I found this simple little topiary at a thrift store recently. It was $1.49. I thought it was a nice size (about a foot tall).
As you well know, thrifty is a key word around here. Since we are not in Farmer Market season yet, our income is pretty limited. So, any fun things I want to do must take very little money.
Besides the topiary, I spent $2.00 at the dollar store. I bought a bunch of small white flowers and a package of glittery green leprechaun hat picks. I had the paint and ribbon.
The first thing I wanted to do is paint the terra cotta pot. I used Better Homes and Gardens Eggshell.
I like the texture that was on the pot and showed through with the white paint.
Next I just tore off the little white flowers and tucked them around into the greenery. I did not glue them in because I may want to change this little topiary out some other time. And of course, a small glittery leprechaun hat for a little fun and silliness.
Then I tied the ribbon around the pot and made a little bow. I didn’t want to glue it onto the pot. Like I said earlier, I may want to use this topiary again for a different holiday. I do a lot of this “temporary” kind of decorating. I just don’t have any desire to buy another topiary or store more. I have limited storage space. I would rather have just this one medium topiary and change it up from time to time.
Very easy. Very fast. Very thrifty. Yup, that’s a Diann project! LOL
I have a huge favor to ask of you.
Monday morning, Troy and I will be in court regarding the Princess. We are about to embark on a huge battle, and it will be ugly. This is just a very quick summary of the situation:
At 7 weeks old, the princess came into our lives . At age 3 months, her bio parents walked out of her life and abandoned her with us. They moved 1700 miles away, got divorced, each has remarried and they do not speak to each other what so ever. They have not been part of the Princess’s life since. There has been no support, visitation or even a birthday card sent to her from either one of them. That was 4 years ago. We have been in and out of court fighting for her and have full custody of her. We have had that for almost 2 years now. Still no support, visitation or anything from her bio’s. Now we are about to start legal action that will lead us into the next phase, adoption. There are many steps to be taken. We know it is going to be a long and huge battle. It is going to be mentally, emotionally and financially draining. But, we will do anything it takes to ensure the Princess’s happiness, safety and well being. She has become the light of our lives. She owns our hearts. We love her with everything we are. We are the only family she knows. This is her entire life. She is involved in all aspects of our lives. Although, in legal terms, we are her grandparents, to her, we are Mama and Papa. She knows no other mama or papa.
So, I am asking for prayers.
I pray everyday that God will guide the legal system. I pray that the Princess won’t be torn apart during this battle. That she will maintain her happy go lucky outlook, her loving nature and silliness.
I pray daily that the Lord will guide Troy and I, give us the wisdom, strength and courage to fight for her. She is a blessing and so worth the fight!
You know that I generally keep my blog very lighthearted. I don’t ask for much. But, today I am asking, Please pray for us. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you.