If you read this blog….
….I just wanted to say thank you.
I was thinking about that today.
I’ve written this blog for over a year and a half and you have cheered me on and laughed with me and rolled your eyes with me and sighed with me and smiled with me.
Every. Single. Step. Of. The. Way.
And you know….that sometimes around here…a post just writes itself.
There are days when I’m just as surprised as you what the post comes up with.
But it’s always what I wanted to say….only better.
I was going to write about the mama turkey and her children turkeys that live in the back field.
How everyday they make their pilgrimage from one side of the field to the other….single file line….the sunshine glinting off their feathers….
Without a care in the world.
And how I wanted to tell them to run.
And then I thought about how you would laugh and I wondered if you had any turkeys and that we totally need to discuss that Thanksgiving is right around the corner….and then….
…..right there in the middle of writing the post I realized I was so thankful.
Oh…and for my fall mantel and my new hydrangea wreath.
For friends and laughing and Thanksgiving and fall mantels and watching the turkey cross the road.
Because the best things in life are always free.
How To Make a Hydrangea Wreath
Step 1: Dry the hydrangea
I wish I totally had a fancy way to tell you how to do this.
I wish I was a hydrangea drying expert.
But I’m not.
I just cut the stems and left them on the table on the back porch and went inside and forgot about them.
I went to baseball games and parties and out to eat with friends and basketball practice and cheerleading practice.
I meant to check on them.
But by the time I remembered…they just went ahead and dried themselves.
Step 2: Add a piece of floralwire to the hydrangea
You want the stems to be nice and long.
Trim the leaves.
Wrap floral wire around the hydrangea and insert into the grapevine wreath.
Step 3: Repeat step 2
Continue wrapping the wire and adding hydrangea around the wreath.
Step 4: Trim excess hydrangea
You may need to trim some of the hydrangea so they look even.
See the over exuberant friend at the top.
He needed a hair cut.
You know what else I’m thankful for?
Friends that like free.
Friends that decorate from their yard.
Friends that have amazing fall projects created by bringing the outside in.
Be sure to check out these amazing projects….
….and I’ll keep you posted on the turkeys.
PS Sharing over at Kim’s.