Brian and I have been enjoying walks in the nearby State Park lately.
I'm trying to incorporate more exercise into my daily routine and the Park
makes walking more pleasant and less of a chore. The views are amazing,
the woods are peaceful, and the fresh air feels so good. I come back home
feeling energized - physically and mentally. I dread the upcoming continuous
rainy days, and even worse, the severe cold and snow. I'll have to use
the treadmill (or, as I call it, the "dreadmill") in my basement. It's just not
While climbing these stairs, I started noticing acorns amongst all the leaves.
I told Brian they'd make for some great decor, such as using them as a vase
filler. So we started filling our pockets with acorns, acorn caps, and hickory
nuts. I hope it's not illegal to take these things from the ground in the Park.
I know you can't take plants, but I don't know about fallen acorns and nuts.
When we got home, I washed all the acorns and nuts and filled up
this vase and added a candle. Perfect for my small kitchen table.
Pine cones also make great fillers. I collected these pine cones years ago
from walks around the neighborhood.
I don't know what this beautiful, brushy thing is, but I found it on the ground
by the lake in my neighborhood. They were growing in great clumps amongst
all the cattails. I love the simplicity and beauty in just one of these.
I even have some rocks in my decor. My friend found this heart-shaped
rock by my butterfly garden. I was so excited - my first heart-shaped rock!
I'm now on the lookout for more.
This little dish holds some of my favorite rocks ~ polished stones I've
had for many years and pretty rocks collected from various trips.
Even something as simple as adding a few polished stones to a tray
can add a touch of loveliness. The clear quartz pieces were given to me
by a friend.
How do you bring the outdoors into your living space?
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