Beauty in the Everyday

August 21, 2012

What If...

What if we were to look at things in a different way?

What if these weeds could be seen as

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*pretty*

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What if these nuisances of the field could make a

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beautiful bouquet

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Or clover could be

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as cute as a bug's ear

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Or prickly thistle

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seen as really soft and beautiful, completely opposite from their stem

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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

 

December 13, 2011

Dreaming

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The Bluff is like a dream right now - where the fog rolls in, draping our world in a crystal frost.

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These are the Christmas drives I soak in, where this beautiful world just speaks for itself.

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And it says, I am home.

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I am home.

December 08, 2011

Making Something Out of Nothing

Growing up with very little was a blessing because I was able to see the beauty in the everyday objects that are often overlooked. That's what you do when you don't have much.

When you take the time to look around at what you have, you can make anything special. Take this collection of syrup dispensers for example:

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It's really simple:

1.) Gather together clear, like objects that can be used as vessels.

2.) Fill with Christmasey items such as little trees, ornaments, and fake snow or objects in a color to fit your Christmas theme such as old game pieces and glitter. (This can be done with anything you love, any time of the year!)

3.) Display as a grouping.

You can find this Christmas inspiration, as well as decorating ideas, recipes, and Christmas cheer in my book, The Farm Chicks Christmas.

Special thanks to my friend, Nancy, for letting us into her home to play and display with her collections. You can find more wonderful objects such as these at Nancy (and friends) shop, Forget-Me-Not, in Coeur d' Alene, Idaho.

Image by John Granen.

March 11, 2011

Beauty in the Everyday: Polish

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January 25, 2011

Barbed Wire

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January 02, 2011

Honeysuckle

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October 27, 2010

What I Saw Today

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October 25, 2010

Beauty in the Everyday: Pears

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September 28, 2010

On Being Happy

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August 09, 2010

Summer on the Prairie

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July 22, 2010

The Rusty Shed

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June 28, 2010

Pink and Red

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April 29, 2010

What I Need Today

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April 14, 2010

Clouds in my Cocoa

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March 01, 2010

Clouds

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February 23, 2010

Shoes as Beauty

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February 18, 2010

A Little Jar of Cream

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February 01, 2010

Beauty in the Everyday

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March 16, 2009

Floyd & Margaret

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