Happy 2015 my friends!!!
I’m super excited to see what the year brings us. It didn’t start out that way. During the last few days, my heart began to fill with dread and sadness. It’s because I think too much. Seriously.
I think about my baby growing up, us getting old, chances to spend time with loved ones missed, time wasted, etc. Then, I suck it up and remind myself that this is life. This is the way that it is and the way that it will always be. Time waits for noone. Forever doesn’t exist in this world.
We are given a certain amount of days on this earth and it is up to us to use them to the fullest.
“So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.”
Psalm 90:12 (KJV)
It’s so easy to take life for granted. So very easy, but one of my goals for the new year and for the rest of my days is to be more INTENTIONAL with my time. Another goal is to share more LOVE. Seems silly to say that, but a simple smile to a passerby or a random act of kindness can change a persons day.
With all of the evil and sadness that happens in this world…I want to do my best to add a little happy and to raise my son to do the same. That boy already makes this place one million times better.
So that’s my little bit of new year inspiration! Now, let’s talk pompoms!!!
Pompoms are nothing new to the craft world, but I thought I’d give it a shot.
I’m officially in love. Funny story: I was sitting on the couch making pompoms and my husband looks over and says, “I want to try.” So he and I had a pompom making party! I was impressed by his pompom making skills and he was so excited about doing such a good job.
I decided to make a fun garland to use on our winter mantel for the next couple of months.
Do you like it? I think its fun and quirky!
I know my style (whatever style that may be…let me know when you figure it out!) isn’t for everyone. I’ve mentioned before that I LOVE all kinds of different decorating styles and it’s been difficult for me to figure out what I like for me and my family. I definitely mix in a little of everything.
It is always pretty casual. You will find some rustic tendencies. I mean…we do live on a mountain after all.
I also find myself drawn to fun and whimsical decor.
I love a handmade home.
Of course, my decorating style falls in the budget friendly category. I love to shop…but I’m a cheapo. Just ask the hubs.
Okay…let’s talk more about the pompoms. They were so easy to make. Remember that my honey helped…that’s how easy! There are many tutorials that you can find online about how to make them. I actually ran across this nifty little gadget at Hobby Lobby…
It’s called a “Pompom Maker”. Fancy that. It has 4 different sizes and clear instructions. My only tip is this: If you want a full pompom like the one on the left of the pic below…then you need to wrap tightly. If you want a less full pompom…like on the right…then you will need to wrap loosely. I kinda mixed it up and used both in my garland.
Okay…so here’s the deal. I maybe…sorta…kinda…went a little pompom crazy and made too much. I had enough white pompoms left over to make another garland. So, I decided that I wanted to do a fun little giveaway! I’m doing this because it’s the new year and I’m feeling all sentimental and because I just love you for even reading this!
The garland is one strand of approximately 12 9cm white pompoms.
If pompom garland is your cup of tea and you just don’t have time to make one yourself, then leave a comment below and I will pick a random winner on Monday January 4th, 2015!
**Update: This giveaway is now closed.
Oh…and y’all know I couldn’t pack away the twinkle lights…
Thanks so much for visiting!!!
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