Enjoy Thy Nature

I love summer, it is my favorite time of the year.  Even though the days seem longer, time seems to slip by too quickly.

During the summer months, I put so many things on my to-do list, I tend to burn myself out.  A recent, nasty cold that brought me to my knees, reminded me that you should always take time to slow down and make time to enjoy thy nature that surrounds you.

IMG_5392Sometimes the simplest things (like an old bucket filled with flowers) can lift your mood, make you appreciate the beauty that surrounds you and even lower your stress levels.

The universe, by way of sending me this cold, guided me to take time to stop and really “see” the beauty in all that surrounds me, like this vintage lawn chair perched near an apple tree (inviting me to sit and relax )and this old grain elevator, both of these items have stood the test of time.

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Mother’s Day DIY Gift Ideas

I often try to think of different and unique ways to a wrap a gift. I have an absolute love of canning jars and vintage aprons so when I saw this idea over at Evermine blog I knew I was going to do this for my own mom this year for Mother’s Day.

apron-inajar-4Here is the vintage apron I will be giving her. Thank goodness this is a quick and easy DIY, which means I still have time to get it done.

                                Mother’s Day Plant Idea – M.O.M.  Herb Container Garden                                                                 Another great idea and the kids can help too…                                   Full tutorial at JDaniel4smom

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I was so excited when I saw this as I’ve always wanted one. The title  says it all – check out the video tutorial. Continue reading Mother’s Day DIY Gift Ideas