I hosted a lady bug themed baby shower in my new home for my cousin Amber,
|Tissue pom poms we later added to Adalynn Virginia's room and the adorable banner Misty made her (pre-broken arm)|
|carnation lady bugs|
|The front door sign welcoming guests...one of the signs that my MIL, Grace, painted for Adalynn's room...she is SO talented!|
a sick baby,
|The pathetic Spokesbaby of RSV and Double Ear Infections|
|39 is the new 29...or so they say|
and just the "daily-ness" of life.
I spend a lot of time thinking of ideas for my blog and things I would like to write about. As you can see from the infrequency of my posts, I don't always get around to it. The best time for me to blog is when Mr. Gus is asleep but that's usually when I shower and clean the house. But today, his morning nap is longer than usual so here I am...showered and done with an art project!
For a while now I've been designing a project for my kitchen. It's something really special to me and I love how it turned out.
Growing up, Daddy was always carving things. One of the most common was spoons.
|Which one of these is not like the others?|
A few months ago I found a box of them at Mama and Daddy's house and asked if I could take them to display in my new kitchen.
I took an old frame, spray painted it and added chicken wire. But the spoons didn't stand out the way I wanted them to because they were against a khaki wall.
So I decided to take some black and white ticking fabric that was left over from Gus' crib bedding and I stapled it behind the chicken wire. Then I hung the spoons with vintage ribbon I found in Canton last week.
I love that when I walk in the door, I see the spoons that we used in our kitchen when I was growing up. That's what makes it so great...most of these spoons we actually used on a daily basis...
|That middle spoon never met a soup it didn't like|
...to stir Goulash, spoon out Peanut Butter, ladle Vegetable Beef Soup and spread Goo Cake into the pan.
There is even one spoon Daddy carved just for me...
|The Spoon of Hope|
...a left handed ladle to go in my hope chest.
I never had a hope chest...but I always hoped I would have a chest...sorry, I couldn't resist...
Thank you, Daddy...for making one of your 753 hobbies carving. Because now I have something to display in my home that no one else has. An original piece of Joe Peacock art. And just like the artist, it's one in a million.
|Two One-In-A-Millions...Does that equal Two Millions?|
So that's what I did this morning. I'd better go...my bangs are going to dry sticking straight up and I hear Gus waking up.
P.S. I got the boots!!!!!!!!!! Michael gave them to me for my birthday and I L-O-V-E them. They are SO me!!! Thank you, Michael. I love you more than all the turquoise boots in all the world.