A lifestyle perspective from a forty something. I love all things beach, interior design, flea markets, jeans and t-shirts, white wine and Starbucks. Life is good in my forties and I wanted a place to share the things that I love and these great experiences.
We had a few little friends over yesterday and we decided to do a little Valentine craft. I saw a post in Pinterest where you use a pencil eraser to create polka dot paint projects. It looked like a lot of fun and something that five to seven year olds would be able to handle. They did a great job.
Here is the original post on Pinterest . We decided to do Valentines Cards which are going to be for teachers and parents, and I did a t-shirt for my little girl.
I thought they turned out quite nicely. I hung them in my window to let them dry and decided they looked so cute as Valentine decorations. I plan on having the girls back over to finish their cards but might have to wait until just before Valentines day.
I also made this cute garland to hang on my mantle mirror. I'm not a big fan of the colors red and pink so I don't go crazy with decorations for this holiday in spite of the fact that it's my daughters favorite holiday.
I love how this turned out. I have seen them in all of the party blogs and then a friend made one for a photo shoot. I just loved how simple it looked. I think it looks great here and might have to make another one for Easter.
So, it's already the end of January and I am just getting around to wishing a Happy New Year.
Better late than never.
I took a long break from writing. I was trying to decide what to do. I wasn't really engaged. When you start a blog you start for many different reasons. For me, I thought it was a way to document anything and everything. I love to be creative, I love interiors, I wanted to have a journal of family events, I wanted to document my baking business, and so on. I didn't start this blog hoping that it would have financial reward, but more for myself, and having readers was a bonus. When I took the break I realized I was a bit tired of writing a blog. I found myself having to search for things to post about. I just wanted to disconnect from technology for a while.
I decided, quite recently, that I really missed this blog and wanted to start posting again. I found myself recalling past posts and it made me realize that I did enjoy it. I am going to post at my pace and not feel compelled to put something down every day.
I also plan to post about and combine my baking business, Leslie's Flour Shop, with this blog. I might make some changes to my blog name down the road but for now it will be a melting pot of all things me.
If you were a past reader and you are still with me, Thank You! If I gain new readers that will be a plus. There really is something to this blogging thing! I've missed you.