Do any of you out there ever have trouble concentrating on any ONE thing long enough to get it accomplished without other projects distracting you along the way? I'm the girl that starts decorating for Christmas, only to discover that something needs cleaning before I can put that tree there or that decoration up. Then as I'm cleaning, I find something that I meant to complete.....and I attempt to finish that. Anyway, that seems to be my life story these days. I know I've promised Christmas pictures and I really have been decorating! It's just I still want to do a few minor details (but are important to me) before I get pictures. Part of that involves picking up some greenery. I will be going to Hobby Lobby on Tuesday and hopefully tackle the task at hand! I guess some people would call that being a perfectionist, but I can't call it that...because my decorating results will be far from perfect! lol!
In the meantime, I'll share with you one of those projects that distracted me along the way.
Remember these bowls that I bought while in the Ozarks recently? I've had them on my cupboard in the kitchen and as I was decorating a little for Christmas in the kitchen, I decided to stop and paint these.
I painted them red, mustard, green and black and distressed them. Here's what they look like now.
And of course, they found a home on the stepback cupboard.
And I remember Linda writing about finding the healthy balance in our lives with our families, home life, and blog world too. And that is just the sort of thing that has also kept me from doing some of those things I intended to do....but things I wouldn't trade for the world. Between home schooling, extracurricular activities, church, and just daily life, it's a struggle to balance it all sometimes...but sometimes you just have to stop and take a little time to do those things that are important to your kids. So that's another thing we did recently.....Joy made salt dough ornaments and decorated one for each girl in her Wednesday evening class at church so they could add it to their Christmas tree there. Apparently, she "took orders" for what kind of ornament they would like before she made them specifically for each girl.
Then she's wanted to make Christmas presents and her heart was set on a sign for my dad (her pop). If you remember he's always outside in his garage or around there DOING something. As a matter of fact, she's been known to call over there and ask my mom (her grandmama) on the phone if Pop can come out to play. So for Christmas she made him this sign since he "tinkers" around in the garage and outside. She picked these colors because she wanted it to look something like John Deere colors. She's getting a little experience working with paints...and the problems that go along with it! lol!
And that is a trinket box above it that she is making for her dad (don't worry I won't let him read this). It's to keep his keys and loose change in. She plans to paint "I love (well a heart shape) you (actually the letter U) dad" on it.
That's just a few of the crafty distractions I've had along the way while decorating for Christmas. If you'll be patient with me, I'll take pictures and share a room a day with you soon! And I'm really looking forward to seeing everyone else's Christmas decor too! It will be like going on a Christmas parade of homes!
Thanks for stopping by today and have a great week!