Sunday, February 28, 2010

Simplify

What do you get when you marry this…

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with this…

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MARCH!!!

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Eagerly awaiting tomorrow (March 1) to hang this simple wreath of grapevine and forsythia to welcome the month of March!

Goodbye Winter…the Vernal (March)Equinox (otherwise known as SPRING in the northern hemisphere) is mere weeks away (3/20).  And with it, Mother Nature ushers in warmer temps, April showers, and beautiful May flowers!

Wishing you a peaceful and simple Sunday,


16 comments:

  1. Very adorable! I am so ready for spring. I cannot wait for warmth and sunshine and mostly, just more time outside! I always feel so much lighter when it's sunny and warm!

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  2. That is very pretty. We do something else with a wreath just like that for Lent. We take toothepicks and die them red (or pink) with koolaid. We then lay the wreath on the center of the dinning room table and put all the "thorns" into the "crown". For our family it must be very full. We leave a small dish in the center. Then as each person does a kind act during the day they get to go remove one "thorn" from Christ's crown. The hope is that teaching the children that their acts of kindness will ease the pain of our Lord. It really does make them think about this. On Holy Saturday the "Easter Bunny" takes out the thorns. Now I know that the bunny needs to add those beautiful yellow flowers.

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  3. Shannon,

    What a beautiful tradition you have started...I bet that crown of thorns is full! But, oh what a powerful teaching lesson!!!

    I might have to incorporate this "hands-on" lesson with my own two little ones...what a beautiful way to remember Christ on a daily basis during this Lenten season. I am going to send a few fellow Catholic bloggers a message to read your comment.

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    XOXO,
    Val

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  4. Can't wait for spring. I'm afraid, however, it's going to be colder than normal considering the winter we've had. I'm on the way to check out your friend's comments on the Canon. Thanks.

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  5. I haven't been over your way in a while and love all the updates! And I LOVE that wreath!!! I have a goal to have a wreath for every season for our front door, and if I use fake flowers, I may just make this one for spring!

    Thanks for the faithful comments on our little posts, sweet blogger friend!

    Hope you baby bean is growing strong. I have been faithfully praying for God to work His miracles and give you the baby that was meant for you and the baby that is being created in HIS image.

    Love from Texas!

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  6. HI my dear friend! I love your beautiful wreath! I'm so ready for spring too! I hope you are doing well and thank you for all your sweet comments! I am hoping to be back to regular blogging too. I did finish the one I started yesterday and got it posted. Now if I can do some postings this week. You take care! Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs and Love,

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  7. Beautiful wreath! I´m not sure the nature over here really understands that it should turn towards spring now :-) But we are going to have sun and loads of cold air here the next ten comming days :-)
    Take care!
    Christer.

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  8. It's beautiful...and totally represents the beauty of spring, which will hopefully come soon!!

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  9. I can't tell you how excited I was to see my daffodils poking out of the ground last week and a red robin in the yard!

    How is that belly of yours coming along?

    Warmly,
    Nancy

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  10. So pretty! I am a firefighter's wife, too. I found your through Julie.

    I do love spring and am looking forward to my tulips and daffidols full glory!

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  11. So pretty! I am a firefighter's wife, too. I found your through Julie.

    I do love spring and am looking forward to my tulips and daffidols full glory!

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  12. Beautiful... that's just what I need here on my Michigan door!

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  13. 時間的銳齒能吃盡一切,唯獨對真理無能為力。........................................

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  14. hoping and praying you are okay...

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  15. Hi!
    This isn't a comment about your post per se, so you don't need to publish it. I just wanted to invite you to "Kids say the darndest things Friday" blog hop at:

    http://mysticalrosedesign.blogspot.com/2010/03/post-signature_19.html



    We’d love to have you join the fun and share your stories. I’m sure that you have some real gems!

    In Christ,
    Lucy

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Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. Your kind words are appreciated! As Mother Teresa said, "Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love."

Valerie