I'm trying to change it up a bit this year and infuse a little modern into my Fall decor. I love the design trend of using geometric shapes. So, I thought my pumpkins could sport some simple white triangles. I think I've always leaned towards simple and clean design. But, lately less is definitely more.
This has been kind of rough couple months for our family. In order to make ends meet, Lonnie has been working extra, teaching evening classes. And on top of that, he is working on his Masters in Biology. So, he is also at the University a lot. Some days he leaves at 6:45am and doesn't get home till 9:00pm. He is exhausted, and I feel sorry for him having to work so hard. But, it's also kind of tiring for me too. And we just miss having him around. The kids get sick of me and want their dad. We're a team and around 7:00pm, I'm about done with single parenting. If you are a single parent - my hat goes off to you. I don't know how you do it.
I'm not sharing this to complain, I just want to be honest. Life isn't always exactly how you want it, sometimes you just have to chose joy and make the best of the situations. I know this is just for a season, but sometimes in the middle of it, it's hard to see the end.
So, to help keep my sanity and have a little fun with my kids, last night we worked on painting these pumpkins. Dylan really had the idea for the triangles. He wanted to do a pattern similar to his desk that I painted for him. And for the little pumpkins, we wanted to make them look like they had been dipped in paint.
We simply used blue painters tape and white craft paint to achieve these simple looks.
How do you deal with stress? Or is life not as perfect as you'd like it to be?