Ode to Mothers and Daughters

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Ode to Mothers and Daughters

Mothers and daughters

share a bond like no other

as one day they’ll become

friends for each other.

Wendy/2015

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My daughter, Kara, loves to decorate and so do I. And since I’m busy writing a 50,000 word first draft of a novel during NaNoWriMo (my second year doing this crazy rewarding challenge), I thought I’d feature some photographs that showcase her creativity. The above picture is of the corner of her mirror.

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Kara creates her own masterpieces with acrylic paints.

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She makes most of her own decorations.

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Kara used pine cones from our garden for this wreathe.

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Regularly she’llΒ scrounge from my fabric stash and create artsy pillows.

Kara stenciled the fox onto this one.

I’m so proud of her.

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Kara says autumn is her favorite season.

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But I suspect you already figured that one out–right?

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She even raids my canning cupboard.

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I love her art.

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Even the light switches aren’t safe.

Pumpkin spice is nice.

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I suggested this idea of wrapping lights around her standing lamp.

Wait a minute… that lamp looks familiar.

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I love having a daughter.

My two sons are awesome too cause they only raid my fridge.

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Decorating Diva Daughter Blessings ~ Wendy

Did you see my other post yet about the squirrel I had a close encounter with?

Here’s the link.

Are you doing NaNoWriMo this year?

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36 thoughts on “Ode to Mothers and Daughters

  1. love your daughter’s work! I would love to have any of her creations in my house. She has real talent. I hope she goes into a field where she’s able to use her wonderful creativity. The world needs warm heart filled creations like hers.

    1. Shelli, I shed a tear as I snipped off her ponytail (as per her request). I’m glad now I wasn’t able to talk her out of it… she loves having short hair. It’s small stuff. <3

  2. I am just now starting to appreciate the gift of having daughters (Monday our adoption will be final!). Thanks for this beautiful tribute. What a wonderful mom you are for encouraging her (and us) in this way!

    1. Heidi, what a joyous occasion for your growing family. May God bless you with overflowing grace and love as you embrace your new forever children. I’ve been so touched by the bits and pieces of your wonderful story. We had our two sons first and then our daughter arrived as the icing on an already beautiful cake.
      ~ Rejoicing with you. ~

  3. Thank you for the post! My daughter is 11 and exactly the same with her creativity and desire to decorate. This was a good reminder for me to Let Her! πŸ™‚ She loves to put her special touch all over the house. And I’m reminded to know that it’s a lovely artful mess – and one day it’ll blossom into masterpieces

    1. Melissa, I like your words, “lovely artful mess”. I’m going to remember that the next time it happens at my house. πŸ™‚ Yes, those artful times do “blossom into masterpieces”. I’m glad I didn’t sweat the messes. Blessings and nice to meet you.

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