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This elf’s on a roll! Decorating, making gifts, planning my weekly baking day…But you know, if you’ve been hanging out with me for awhile that I don’t decorate or bake or entertain just for the sake of doing those things.
I wrote HERE about setting the stage for more important things. The important things are the people in my life. Do they feel wrapped in love when they come home? If they’re weary or worried, do they feel an atmosphere of serenity and rest? If they’re sad do they feel a tiny tickle of joy or hope? Can my home be an expression of God’s love and creativity?That’s the river that runs through me and spills over into my tiny corner of the world.
As summer kicked and screamed it’s way out of the Southern US I felt, as I usually do, a longing for brisk autumn mornings and the promise of the holidays. During those weeks of changing seasons I kept hearing this little whisper: Live Cozy. Over and over the two words tiptoed through all the busyness in my mind.
Maybe it was simply the longing of my over scorched summer-heart after too many days in the upper 90′s, nevertheless what started as a whisper became my Christmas wish.
My winter wish.
And lately I’ve been whispering the little phrase to God in prayer on behalf of everyone I know. Everyone who visits All Things Heart and Home.
I find that “live cozy” expresses my heart in a simple way. To me it says:
If you’re hurting…be gentle with yourself.
Every day breathe in your moments.
See the sacred in the mundane.
Every night, snuggle in and as you relax into sleep… give thanks.
That’s my wish for you, my prayer.
So that’s why I’m particularly drawn to all things cozy right now! And for some odd reason my friends, balls of soft scrumptious yarn make me feel cozy. So as usual, I’ve gone crazy making yarn balls!
Remember, I made a Ornament & Yarn Ball Wreath a few weeks ago…tutorial posted HERE.
I posted a few Yarn Ball Snow Peeps HERE along with a budget friendly idea about avoiding expensive Styrofoam Balls when making your own balls of yarn...
I was right! What’da ya think???
I’ll be able to leave this yummy wreath up all winter long…(I made it the same way I did in the tutorial HERE only used a smaller wire wreath form!)
Since we remodeled last Summer and changed all the colors in the house (One of the Before & After Posts: HERE!)I’ve had to rethink all the Christmas decorations…so I made this smaller version of the Ornament and Yarn Ball Wreath…
Do you recognize those itsy-bitsy pearly balls?
I used them when I made those Tiny Christmas Trees…
I love those little pastel pearls…I just hot glued them in some spots that looked empty!
Yarn balls in all sizes are showing up all over my house these days…
Yep, yarn balls out the wazoo…you know my middle name is: Can’t Leave Well Enough Alone!
Have you finished your decorating?
Whatever you do today…remember my friends~