Side note- I went to open the patio umbrella today as the sun was out and calling to me and guess what I found sleeping in the folds of the patio umbrella? A BAT. I about died right there on the spot and yes, I am sometimes driven to extremes of dramatic hysterics. (Things like sunscreen bottles all over the kitchen island do it to me and bats simply tend to push me far over the edge of what one normal woman can handle without adding hyperbolic drama into the mix. It's not my fault.) All I could think, in that it-felt-like-forever-but-really-only-took-about-five-seconds moment, was, "I'm so relieved my hair is in a pony tail right now... don't bats try and nest in your hair?... Oh Dear Lord Jesus let that be an old wives tale...Aww he's almost cute... kind of furry and soft looking... I should take a photo of him on my phone..."
Then he flew away and I felt like screaming again. I just wanted someone to know. Thanks.
Anyhoo. The sunscreen. Well it has a home now but it needed a sweet little something above it, so I hung up the most darling little black box art from Ever Thine Home. It reads, "We cannot Lord thy purpose see, but all is well that's done by Thee." Isn't that perfection? (You can get your own here.)
And speaking of Ever Thine Home (my favorite place for faith-reflecting home decor) I've got a couple more items helping me kick off my summer. I am madly, deeply and whole-heartedly in love with the Untie Your Story cards. I mean, as we get our party pit going and I start planning a gazillion gatherings with friends and family over the next few months, these cards are just what I want for pulling people out of regular chit-chat and into more meaningful conversations. They have wonderful questions on them and I plan to pull them out again and again and use them in different ways- like as place cards or set them in the middle of the table for people to grab! I love things like that.
"We still do" sentiment that I've seen in their shop. (Today was the 22nd anniversary of our very first date... I do keep track. It was the turning point of my life so it felt very fitting to gaze at this sweetness and share it here on the blog.) They have cute signs and such, and I'm loving the chippy and sweet frame they sent me with a scrolly "We still do" font on the bottom. I placed our one wedding photo in it and set it in the bedroom, on the desk.
(And side note- I am totally craving a color scheme update in this bedroom but I don't think it's been over five years since we went grays and yellow, and my man rolled his eyes when I brought up the idea of doing a soothing re-do in grays, creams, and blues with new bedding and keeping the walls the same.... apparently he's not as keen on change as I am. I'll have to work on that.)
Ever Thine Home here, and keep in mind the We still Do items, especially if you've got any wedding or anniversary gifts to buy!