DIY Animal Planters
You have probably spotted all kinds of planters across our home over the last year. I love every kind, but especially ones with character. I wanted to provide more ideas of ways to make use of what you may already have for home decor. I was so tempted to scoop up a few ceramic animal planters I had seen recently, but it occurred to me that this quirky option could be a fun alternative. These DIY animal planters take about ten minutes to create. I hijacked a few forgotten dinosaurs from the bottom of my son’s toy basket and transformed them into succulent planters and/or bookends. Here is the easy how-to…. READ MORE
I wanted to jump into a new fresh start on the blog this week, and not even take the time to look over and evaluate the past year. I realized, however, that I would be remiss if I didn’t acknowledge the highs and lows of the year in order to move forward in the right direction. Each of you readers that visit IHOD are the reason I am able to keep going this year, and it is important to me that I keep an honest dialogue with you because if you are going to invest time in IHOD, I want that time to be an uplifting part of your day. I apologize in advance for the lengthy post, but these things need to be addressed!
I ended the year pretty burnt out as I do almost every year, and welcomed the extra time with my children and husband at home. I could have used two more weeks, but I decided the number one rule/resolution/goal whatever you want to call it, is not to force anything. This will apply in all areas of my life. Regret, bad moods, stressed relationships, missed moments….all of those things are a result of forcing good to happen. I just want to BE this year, and allow myself the ability to experience each day as it comes without self imposed expectations. Still with me? Okay good.
Let’s start with a look back on your favorite posts from last year shall we? Some of these surprised me, but others I quite agree with you on ;)….