud Momma!!
And who's that woman standing with us in the picture, you ask?

It's Kelly! She lives in Northern Virginia and has a beautiful guest room. (Not to mention, the most luxurious bath towels) She's one of my best friends from HIGH SCHOOL! We spent the whole weekend together. (The rest of the family stayed home.) What a great time we had! Mostly just talking talking and more talking. (A lot of laughing and a little singing too, how about those 80s!?) See, there we are...our senior year in high school.

How blessed I feel for friendships that keep me feeling young!

Toot Your Horn Tuesday Participants
1. Pants to Skirt Tutorial
4. Wicker Table Revamped w/ Paint n' Glaze...Jane @ Finding Fabulous
5. Kitchen Redo: $200 Budget Pt. 3 Trim Work
6. Flowershopgurl
7. A Little Table @ junkblossoms
8. Funky O Scarves @ Meet Virginia!!
9. Starburst Mirror
10. Thrifty Teranium@ A Full Cottage
11. Sherry@The Charm of Home
12. A Fun Chia- Caterpillar
13. Boring Knife Block Turned Fab
14. Rockin' Deals
15. Decorative Balls
16. Bouquet Tutorial @ Dittle Dattle
17. Texas Bedroom
18. easy decor and fish bowl
19. No Sew Tutus
20. Tute: Kids Floor Cushion
21. Custom Mirror Frame
22. Frugal DIY wall art
23. SOUR CREAM CHOCOLATE CAKE -a little bit of everything
24. Needing Help with some things-
25. Condo Blues - table
26. Chocolate Boudoir / Redesign Diva
27. Organizing My Spices
28. Anthro/Ballard Knock-off Mirror
29. burlap and vintagey floral ruffle pillow @ raggygirlvintage
30. Made from Clay
31. Persnickety Peacock Robin Egg Wreath
32. From Coffee Table to Window Seat
33. Creative Mother's Day Gift Ideas!!
34. White Bowls Before & After @ Made By Stephie
35. Giveaway Felt Glasses Case Tutorial
36. Create Your Own Scrapbooking embellishements
37. Jill @ JeMbellish
38. *** Daisies Bouquet: Free Crochet Pattern ***
40. Tara @ Feels Like Home (raised garden beds)
41. Shutters Memo Board from Patrice @ Lemon Tree Creations
42. Crocheted Infant Coverlet
43. Huge Pop Art Letter
44. Recycled Bottle Mosaics
45. The Gaines Gang {Garden Hand Scrub Gift}
46. School Bus Party @ Lemon Tree Creations
47. Shirred Dress
48. Mothers Day Frame from Delicious Ambiguity
49. Summer dress refashion!
50. Twilight Candy "Bar"
51. Goodwill Clothing Re-Do
52. Make a Twilight Birthday Banner
53. Life the Life of Your Dreams Card
54. Decorating for the Eclipse Movie!
55. Shabby Chic Nursery
56. End Table Redo
57. Shopping Cart Cover @ Life On Purpose
58. What in the World has this cabinet become?
59. Welsh Love Spoon Tutorial
60. Handmade Oven Pull Tutorial
61. Table Redo@Simply Domestic
62. Debra @ Bungalow, makeover your art
63. Laura@White Spray Paint
64. Before and After End Table
65. framed builder mirror w/tutorial
66. Entry Table Make-over @ My Dear Trash
67. shirt refashion
68. Baby Girl Name Painting
69. Sunflower Collection
70. Amy Butler applique onesies
71. Add sleeves to a baby dress Tutorial!
72. Ruffle skirt
73. The Alli Skirt Tutorial!
74. Homemade Tag Tutorial
75. Mother's Day Bracelet
76. New spring purse line
77. Easy fabric storage
78. picture pperfect terrarium
79. Add more pics to ebay listings FREE!
80. Copper Pot Vessel Sink
81. Photo Art
82. Mother's Day Crafts
83. Snuggly baby blanket
84. Saving Money & Living Life (Praline Coconut Cream Pie)
85. Silver Birdfeeder
86. Thrift Store Chair
87. Organized Linen Closet
88. DIY Towel HOlder
89. garden signs are blooming
90. PotholesandPantyhose-Funky Gold Medina
91. diy ice cream cake
93. Ugly tray to CUTE sign
94. Painting Our Interior Doors Black @ Remodelaholic
95. My kitchen BARN LIGHTS!
96. Yours, Mine & Ours* (contact paper decals)
97. Anthropologie Lace Cardigan
98. Yoli ~ Apron Senorita
99. Sue Fitz
100. Mini Photo Album
101. Fitz's Stitches
102. Lowes? Ballard Designs? Who Can Tell!
103. Queen Bee Pillow
104. Kiera @ chambersmade
105. Lil Round Table
106. Child's gift
107. Tea Party at Niki's House
108. So Lovely Creations - Mothers Day Gift Idea
109. driftwood sailboat
110. Drawer Redo and Giveaway
111. Melissa Haws
112. butterfly tutorial
113. burlap art @ along for the ride
114. Green Momma -- garden
115. Home Sweet Homebodies
116. Mirror Redo
117. Decoupage Light Bulb Birds
118. Mother's Day Dessert @ santasgiftshoppe
119. Chocolate Covered Strawberries @ santasgiftshoppe
120. Playroom storage wall
121. *number dresser*
122. Mother's Day Tea Towel Cake @ Aly&Ash
123. TUTORIAL: Tulle necklace and GIVEAWAY worth $53!!!
124. skirted ruffle diaper giveaway
125. Organizing my little girl's room
126. Rustic House in Spain @ Inspiring Interiors
127. Snipping Tool Tutorial
128. My Frugal Lifestyle {Edible Play Dough}
129. Clothes Pin Lampshade Tutorial @ RedberryBarn
130. baseball party invite
131. Lego Birthday
132. Mother's Day Corsage
133. iPod Cosy -- VERY CUTE!!
134. Spice y Sombreros!
135. Pincushion Giveaway

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Rachel said...

