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{Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real}~ February 28, 2016

Unless I crash and burn within the next thirty-three hours and twenty-one minutes, I managed to get through February without falling into the doldrums.  Yea for me!  It may be because winter has been mild or because I've been very busy or because there has been extra sunshine, but for whatever reason, it happened.

{Pretty} and {Happy}

A welcome sign of spring~

The daffodils are up and will soon be blooming, especially if this 70-degree warm spell continues.  In two weeks, pansies will be in the stores, and that will mean spring has officially begun.  I love sweet pansies!


For over a year I have been planning to do a collage of family photos on a wall of our bedroom.  I finally finished amassing the photos and frames (some of which were fine as they were, some needed to be bought and others painted) and got them hung yesterday all by me onesie.  The silhouettes are of my two girls, done years ago by a man from Russia or a former Soviet satellite, judging by his accent, at the Bob Evans Farm Festival in Rio Grande (that's RYE-oh Grand), OH.  His skill was amazing!  He cut the likenesses freehand with a pair of surgical scissors in about three minutes each.  I updated them with new frames and I'm really pleased with how they turned out!

The frame in the middle bottom was copied from something I saw in a craft store for $50.  It's just an empty frame strung with twine to which I clipped snapshots using little clothespins left over from another project.  We already had the twine and I bought the frame from Goodwill for $5.  It didn't even need painting.  I took out the horrid Andy Warhol quotation, used hot glue to attach the twine and it was finished!  It will be really easy to change photos too.

I love how it all turned out.  I think maybe someday we will paint over the school bus orange walls. :)


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  1. I have long wanted to so a grouping of - black-and-white, I think - photos of relatives on a wall, probably in the hallway. But, who knows when I'll finally get to it! Your looks nice. And the orange and blue is a nice combo, too. :)

  2. Thanks! The room was veering dangerously toward earth tones and a 70's vibe. I thought blue would help to counteract that, and I think it does. Black and white photos would be nice! I didn't do that because I already had some color ones I wanted to use, but I'm sure it would be great.


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