Thursday, August 23, 2012

To mow the lawn


We have a couple of items of business today.  Follow along while I make this short and snappy.
 
ITEM OF BUSINESS #1:  I've got just a few spots still open for Sponsorship in September.  Hurry your little buns over to reserve your place.  Think about it, September really is the best time to sponsor because now that I'm going back to work, I'll have a whole football field of students who will inevitably stalk me on twitter, find my blog, and start reading it religiously.  Lots of potential traffic!  Also, teenagers are idiots, you can tell them anything and they'll believe you, so I'm basically giving you 500 people who you can make do whatever you want.  Who doesn't want 500 teenagers alongside their $8 sponsorship?  Check out the deets here and email me at lifeofbon@gmail.com if you're interested.
 
ITEM #2:  Eryka has been my blogging buddy since the early days.  She was the first person I contacted about doing a post swap, and I tell you I was terrified out of my mind!  Now she's opening her own shop and because she's a total doll face, she wants to give some away to you lovelies.  She's giving away one shop item to three different people.  Three winners, oh my, can you even imagine?!?
 
Mandatory: Like "Made with Love" on facebook
Mandatory: Like "Life of Bon" on facebook.
Mandatory:  Comment saying you have done those two things.
Extra: Follow ABCDE Blog
Extra: Follow Eryka on twitter
Extra: Like "ABCDE" on facebook
Extra: Follow Life of Bon on GFC
Extra: Follow @thelifeofbon on twitter
Extra: Follow The Life of Bon on bloglovin
Extra: Share this post on facebook.
Extra: Share this post on twitter.
 
Possible nine entries!
 
 
 
Leave a comment for each one you do.   Old fashioned style. The giveaway ends Tuesday at 7:40 am.  because that's when I officially start teaching and there has to be something to get me through that Hellish hour.
 
You can also get a 10% off discount to the shop by using the code MWL10OFF
 
ITEM OF BUSINESS #3:  A love story.
 
I fell in love with Hubs the weekend he mowed the lawn.
 
We'd been dating a mere three weeks.  I took him home to meet my mom.  She seemed impressed.  Impressed enough to say, "Well, Greg, I hate to say this but if you're ready and willing, I do have some work for you."
 
She laughed.
Hubs laughed.
 
"Could you mow the lawn?"  She was obviously serious about this.
 
Hubs was confused, no doubt.  He gave a quizzical look and stumbled just a bit before rebounding completely, "Sure... I'm here to work... afterall..."
 
The next morning, Hubs was up bright and early, making perfectly straight lines in the grass, back and forth, back and forth.  He came in smelling like grass and sweat and man.  I remember giving him a hug right then and there in the middle of the kitchen, thinking how sweet he was to mow the lawn of a woman who's daughter he barely knew.
 
And I thought, "I hope this man is around to mow the lawn for the rest of my life."
 
That's why when Hubs offered to mow my mom's lawn this week, I couldn't help but follow him out and watch as he mowed- cutting perfectly straight lines, back and forth.  He gave me a small, boyfish wave that reminded me so much of that summer morning two years ago when I first fell in love.
  


29 comments:

  1. Hi there, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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  2. The mowing the lawn story is the cutest ever!

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  3. I just teared up a little. Also, have you heard of the love languages? This post made me wonder if acts of service is your love language. Either way, it's seriously adorable, and it makes me like your husband too (although, in truth, it's not the first story you've told that made me like him).

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  4. That is a really cute story!

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  5. Love the story :) blog.beatricekamperman.com

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  6. That may be one of the cutest things I've read or seen all week. The lawn thing that is - although the jewelry and such is super cute as well.

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  7. I liked Life of Bon on Facebook.

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  8. I liked Made with Love on Facebook (which strangely is the name of my cousin's business as well, so it felt kind of like deja-vu).

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  9. I am now following ABCDE Blog.

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  10. I "Liked" both on Facebook! Also, I love your comments about teenagers on business item #1. As a youth minister who is around them a lot - it's hilarious.

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  11. OK, I lied. I only liked Life with Bon because for some reason my computer won't get to the Made with Love Facebook page. HELP!

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  12. Hi Bon Bon! Any sponsor spots left? :)

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  13. awww that is such a sweet story!!! i love it!! and have a happy first day of school :)

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  14. Is a boyfish wave somehow different than a boyish wave? Please explain.

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  15. aww that's so sweet!!! you have such a nice hubs!!! & I am so in love with her new shop, def. checking that out!!

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  16. I liked them both and I love your lawn story.

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  17. I liked you on facebook. I follow you via GFC. I now follow you on twitter.

    But. The facebook links you have aren't working for whatever reason. I could search your blog, no problem, but there are like 20 million search results for Made With Love on facebook. I went to her website, but I couldn't find a link there. I would totally like it if I could!!!!! I LOVE rose jewelry.

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  18. liked life of bon on facebook

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  19. Liked made with love on facebook

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  20. Following ABCDE blog

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  21. following eryka on twitter

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  22. liked abcde on facebook

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  23. follow life of bon on GFC

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  24. following life of bon on twitter

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  25. following life of bon on bloglovin

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  26. I like you both on facebook!!! super adorable...

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  27. and i also follow ABCDE (great blog, btw. glad you are friends... that makes my heart happy)

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  28. and i also follow YOU via GFC. perty awesome right?

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  29. and i follow eryka on twitter (once she accepts me)!

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