Spring Friendship Garden

To stick with my new commitment of Blogging 365 I posted about yesterday, these are just a few simple photos of one of our latest crafts.

Every Seasonal shift, we create from a large paper roll, a poster welcoming the new seasons arrival. Each of us adds photos, leaves, ribbons and any of our individual reminders of the celebrated season, to be placed on the poster.
This is our Spring’s welcome but a little different this time because we are early!
After Valentines Day the decor and crafting gap seems wide until Easter comes. I get antsy without chgot the idea of our very first “Friendship Garden”. Starting with one central idea, we expand around with scrap papers, glitter glues, and begin the reuse of empties from around the recycle bin items. We’ve used here, empty toilet paper rolls for a 3D effect, thicker paper flowers from old school folders, and foam sheets, for durability with toddler fingers.

The inspiration for this craft came from an old Easter Church Hymn I sang as a child: “Friends are Like Flowers”. I love to use family and friend photos in our crafts so I joined Hymn and photo use together, to create this simple fun (photos are still to be placed on the flowers)
This poster is enjoyed by children because of its lasting ability. They can paint, color, glitter, cut and paste, a little each day when inspired. Best part for them is, its on the wall at eye level especially for painting!

Our “Friendship Garden” is our way of having the friends and family we care for over for company, and showing them how much they are appreciated, by their photos being placed in such lovely display in our home.

If there is a unique craft idea you’d like to suggest for us to try, leave it in the comments below. If you have one of your own you’d like us to see, leave the link in comments!

See you Tomorrow,
Jeanine ;)

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TWEET #findMilaJohnson – Mila Johnson Is Brampton ON’s Missing Teen

TheStar Article: Brampton Family Searches for missing 16 year old Girl (The Toronto Star’s original first article)#findMilaJohnson

Firstly, I’m just a supportive Mom that heard my nieces friend was missing. I HAVE met, in a few short visits, Mila Johnson. In much experiencs with youth, I found Mila gentle, sweet, quiet, funny, as I watched her interact with my own children and family.
I have no connections to the Police or their investigations, I do not endorse or oppose any ideas for finding Mila–I am simply, sharing and spreading the word.
Feel free to leave a supportive comment, prayer or share this with your Followers, reblog or the like.
YES! There ARE literally hundreds, thousands of missing children in Ontario Canada and MANY Other cities–I understand this. I Tweet about MILA JOHNSON #findmilajohnson and will; until she is home safe. WHY? BECAUSE Mila Johnson is a well respected, teen friend, of extended family. Because, If it was my child, I would expect my friends/acquaintences to do the same thing I am! TWEET: #findMilaJohnson
Mila Johnson should be spending countless time with friends texting, picture taking, laughing til they drop! Things girls their age are supposed to be doing! The joyous sounds I PRAY Mila’s family will soon hear…
Please, if MILA sees this and is out there nervous or afraid in anyway, because of all the publics interest:
Do not be afraid Mila! NOTHING ELSE matters more to anyone than your safe return. Please, call your family, Police, return home, call or even send a message…
My hope and purpose is to get people talking and listening. Listening to passerbys talking in the streets for MILA’s name, to encourage OurYouth with Valueable Information to call Peel Police at 222-TIPS to HELP.
More of us should mention Mila’s story on radio, tv, paper, everywhere–so Mila herself or perpetrators clearly understand: BRING MILA HOME!
The cold weather is FAST approaching, days are getting darker, colder, and longer–WE MUST act fast! I believe as a collective public, we have some form of responsibility in assisting to find today’s missing youth.
The WORLD has changed. Completely. PLEASE HELP. Keep tweeting and RT #findMilaJohnson today.
In closing and without a doubt, we send our empathetic support, prayers, to every Other Family with any type of missing loved one as well. Thank you for your time!

Sincerely,
Caring Mother,
(Representing ALL the Worried Moms)