Today is kind of a bummer day for me. My mom and dad were supposed to be coming to visit. My dad had to cancel a couple of days ago but my mom was still planning on coming. I’ve been really looking forward to it for the past couple of months since I rarely get to see my family (they live in Idaho, I live in Texas) and since the last time they saw Sawyer he was just a newborn. But, alas, it was not meant to be (sigh). My poor mom missed her flight this morning and it would cost an exorbitant amount of cashola to get her on another one. So she had to cancel and my week has sadly become free again. To pick myself up after a teary and disappointed call to my hubby to tell him the news, I decided to make something. I’ve been meaning to make this mirror for a while and finally today I just DID IT. Even though the house is a disaster and I’m sure there are about a million other things that I should’ve done instead. About a month ago the kiddos and I took a day trip with my hubby’s cousin’s wife and kids to go see Papa and Granmama (my hubby’s grandparents) who live in a fifth-wheel down on the ocean. We see them quite a bit but its always them coming to see us (its about a 2 and a half hour or so drive) so I’m really glad Brooke (my hubby’s cousin’s wife) had the great idea to go visit them for a change. It was a great day, we ate yummy food prepared by Granmama and played on the sand with the kids. It was still pretty breezy and Peyton was the only one brave enough to go in the water but still it was a good day. I spent some time walking up and down the beach picking up shells and driftwood knowing that I would eventually want to use them in a project(s). Papa teased me because all he saw was a “pile of dirty sticks”. :) When you are picturing this man, imagine him talking in a thick, nearly unintelligible, southern accent…look Boomhower on that show “King of the Hill”. Anyway, I’m glad I brought some things home. I love that we are so close to the ocean here and I’ve been wanting to put something somewhat beachy in our home. This did the trick I think.
TIP For a more “beach cottage” feel you could “whitewash” your driftwood with a watered down coat of white craft paint.