Today was one of those rare days that held a little of everything good in it. I woke this morning to a beautiful sunny, if cool, day. I curled up in bed with a book I’m currently reading, Better Off by Eric Brende. I’ve heard mixed reviews on this book, but so far I am enjoying it. I let the morning unfold slowly. Checking the mail I found a beautiful package from Darilyn of The High Note Dot Net.
I had recently won a giveaway from Darilyn of shredded sheet music. I can’t wait to show you how I use this in my home. The way Darilyn packaged the shredded sheet music was so beautiful. It made my day to know she took the time to add that personal touch.
Thank you so much Darilyn!!! Please check out her blog here for lots of beautiful inspiration ideas not only for the upcoming holiday but throughout the year.
A couple of days ago, I watched my grand kids so their mother could take a nap. Caring for two small children and a husband who just underwent surgery had taken it’s toll on her. (He went in for an outpatient biopsy of a lymph node and woke to find out he had a hernia which is now repaired. I don’t know about you but I’ve found men to have a hard time accepting pain, and he reinforces that opinion). For something different I went to the kitchen and pulled out a couple of things to let the children make ornaments out of more of the emptied light bulbs. Here’s all you need.
I mixed some sea salt and food coloring together then had the kids coat the light bulb with Elmer’s school glue using a small brush. With a spoon I let the kids sprinkle the colored salt onto the bulbs and here’s what we came up with, after adding some ribbon to make it festive.
Sorry that one turned out a little blurry, but I think you get the idea. The kids went a little overboard with the colored salt so it’s lumpy in some areas, but hey they had fun and it was another successful experiment with empty light bulbs.
One note, I think in time the salt could flake off, especially if on as thick as the children got it. I would recommend adding a spray sealer for protection. I didn’t have any so after it dried I added a coat of polycrylic over it. It took quite a while to dry, but looks like it will last several years. If not, it would be easy to clean it all off and start over.
Then my grand daughter stopped over. I had a surprise for her. We were going to watch a bag pipe performance today.
Our performer was Sean Patrick Regan who began learning at the age of 8. You can learn more about this amazing musician here and get to listen to a sampling of his talent.
There is something about bag pipes, each time I take her to a performance it lulls her to sleep and today was no different.
Finally, on the way back I just had to snap a picture of this sign in the window of a small independently owned cafe. I think this sums up what supporting local businesses means. I didn’t want to offend anyone, so I did make sure no one was sitting by the window before snapping the picture.
That’s just a little of how I spent my Saturday. How was yours?