I know I don’t usually post on Saturday’s, but this week seems to have blown right by me, and so I’m playing that good ole’ game of ‘catch up’!
For those of who you who’ve been following along, you might remember me posting a couple of months ago, about mom’s skin cancer diagnosis. Well, this past Monday, I took her in to for surgery to have the cancer removed. Naturally, mom was a bit nervous and fearful about the procedure, so I stayed in the room with her throughout the eight LONG (and sometimes painful) hours that it took to remove all of the cancer cells from her nose.
I won’t lie-it broke my heart to see what mom had to go through-but once again she proved that just how strong she is. By the time the nurses had the supplies packed up for us to take home, she was already cracking jokes-and had the doctor and nurses laughing hysterically!
The good news is-they were able to get all the cancer!! The bad news is-it required the surgeon to remove a great deal of tissue from mom’s nose, which means she will have to go back next week for reconstructive surgery.
Mom (and her dog, Libby) have been staying with us, so I can change her bandages, and of course, give her a little ‘extra’ TLC, until she recovers from her next surgery.
Which brings me to the Winter Wreath that is now hanging on our front door! It was actually mom’s idea! I guess she wasn’t too impressed that I had the pine wreath from Christmas still up!
So, together we came up with a SUPER simple winter wreath-using items I already had on hand.
1- 16″ straw wreath (or whatever size will fit your door)
1-long scarf (I’ve had this one for years and never wore it because it was TOO long!)
1 pair of mittens (The snowflakes on mine add an ‘extra’ wintry touch)
Frosted pine cones
It took me a whopping 1o minutes to pull it all together! (I told you it was SUPER simple!)
Step 1: Wrap the scarf around the wreath-making sure to cover it thoroughly, and use a U pin to secure it on the back.
For the ‘bow’-
Step 2-Secure each of the mittens with a U-pin. (I did this inside the mitten to hide the pin.)
Step 3- Secure the pine cones to the wreath with U pins!
Since my scarf already had a tassel -I simply separated the strands in half-making the tails for my bow. If yours doesn’t have tassels-you could easily use yarn, or even a pretty ribbon.
And viola-my wreath was ready to hang on the front door!!
The best part??? Mom absolutely LOVED how it turned out!
I’m still trying to transition the decor to winter in the rest of my house, but I bet I’ll have some help now doing that-what do you think?
How about you? Do you have a hard time transitioning your decor during the winter months?
Hope you are all enjoying an amazing weekend!
And don’t forget-today is the last day to enter the Retro-Industrial Light Giveaway!
Blessings and hugs,