All good reasons to throw prior plans to the wind!
***MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) International just announced next year's theme will be, A Beautiful Mess. Tomorrow, I have the honor of being part of a training session for MOPS groups from our end of the state. We will be celebrating the successes of this year and brain-storming ideas for next year and I'm super thrilled to be in on it.
A Beautiful Mess.
I like that.
Life is certainly messy.
And most definitely beautiful.
My responsibilities for the session included putting together the decorations and centerpieces. As the creative activities coordinator I guess that falls under my roof and I couldn't be happier.
Not one to break too far from my retro-vintage chic (i.e. junk) pile, I fell back on my comfort collection...
Buckets, garlands, Ball jars, musty bottles with rusty lids.
"I got a bucket, got a bucketful of sunshine
I got a love and I know that it's all mine, oh, oh oh oh..."
Ok, Natasha Bedingfield, moving on.
Throw in a wooden crate, newly (finally) budding branches, doilies, and burlap for the welcome table. I'm a happy girl.
These are the centerpieces for each table. Wellies, jars, moss, rocks, markers for jotting down momentary inspiration, Forsythia, raffia, more burlap and a shelf-liner "puddle".
And just so you know, I am pretty much infatuated with this chippy cupboard door. Barely-there aqua and white. Rusty, painted hinges and latch. Scrumptious.
A beautiful mess.
A motherhood centerpiece.
Because mothering is a lot about finding only one boot.
Little boys playing with sticks.
Scraps of paper.
Leafy green stuff trodden on the carpet.
Dirt in the cracks.
Little girls calling Forsythia, "For-Cynthia".
Putting a bow in it to make it look combed.
Running for a bucket.
Recycled egg-crate crafts.
Crooked cut-out hearts.
Motherhood is about mud-puddles.
And singing while you stomp in them.