I was looking for something colorful and spring-like to replace the wintery wreath we had hanging on the inside of our front door. This isn't a place that I used to hang something, but I found a wreath at a Target this winter, on clearance, that I couldn't resist, and this was the best spot for it.
Last weekend, I took advantage of an expiring Teacher Appreciation coupon at JoAnn Fabrics, and picked up a grapevine wreath and some faux flowers to whip up a quick door decoration.
The sunflower I bought came with some leaves, but since you wouldn't have been able to see them when the flower was tucked into the wreath, I took them off and attached them to the wreath using some wire.
You can choose to color in the book, or photocopy the pages, so you can do them more than once. I've finished my first page- it took me a few days, sitting down for a few minutes here and there, and I love the result!
Coloring is definitely relaxing, and I like that it's something other than staring at the TV or my iPhone, which I'll admit, typically are included in my down time, when I'm trying to unwind. If this is something that sparks your interest, I definitely recommend giving it a try!
We finally have some action going on in our gardens! We have several garden beds around our yard, and each have different, mostly flowering plants, in them. The crocuses always go first, both purple and white.
I love the way they look right before they're going to bloom, and then also when they're open and soaking up the sun! I wish that they lasted longer.
The succulent leaves of our sedums are coming up, catching raindrops, and getting bigger each day. I need to go out and snip off the dead flower stalks and blooms!