06 September 2010

Embracing the Inevitable

Yesterday we got back from our last trip to the lake, our last foray into the dissipating summer. Today the majority of shorts get packed away, and the pants and sweaters come out of their storage boxes.  Despite Jared being away from us for the first half of the summer to write the hardest exam of his life, despite us having the least amount of money we've ever had, despite us living in one small room in my parent's basement, this has been the greatest summer we've ever had. There's something to be said about being unemployed and unhampered - not a whole lot, but something.

In Calgary, Summer is definitely over, and I am sad. I'm trying not to think about how nice it still is in Michigan.  So, I'm making a concerted effort to embrace the seasons (or lack thereof) of Calgary. One way to do this, is to craft a Autumn craft.
 The pictures a little fuzzy, but at night they glow with a LED candle inside.

Halloween isn't a holiday I generally invest a lot of crafty energy in, but I quite like the "BOO," too!

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  1. the lighting in the middle picture looks like it could be in a crafty book. love it.
    its still boiling hot here. so maybe you should come visit before next june.

  2. THese are adorable - you have done a great job on them! I need to do more funm things with my front porch - I feel all inspired! Thanks for sharing, Paula from Idaho

  3. you know, i think crafting/creating is therapy for many things. i totally understand the statement of trying to embrace the season. i think creating something help the soul prepare.

    i think your creations are lovely & very welcoming. i hope this season lasts a long time for you up in canada.

    thank you for linking this up to the FALL FESTIVAL!
    hope to see you next week.


  4. looks very cute! i need to put something going up my stairs, i always like this look.

  5. Very Sweet! Excellent Inspiration!
    You should come link this up at my Making It With Allie Party!


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