Happy day everyone!
I hope that your week is going well.
I have been absent again!
I'm not sure where the time goes but I am determined...
to figure this out!
And I'm actually praying about letting it go for awhile.
I love it but I'm not sure if I can make it fit with
the other things that I've added this year.
I need to simplify my posts.
I joke with my husband (though it's very true!)
about how I am SO good at complicating things.
But I am learning to turn that around.
The magic and beauty of spring can be found
all around. I have been walking about and finding lovely surprises
all over the yard. The most wonderful have been the two peonies
that I marked off of my list of survivors from last year's plantings.
I am so happy and excited about seeing them come up and am anxiously
waiting for them to grow!
I want to share just a little project with you today.
It's an altered matchbox.
I love taking something ordinary and making it pretty.
Do you like to do that?
I apologize for the photos.
They aren't very creative or even good.
I covered it with some pretty, spring paper and gathered some embellishments.
Ferns are one of one of my favorite plants.
So I picked some to use.
Boxes are so fun to decorate for gifts, craft storage or for decorations.
And the possibilities for decorating are endless!
This one is pretty simple. I do love losing myself in creating with details though.
I have been so very busy with family outings.
This last week I had a spontaneous shopping trip
with my youngest daughter, a visit over breakfast with two of my daughters and
granddaughters. Thursday, we took five of our grandkids to
see Beauty and the Beast.
Family outings are so special and celebrating
those relationship often and having fun
makes lasting memories that we'll always treasure.
This evening there's a girls night out eating dessert and going
to the movie to celebrate a daughter's birthday
tomorrow dinner with our oldest daughter and SIL to
celebrate their anniversary..
WHICH WAS IN NOVEMBER!
With a (very) large family, and packed schedules,
it sometimes takes months to squeeze those special outings in!
Having girl time with Liberty is something I try to do once a week.
That probably sounds a little odd, but she's getting older and
she is a good, kind dog. She deserves special
attention and I love doting on her.
It's always a good time to work on adding a little color or
something new to add some cheer to my home.
There's something warm and wonderful that happens to a room
when you add something new. I can imagine it smiling.
A bit like getting a new scarf or pair of earrings!
This floral cheer came from a flea-market.
I loved the colors and it was only a dollar! I was so surprised....
I bought a pile of pieces to bring home and sew into pillows or something.
I have been reading the most wonderful book!
It is packed with inspiration and wisdom.
I will share it with you soon.
(I need to get busy on my posts!)
The excitement of what I'm learning in my personal life or
through my reading sometimes bubbles over and keeps me up late
journalling and drawing.
Do you ever have thoughts or ideas that you want to get onto
paper before you go to sleep at night because you know it will be vanish
while you sleep?
I loved this entry.. it came from the devotional:
Jesus Calling by Sarah Young
I have to remind myself of this often and so it really spoke to me.
What speaks to you?
Well dear ones..
Here's wishing you a lovely new week!
Thank you for coming by.
I hope you were able to take away something
with you that was encouraging or inspiring!
Blessings and hugs...