Thursday, August 28, 2008
Can we doubt the creativity of God when you look at this picture??? These are the quintuplets of some dear friends who recently got back home from Phoenix, where they were born. Are they not the cutest, most precious thing you've ever seen? I've been privileged to be able to go and help care for them a couple of times and I'm now smitten. They are each so precious and you can already see their personalities coming out. I know that this blog has been about decorating and creativity, BUT I just had to post about them and the miracle that they are.
God is good and has provided for this family already and we all look on and look forward to seeing how HE will continue to do the same for them. We have all been blessed to be a small part of their journey...and we give thanks for the miracle of these babies and for their Mommy and Daddy and extended family.
So this is my post on the most amazing kind of creativity there has ever been! The miracle of a child, the miracle of FIVE children. Pretty neat, huh?
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Friday, August 15, 2008
That's what I tell myself each hot August day that we face......."it won't be much longer (and an inner voice devilishly taunts with disbelief)! I long for the cooler days of fall, like October and November when you don't sweat buckets just for wearing a long sleeve shirt. Those are MY kind of days. Of course I love the fall decorations, too! I love pumpkins, scarecrows, bales of hay, gourds, mums, and such. I thought I'd show you a couple of pics for FYInspiration......maybe you will be inspired to do something different this year with your front door, front porch, or your living spaces. Here's a wonderfully decorated front door, with the pumpkin topiaries on either side of the door, and just looks fantastic!
And of course, just as I showed with the Jamestown Centerpiece, just by collecting a grouping that shouts "FALL" in a great container, one can add a harvest theme to any room. This Renaissance Hurricane filled with fun gourds and pumpkins looks great, and the one filled with candy corn and other harvest time confections looks very tempting! You could fill it with Indian Corn, with acorns, nuts & a candle, or pinecones. Again, add whatever inspires you! Hope this gives you, too, some hope that FALL is right around the corner! I'd love to hear what YOU do for fall!
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
I look forward to fall weather, because that is my favorite time to decorate the door. Nothing says Welcome like a porch decorated for fall weather! Pumpkins, mums, and a door display with those gorgeuos fall flowers and colors! Bring it on! One more for inspiration.....
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
So I'll give a good college try to a new home and a newly decorated space. I love to decorate, then re-decorate, and sometimes even re-decorate what I've already re-decorated. That's just to say, sometimes it takes a while to get things JUST right.
What about you? Do you like to decorate or do you loathe any change in your life? Would you rather do your decorating yourself or have Extreme Home Makeover come in and rock your world????
I'd love to have a designer come in and give me ideas, but I must admit, the challenge of getting things just the way I like them is invigorating to me. Of course there is always the challenge of having enough money to do those decorating projects!!! I am oh so inspired by those girls who go out thrifting, come home with a "shabbier- than- chic" piece and within hours, maybe even moments, have re-designed that piece into a masterpiece! I have to think a while, procrastinate a little (for fear of not getting it perfect the first time), then maybe in a week, or month, take on the project. I'd really rather live fearlessly, and throw caution to the wind by adding that coat of paint or whatever and see what comes of it! So, I've got a little progress to make.
Well, hopefully we can inspire one another......join me on my little journey, would you?
See you soon.