Sunday, June 16, 2019

4th of July wreath and 1012 Emporium

Hey friends!
The Fourth of July is coming up quickly, so I thought I would share a Pinterest inspired wreath I made.  I saw the idea of using this metal piece from Hobby Lobby, and then put my own spin on it.
Of course it can easily be changed out for different seasons or holidays.
When I went to Hobby Lobby to look for the metal piece... it was 1/2 price! yay! $20
The one I saw on Pinterest was filled with artificial flowers but I could see that there was enough space for potting soil, so I went with real.
I did see that Hobby Lobby had two sizes of these metal pieces. This is the larger size.

I'm so happy that Summer has arrived and I can be outside!  I have spent more time on the front porch and on the deck already this year than I think I ever have. I was SO ready to be outside!  I have even been able to take the dogs on walks. Working up to a bit further each day.  I'm still dealing with pain and swelling, but I am sure it's going to get better.  I just want it to come faster. lol  I am ready to have this behind me.

We have a running joke around here that every time Dan mows we have a  storm or something so branches or leaves fall all over the neatly mowed grass.  Yesterday he had no more than put the mower away and rain started. Dropped a few Catalpa blooms.  I do love those trees tho.

As promised in my last post, here are some photos of the last trip to 1912 Emporium with the girls. We love this place.  It's in Wayne NE, but they have now opened a new store in Omaha, called Prairie in Bloom. Oh... and they sell on line!   Here is the website  1912 Emporium

The store has a great variety of things.  They have some of the best greenery and can candles anywhere, as well, and all the amazing home decor.

If anyone could walk in here and come out without purchasing something.... they are much stronger than I. lol

The amazing sunlight coming this old building just seems to make everything that much prettier.

Whoever is doing the staging is doing a great job.  One cool vignette after another.

See what I mean about the beautiful lighting?

Well, it's Fathers Day, so I cant leave you without posting a photo of my daddio.  He has been gone from this Earth for 33 years, but I think of him every day.  Those of you who have followed my blog for years have seen and heard much about my sweet momma..... but had my dad been around since I started blogging.. you would have heard a lot about him also.
He was one in a million. He was a hard worker! He was the type of guy who would give the shirt off his back to anyone he thought needed it. He was a jokester with a HUGE heart!  He loved  God, his wife, children and grandchildren fiercely!
He was amazing!
Love you dad

Wishing you all a wonderful week ahead.
Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, June 10, 2019

Jar and Candle Felt flower tie ons

Hey friends!
Here we are almost half way thru June already. Whoa! slow down Summer!
I finally have my cast and boot off my foot, (after four long months), so I'm ready to enjoy being outside every chance I get.
I haven't been creating much, for that simple reason.  I have freedom! yay!  My foot it still hurting and I'm still limping around but with time that will improve. Poor foot has been thru a lot.

I recently did make some of these Jar and Candle tie ons, so I thought I would share some with you today.  I used Tammy Tutterows gorgeous dies from The Crafters Edge.
You can see them all  HERE

I was at the Dollar store and saw they where carrying the blue tinted Ball jars. I just couldn't resist getting some for projects. I have some of my moms old blue ones, but I wont use those for projects. These jars really are pretty, and not too pricey.
I like the idea of making things for jars and candles that can be removed and used again, so I started making these tie ons, instead of gluing things directly to the jar or lid.

 I have been using Tammy's flower dies for so many things, from stitching projects to gift bags.

Oh, and I have to put in a photo of these little sweethearts that bought me of  farm eggs, garden green and .... radishes that Lyla is very proud of. lol

In my next blog post I'll share some photos of the trip the girls and I took to Wayne to the 1912 Emporium. What an amazing place!  So many cool things to check out.
On the way home we stopped by and saw the farm that our friend Karen grew up.
I don't think I will ever get this gorgeous place out of my mind.  It was just surreal how peaceful and pretty it was.

Her parents have both passed, but her brother does an amazing job keeping this place up.

Something really special about this place.

The entire back yard was filled with so many beautiful flower and colors of Iris that I had never seen before.

A lot of love and labor went into that place.  It was really a treat to get to spend some time there.

I would have been happy to pull up a lawn chair and an iced tea, and spent the entire day.

I hope you car all enjoying your Summer so far.
I have been working on my deck plants and feel so thankful to be able to enjoy doing that this year.

I will be back soon with a fourth of July wreath to share, that I just finished, and some photos from our girls trip to Wayne.  Until then..

Hugs, Vic