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Rainy Sunday Joy

6 Mar

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Something about this quiet, rainy Sunday is bringing me such joy. Lately, I have been in the process of committing myself to my writing and I took on a second job as an afterschool nanny, so my work days are jam-packed. I am not complaining by any means, because I finally feel like I am finding some career balance.

Those jam-packed, crazy days make me enjoy these quiet simple ones even more. Today, I am relaxing catching up with the my blog reading and returning some emails.

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I am also spending some time crafting. As important as crafting is to me, it has gotten pushed aside for work and other things lately. I am still trying to find that balance, but its forthcoming for sure. So, I recently learned how to make granny squares and I’m working on a blanket for my nephew’s 6th birthday. I’ll share some photos soon.

I hope you’re finding some time for simple joy this Sunday.

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Not Ready to Say Goodbye

25 Aug

Despite the unseasonably cool temperature in my neck of the woods, I am finding myself hoping for a few more days of summer sunshine. I adore the fall, it is my favorite time of year. I will certainly embrace it with open arms. But I love the color and wonder of summertime craft projects.

While looking through the every lovely Country Living website, I came across this article on easy, summer craft project. Insert *swoon* here.

Bandanna Table Runner

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How adorable and ingenious is that. I think I will definitely be collecting some bandannas to sew together for my summer table next year. Unless I move to a tent in Yosemite, but that’s another story for another day.

Colored Pencil Vase

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I want these for every room in my house, in colors to match of course. For this project simply hot glue colored pencils together. Cut a piece of cardboard for the base and tie colored ribbons around the top and bottom. To hold fresh cut flowers, put a smaller glass vase inside to hold water.

Fabric Covered Books

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Use vintage, floral or toile (or anything that strikes your fancy really) to cover old journals, cookbooks or pretty much any hardcovered book. Super cute way to update a favorite cookbook collection and make it a display piece in the kitchen. Find project instructions here.

Are you ready for the fall or clinging to the last bits of summer?