Thursday, April 26, 2018

A Hello and a Paper Craft

Hello everyone!
I am popping in to share a few moments with you.

There is always much happening as I'm sure is the case with you.
Our family is a bustling, living organism that
has a vivacious life of it's own!

Many of you know that our daughter moved to Ohio
last fall. She's enjoying the weather there and her new life
"adulting" as she calls it. She was hired on at a well established, family owned bakery. She's doing well but the distance has been a very difficult adjustment for all of us. We have seen her twice 
since she moved :) YAY!

Spring has come to our mountains and I have started my
watering routine. It's been a bit disheartening as I lost many perennials to the drought. So I have had to re-think my plans for
gardening here. It's been freeing in some ways. I just can't keep up with the watering anymore. However, rocks grow very well ;) and I have ordered a book by Mary Reynolds. I'm going to work on using a more natural approach. 
Any suggestions for me?
Cross your fingers!

Last week I organized and filed over 2500 pictures. 
I'm a little over the top when it comes to taking photos.
It's one thing that makes blogging a bit overwhelming at times.
But my goal was to get that done so I could start blogging again.

 Here are a few photos. Some are of a little project
 that I worked on for my daughter. The others are just some random pictures of daily life.
 The picture below is of a package that I 
made out of a 12" square piece of 
scrapbooking paper. The four corners are folded 
in and overlapping. Each flap has 
something different on it. I'm not sure why I didn't get a picture.
I am so odd sometimes :/
  When it's opened up, the inside is actually a letter. 
After I finished the letter and decorating the outside, 
it with all sorts of tidbits of paper with 
quotes and sayings, drawings and
little things that she could use for journaling.
 Then I made an envelope to send it in. 
Does it make you happy to make things with your hands?
Handmade is special and I find it therapeutic.
It's not always possible, 
but I sure enjoy when it happens.
Do you ever get really involved in making 
something for someone when you 
miss them terribly? And then you feel like 
you're somewhat
 connected while you're writing and creating?
 When it's ready to send,
a little piece of your heart goes
 along with the parcel. 
Time for tea. 
Isn't it always? It's so soothing and gives us a good
reason to take a little break from the work of the day.
 We heat our teapot several times a day.
I found this delightful new tea.
It's called Sangria and is packaged by Celestial Seasonings.
 And it brews up a most
beautiful pink. 

I had a birthday recently.
My husband makes it a magical time
with gifts of many kinds throughout the month including
flowers and outings. 
He really is so thoughtful
 and makes me feel like a queen!
The fairy princesses and I went to see
The Greatest Showman for the second time!
Our family have enjoyed and been inspired 
by the movie and the soundtrack. 

Have you seen any good movies lately?  

I hope you're all doing well. I do hope
 that blogging doesn't fade away. Shall we try to keep 
the blogging world alive with inspiration and magic???

Wishing you a lovely weekend and thank you so much 
for coming by.

Blessings from me to you...
Tamara XO
The Shabbi Gypsy


Junkchiccottage said...

Hello sweet friend. Love love to see a post from you. Always love to see your creative heart flow with your projects. That Sangria tea looks and sounds yummy. I am not a coffee drinker but love a cup of tea once in awhile. I get my caffeine from diet coke lol! Love seeing you with your pretties and having fun. What an adorable picture. Have a great Friday and wonderful weekend.

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Debbie said...

I am so glad you stopped by for a visit at Lakehouse. Now I have a new blo gging friend to visit. Your blog is pretty, and I really enjoyed reading your post! The tea sounds wonderful!! I love your paper project. IG has been fun, but I am getting back into blogging again, and finding it interesting. Have a nice week!