Sometimes getting a few much neglected things done in the midst of chaos gives me such a rush. We have had a LOT of comings and goings this spring/summer. And every time someone has come to our front door, they have been welcomed by this beautiful, well-nurtured flower bed: Lovely, right? And these unfinished things on the front entry wall: (The FHE painting we made back here got moved up to the playroom since I have had this other idea formulating in my head forever and finally wanted to make it come to life.) Finally last month I had had enough and went and bought my annual summer flowers. Sure, they sat there next to my heap of weeds dying for a few days as I kept waiting for the perfect opportunity to plant them with my girls (they love that stuff). But I finally quit waiting for them and plunked down and planted them by myself. Mini rush right there. Then onto my entry wall: Someone gave me the idea years ago to collect parts of nature from everywhere you visit, and keep it in a jar for memory sake. (And beauty sake because wow, this world is beautiful.) And since I have a serious issue with loving to travel and going hog-wild over nature, I figured it would be a great way to keep a little memory right there where we can all remember it better. When I saw these shelves at World Market I knew they were the perfect thing to use for the collection I started a couple years ago. And the greatest thing? Still lots of cubbies waiting to put more memories in.