Christmas decorating stresses me out. There I said it. NOT my favorite activity at all and the experience just never goes as I anticipate it will. Especially now as my kids are leaving the nest, just picking a day to do our decorations is chaotic. Seriously we are having discussions, talking dates and even times to get as many kids home for that time.
Being the mom of teens and twenties is not easy. FUN, wild, crazy YES but not easy!
We host a small group gathering at our home every Sunday night. Our church calls them community groups and we study a topic or discuss the sermon but mainly we gather around our table and share a meal. Last night I learned a lesson from one of the men who attends. He helped me to be thankful in the middle of our home’s imperfection.
Have you ever gotten on a craft kick? Not the crochet a little each evening or even a weekend of scrapbooking with some friends, but a REAL "can’t hold all the ideas in my head kick?" That’s what I’m dealing with right now. Come join the madness with this tutorial! This paper flower shadow box has been a work of love. My nephew recently left on deployment in Afganistan. He’s in my prayers constantly and I wanted to give his wife something as she endures his time away.
My fabulous friends in the Project Beautiful Real People Real Living Facebook page have put together a fabulous list of quick but amazing list of Memorial Day ideas including food, drink, and decor!
Many of these ideas work for June and July! Summer has arrived so keep these ideas in mind if you are hosting any gathering this summer!