Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Something Nice and Something a Little Crazy

Recently my bloggy friend Paula of Sweetpea had a giveaway for homemade herbal soap, and I was the lucky winner!  The soap arrived charmingly packaged in ticking stripe fabric tied with twine.  They smell so good, especially the rosemary mint!

I have been using rosemary lemon at the kitchen sink and I'm really enjoying it.  It leaves my hands smelling fresh.  If you'd like to try making your own soap, check out how Paula did it.  I'm thinking it sounds like a nice teacher gift.

On a totally unrelated topic, here's where things get a little crazy...for me, anyway.  First, some background.  My sister Laurie and her four daughters have matching tattoos.  It's five ichthus (Christian fish) in the shape of a flower, representing each of them and their faith.

While we were there, my nieces suggested that my sisters and I should get matching tattoos as well.  Laurie and I were totally on board (although I must admit I was a little nervous about it), but Wendy was a flat-out "no".

Wendy, me, Laurie

Back home, Craig and I celebrated our 19th wedding anniversary this weekend.  (That makes me sound so old!)  A few years ago on our anniversary I had tried to convince Craig that we should get matching tattoos, but he was against it.  This year, with tattoos still on my mind, I brought it up again.

While still not a big fan for his own sake, he was willing to do it this time.  Seriously, that's how much he loves me!
Long story shorter, we now have matching infinity tattoos.  They are small and simple, because for all my big talk, it was really a huge leap for me to even set foot in a tattoo shop, never mind actually sit down and let somebody inject ink into my skin!

For me, that's pretty crazy!


the cape on the corner said...

ack! awesome! my boyfriend would NEVER do that. i love that your sisters and her daughters have one that bonds them, and now you and your husband. super jealous and super impressed! mega points for him!

Richella said...

Wow. You are much braver than I! But how cool is that?

Here's to you and Craig--to infinity and beyond!

Country Dreaming said...

Great! Did you have a good experience?
Several years ago I got a tatoo on my right upper arm--it was supposed to happen on my 50th birthday but I couldn't wait.
Mine is a pink and purple butterfly
this represents my first word as a little one and it reminds me of my MOM.



Anonymous said...

Aaaahh! You're so brave! It looks great! I love the idea of the fish in the flower shape, what a cool idea. :-) And the infinity symbol seems small enough to not be too scared about getting. :-)

FrouFrouBritches said...

That's so cool!!! I love that you got the inifinity sign too. I'm still too much of a chicken butt, but if I ever got brave, I'd do something really small like that too. Happy Anniversary, by the way.