#5. Creating Custom Gifts For Holidays

Ya’ll, seriously, my life is in bloom.

I wanted to show you how I covered # 5 on my Self-Promise List.  I spent time with my family for my mother’s birthday.  As you can see my nephew was making beautiful water glass music using his spooned fist.  As I type this, I’m surrounded by azalea bushes that are beginning to bud and pink.  I couldn’t help and try something creative tonight and with eggs, no doubt.  This is my first-year blowing out the egg goo and painting shells instead of dunking them into dye.  I got a tutorial on alisaburke.blogspot.com.  She’s a spectacular blogging artist who has all kinds of egg design techniques featured here.

A few years ago I felt like I wasn’t doing enough because I wasn’t traveling the world.  All of my friends were going to these fabulous places, learning all new languages, posting pictures of buildings older than any civilization today and I couldn’t be anything but jealous.  Instead of being happy for these lovely and daring friends of mine, I was a bitter belly.  Luckily, at 25, I look at these pictures and think my life couldn’t be any better.  Thanks for being a part of that on this blog. : ) Happy Thursday Night and Spring Break!

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Yes, that is a James Joyce mug. I picked wisely when getting coffee at brunch.

My nephew is better at my phone games than I am and my mother is the most beautiful woman I know.

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Needle ball in the azaleas.  

I have this tree in my yard without the slightest clue of what it is.  I’m obsessed with it’s flowering pattern.  Any biologists or gardeners that want to help me out?
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I know this looks like a first grader created it, but it was fun while it lasted folks. 

I tried branching out on my own creative genius and it worked. 

I call this: Pin-up Pantyhose Easter Egg.  
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10 thoughts on “#5. Creating Custom Gifts For Holidays

  1. Let's CUT the Crap! says:

    Your nephew is handsome and your mother is beautiful.
    Your egg creations are awesome.
    The azaleas make me crave spring (snow is just starting to melt and the winds are cold. This weekend is supposed to be nice though).

    • Cassie says:

      I’m SO not a snow bunny. I love wearing sweaters and cute coats for like a week and then I’m over it. Even if the summer leaves me burnt to a crisp every time, I’m such a summer girl. Both my parents grew up in Buffalo, NY so they just laugh at me when I call it “cold” in NC.

  2. Kimberly says:

    It’s so great you’ve realized how amazing your life is. I’m so happy you feel this way! These pictures are beautiful. I’m jealous of the tree in your yard. Hopefully you find out what it is.

  3. Bea says:

    Those eggs are absolutely beautiful, and now I am jealous! So, do I get one, or did you fill a pretty bowl with them and set them out for display? Great job on those eggs.
    Thank you for the compliment regarding the pictures, and Jack is playing “spoons” with those glasses, although the spoon is not very clear in the picture.
    Do find out what kind of tree that is, so that I might get one too.

  4. Christine says:

    I LOVE your little bird egg (and all the others). I wasn’t planning on doing eggs this year, but it looks like so much fun even though I can’t paint to save my life!


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