Sunday, February 8, 2009

Bringing color to my day...

I have been pretty sad all day since reading about baby Cora's death. It is funny how a little tiny girl, that I have never met, touches me so.

I think as a mother, the thought of losing a child is unbearable. So, thinking of another mother and father having to go through this is gut wrenching.

Hubby had to go take care of a cow with a bad case of lice, so I took the kids to Wal-Mart to have some fun and get out of the house.

With my thoughts not far from Cora's family and friends, I did some creative stuff that was a lot of fun to do. All with my babies dancing and playing at my feet. I am blessed.

I needed a Valentine's Day wreath for my front door. I love grosgrain, so I just bought tons of it and a grapevine wreath, and tied tons and tons of bows.

I am very pleased with how it turned out. And Bram helped as well.

This is our built-in, in our den. It is really nice, but I thought a little boring. SO, at Wal-Mart, I selected a bunch of scrapbooking paper, some adhesive spray glue, took all the knick knacks and shelves down, and went to work.

I am thrilled with how cute it turned out.

That egg on the shelf has our wedding date etched in it. It was a wedding gift from family friends with the last name Egg. One of my favorite things.

The paper looks like it doesn't go all the way to the top, but it does. There is just crown molding in the built ins. Who knew.
I love it and it was a great productive way to get my mind off things. What a sad day.


Jo said...

Wow, you have been busy today!

I wasn't aware that cows could get lice ~ I may or may not have lice in the past. It's one of the perks of being a teacher ;) With that said, my head is now itchy!

Enjoy your evening,
If you get a chance, pop by my blog ~ I'm starting a new adventure in about two weeks!

The Jones' said...

I love your Vday wreath... so cute and creative!

and lice... interesting :)

starnes family said...

Love both additions.....great ideas!

I was just thinking that I need to update my Mardi Gras wreath after it losing pieces over the years and now I want a Valentine's one, too!

Michelle said...

SUPER cute wreath! What a good way to brighten your day. So creative on the built in too!

All this sadness has gotten to us today too. It's so strange how it is every where. I don't like it at all.

The Soladay Family said...

I love it! I have been wanting a V-Day wreath too! I found another cute one online today...I'll post it later because I know Casey will be all over it!

Sometimes we just need something to distract ourselves...

Heather said...

You crafty girl! Love it! Thanks for sharing your fun ideas. I love grosgrain ribbon too!

I didn't know cows could get lice either. Did he have to comb the hair out strand by strand like I did on my girls?? Seriously, lice is like a plague.

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

The wreath looks great. I didn't know that baby Cora has passed away until just now. I just can't imagine...just can't...

KDLOST said...

I am so sorry to hear about baby Cora. I didn't realize that had happened until I started browsing google reader. She touched so many!

I love your wreath and paper! You were crafty this weekend missy! :)

morewineplease said...

I am so impressed! You are so creative... I need a wreath!

Live.Love.Eat said...

Great job you crafty woman you!!!!