we're back from a wonderful vacation, and boy.
it sure is hard to face reality when sleeping in and krispy kreme donuts for breakfast at 12:30 in the afternoon was life for two weeks. yikes.
so we're trying to settle into a summer routine, it's been a little tough so far this week but we're striving for progress not perfection. and not staying in pj's and watching tv all day is making progress. ha. my shop is closed for the summer leaving me SO much free time to do crafts with my girls, fun projects around the house, bike rides etc.
and project life! i've been hoarding PL supplies for about 3 years now and haven't touched one album.
so i'm going to be working on that this summer too. any PL people out there? any tips for getting started? i want to keep it simple. i'm not a simple person and that's what keeps me from getting disciplined activites like project life done and kept up with. so i need to make it uncomplicated!
anyways... back to this wreath :)
i found these ginormous rainbow pinwheels last month when we went into 5below and they had my name written all over them. i bought 6 and decided to try making a wreath with them somehow, and it was really simple actually
supplies you'll need // styrofoam wreath form ( i got the largest one i could find)
// fabric strips // ribbon for hanging
the little pin the holds the pinwheel together comes apart very easily
and you're left with just the pin part to push into the styrofoam wreath
i made holes with the pinwheel to kind of get an idea for spacing
i ripped some fabric into a really long strips and wrapped it around the wreath marking with a sharpie where the holes were in the styrofoam
once it's covered and the holes are marked i snipped little holes in the fabric with really sharp scissors so i could push the pinwheels in easier
that's it! i put some ribbon around the form and hung it with a command hook
i love our little front porch, my dream home would be in the country (sorta in the country :) it would be white with black shutters with a wrap around front porch, rockers, bunting, lights and all ... but this little porch makes me happy.
my hubby found these hanging strawberry plants at wegmans and thought we should try them
they have been SO AWESOME. we pick berries every few days and have them for breakfast or lunch and they're sweet!
i really really do love summer. i just love it.
the begonias & succulents on the front porch are doing really well this year.
i think i'll transplant the succulents into the back yard in the fall since they're perennials.
the begonias were hanging baskets that i got at the market. i transplanted them into my chalkboard pots that i made at least 3 years ago... they're holding up pretty good and they got nice and chippy.
i found the rocker on the curb probably 5 years ago. it's seen a lot of colors and cans of spray paint. i love making something out of old things people just don't want to bother with anymore.
much love to you and happy beautiful summer days!