This is one of the items I put on my beautiful shelves. It's a picture of Justin and me on our honey moon five and a half years ago. (Don't we look like babies?) It's nothing fancy, just a picture taped to a piece of card stock in a spray-painted frame. It was a quick space filler at our old house. But the picture wasn't centered and it was driving me crazy.
I got this bag from Hallmark around Christmas and have been saving it since then because I love the saying on it. I decided Old Off-Center picture would be replaced by Fun Quote.
So I cut off one side of the back and carefully took the handles off of it. It still had a couple fold marks which I knew would really bug me. So I ironed it. That's right. I ironed a paper bag. I like to live on the edge. I took the old picture out of the frame and then I used some good ol' Scotch tape loops and taped the bag to the other side of the card stock. I left the picture on the back in case I ever change my mind and have a deep desire for an off-centered picture to be displayed in our home. Okay, that's not true. I was just lazy.
And here's the finished product on the shelf! I love the pop of color it adds.
Isn't this such a good saying? It reminds me not to save things for special occasions. I should cook good, interesting food for my family all the time, not just when we're having people over. I should make stuff out of the fun fabrics I've been accumulating instead of waiting for the "perfect" project. I should enjoy and appreciate and celebrate life because that's just what it is - life! And I'm so blessed to have Life.