I didn't do a round-up of all of my popular posts for last year (although I've been inspired by some good ones already).
I didn't pick a "word" for the year (although I've seen some inspiring ones out there).
The blog police are probably coming for me even as I post this.
Christmas has all been packed away and my house is barren of much of any decor. *sigh*
I suppose the lack of personal touch is the most noticeable in my living room, so I thought I would begin post-holiday resuscitation there.
Since I moved from the country into town last May, I've been missing my woods and creek the most. I decided to go with a woodland kind of theme to my living room, at least through the spring or until I'm tired of it or until actual moss grows in there.
I made this moss-covered frame as a holder for my little tillandsia, or airplant as they are more commonly called. I started seeing them all over pinterest last year and found one for $4 on clearance. It came in a glass ball, similar to this...
I had other plans for it. It also came hot glued to some reindeer moss that had been spray painted bright red and glued to the glass ball with some of the most wickedly aggressive adhesive I have ever come upon. I figured I would either kill the plant or break the glass ball getting that out of there, or both, but 24 hours and a half a bottle of "goo gone" later, it was free of it's ugly moss and the ball remained in tact. (I will admit to post holiday egg nog to calm my frustration.)
This project was a no-brainer. It kind of went like this...
Ugly picture frame
Remove those metal things that hold the picture in from the back
Trace frame onto back of sheet moss
Cut it out and glue it onto the frame
Glue on some reindeer moss
Glue on some smooth river rocks to make a corner pocket for plant
That's about it. Took about 45 minutes.
I hung it on my pallet shelf in the living room along with a birch vase full of faux pussy willows, an antler I found on the farm and a little candle that smells like cedar. (Candles that smell like cedar are always an inexpensive score right after Christmas.)
You may recognize some of the components of this project from when I made this.....
|Pallet Board Candlescape|
I'm kind of excited to be back to blogging because it's a great motivator and most of the inspiration for my house reno has come from all of the wonderful blogs out there. (This means YOU.) Thank you.
I'm happy to say that as soon as the weather gets just a little better, I'll be picking up the back yard and patio projects. (This is going to make my fitbit very happy.) We did get almost all of the landscaping block and gravel finished with the exception of the final layer of gravel and the capstone...which is just waiting for me.
I'm even happier to say that my dear friend Judy is coming from Arizona to visit me towards the end of this month. She's nothing short of awesome and I can't wait. I haven't seen her since August.
Finally...I should mention that I realized that I have a lot of guest posts that I've done which have never published on my old blog. I'm going to post them every now and then, so if you see something you think you've seen before...you probably have.
Now I need to go do something so that my fitbit doesn't think I'm sleeping.