Life is so busy...but busy is good. Every now and then I sneak in a little project and that makes me happy. Recently I saw a painted lavender pitcher that was from Pinterest posted on Facebook. I decided to make my own vase version of it. I am no artist but I still think it turned out pretty cute!
It is so fun that so many things are blooming this time of year. The gardens are bountiful! One thing I am really loving right now is the pink Peonies. They are one of my favorite flowers.
One of my Peony bushes has the largest blooms--almost of the size of a plate!
Everyone alway say my favorite rose (Wildeve) looks like a Peony and the photo below shows it is true.
The rose is in the middle.
Yesterday was my great nieces first birthday. What a fun time! I love first birthdays. I always had BIG first birthday parties for our kids.
The birthday girl (Amia) looked like a princess in her birthday dress.
We took Jax with us (my nephew from another side of the family) and he had a great time! It is rare that he gets to be the big kid.
There were 3 cakes--and so many presents. Amia looks so happy her with her Daddy.
I think she was overwhelmed with all the presents! Her Mama helped her open them.
I got her the cradle--I made all the bedding. Janae got her a doll to go in it.
Jax thought that he should get the pony. When we left he actually tried to carry it away.
I love these pictures of Janae and Chantel with Amia.
After we left the party we had to stop by at Goodwill. They live about 45 minutes away from us so it is a Goodwill we don't get to too often.
There was this little pink piano that Jax would have played for an hour if I would have let him. We didn't get it because it was $39.99 but now I am thinking that is really not that bad of a price. It is so cute! I am thinking maybe my unborn Grandchildren need this piano. I told Amia's Grandma about it and I think she may go see if it is still there. :)
I did get this cute little birdhouse looking church. I think it is so cute and I kind of collect these type of things.
It looks great on my desk--which I still just adore!
Have almost finished one more project this week. Just need to distress and wax it now. It started out looking like this...
Now it looks like this...
I have become quite confident now in my painting skills after 5 years of practice. I am hoping to be able to sell some things as a way to help out with the bills around here and still be able to care for my disabled son, Gage. Wish me luck!
On this Memorial Day weekend I am reminded how lucky we all are to have people who protect us and keep us safe...so we can do things like paint and go to birthday parties!
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