Tuesday, March 27

Everyday's a Party

I really love a good garland (if you don't believe me, check out my festive festivities board!). The rule my house around Christmas, then go back into hiding for most of the year with occasional appearances for special occasions. But the other day I realized something.

Why should I wait for "special" days to get out the decorations I love so much? Or more importantly, does that mean I'm saying my normal, everydays aren't special? Everyday I wake up, I have life. I have breath. I see the sun. I have a husband who loves me, a baby boy I adore, and a Christ who saved me. Simple as my life is, it is grand and I wouldn't want it any other way.

So I made one. A simple, fun little garland to live on my entertainment center. And I love it. It's like having party decorations up every. single. day. And we're just celebrating life! Simple, beautiful, wonderful life.

 I learned about finger knitting when I read this post by The Nester. Once I got the hang of it, it actually went really fast! I spent maybe an hour and a half on the whole thing. And I already had the yarn so it was free! It's super lightweight but still looks chunky and textured. And I'm thinking about making more to hang all around my house. You know, just for funsies.

It's so easy for me to get caught up in and stressed out about things that don't matter. I need to be reminded to step back, celebrate life, and be thankful for what I have. From the cheerios smashed in my carpet to the best baby hugs in the world. How are you celebrating life today?


  1. I'm betting we're into a lot of the same things - I have this pinned too and can't wait to try it! Yours looks great!

    1. Thanks, it's super fun to make! And I agree, I like pretty much everything you post about. :)