~ Capturing the context of contentment in everyday life ~
I had this arrangement at a recent fundraiser I hosted at home. It was too gorgeous, but those lovely peonies just don't last long in our hot weather. I have been pulling out the tired blooms and subbing in hydrangeas from the yard to make it last a bit longer! White peonies, white hydrangea, coral roses, thistle, blooming curly willow, and eucalyptus. And that urn is from Hobby Lobby, years ago.
This is my child with his clothing hamper on his head. Plus some yellow sunglasses his grandmother brought him. I love the mind of a child!
I am part of a new group in town called the Nightingale Network. We've been raising funds in the month of June to make the very first grant our local Women's Fund has ever made in our city, and tonight is the celebration event where the winner will be announced! Three agencies are vying for the grant: a new community garden/farmers' market in a "food dessert" area of town; a life planning course for women who are single-wage earners in their household; and a Mom's Club program for uneducated expectant mothers. All three are amazing choices and I'm so proud to be a part of this movement.