friends, I have a story to share ( I know big surprise. ) you see, I like to talk, and my pup , Fenway can only listen to me for so long, so I’m chatting with you !
You may know that in my past life I was a cosmetologist. I worked in the same building for over 20 years. ( the ownership changed 3 times, but like the bathroom, I always stayed… I was a fixture there)
Over the years , I made a lot of friends, both co workers and clients. To this day i am still friends with so many people who I met there. I am actually still friends with 2 girls that I gave their first day of school kindergarten haircuts to! They are both married with children now.. ghheese…. I sound old when I say that..
Anyhoo… I was kind of an amazing nail tech back in the day. And what happens when you ‘do nails?’ you sit across from someone, hold their hand, and talk for an hour… it doesn’t get more intimate than that… you really get to know someone.
Like Mrs. m.
Mrs. m was a hot ticket. She had an ‘air’ about her that turned some off, but I just loved her. She said it like it was.. like it or not.
Mrs.m and her husband had a very nice house in an upscale neighborhood in the outskirts on NYC. They also summered on the Cape. ( where I met her)..
After a few years, they sold their NYC house , put everything in storage and starting renting a place in Sedona for the winter.
They talked about buying a place out in AZ. They spent the summer talking about what they wanted and they disagreed ( c’mon friends, they are married!)
Mr. m was still traveling for business a lot during this time period..
So the fall came, and they headed to AZ to what she thought was a meeting with a realtor. Turns out, it was a closing. He had bought the house that he liked without her.
She was furious. She stood up, walked out of the room and caught the next flight back to Boston.
About a month later , when she came in to see me at the salon, she had her car FULL of all of her kitchen items. She had her kitchen storage locker delivered to the cape and gave it ALL to me.
Now picture.. I am newly married with just the basics… she gave me a kitchenaid mixer, matching food processor, blender, ice cream maker, entire set of pots and pans, serving dishes.EVERYTHING
I was in Heaven 🙂
She was so furious with Mr. m that she told me that he was going to buy her all new kitchen items once they resolved the AZ. issues.
So one day, we are facing each other, I’m about to paint her nails with OPI ‘ Chicago Champagne Toast’ ( yes, I still remember this, I pay extreme attention to detail… and this was her color)
She looked into my eyes and said ” what makes you rich?”
Now I was confused, because I was anything BUT rich… Scott was still in school and we lived off of my paycheck.. And the tips that I made paid for groceries for the 3 of us)
She then said, ” picture that you could have anything that you want..it’s not as cool as you’d think. Now think about that one thing that just makes you happy. that you feel happy just because you have it and you want to surround yourself with it..it’s the thing that makes you rich”
her thing? was kitchen clips. She could have had anything that she wanted, but kitchen clips made her rich.
So that got me to thinking… what makes me ‘rich’
And they don;t even need to match :).. A few years ago my mom knit socks for everyone for Christmas. When we opened them, we all had mismatched socks. She had wanted us to search out which family member had our matching sock.
here’s the thing.. we all liked that they were miss matched and that she had done it that way .. we kept our socks that we had opened
so the following year she gave us these for Christmas
I love love love the fingerless gloves!!!! everyone say hi to Fenway pup 🙂
then earlier this year she made me these…
( sorry about my crazy legs & feet 🙂
so there you have it. Mrs. m was a very wealthy woman, but it was a $5 item that made her rich.
now, because I puffy heart all of my wonderful friends.. I have a surprise for you….
there are many ways to enter…
1~ like seabreeze designs~ cape cod socks on Facebook
2~ Leave a comment on the blog telling me what makes YOU rich
3~ Share a barefootgirlinthekitchen on Facebook
4~ refer a friend to barefootgirlinthekitchen
5~ ‘Like barefootgirlinthekitchen on facebook ( if you havent’ already)
6~ sign up for new posts via email
7~ pin a barefootgirl recipe or post to pinterest
now… I found this really cool way to host a giveaway ( please forgive my newbie-ness) but I cannot install it here on this blog until I learn how to speak a foreign computer language… It’s just not working for me… so to enter the contest, head over to hand knit socks by mom giveawayand check off all that applies to you 🙂 ( but remember to tell me what makes you rich.. I really want to know.. and it just might help me with my Christmas shopping 😉
***Don’t forget that after you comment to head over HERE ( click on the word here) to officially enter :).. sorry about the confusion… hopefully someday I can have that directly on the blog….***
Mom is also offering an October special… All of the proceeds from everything that she knits goes toward our big 40 mile breast cancer walk in May. So for the month of October she is offering free shipping on any item !! With all proceeds going toward finding a cure for breast cancer
check out her stuff.. she makes the most amazing fingerless gloves ( perfect for texting , and driving, but never texting and driving at the same time, because that is very very bad)
She had tons of stuff that she has already made, and she is more than happy to take custom orders… think ahead to the Holidays, these are all perfect gifts 🙂
This post has taken me forever to type… I need an internet fairy to come help me with the behind the scenes part of the blog….
*waves my magic wand*
and good luck!
ps….. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD !!!! oxoxox