sometimes in life we have to live moments a certain way to learn
that we don't want to live that way anymore.
i did just that.
around Halloween of last year i had lost a piece of me.
the piece that loves to embrace the seasons and holidays by decorating.
at the time there was plenty of reason why I had let that go
but what it boiled down to was i saw something that i once loved to do
become a chore.
so, for the very first time in many, many years on Halloween night
my house was ordinary as we welcomed trick or treaters.
i must of carried this little cloud with me through to Christmas
because when i think back ...
why would it take me 5 days to string the lights on the tree?
what i learned is
i missed out!
i missed out on the little things that make me happy.
i have since decided
that i have to make those little things important once again.
to make them count!
they allow me to be creative in other ways.
but, mostly because they make the ordinary become happier.
plain and simple it makes me smile
and smiling is so important.
so, I have spent a bit of time sprinkling Easter throughout our home
and a funny thing happened the other day.
an idea took hold of me
that I couldn't let go of.
maybe a silly idea to some
and if I really wanted to be practical
i didn't have the time.
but i allowed myself in this moment to lead with my heart instead of my head.
i found myself making the sweetest Easter bunny ear hats
out of scrapes of fabric and felt.
i had the most fun making them
and they are so darn cute.
i even learned a few key things that i will take with me when creating my artwork.
(that was the added bonus!)
i don't regret it and
they are still making me smile!
please visit me on Friday for my Easter Wishes
and a look to see who these sweet hats are for.