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.
Friday Q & A
I have two little girls right now- a 2 year old and a 7 month old- my husband is working and doing an evening MBA program- so life is a…
home sweet home
To me, making a house into a home is a big deal. Do we need to spend a fortune on it? Nope. I just feel like it’s important to create…
I have a new life. I am “organized.” Now, don’t go and think that means I have all my meals planned for the week, or that I have my food…
home sweet home: family room/kitchen
I posted pictures of our kitchen “spruce-up” back here, but the family room and dining nook weren’t done yet. So here they are. Our family room/kitchen went from this: to…
This is what I see most of the time when I walk in from the garage:
It makes me wonder: Why did I bother to slave away installing those wing-dinger beauty hooks up there? I also wonder why we haven’t put that calendar to better use…
our whiz-bang post-school filing system
Every year after the dust settles from the end-of-the-year-hoopla we do our “filing-of-favorite-things” party. Well, it’s actually not a party. It’s more like a “you-can’t-have-any-friends-over-til-we-finish-this-and-I-mean-it!!” kind of a deal. But…
Love this!!! I need to do this.
love those cubbies!
I love those cubbies they are so cute!!! (wish I traveled enough to collect cute stuff like that) I'm afraid to fly 😐
The shelves from your travels…What an amazing idea!
I love this idea. I may have to borrow it!
Great idea! I might have to make a trip to World Market!
I love love love the cubbies!
Shawni, I love those rushes, too! And they make me feel like I have some control over something somewhere! Love the cubbies! I have got to start shopping at World Market. Seriously.
I love the Memory Display!
That is such a cute idea! I love personalized decor. Also, wanted to let you know I stopped reading "The Kitchen House". I got to 80 something where there was a scene with Marshall being abused, went and read a bunch of reviews that said it's a bunch of tragic events after another and doesn't even end on a hopeful note:( I went back to reading "Unbroken" Hope you're having an amazing time on vacation!
Ohhh love this! So fun!
Loooove this idea! Thanks!
Oh such a clever and cute idea
I love those display cases. Thanks for sharing your ideas and creativity. Any chance you remember the name of the cubbies? I am trying to find them online.
Those cubbies are such a cool idea for saving travel knick knacks! I always want to save that stuff and have it sitting out, but then it feels cluttery. I love this!
i love it!!!!!!