Friday, May 18, 2012

A Few Days of Rest

Good morning and happy Friday!  I am so glad to say that I am taking a vacation day today.  I have a full time job, two kids, and my Etsy store.  And I notice as I get older that I need to take better care of myself in order to keep up with everything.  I plan to sleep, exercise and watch movies and read for three full days.  How great does that sound?  

I thought that I would add a few pics of the florals around my house.  The one above is absolutely one of my favorites. I think the balls are called snowballs 

The one below is from a while ago.  I had a tough time getting the daisies to stand up in the vase.  

So instead of cutting them down, I added a starfish in an effort to anchor them.  It worked well.

I found these at the flea a few weeks ago.  I love them beside our front door welcoming people.

I kept them and the snowballs in the first photo in a bucket after I got home.  My favorite part is the "mess" they make.  I love how it decorates the water.

It's almost like nature's confetti.

 I almost forgot.  I have vowed to do no sewing, little cleaning, and no following up on invoices or quotes.  (Not entirely sure I can stick to the sewing part.  I love it and find it to be very therapeutic.  But I did so much of it into the wee hours of the night preparing for last week's show that a little break might be a good thing).

The other thing that I do plan to do is to visit a few fleas that will be in town this weekend!

Enjoy your weekend!




  1. Gorgeous post.

    Enjoy your much-deserved respite from All Things Work - reading being high on that list of fun things to do.

    Whatchya reading?

    Have a wonderful weekend, one L Michele!!

    The other one L,


  2. I love all of your beautiful flowers! I believe you said that there was a market close to you selling flowers inexpensively? Wish I had access to one. I think it's good to play "hookey" every now and then. You can recharge your batteries and be a better person afterwards. Hope you have a restful and pleasant weekend!

  3. Enjoy your well deserved break! ~ Maureen

  4. Have fun at the flea markets! Your flowers are lovely. Love that Ball jar lamp!

  5. I love snowball flowers!!!!!!!! My neighbor across the street has a HUGE shrub and they are just beautiful! I wish you a lovely, rest filled weekend! xo ~Ashley

  6. Ps, did you make that mason jar lamp? If so, could you possibly let me know how you did? =) ~Ashley

  7. Just love your flowers, and the photos are wonderful. How clever to use the starfish to keep the daisies upright! I work full time too, and as i get older i find it harder and harder to get anything done on a two day weekend. It's like i just get started and it's time to go back to work. It's so good that you are going to make yourself relax and slow down time a little bit... enjoy....


  8. Good for you, Michele! With all of that going on in your life, you need to take some "serenity time" for yourself, girl! :) "Snowball" trees used to be my MIL's favorite bush, so your photos brought back fond memories for me. :) Have a fabulously relaxing weekend, sweetie! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  10. Sounds like you had an wonderfully blessed weekend planned. Hope you got to do all of the things on your list. I am new to your blog. Glad I discovered it!!

  11. Your flower photos are just luscious! Your displays are lovely. Love the grafitti!


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