Twas a busy busy weekend for me. (There was NO napping)
Friday evening, I finished an art piece that will be posted later.
Saturday AM I sealed it ---- I use ModPodge for my word art. In the southern humidity, it can get sticky, so after everything dries, I spray the pieces with a clear spray sealer.
Took the Softball Princess to the doctor -
Took off to college girl's new apartment.
Cut down a closet shoe shelf and made her three flower boxes from the wood. She wants to grow some fresh herbs for herself.
Helped her paint a bookshelf. And made some wood stain using the vinegar and steel wool recipe.
All that was Saturday afternoon.
Return home - quick bite to eat then to my studio to get ready for a Sunday afternoon baby shower. (I be the head of a one person decorating committee)
I had pulled out all of my girls Beanie Babies and packed them up with some other display materials.
And then I made a pennant banner
And a hand full of paper pinwheels.
Each table had a different set of critters.
This was great fun.
and the friends gathered round.
To Celebrate a baby ---- nothing sweeter can be found.
Welcome welcome baby Drake.
This squirrel centerpiece was my favorite - and there is a story behind this. A story involving a deep, heartfelt discussion one afternoon.
I was having a really important conversation with someone - a conversation about relationships, choices, decisions, money, children . A really important conversation. And I don't know why - even to this day - but my mind kinda derailed. Kinda derailed --- not even close to how this played out. My mind took a hard turn and left that conversation with this question
"Have you EVER seen a squirrel shit?"
Let's just say there was stupid hysterical laughter - THANK GOD THE PERSON I WAS TALKING WITH HAS A SIMILAR TWISTED SENSE OF HUMOR.
Now we use the phrase to call attention to the fact that a conversation is not getting us anywhere.
Either of us will say --- "are you watching for squirrel shit?"
I'm ending this one with a picture of one of my favorite littles --- This is Canaan (BabyCane) --- and he is a sweet sweet baby.
Check out those big blue eyes.
Here is hoping that your week has started as lovely as mine. It is a beautiful day here.
Happy Monday ---
Oh - and as we approach September - I'm thinking on doing the SIMPLY SIMPLE SEPTEMBER again.
Low key - SIMPLE posts. Little projects - simple recipes - noticing beautiful details ---- life SIMPLY appreciated.
Please play along. I'll most likely do mine on INSTAGRAM as well as here - so if you want to follow me I am here ------ maggiegracecreates