A New Perspective and Vignette

I planned to write this post the other night; however, I was distracted . . .

and a bit worried. For you see, my hubby was driving home in potentially bad weather to get home

hoping to, one, get home before the big snow event and secondly, be home to help me for

another event, thankfully not a snow one!

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He left D.C. bound for N.C. (love those acronyms) with the hopes of driving ahead of the storm.

Me???….I think I was the one with the white knuckles . . . Clutching the phone tight,

calling him every hour on the hour with detailed radar reports.

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Yep . . . felt like the weather girl pointing out the storm on the radar, telling him,

“now if you make such and such by this time, you will miss the sleet.”

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“And if you make this town by this time, you will miss the snow.”

White knuckle phone grip . . .

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All the while that I was talking to him on the phone . . . me calling him, as I did not want him

to take his eye off the road . . . In between calls, I was laughing inside . . .

my way of keeping calm.

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Why was I laughing?

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It’s because he was driving home from being in DC for most of the week and that day he was speaking . . .

to a group on subject matters relating to Climate Change!

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Climate has certainly led the news of late . . . this winter has seemed to drag on slowly . . .

leaving its footprints behind . . . interrupting our daily routines. . . now really Mother Nature!

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OK…He has 10 more miles to go . . . ten miles from home.

The snow was coming down in huge flakes . . . visibility was near zero . . .

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My white knuckles and I stayed on the phone with him . . .

As he turned on to the main road in which 5 miles down is the entrance to our subdivision.

My heart racing as he said, “I cannot tell where the road is, it is all one white plain and no

tire tracks to follow.” Driving slowly and carefully.

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“I see the entrance . . . I am home! . . . Well almost.”

I stayed on the phone until I saw the headlights enter the driveway and I ran to open the garage door

so he would not have to take his hand off the wheel and reach for the door opener.

My knuckles got their color back . . .

But my hubby lost his rosy cheeks when I hugged him so tightly . . .

that he started to look like my white knuckles.

Today, I originally planned to talk about how I just removed the last of the Christmas decorations

from this room and the new vignette I created. . .

and the new throw on the ottoman that was a beautiful gift.

But that seems so trivial to me now. I just had to talk about the guy who made it home safe and sound.

The guy that chose this house plan because of this very room that he thought was pretty awesome.

We lost power early the night before and just got it back late this evening.

I am thankful for what is important, family. I will save the vignette talks for later! 🙂

Have a wonderful, wonderful day snuggled in your home safe and sound.

Love and Lavender {Lavender Wreath}

Lavender a most sensual and calming scent, so what goes together better than love and lavender.

I have always wanted to make a wreath of lavender; however, you know how it is . . .

something on my to do list that I have never marked off . . . until now.

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I decided to make a heart shaped wreath rather than your typical rounded shape for the

love of lavender theme.

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I went to my local L’Occitane store and bought some bunches of lavender.

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Started wiring the lavender stems on the wreath form. Starting at the bottom at an angle to shape the

bottom of the heart.

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I took a while for me to figure out how to form it into a heart shape by using a round wreath form and

after tweaking it here and there, It finally got it to look like a heart.

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I walked around the house with the wreath and decided that this mirror needed something pretty on it and

to add some texture and depth to the wall.

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While my hubby had the heavy little giant (stairwell ladder) out . . . I decided to change out the plates

and add a smaller plate to the bottom of the sconces.

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The plates are Pomona by Johnson Brothers.

Note to self: Need to buy more of the disc plate hangers!

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With this lavender wreath project, it morphed into a new gallery wall vignette.

One thing leading to another!!

Heart and Home Blog Hop

Today, I am so happy to be joining nine lovely ladies for a Heart and Home Blog Party for great

romantic inspiration!

Becca – Adventures in Decorating

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Amy – Atta Girl Says

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Mary Alice – Chateau Chic

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Anita – Far Above Rubies

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Courtney – French Country Cottage

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Pamela – From My Front Porch to Yours

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Janet – Shabbyfufu

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Yvonne – StoneGable

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Anne – White Lace Cottage

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I am joining:

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