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Friday, April 20, 2012

Insta-Friday in real life, spring renewal


Happy Friday!
For this week’s Insta-Friday, we are looking at cell phone photos with a theme of “spring renewal.”
Hopefully at this point we can expect a steady spring here in Ontario. You never really know when you could get more snow, though.
After a long winter, the kids and I needed some good hair cuts. I took them to my favourite salon in Toronto. My son likes to keep his hair longer now, so it requires a skilled stylist. These are their finished looks, above.

As you can see from his face, he wasn’t happy though. He wanted to keep the covering-his-eyes shaggy cut. Hair grows back, buddy. 
 
My daughter asked them to curl her hair. At least she was pleased. I guess I didn’t get a photo of my haircut. Oh well. 

 After we got our hair done, we headed to my parents’ house for my dad’s birthday party.
No, that isn’t my parents’ house. On the way, we pass one of my favourite homes. It backs onto the Grand River. So charming.
Okay, that wasn’t really about spring renewal, but I love that house. 


My tulips are trying really hard to recover from the weather fluctuations they have been exposed to. They don’t look happy, though. 

Remember those lovely urn inserts my mom and I made in winter? Probably time to get rid of them now.

Might be time to take down the Christmas lights too!

At least I finally got my snow tires taken off yesterday. Unfortunately, this week my husband's car needed all new brakes and tires. And, a strong wind on Monday blew our new barbecue over and broke the handle to bits. It also tore a bunch of shingles off our roof.
You just have to laugh.
How was your week? What are your spring projects?
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14 comments:

  1. The kids look cool with their haircuts! We have had horrible weather here this week also! I love that house you pictured:) Have a fabulous weekend !:)
    ~Anne

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    1. Thanks Anne! You have a wonderful weekend too!

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  2. Great shots! Their haircuts look lovely! That house is gorgeous, too!
    Tamar - linking up for insta-friday too!

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    1. Hi Tamar, Glad you could visit. Have a great weekend!

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  3. These are great shots! I love your sons long hair... I forget sometimes that kids are concerned about looks/style from an early age. How old are your kids? Enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Thanks Laura. Oh, yes, they start early. They are 7 and 9, but they have had their opinions about clothes, etc. for years. Have a great weekend!

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  4. Love the Friday pic parade! We managed to get our Xmas lights down, but the clippy things we used to hang them are still on the gutters...sigh...

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    1. That's so funny. I was just debating whether we could leave those clips on!

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  5. Nice photos- I love that house too! It's always fun to put up Christmas decorations, and then a bummer to take them down.

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    1. I want that house! ;) I keep my Christmas tree up until mid-January just because it takes so much work to decorate it!

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  6. I love the vintage feel to these photos - I first thought they were taken from a magazine:-))

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    1. Thanks! That's great. I like to play with filters. ;)

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  7. My thing is that I always want to get the garage cleaned out...and it never happens. At least not yet. I'm really hoping to get it finished before summer officially starts!

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    1. You and me both honey! Let's hope it happens this year, for both of us!

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