Friday, August 21, 2009

Connecting the color pink with pineapples & adversity



Adversity comes in all shapes & sizes I've found.  Why is it one day I can handle the same exact piece of adversity with ease & grace and then the next like a total train wreck?  When I read the following I had a change of perspective.

"Live in Thanksgiving daily,regardless of adversity. If we will consider the blessings we have, we will forget some of our worries."-Elder Wirthlin

Some kid that lives in my home has completely adapted the "do opposite of what Mom tells them to do policy".  Perhaps some have heard of this policy around their very own homes.  Yesterday she took that very same policy out of the home & into preschool.  Apparently her teacher told her to stop inking herself up with the rubber stamps only to turn around and find that she had decorated her whole body from head to toe after she told her not to.  This little bout of adversity is only a mere ounce when weighed on the adversity scale but still she is testing my patience big time.  Then the above quote flashed through my brain & I thought about how that very same preschool teacher also said how much she loved my little girl because she is a ball full of energy and lit up a room whenever she came in.  "That's it" I thought, no more worrying that this little stage of hers will be here forever.  I am going to give thanks for her right this very second for all of the reasons she blesses our home.  She really is quite a joy.  I never knew how much a four year old could make me laugh.  Have I ever mentioned that day Bacca came over and was teasing her & she responded by saying, "easy big fellow".  Easy big fellow, really?  Yes true story & I guess his 6 ft. 5 in. frame isn't very petite.  Anyway I've thought about her strengths and how she is friends with everybody & is so welcoming and has already developed into quite the hostess.
The above baggy may look like any old ordinary baggy full of random snacks but to me it is so much more.  Little sister filled it up so that she could give it to her new friend at school.  Of course her new little friend will like it.  Doesn't it look so delicious?

Speaking of delicious, pineapples are delicious & did you notice the brass pineapples in the above photos?  The pineapple has been a universal symbol of hospitality and welcome for many centuries all over the world so it is so fitting that she loves to play with them.  


Uh oh here it goes again...I feel a design connection coming on....

First thought,  Doesn't Rubie Green offer a pineapple fabric...of course they do...



Second connecting thought...speaking of Rubie Green, their pink zig zag fabric is sort of scrumptious.....

kind of like the pink zig zag in the post on decor8.  Not only do I love pink zig zag but I really love Color Me Pretty's interpertation of pink, melon & black....


Hmmm still thinking pink..... so why not think about how I love this little girls play room with all of the dress up.


And finally I wouldn't mind a  CLEAN workspace that was inspired by pink to make a bunch of projects happen.....


Oh and my little girls favorite color is pink so all of the above is making me so happy.  Here's to adversity, just a little bit.

14 comments:

Aimee's Family Journal said...

Easy big fellow. Can that phrase be used on an all to excited, or rambunctious husband, at 11:00 at night, when all you want to do is sleep?

Please ask M, and get back to me!

Rebecca Frame said...

great post...pineapples have been my favorite forever...i use them on stationary,decor and nibbling on them is nice as well...your family is adorable.

Courtney Vance said...

Oh Miss M, she comes up with the best phrases. She's just my favorite. I miss you guys tons.

Hey will you invite me to your new blog? vance.courtney@gmail.com

Marketing Unscrambled, learn to earn 14 said...

That is wonderful from "Elder Wirthlin" It does put a different spin on things that are really important.

These little ones are also the ones that will keep things going in the right direction because they have the strength to stand against the evil in this world when times get tough. That is why they have been saved for this time, for them to come to earth.

We need to teach them why this great nation is so great and why they need to help keep it that way. To stand up against those that are trying to make it into something else.

Thank you for such a lovely post.
Love the pineapples and the pink ideas for rooms. Very nice.

It is long again sorry.

Have a great weekend.

Dan and Deanna "Marketing Unscrambled"

Scott Jensen said...

I love that little girl!

Whitney said...

Ha ha, Easy big fellow!? where does she even learn things like that. Sounds like her mama. Oh M, you crack me up.

Mike and Debbie said...

Little miss m is the best!! (Of course so it is big miss m too but since this post is about little m I had to make that statement on her behalf)

Kacey's View said...

I love BOTH of your girls. Ps.... how do you get your pics on your blog BIG??

Annie said...

Pink away! Yeah that zig zag is happenin'. Oh my did Dad laugh his head of over the "easy big fella" comment? I'm dying!

Shannon and Carey said...

I don't even need to explain to you..........I have twin 3 year olds and this is happening all day every day. UGH! But I do love 'em so.
Loving that pink dress up room. For you?
LOL
-Shannon in Austin

Shannon and Carey said...

please invite me too!!! :):)

ssakmary@hotmail.com

Stacey Crewse said...

Oh my....what a cutie with quick wit like her mama! Don't you love what kids say!
By the way...... just saw your new creations of hair accessories.......

W
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Does everything you touch turn to gold??

Really....Amazing!

We need to talk, my girls need some fast! Are you selling them to your favorite cousin???? :)

this blessed nest said...

that pink little girl's room could easily be this mommy's playroom as well.

your beautiful pictures always get me thinking...

paula said...

I think I shall remember that quote for future reference:) Oh, and your lady is a cutey.