Today I recreated a lampshade for Caleb’s room, and it got me thinking about my life.
Before Caleb was born, we prepared his room just for him! I found this green lampshade with a darker green polka dot all over it-and I loved it! I thought it was a great accent color to his blue walls. side note: I don’t like to be to matchy-matchy…color is a gift! When we moved Caleb to his big boy bed…the lamp shade got damaged early on. 🙂 Over the last year I have tried to tape it together, so we didn’t have to buy another one…and well…I just liked the one we had! 🙂 Slowly is has lost pieces (since it was like a plastic inside) to where the tape didn’t have anything to stick to…cause there were holes all over.
It was time for a new lampshade. I had been looking for one…and couldn’t find one that I liked for a reasonable price…and I must have looked at a white $5 one like four times at Wal-Mart…and didn’t want to get it-thought it was to bland and didn’t want to spend the money on it.
So today I got the idea…why not just try to make one???
I took the metal pieces from the old lampshade and used cardboard, tape, paper and a hot glue gun…to make this new one.
So where does my life come in to this great story???? Well, living on faith and not much money…has brought out more creativity and fun moments for me and then for Caleb and I together. He is growing up painting, organizing buttons, playing with paper…currently he is trying to master scissors! 🙂 It’s just fun to be crafty with him…and has brought many fun/teachable moments for us together…and I wouldn’t change our life for anything!
I feel so blessed to have the family I do…awesome, healthy kids…and an amazing husband! I am truely blessed!