Remember Our Reasons to be Grateful

Look for Luck

Health issues can take a lot out of us.  It’s important to recognize and remember our reasons to be grateful, especially when illness leaves us feeling less then our best.

Even amid health issues, there is plenty to be grateful for and beauty to be appreciated.  There is always beauty to be found if we look past the weeds.

Let’s remember all the things we have to be grateful for, and spend time appreciating the beauty in life.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

fallen tree earth photography Summer Leaves Like Lace

Be Grateful for Every Moment

be grateful for every moment

A flower doesn’t stay in bloom forever.

Let’s be grateful for every moment we have, and everything we experience and enjoy in the present.  We never know what will be in the future, but we can open our eyes and hearts to understand what is right now.

Let’s be in the moment, hold gratitude in our hearts, and enjoy the beauty in the world.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Handmade Wallet

hand-made wallet eco friendly up-cycle

I’d been thinking about getting a wallet these past few months, so I decided to give my hand sewing skills a test and make one myself.

I used the fabric from one of a few organza bags I have laying around.  I especially like the ‘Be Thankful’ print as a little reminder every time I pull it out.  The zipper was donated by my crafter mother.  I’m fortunate that she has a self-proclaimed ‘Old Lady Zipper Collection’, whatever that means.

Does one start collecting zippers at a certain age?

Anyhow…

Lessons learned from this project:

  • A little planning never hurt anyone.
  • Zippers can be tricky.
  • Dont’ use a pack of gum to guess the measurements.  Something you actually need to fit in the wallet (i.e. Your license) will be better.

 

Taking on the challenge to craft something yourself instead of buying is always interesting, whether it works out or not.  What have you guys crafted instead of buying?  Clothes, a backpack, shoes, furniture?

Best of luck with all projects!

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’