This is my first time participating,so I hope I'm following the rules. Thank you for hosting.I can't wait to see everyone's posts.

Meet Virginia said...

Thanks so much for hosting every week Leah!!


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Hi Leah, This is also my first time participating in "Toot Your Horn Tuesday" Thank you for hosting such a fun event. I'm having a great time at all the blogs I've been visiting and also in the fun I've been participating in. I can't wait to see everyone's posts here. Your blog is lovely; I can't wait to spend more time looking at it! I hope you have a wonderful evening!

Sherry said...

Hi Leah,
We must be around the same age. The 80's ha! I also have an eldest son who will turn 18. ARGH! Exactly, where has the last 25 years gone. They have gone very fast. Thanks for hosting Toot Your Horn!

Anonymous said...

Linking up this week- Thank you for the fun party

Redesign Diva said...

Silly Sparrow huh? I love it! Thanks for hosting the party! It is 12:30 am here in NC, my eyes are bleeding from blog reading....lol I will visit as many as I can.

raggygirlvintage said...

Always so much fun seeing high school photos, thanks for being brave enough to share with us!!

Amy @ peppertowne.com said...

Nice pics, I love looking at old photo's just not photo's of me. Thanks for hosting this party each week.

MarytheKay said...

Long live those glory days 80's!!! :-) Love it! That big hair was not easy to maintain, was it? (spoken by a former big hair girl myself!)

Thanks for letting me link up again! I'm loving your weekly linky party!!!

Jill and Michelle said...

Thanks for hosting - I'm just settling down with a cuppa to check out all the links this week!


Rose :: FineCraftGuild.com said...

how fun to get to catch up with the pals of your youth. it's amazing doing that changes your perspective on life, isnt' it?!

glor said...

Happy Tuesday ... you don't look old enought to have an 18 year old either! Grown sons are so wonderful!

Anonymous said...

How do you delete? I pressed enter instead of backspace! Delete #47.
ANYWAY, thanks for another great link party!

Rebecca@ThisPresentLife said...

Thanks for hosting. I know what you mean about your "baby" growing up. I feel like tomorrow my baby boy will be going off to school and graduating and moving away to college...he's only 3!

Lisa said...

LOVE the old picture! My kids think I came from prehistoric times when they see the hair and the clothes.

Rory from Tools Are For Women Too! said...

Thank you for hosting. Please be sure to stop by Modern Craftswoman Monday. Rory

Kim@Simply Domestic said...

oops! I accidentally posted my link twice! I'm so sorry! Can you delete one for me!:)

Thanks for hosting!

Debra from Bungalow said...

This is my first time joining up. Lots of great things here! Thank you for hosting. Please stop by and visit sometime.

Colleen @ MuralMaker&More said...

Hey, Leah, try the '70's! That's my era. Since Facebook, I've connected with a few of my hs girlfriends. Even tho I haven't seen too many of them, we 'talk' online & it's just like we're 16 again!
So, yes, even at 52, I still feel like that number is talking about my mother, not me!
Congrats on your beautiful son! What a joy!

Sausha @ {show and tell} said...

thanks for hosting!

Amanda said...

Thanks for a great party (every Tuesday!)

Kalleen at Second Street said...

thanks again for hosting. I always love a good 80's picture.

Tobi Britton*pinkpixieforest.blogspot.com said...

Big CONGRATS on your son! BTW, you girls look the same except minus the 80's hair! LOL
Sparkly Hugs,
Tobi and the Pixies!

A Lady's Life said...

Grad yeAR AND TURNING 18 IS A VERY BIG YEAR. My son too is turning 18 and I still wish he was small. I miss his chubby cheeks :)
The kids grow and they are beautiful young strong just as we were.
Congrats to your boy. May he begin his life's journey as a man with lots of blessings from Canada.:)
and may Mama stay as young as she was in her picture, the day it was taken.:)

Star @ A Load Of Craft said...

Thanks so much for hosting the party!

SueFitz said...

Thanks for letting me participate

Katie@Yoga Gal said...

I love the feathered hair!

Thank you for hosting! :D

The Shabby Sisterhood said...

My first time linking to your site, I messed up...sorry 106 and 107 are in error. 108 is what my post is suppose to look like...Sorry...

Niki said...

Thanks for hosting. Loved seeing your photos. You look way too young to have that child!! and you haven't changed since that photo.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for letting me post my posey pillow!

Marissa homesweethomebodies.blogspot.com

Amanda said...

Thanks for hosting!

Santa's Gift Shoppe and Ideas said...

Hi Leah...Great party as usual.. Keep up th good work!! Barb from santasgiftshoppe.blogspot.com

Sandra said...

Wow, your linky thing makes it really easy, all the info was already there for me. What's up with technology these days. Thanks for hosting.

Kifus said...

How lovely for you to see your high school friend. It's so nice to remember and share all those memories.
And congratulations on your son! He is a sweetie and his face is so cheerful and he looks so happy beside his mom!

Took some time in linking up (Thursday! better late than never huh?) Thanks for hosting. You da host!

Tina @ www.commoncentshome.blogspot.com said...

Thanks for hosting again... I love horn tooting :)

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