This was a simple and fun project with a great result!
In recent months, I have been traveling quite a bit in my role as an education consultant. Neal and I went to Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania in January. I recently traveled to Wisconsin and California and then will travel to Philadelphia the end of this month. All this to say, I have learned how to pack light. 🛩
It has been a LONG winter with many gray days, so I REALLY enjoyed creating this tablescape. It was so delightful to bring some spring into the house!
When our children were young, we were friends with several Catholic families who gave up something for Lent. I remember one of our neighbors gave up chocolate and ate an entire chocolate cake on Easter morning! This story still makes me laugh! 😂
We all struggle with feelings of sadness . . . feeling blue. This time of year when it is gray outside can be hard for many people.
Social media also gives us the false sense that everyone’s life is full of fun and devoid of the challenges of life. WRONG! We all struggle with these feelings of insecurity, knowing our purpose and feeling less than. So if you are a little down and out, here are some suggestions that have worked for me . . . that get me out of my “funk” and start feeling better about me and my life.
About a year and a half ago, I retired. As a retirement gift, my sweet Neal bought me a Cricut. I was a little apprehensive about how to get started, so I started with some simple vinyl cutting projects. Maybe these projects will inspire you to get cutting!
Personalize insulated cups for presents:
I learned how to crochet from my sweet mother when I was a child. Since my childhood, I have slowly improved my technique (and I am still improving 😉). I enjoy the challenge of learning a new stitch and creating something that has texture. I am also enamored by all the different types of yard. I literally lose track of time in the yard isle at Hobby Lobby, Walmart or JOANN Fabrics.
I enjoy crocheting especially in the winter months; I do this while watching television with Neal in the evenings. This also keeps me from snacking. 🍪
I recently visited Wisconsin for my education consultant work. This Alabama girl was COLD! ❄️ However, my new hat kept my head warm!
I really like bulky, textured yarn. It only took me one skein for this hat. 👍 I also liked this color because it blends well with other colors.
Here is a diamond in the rough 💎 . . . we saw potential! 🧐
This old door had six panels, but we only needed five panels for a queen sized bed headboard. That works great because Neal prefers an odd number of panels. (For my sake, glad he likes odd!😉)
I just finished reading the short book of Habakkuk in my Bible. Habakkuk is a prophet and he had a conversation (borderline argument) with God about all the evil in the world. In the end (after the conversation), Habakkuk puts his trust in God. No matter all the evil in the world and how everything around him is gloom and doom, he puts his faith in God.
I retired as a school superintendent 👩🏼🏫 over a year ago. Many of my sweet colleagues gave me special mementos to remind me of our time together. ❤️Two special friends gave me this beautiful artwork.