Do you take time to celebrate all the seasons in your life? Do you know what I mean? We celebrate things like Christmas, 4th of July, New Year’s Day, Birthdays, 21st, 30th, 40th (“over the hill and ready to roll”), 50th (“half-century”) Thanks so much, society, for those little reminders.
Goodness, we even celebrate Groundhog Day! If we go to all that trouble for those holidays, surely we should, in some way, celebrate the ‘actual’ seasons in our lives.
Which, I guess, is my way of saying, I enjoy representing each season and celebrate it at my home, for everyone to see, and for all that visit, to know that I am embracing this and every other day of the year. There is no such thing as just a plain old day! Every… Single… Moment we are given, is a Blessing from God! So let’s do it right and celebrate that!
So, here is my little way of celebrating spring this year! If you’ve never made a wreath, and would like to see how easy they can be to assemble, check out my instructions on some of my earlier blog posts at www.shoestringeleganceblog.com . Just search the word “wreath” in the upper right hand corner of my blog or you can even Google How to make your own wreath, either will show you that it’s not as daunting of an undertaking as you may have thought.
I made a beautiful little floral cone to hang on my wall, super simple; the blooms I bought were originally intended for this very wreath. Lucky me! There was plenty for both! I just love this time of year. The sun has not become too hot to enjoy the outdoors, and at most you may need an evening sweater, but, who doesn’t like that?!
I am so happy I bought as much as I did, of these silk flowers, because I truly can’t get enough of these beautiful vibrant colors! In case you didn’t get a chance to read about my floral cone yet, I bought these stems at Michael’s and was lucky to get the whole lot for 70% off!!
Total cost for my floral cone and this beautiful wreath combined was a grand total of $15.78! Why wouldn’t anyone want to do something like this for that price?!
Just to make sure you have it that comes to a grand total of $7.89 each! That’s my perfect dollar amount!
As much as I love to make and display these wonderfully welcoming decors, I have to be responsible financially as well. A little coupon cutting, and shopping on the right days allows me to do that.
I fell in love with this little butterfly (it’s even a clip-on) and thought it would be just perfect on my fun little wreath whilst adding that little extra bit of whimsy that I love so much! It did! (in case you are keeping track, the butterflies were 2 for $1!)
Do you celebrate the seasons? What wonderful thing could you do around your house to recognize each day as the wonderful gift that it is?
I know life gets us busy, but surely we can all find and hour (or even 15-20 minutes) here or there to embrace each season of our life with glory and gratitude!
I am grateful for all of you and hope that you are enjoying each day.
Theresa Begin lives in Northern California, where she was born and raised. She is a Christian who loves her family and says, “I have been blessed with the world’s best parents!” She has three sisters and one brother, as well as 16 beautiful nieces and nephews who “mean the world to me!” She is “differently-abled,” and chooses not to allow her limitations to define her life. She loves to write and share her various projects on her blog, “Shoestring Elegance,” which came about as she discovered that living on a tight budget did not mean compromising on style. “Nothing is impossible with God.” Luke 1:37 NLT