Sunday, January 10, 2010

Peach

I am not a big peach fan.  I LOVE peaches.  But the color peach...it is just not me.

For some reason I keep getting talked into peach things by my mom.  She doesn't even try!  I just fall right into it because she likes it & I find myself agreeing with her because she really does have good taste.  When I was a girl my bedroom was wallpapered like this:


(To see the cutest laundry room ever with this wallpaper click on Obee Designs)

I loved that bedroom!  I still think of it a lot & smile today.  It was me!!!  But as preteens do I decided I wanted change my room.  My mom & I went to the paint store & even though I didn't like peach.  I came home with this:

Now you have to understand....she didn't make me.  But she liked it and I convinced myself I did too, but I have to admit, it just never felt like me, does that make sense?

Jump ahead to my wedding.  My mom & I went to Dayton's to register for China.  I showed her this pattern along with many others & she loved it!  (Probably because the other patterns I showed her were weird :)  So I convinced myself I liked it & registered for it:

Again...I have never felt like it is me.  Pretty, but not me.

Now, I have to warn you...you might laugh.  But I went shopping with my mom yesterday & just look at me now:

Yep.  Got me again...but this time I am stuck with a big old peach bow on my head :)  Even I gotta laugh :)

27 comments:

Obee Designs said...

Hi Libbie,
You are just way too cute! As cute as those yummy kids of yours:)!!!!!
Thanks so much for the link to my blog. That was so sweet of you. I must say the headband looks so cute on you. Just a question, does your mom have some kind of magic spell on you to remove the thought from your head that you're not found of peach??????? Dang, she's good at persuasion!!! If I ever need to convince my husband of something he's not on board with me on, I will definitely be calling your mom. Does she do that to your dad too? :) If so, the poor guy's probably at the mall right now instead of watching football. Ha Ha!

Your china is actually very pretty. But I have to say, I have some that is very similar. It is navy blue and peach. As a matter of fact, our first home was all navy blue and peach. Yikes, thank God the '80s are over!! What was I thinking???? Needless to say, you wouldn't have liked it, but your mom would have! Geez, thanks for reminding me of that scary thought. I hope my taste has improved over the years, or at least the styles have changed! There's an image I haven't visited in a while.
Thanks for your fun story and again, for the link to my laundry room!
XoXo
Gail

Marla said...

You, my friend, are definately a middlest sister and a very good daughter. Thanks for the laugh!

Andrea said...

You look adorable in peach!
Blessings, andrea

My Big Mouth said...

Aren't you just adorable!
I love the peach bow in your hair.
I'm not a peach person myself.I love RED!!!
I own so many red thing(not just clothes)
Altho,I think sometimes red looks bad on me.

Sophie said...

Yes, when I think of you, I think of red. Not peach. But mom has bought me a couple peach outfits over the years and said I look good in peach, but I am not a peach fan, either. Don't worry, I will make you a big red bow and maybe you will feel like yourself...
k8, not soph...

Queen "B" said...

Aloha Libbie,
You are just one good daughter. And a sweet pleaser...me too, quality time with Mom..gotta love it!
Aloha
Brandi

Stephanie said...

Haha! Cute post! I also love everything peach, except the color. Peaches, Peach drinks, Peach scent- love it all! I think we have all been convinced to purchase one thing or another by ours Moms, only to come home and second guess that!

Thanks so much for your comment on my blog, it was very sweet. It's so fun to hear how God has blessed other marriages! I can't wait to be a few more years down the road having a couple kiddos as well! Take Care!
Stephanie

Mary Anne Gruen said...

What is it about peach? I had a lot of people trying to convince me that I should wear more of it too as a kid. I'm still not sold on it for me. But your bow is really cute!

I've given you a Blog Award over at http://StarlightBlog.com Don't worry if you don't have the time to do the whole award thingy. It's mostly in acknowledgement of your great blog.

Rose said...

How cute. Mom's have a way about them don't they!

Dragonfly said...

I love the taste of peach in everything! MMMMMM :-) But absolutely hate the colour. But, you are a sweet girl pleasing your mum like that!
Have a great day!

Two Shades of Pink said...

Call it citrus or mango. It may make you feel better. I had a great laugh over this! You are too cute!

Jan @ bobbypinsboardwalk said...

Some of the other posters said it and I want to concur, that you really look super cute in peach. I think it's a pretty good color for you! But you would be a darling in whatever you wore. I'm a middle child too!

Kristen said...

LOVE it!

He & Me + 3 said...

That is cute...I am not fond of peach either:)

Karen said...

Why Libbie, that's just "peachy." Sorry. :P But you are so sweet to go along with your mom. I love that picture of you two!

koralee said...

You are so so funny...peach is not my colour either..I had a yellow room growing up and you got me to thinking about the fact that I am not a yellow girl..but it is my moms favourite colour ..hummm those moms! Have a great week my friend.

honeypiehorse said...

It's not a bad color on you. But you're right, it's not you.

DUTA said...

You (inclusive your peach bow)and the baby, look adorable in the picture.

There's nothing wrong in listening to your Mom and adopting her preferrences even when it comes to...peach color.

Deborah Ann said...

I fell into the same trap. My mom had good taste in decorating...but it wasn't me. I finally came to the place where I know what I like, and if my mom were alive today, she would not approve. But that's okay. She loves me anyway.

Cassandra Frear said...

Really funny.

But actually, peach looks gorgeous on your complexion. It makes your skin glow.

I can't wear peach. It turns my skin an icky shade of gray-green.

Audra said...

My mother must have loved peach as well because our bedroom was painted peach, bedspreads were orange and peach colored floral print and our curtains were orangey/peachey!

She would always buy me peach colored things, and I would remind her that I was the sister that like dark colors and my little sister liked the pastels.

Love the post... It's surprising how we are reminded of these little things.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. I think I had a great haul for not going to as many sales as I usually do.

-stephanie- said...

I didn't think peach was an option these days. But you look cute in it.

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Libbie, you are so funny! I know what you mean, My mom made a lot of my clothes and she always wanted to do ruffles. I am not a person that looks good in lots of ruffles. Anyway, I know how moms can have that influence. But I DO think you look good in peach! Oh, and the post about Bo and your B&B. Just hilarious!
love ya,
Debra

*Mirage* said...

First off... I LOVE your china! I have a few mismatched pieces of china I got at second hand stores but never got an actual set. Otherwise I might trade ya... Lol! I really like yours, it's lovely.

Peach is okay, but I hate hate hate orange. It has to be super pale peach or I don't like it. Like your bedroom walls? too dark, too orange for me. They would drive me crazy! Lol!

So apparently your mom missed her calling as an interrogator for the FBI if she's got these superpowers of pursuasion! Lol!

karen said...

awwww how sweet.... I'm not laughing... Honest lol.

Sage said...

Maybe you feel it is not you but you are awful cute; love it!

Hud's Mommy said...

so did you buy this bow on your shopping trip? so cute!