Today is the only day that someone didn’t sign up to guest post for my “Help, I’m moving!” series, but I had a saved post from a guest post I did at Positively Splendid, so I thought this would be the perfect time to share it.
Can I guest post on my own blog?
Well, I am!
But before I do, I just had to share this year’s Easter picture with the boys. It was a rainy day, but that didn’t stop us from getting a quick picture. Unfortunately, dead batteries did stop us from getting a picture with Daddy. :(
I love these boys so much!!!! (and I love the one taking the picture too!)
I am hoping to get some family pictures soon when the weather starts cooperating!
My post for today is about celebrating your loved ones.
This would be a great tablescape to celebrate your children on their first full day home for the summer.
Or it would be a great way to celebrate the special friends in your life.
There is not much of a tutorial for this post, just inspiration.
I had a wooden picture frame that I painted white, and then I hot glued a pink flower to the top right corner.
I used my Silhouette machine to print out the words “there is no one like YOU” on black fabric. I used my heat transfer material from Silhouette to iron the words on a piece of burlap.
This can be done without a Silhouette machine. If I didn’t have one, I would find a stencil I liked and use black paint and a sponge brush to paint it on the burlap. (Or just paint it free hand!)
For my tablescape, I cut rectangular placemats from burlap and frayed the edges.
I used some black and white gingham napkins that I got at a yard sale last year for 25 cents a piece.
Then I used some expressions from the online Silhouette store to iron on the bottom right corner of each placemat.
I love thinking of my guests or my children reading these words over and over as they eat their meal.
I kept moving the picture frame around as I took pictures. It finally ended up on the side table!
It’s so bright and cheerful!
When my boys came home from school today, they saw my tablescape and loved it. They asked me which seat was theirs?
I said, “Take your pick! Because each of you make me smile, make me happy, melt my heart, and I simply adore you.”
I hope this gives you a little idea of how you can celebrate the ones you love this summer!
A few days after I took these pictures, it was Mother’s Day. So I decided my frame would be a perfect gift for mom. Dad and I visited Mom’s grave on Mother’s Day, and I placed the frame on her headstone with the bright yellow flowers.
I miss her so much.
Promise me you will take time this very day to tell your loved ones how precious they are to you!
P.S. YOU are precious to me!!!