We had a gorgeous day to work together on my flower bed. Katherine helped me spend my meager budget on the right rosebushes and plants to make it look 100% better. Squinty smiles all around.
My husband should warn me before he snaps a photo. But I'm just so darn proud of our effort that I'm willing to put a bad picture of me on the internet to show how hard I was working.
Several shrubs had died, leaving big gaps in most of the bed. We moved what was left around, and put in some beautiful, albeit small, plants. I chose 5 Knock Out roses and the Carefree Beauty rose as the main focal points.
Here we are, trying to pose for a serious picture, like the unsmiling Puritan couple with a shovel and pitchfork. But we could not stop laughing long enough to pull it off.
Today's Small Thing is to lend someone a hand, or let someone else help YOU with something. Fresh off of feeling how incredible it is to be helped, I want to pay it forward today. Who can YOU help? Lending a hand, giving a listening ear, or donating some time to someone may make all the difference in their life. Just like my sister's gift to me will never be forgotten, your act of service will bring joy to the recipient for a long time to come.
POINTS: 40 for helping someone in some way (or perhaps even harder, let someone help YOU)
What is happening at YOUR house? Company Girl Coffee is our regular feature that allows you to get to know other Company Girls. You can do this by linking to your own blog, or by starting (or participating in) a conversation in the comment section below. It's easy, fun, and best of all, you don't have to clean the bathrooms beforehand to have anyone come over! We can enjoy each other's company without ever having to get out of our bathrobes. Perfect!