I’m feeling like the Grinch whose heart swelled three times this Christmas.
We have had broken hearts this year and an empty home.
We lost two furry family members within six months this year. I felt my heart would remain broken beyond repair.
Mike was beginning to think he would never hear little paw prints on our floor.
But all that changed in one moment.
Cotton, Coton and Snowballs
Today I’m sharing our cotton mantel plus a bit more….
The mantel dressed in winter white. Cotton Stems is the most popular DIY project of 2016. The project was so popular, Hometalk asked to share it LIVE on their Facebook page. You can see the video here.
I added a DIY cotton wreath to the center of an old frame made into a chalkboard.
The DIY snowballs should be as popular as the cotton stems, imo! They’re made using plaster and styrofoam!
I made the mantel using scrap wood, trims, and broken frames.
“Broken pieces mend stronger!”
Now for the Coton!!
You know those habits you have around your home? One of mine is stepping out on the back porch for sodas in the small fridge. In the past, Homer and Bella would run to the bedroom door to watch. I would have two sets of eyes watching me. Last several months there was an emptiness in my heart just reaching for sodas.
Then I stepped out for sodas over Thanksgiving. I turned to see the little eyes of our granddog watching from the bedroom door.
My heart grew!
The white blur in the photos above is Emily Jane. I had grand visions of a photo of our mantel dressed in winter white with little Emily sitting quietly in front. Sixty-seven photos later and the photos above was the best I could get!!
Emily is 14 weeks old Coton de Tulear.
A what?? That’s the reaction from most everyone.
Emily is a little white dog with the softest cottony fur, biggest heart, and the happiest personality!
This is the first photo I took of Emily. Might be the last that’s not a blur. 🙂
Broken pieces of heart mend stronger too.