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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Baby Shower Ideas – A Wandaful Thing

A close family friend recently gave birth to a baby girl.  Instead of having a baby shower before the baby arrived, it was decided to have a “meet Trinity” party after the birth.  I was honored when I was asked to contribute some of my creativity to the party and even more excited when I was told the colors were pink and white.

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I decided to incorporate some food into the decorations.  The crepe paper sucker flowers made a lovely contribution to the tabletop and were easily made using crepe paper, scissors and tape (suckers too of course). I made a baker’s dozen over the course of a few evenings . I made two different types, one I refer to as the carnation(pink) and the other a daisy (white).  If anyone is interested in how any of my creations were made, I will post tutorials for you.

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