Pretty red pine cones...something new to do with all the pine cones in the yard! If you soak them in i gal. hot water with a 1 oz. bottle of red food coloring, then allow them to dry on paper towels on cardboard, they will have a stained look...much softer and prettier than the painted ones! And it goes so much faster.
LOOOOOOVE!!!!! in my i like weird and unique stuff kind of way... the only reason this would suck is because i feel like it would snag on
Forever Decorating!: Garden Teacup Chandy - the author uses this one with candles in the garden (which I think is a GREAT idea) ... but I was thinking of one (maybe with mismatched teacups) and filled with birdseed. I like that she turned the saucers upside down, needs to be unless you hang it very low.
These look super yummy. Also think about all the different kind of jams and jellies you could use... Apple with a little bit of cinnamon or caramel (YUM!). Of course I would substitute apple sauce for the oil (since that's what I've been trying to do when baking these days) and it doesn't seem like such a bad for you recipe.
hmmmm... could do something like this in the wooden box, with evergreen, berries or pine cones - and raised candles.
All things Christmas
not sure what kind of photography gradient/texture/style? this is, but i like the vintage-y look of it!
Might seem weird pinning this here but I think it is healthy and not something to be surprised about. After all death is one of life's certainties. "Here's a four part overview of the grieving process, showing the self-protective shock and denial, followed by the resistance of anger and depression, leading finally to release, resolution and peace."
You could probably spray paint each of the cones before assembling them on the cone. For instance, I think it would look cool if the pine cones with sparkly gold or silver.
Don't know what kind of dress I want yet but this is kind of a cute concept. I think I'd rather have it as a shorter dress but still with pockets and keep the top as is.
Is it to early to think about spring? This is very cute. I like the egg wreath in front of the mirror too!
I wonder if I could convince Adam to build us something like this for the backyard this summer... but it would need a cover. And I think I would fill it with just dirt and maybe we could enclose the sides with something cheap like plastic trellis and put a water table in there. Messy but super fun!
For the Kids
Bouquet of beautiful blue orchids and white lilies. I want it! I think this is the bouquet I want for sure. I amy add other flowers in it but I actually like this one a lot. The orchids are very colorful so I have a lot to work with here as far as matching them to any bridesmaids' dress colors.
I have seen this quote before... I honestly used to be appalled at the thought of it because it is so true about who I am and I was probably afraid to even admit that by liking it. But last week I saw teenagers writing it on their camp shirt and I was like, "ok. what kind of example am i? maybe it's time to embrace this shit now." (I, Sarah O'Connor, wrote this paragraph, it is not lazy re-pin.)
I really love the pearls in the glass jars with candles--I think I want to do some version of this with smaller lace jars and votive candles--I'll look into DIYing this.
Our new pop-up greenhouse, with shade cloth on! Its not quite as easy as they make it look on the box, but it is pretty easy - just like putting a tent together. I like to have fresh greens all winter and this is how I do it. I have two Juwel Cold Frames. I sprayed black paint on two 1-gallon bottles for each. Fill the bottles with water and put them at the back wall of the Cold Frame.
Something about this photo just... mmm. I think it might be the slightly film-like look of it. And maybe I just like rain. And trees.
Sew Kind Of Wonderful I like the use of straight lines in different directions...it's not something I would naturally think to do but so effective
Want a tattoo that says, "Home is where the fireflies are." I think I want that one in color, because I'm not quite sure how good fireflies would look in black and white, but this is kind of cool. Maybe I could have little "sparks" or "stars" to represent the fireflies coming out of the jar.
I never really noticed before now how deep this quote is. "I have struggled in vain and can bear it no longer." Like, just think about it...That and the look in his eyes...
Nancy...and Sluggo comics. What kind of name is Sluggo??? I hated this comic in the Sunday paper, but I was always compelled to read it. Go figure.
Craft Room Ideas
Simple Cowl. I made this with bulky yarn. GORGEOUS! The hardest part was the first row of course trying to find the chain in which to put my hook. I think i faked it - but it came out great. About 3 hours. And only about 70 yards rather than the 200 she uses Perhaps it was the bulky yarn.
Cheese Spread decorated like pine cones. Gosh, I used to make these 30 years ago! Loved them, and hadn't thought about doing it since! Thank you Pinterest :)
Put in the garden attached to the fence - Old plank of wood, 4 old spoons, and small candles. Pinner says: I think I will use #battery operated tea lights instead and see what they look like...will have to "grunge" them first, of course!" We agree, it makes this great #craft safer!
Even though I'm pregnant with our third I still have to sit and think about months vs weeks.And let's face it, unless someone is in the medical field/has been pregnant they look at you like a crazy woman when you answer in "weeks" haha.
I love coming across tips like this...sometimes it is just helpful to read what to do than to have to think about it too much. I like healthy eating to not be over thought, taxing, burdensome..you get the picture...eating healthy should be simple, taste fabulous, and be as natural and easy as breathing, or putting one foot in front of the other...you don't think about it...YOU JUST DO IT! Stay Healthy!