After months of planning, my oldest daughter’s bridal shower came together beautifully yesterday. This photo of the flower girl was one of my favorite candid shots yesterday. Isn’t the life of a child so simple? She didn’t care about drama or stress or anything at all except immersing herself in the moment before her. Take notice of the little things and enjoy them. That is what makes life so precious and worthwhile. <3
The bride to be:
I should have taken this outside for a better photo, but it was easier to leave it in the garage while the final coat dried. I spent the better part of last week making this for my dad as a Father’s Day gift. This is made out of terra cotta flower pots glued together, then painted with both spray paint and outdoor enamel paint. Fairly simple to make, but took a few days to paint. I thought I’d leave the directions here in case any of you want to get creative and make one for yourself. It’s a great summer project and looks so cool lit up in the evenings. I’m going to make another one for myself soon. :)
4 or more terra cotta flower pots (with holes in bottom)
2 cans of spray paint (I used white)
1 small can outdoor paint (I used Rustoleum)
Craft paint for windows/door if desired
Solar light, any kind
* Use silicone and glue pots upside down on each other, then apply several coats of spray paint. It took the entire 2 cans for mine.
* The next day, tape off any parts of the pots that you do not want to paint. (Make sure you use a good painter’s tape so it doesn’t strip the spray paint.) Using a sponge brush for no streaks, paint the rims of the pots in whatever color you desire. Apply a second coat, if needed, after thoroughly dried.
* Paint any doors or windows you’d like using craft paint, then spray several thin coats of clear gloss/sealer over the pots.
* Insert a solar light and you now have a lighthouse. :)
Get creative with this and have fun!
Be kind to someone today. Smile at a stranger, wave at your neighbor, or just listen to that friend who needs it. We’re all on some kind of journey. <3
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”
Found this little guy in the garage, posing still as a statue on the doormat. (Good thing my dog didn’t see him on our way outside.) I snapped his photo and he went about his business, exiting through a small hole at the edge of the garage door. A simple moment that made smile. :) Have a great weekend.
It’s going to be a nasty, stormy day today. Thought I’d post a sunny pic to keep my mood up, as I tend to become a bit grouchy on dreary days. I love the bright orange in this photo. Sunny days will come again. :)
My hubby was being silly while mowing the lawn and picked a dandelion for me. It was too short to put into a cup or vase, and had too many petals to play the “loves me not” game (ha!), so I laid it over the edge of the entertainment center and played with the camera and processing instead. I’m not sure which I like better, the sepia or color version, but I do know this: those silly unexpected moments are the sweetest things the heart keeps forever. <3
“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy;
they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”
And she will dance like tulips in the spring
waving beneath the glow of noontime sun.
For joy has filled the hurt to make her sing …
and she will dance.
Happy Monday. Have a great week. :)