I'm savoring fall...holding onto autumn.... holding onto her...
We're back from a quick trip to enjoy the things we love about this time of year....fields dotted with plump pumpkins, adventures through tangled corn mazes, together time with grandma and grandma, no interruptions, scary faced pumpkin pancakes at IHOP, grandma's cinnamon rolls, bedtime stories snuggled up next to them both, and new, warm winter jammies...I can't believe how fast she is growing and how quickly she is changing. Still so very innocent, imaginative, and playful...I love that her imagination is in full swing, so magical...I don't want it to change as I don't think my heart can take it...but somehow it will and we'll love the next phase she's in just as much as we have loved all of the past phases...somehow our hearts adapt and it's all OK. My mother-in-law told me once that a mother's heart has more love in it than meant for just one child...and while I know that is true, she is all I have and therefore she gets all my love...my attention...my focus...my emotion...it's all my heart knows how to do....if all I am ever given is "one", I'm so thankful it will be her....she has been our gift.
A card I created based on another color palette from The Color Room....I can't get enough of this combination...it speaks warmth, kindness, and abundance.
The chipboard scroll frame is from Maya Road...I adore these little pieces. It has been painted, stamped, sanded, inked, and glittered...it has been spoiled with my attention as well. I used vintage trim and buttons, tea stained fabric, Graphic 45 paper and flower, a Prima flower, Martha Stewart sticker, and a tea stained tag from Mish's etsy shop. I used Papertrey Ink Friendship Jar and Background Basics: Text Style stamp sets as well.
Well...it seems I have babbled long enough...I love road trips as they give me time to let my thoughts roam, to breathe, to come home rejuvenated and refreshed and excited. There is a fire waiting for me and it's time to put my feet up...tomorrow will be a busy day as it is the day we've decided to celebrate and enjoy Halloween with our 'lil trick-or-treater...can't wait.
Happy, hearty, warm and cozy autumn!