Wednesday, July 22, 2009

DIY Cure for the Blues

True story: Back when I washed cars in a business suit for a living, we once had a car-prep call in for the day saying, "Man, I just got the blues". For some reason, that ranks as one of the funniest moments in my professional career. It still cracks me up. I mean, that's what we call brutal honesty.

Truth is, we all get the blues. At least I do. Sometimes I know the lineage of said blues and other times I don't. Sometimes it's a cumbersome layer of indigo and other times it's just a dusting of cornflower.

No matter your shade, I promise this will help.

Grab the nearest vase/pitcher/empty soup can and head on out, clippers in hand. Decide that although flowers in your garden are lovely and good for your soul, a whole bunch of them on your kitchen windowsill might just be horticultural narcotics. Start snipping, and don't look back.

Admire your creation from every angle and realize that you love the wilted ones just as much as the robust.

Realize that your Heavenly Father loves you the exact same way.

This approach may not cure all that ails you, but if nothing else, it's the prettiest distraction.


Now, grab your glue gun and spray paint and check out these DIY ideas. Then, go here to see what everyone else is hooked on and here to see how everyone else is making their lives a little lovelier.

24 comments:

  1. Oh yes! You speak-a my language!!

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  2. you're so sweet, peaceful, soulful, & I love your flowers! I feel better already!!

    XOXO

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  3. I had the blues last night, that's for sure! I'm certain some flowers that looked like that would have done wonders. I love how you are so good at taking god's beautiful creation and using it to make your day even more beautiful.

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  4. I couldn't agree with you more sister! I love enjoying God's simple treasures of life! (p.s. I changed my entire blog due to technical difficulties)

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  5. So true and so pretty !
    Hugs ~ Kammy

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  6. Love this! And your arrangement turned out beautiful!

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  7. oooh, i see you have some pincushion flowers, i often stop to look at mine close up & i'm always amazed...

    i so want a cutting garden someday when i'm not so enamored with my current endeavors...

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  8. Those are so pretty!
    I love them.

    Feel free to check out my blog, it's brand new and still in the making...But, the link is http://oopsicraftmypants.blogspot.com

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  9. Thanks Shannan. How did you know that was just what I needed this morning?

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  10. Swoony cure for the blues if there ever was one.

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  11. Perfect timing on the blues blog. I had a bad case of them yesterday and for no particular reason. The flowers were a sure pick-me-up! Thank you for that!

    Blessings to your baby doll Ruby. Prayers and an ice cream to her and your beautiful family.

    Big Hugs!

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  12. hmmmm....I wonder where you worked if you were washing cars in your business-professional clothing and hearing excuses from car-preps ;-)

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  13. Beautiful flowers. Now if I had some to go out and pick that would be helpful!! Have a great day...hope your not blue:)

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  14. That is perfectly lovely! And a wonderful reminder.

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  15. Beautiful flowers and colors...your vase is pretty incredible too!!! Sweet reminder!

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  16. Always a major transformation to a room. Color and life! Lovely!

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  17. Beautiful! You are a great writer!!

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  18. Simply beautiful.

    You and I have similar flower afectations ;)

    TTFN~~Claudia ♥

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  19. Thanks! I needed that!

    (yes, I've got a case of the blues)

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  20. I am fortunate my Heavenly father loves me cause I am seriously wilted!! ;)

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  21. I've had the blues too--

    I hope you'll come visit me as well and I have a give away going on.
    Cheri
    its so very cheri

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