Look at these bookpage jars I made this weekend and best of all, they were so easy to make! I made all 4 in literally 10 minutes. If you are interested in making your own, this is what you’ll need.
- old bookpages, drawings or old maps.
- mod-podge & a brush
And it’s as simple as 1, 2, 3.
1. Cut out the old bookpages and glue them onto the jars with the mod-podge.
2. Let them dry.
3. Put candles in and Voila, you’re done.
I think they are going to look so charming with a candle in them at night. I can’t wait to use them…
We went to David’s 30th at Delta Park yesterday. And whenever we go to Delta Park I see it as a photo opportunity! So I stole some time away from the party, grabbed a reluctant 4 year old and walked up to the graffiti wall. It was hot. It was humid. And she didn’t really want to have her photo taken.
But we did get this one.
Before she said NO more photos.
Then she went to go play and I caught her picking some wild flowers. Which is one of her favourite things to do.
After her flower picking we headed back to the picnic. It really is no fun when she doesn’t want to play along but who could blame her? Especially when the picnic offered a big play area, cupcakes and ice-creams.
Happy 30th David. Looking forward to your BIG day in May :)
Does anyone else get the Sunday Blues? I do. Especially when the weekend has been as awesome as this weekend was.
It started off a bit bumpy. We did an emergency stop over at the doctors on the way home on Friday because a certain young lady had a soaring temperature, a sore throat and an inflamed ear. This is her 4th ear infection in 4 weeks and I think it’s time to take my baby back to the ENT. Is there anything else an ENT can do for ear infections after grommets?
Saturday morning was hectic and we had to split up because running between guitar lessons, grocery shopping, book shopping, finding something to wear for the concert and a princess party it’s near impossible to do it by yourself. So we did the whole divide and conquer thing and came out tops.
Then it was time for the Red Hot Chilli Pepper Concert. Our first stopover was the Shack Sheeben just off Vilakazi Streeet and the kwaito music, oversized quarts, buying beers out of a side window and chilling in old taxi seats made for a very interesting afternoon. After our Soweto stopover we all climbed into the Minivan and headed to one of my favourite stadiums, the larger than life “Colourful Calabash”. The atmosphere was electric. The show was exhilarating. The stadium was buzzing. It was a night to remember. Red Hot Chilli Peppers you are truly iconic!
Sunday was a toss-up between going to a Vintage Car Show in Magaliesberg or stopping over at an Old Favourite. We woke up ravenous and decided that the appetizing food stalls at Arts on Main could be the only logical choice.
And it didn’t disappoint, it never does. Sitting in the shade of the Olive Tree’s with an arrangement of the tastiest Mexican food, sugary pancakes, fresh popcorn and chilled beers means it still tops our old favourite list. And not to have itself outdone by a show in Magaliesburg the streets of Main also boast its own selection of Vintage cars.
So even though Sunday evening was a bit blue, the rest of the weekend was far from it.
And I think it’s because our little girl is trying to find her place in the big wide world. With all the change that’s going on, it’s not surprising either.
A change of school can make you feel a little lost and insecure. A total change to your bedroom can be refreshing but it can also be a little daunting especially with all the new sounds and shadows that come out to play when it’s dark. A change in age means you’re a little older but you’re also getting a little wiser and your focus is shifting and perceptions are changing. Fantasy creeps into your reality and this means we have to sprinkle pixy dust on your windows at night to keep the big bad Captain Hook from climbing in and stealing you at night. Throw all this change into a bag and mix it up, it equals one very unsettled little girl.
So yes we’ve had some unhappy faces, tantrums and sleepless nights but I’m holding on to the fact that change signifies a new beginning. It also means growth and entering the unknown. I hope I can be your comfort through this transition period. I also hope you find your smile in the mornings when we drop you off at your new school, find your happy space in your new room and find assurance that good always prevails over evil. And Pete Pan always wins.
And I still think you are the most gorgeous little girl even when you frown.
This year has started off with a bang and it feels like I’ve hit the floor running.
And sometimes it feels like no matter how fast I run I’m still coming last so I’ve put together a little list to cheer myself up. Here are a few of my favourite things, which I’m sure 2013 will deliver on. No I’m certain it will.
Reconnecting with old friends. Being inspired. The drive home on a Friday afternoon.
Dressing my little girl up in rain jackets and gum boots. Date nights.
Cancelling a grocery shop for an afternoon nap. Falling in love. Winning a competition, no matter how big or small.
Hearing my favourite song on the radio. Finding money in your jeans pocket, two days before pay day. Planning road trips.
New clothes. Taking a photo that I love. Laughing until I cry.
And last but not least, one of my favourite gifts from Christmas day ~ A reminder to try and enjoy the little things in life…