Christmas Reflections

Tiny Home

This post was actually drafted in December last year and saved . I decided to post it anyway, although things have changed a bit.

For the last several days, I have really enjoyed reading blogs from some amazingly creative women. Women like me who have children, love to decorate, lead a busy life, and who like to write. Well, I like to write, but don’t feel especially inclined to do it right now, except that this did turn out quite wordy. 🙂

This is an old frame with a chalkboard paint insert. I attempted to write something fitting on it with chalk, but wasn't pleased with the results for this display. After looking through all the things I'd accumulated, I ended up spray painting this wooden angel I've had for years, adding the tiny candle ring, some greenery and ribbon to create this, which I feel is perfect, especially grouped with the old window angel card display that I will show you next entry. (Sorry, you just have to wait.)
This is an old frame with a chalkboard paint insert. I attempted to write something fitting on it with chalk, but wasn’t pleased with the results for this display. After looking through all the things I’d accumulated, I ended up spray painting this wooden angel I’ve had for years, adding the tiny candle ring, some greenery and ribbon to create this, which I feel is perfect, especially grouped with the old window angel card display that I will show you next entry. (Sorry, you just have to wait.)

You see, I am just enjoying being. Being in my cozy, tiny home, being with my kids…even though they spend tons of time in the basement doing their own thing. (I grab a hug and kiss every time they adventure upstairs to the bathroom. There’s just something about touching and smelling them…) Oh yes, where was I? Being…a lazy slug, staying inside and looking at the snow. Listening to really good tunes, reading, and ADHD tasking (in case you need a definition, that is where I start one thing, go to another before it’s finished, then another one in the middle of that one, and back to the first–“Oh yeah, I was doing this”–and then on to another). It’s amazing that I get anything accomplished, but surprisingly I do! Ever have times like that? You should see me “doing crafts” or anything that requires paper, glue, glitter, ribbon, etc. Mercy!!

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While enjoying blogs from so many vintage-loving people, I realized I’ve already collected some great items. This is an old small-bottle crate I used outside this summer as a plant stand. I wanted to create a somewhat rustic display with it. Using the old-fashioned heart cookie cut-outs worked great because they reflect the light from the candles (battery operated flameless ones). I spray painted the star gold to reflect the light also. Added some ribbon and floral picks, two wooden angels from my collection, a wire snowflake, and voila! Love it at the top of my stairs.

My brain is so full of great ideas, and things I want to do. My big excuse is that my house is so tiny. I know that is not really a good excuse (how about that I feel pretty tired, don’t want to make a mess in the middle of my 400 square foot living space?) but it does pretty much govern my craftiness. Some day I will have a spot to do it all and leave it a mess while in process. I am determined!!

I will start looking for a new home (I currently rent) in May. And, if God does indeed fulfill the desires of my heart, it will have a room I can call my own. 🙂Believe

And until then I will just keep on  believin’.

Update: In May of this year-2013- I moved into the house of my dreams. And yes, I do have a room of my own. I love how God loves us!

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