#2,215 Trash to Treasure + Makeover Night.
by Erin Napier
This morning Ben went to a warehouse owned by our friends at Morgan Brothers, a local cabinet manufacturing shop, and left with a trailer load of all the maple, oak, cyprus, cedar, and mahogany he could take with him and he’s going back again for a pickup load. The wood is all mixed up making it hard for the company to use and taking up precious space in their work area, so they were going to trash it… But knew Big could make good use of it. We have been so thankful we could cry today, friends. What graciousness! What generosity! Our every need has been supplied on this weird journey to this season of our lives.
This is a happy, happy man.
Later I got a fresh haircut and color and after work Jim went to Mike Axton’s birthday party, but Mallorie and I had our hearts set on a night of shopping for clothes for the premiere and new makeup because we are 30 and it’s time to get foundation and be grown ups.
Ben was game for 3rd wheeling with us since there was promise of Tabella. We even ran into Big Country, a fellow Ole Miss alum whom we see every single time we make the trip to Hattiesburg. He’s usually got a big beard and plaid flannel too, but we’ll still tell everyone they’re twins.
While Ben was taste testing food court samples, Mal and I tried on all kinds of M.A.C. cosmetics and after an hour of dusting and blending, we left with new mineral powder foundation and fancy blushes and lip balms.
What is it about new makeup that makes you feel so good? I’m sure I look basically the same, but I sure feel fancy.
There’s a new Old Try collaboration letterpress print up in the Scostman Co. shop with a quote on the sportingman’s virtues. This is when men were men, huh?
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I’m Erin Napier, co-owner of Laurel Mercantile Co. and Scotsman Co. with my husband, Ben. I’m an artist and he’s a craftsman and we help people moving to our town find and restore old houses on HGTV’s Home Town. In an effort to count my blessings, this journal has documented only the good things that happen on each and every day of my life since January 1, 2010. I am a wife, a daughter, a homebody, a bubble bath lover, a book reader, a sentimental, stressed out, slightly obsessive southerner. Welcome!