This is one of those reality check posts. Before I dispel all of your beliefs about me I had to show you what I ‘created’ last week.  Can you believe it?

I wish I could provide you with a tutorial (wouldn’t that be the best Valentine?) but I have no idea how I made those hearts with my tires.  I was dropping off my daughter to my sister-in-law.  She looked out at her driveway and said, “Oh my, you really are the craftiest person, you made a heart.”  After we had a good laugh, I realized I might be crafty but I would have never noticed what I had done.  It is just like my sister-in-law to notice.  She notices all those special things and is one of my biggest cheerleaders.  I would love to say I made those hearts intentionally for her, but however they miraculously were left there by my tires,  they are for her —-for appreciating all the little things, noticing the details and showering me with praise and love!

I also appreciate all of you that stop by this little blog and leave sweet comments.  Every now and then I get a comment that is just too good—actually too good to be true.    —- THEY FEEL SO GOOD—but at the end of the day us girls have to stick together. So just to keep it real you must first  read about the Fourth of July parade.  I do fess up there and say, “I hope my kids remember the parade when they are old and not that they always had to look for clean socks!” Please realize I only have one -3 year old at home (MAKES A HUGE DIFFERENCE) and the others 15 and 11 have been left to raise themselves (LOL).  You must also understand that my house is usually messy,  my sister-in-law kept my 3 year old (after I made those snow hearts) so I could clean off my kitchen counter to keep the health department at bay for one more day. My friend has said that after I take all those pretty photos for my blog I should whirl around and give everyone a true picture of what it looks like around the house.  I also rely heavily on the help of my friends and family.  In no way do I try to do it by myself.  My brother even told me my name should be  Cindy “it takes a village”Hopper.  And if you notice I am the most irregular blogger —-letting days (weeks)  pass by in-between posts.

I am okay with my creative, clean and pretty space in the blog world, even if it doesn’t totally match my life — really both places are beautiful to me! It is not done in an effort to be fake–the qualities are all mine, the good and the bad in both places.

I hope the things you see here add something special and fun to your life!   I hope you are inspired when you visit here. Putting my ideas out here has truly blessed me, I hope it has you also!  It is always  nice to hear when people enjoy what you are doing!  I do appreciate it when you take the time to say so!—–just remember there is usually more to the story (it will just be our little secret).

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  1. I followed the link to this not knowing what to expect… and behold… it was those fabulous tire track hearts!! Ha ha!! It still makes me laugh out loud! That was and is the most amazing creation — I am sure that you couldn’t possibly recreate this if you tried! Too funny! I Heart You!

  2. Cindy—You continue to inspire me! I love your non-stop creativity and that you take time to smell the roses!! The tire hearts—How cool is that??? Thank you for being so willing to freely share your ideas! LY!!

  3. I just wanted to say I am glad your “real” life is messy…………. makes us common folk (hahaha) feel normal .
    Just keep on being creative and remember a creative person is a messy person (it’s in our nature) or so I like to believe.

    Keep it going and go…………….clean those counters 🙂

  4. That is so funny. I really wouldn’t have believed it if I hadn’t seen the pics. What a great analogy about your sister in law noticing the tracks– it DOES take a village.

  5. Now I realize my problem – I’m cleaning not creating. Must stop cleaning.

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