Today, I ran the Shamrock 5k Run in downtown Portland, Oregon. It was a cold, cold day. The weather could only be described as fickle. We saw some light rain, some hail, some slushy snow, and some blue skies sneaking through occasionally. IT WAS AMAZING! (Well, me running three miles, all at once, and by choice is amazing!) But I was talking about the weather. :)
|This is the beautiful city of Portland,OR, where I ran the Shamrock Run this morning with my sister and over 30 thousand others! What a glorious day. Plus, we crossed the finish line together. Yay for us!!!|
When we got back home my mind turned to other things I'm looking forward to...
Easter is, by far, my favorite holiday of all.
Number one, because it signifies the resurrection of Christ.
It has also become a symbol of leaving behind a long and dreary winter and looking forward to the fresh new life, which is Spring.
And there is pretty much guaranteed to be a chocolate bunny or two around. ;)
After I got home from running, and coffee, and sushi with my sister :) :) :) ~ I chilled on the couch and perused Pinterest. It's like creating your very own online magazine and filling the pages with things you adore.
Or want to try.
Or just what inspires you.
It is by far my most favorite time waster!
Once I'd satisfied my Pinterest Addiction, I grabbed the glue gun and some miscellaneous scraps and went to work trying to create some Easter decorations for our home.
Hmmmm, what to do with all of these Styrofoam eggs that Mom (In-law) gave to me....
I hot glued some ivory twine around one of the smaller eggs.
Looks kinda cute all by itself.
Then I hot glued some strips of ivory burlap to one of the larger eggs...
We will dub this one "The Mummy". No pun intended.
Next I covered one with moss (and hot glued a good portion of my fingertips in the process, yowsa!)
I really like how this one turned out.
And because I don't know when to quit, and to offset "The Mummy", I did another egg in chocolate brown burlap strips...
NOT AT ALL what I was hoping for. That's okay...it can act as "filler" for the rest.
I'm hoping to find my roll of jute tomorrow, when I have renewed my energy, and create a couple more. In the meantime, maybe I will be struck with inspiration as to what else I can use to cover them. I've seen some cute mod podge eggs, done with pretty paper napkins, music sheets, and book pages too. We'll just have to wait and see. I've got quite a few Styrofoam eggs to play with.
I think I'll have the preschoolers mod podge some too. That should be fun!