Gathered Wildflower Fall Wreath

Gathered Wildflower Fall Wreath

The mornings have become much cooler and the sunsets just a little earlier these days. I walked outside on September 1 and the low valleys were filled with a heavy fog that hung down to earth. Craddled through the tall trees was the brightest golden yellow sun peeking through in all of its autumn beauty. I grabbed my cellphone to take a photo but nothing truly captures the awe of that moment. That moment set the Autumn mood for me and I knew that I had the desire to create that morning.

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Drying Sunflowers for Natural Autumn Decor

Drying Sunflowers for Natural Autumn Decor

Our youngest daughter has a love of gardening and earlier this summer she asked about planting Sunflowers in the garden. We were at the store one day when she spotted the spinning rack of seeds and I let her pick out her favorite packet of seeds. With a smile on her face and joy in her heart she just couldn't hardly wait to get home and plant her seeds. 

We have enjoyed the sunflowers in mason jar bouquets for the last few weeks but I wanted to continue to enjoy them through the Autumn season so join me as I tell you how I dry sunflowers to use in our Autumn décor. 

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The Battle for Contentment

The Battle for Contentment

con·tent·ment
noun: contentment
1.
a state of happiness and satisfaction

We live in a world where very few get everything they want. I suppose there are the extremely rich who could buy anything that their hearts desired but I often wonder if that brings the contentment that they may seek. New vehicles, big houses, the best clothes, lavish vacation destinations can all sound appealing but do we ever truly find contentment in those things? Contentment is a state of happiness and satisfaction. A deep down true form of contentment is what my soul yearns for, that peace with what we have and where we are right now. That to me is a form of wealth that no money can buy.

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