I don't know about you, but these last few weeks have been crazy! I remember as a kid, summertime was a bunch of lazy days spent swimming, reading and playing with friends. Now, I try not to schedule too much for my kids, but I feel like we are running around now more than during the school year!
Recently, I accidentally scheduled my kids for a week of day camp at their school. Unfortunately, I wasn't paying attention to the camp times, so Elliot was scheduled for the morning camp and Gavin and Will had the afternoon session. I found myself running back and forth to their school dropping off and picking up all week. The bright side to this was that I was able to take my two older kids around on errands I wouldn't normally run, with a 3 year old in tow.
At this time of year, as much as I love summer, I am hot and ready (already!) to think about Fall and all the joys it brings. I was inspired by a trip to Kirkland's. I love that place, by the way. (And P.S. not paid to say that!) My daughter was at her camp, and the older ones were at a tennis lesson, so I ran over there quickly to get a full length mirror I had been eyeing for a long time. While I was there, I saw this gem. (And it's on SALE right now!!)
|Picture of the Box it comes in|
|Checking it out at home|
I knew at that moment, I needed to change out our current mantle decoration for fall. Immediately, I pictured it on my mantle with a garland made with glittery fall leaves. So, one of the errands I took my boys on was to Michael's and Hobby Lobby to check out what, if any, fall garlands they had already. They both had them, but I found (almost) what I was looking for at Hobby Lobby. They had the best selection, and would you believe it, they had TONS of CHRISTMAS stuff out?!?!?! What!?! The day we went, I think was July 1st. What the heck? Anyway...
|Our current spring/summer mantle|
The garland wasn't quite what I was hoping for. All it needed was a little glitter. And glue to attach it to. The boys and I located the glue and the glitter at Hobby Lobby. I knew this was a craft Elliot would want to help me with and one that she would be able to help me with.
|She insisted on taking this picture. She was excited to help!|
|Couldn't decide which picture showed it better!|
|Supplies: Glitter in Pumpkin and Espresso- sounds like a good beverage!|
|Glue and glitter in a box was crucial to containing the mess|
|She's a ham!|
Here I am spraying the leaves with the Tacky Spray.
I let Elliot sprinkle the glitter on.
Look at the mess!! Glad it was MOSTLY contained in the box! I am not sure how great the pictures show the fabulous sparkle the glitter added to it. I was very happy with the results. I hope it doesn't lose glitter all over the place! I will be sure to update you when I actually create the mantle for the Fall!
Trying out this signature! What do you guys think? It's a little big, but fun!
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