In 2012 we challenged you to write 12 letters of Gratitude to people that influenced your life. Many of you did this and wrote amazing stories of the experience.
This year 2013 we are focusing on BEING PRESENT. This is your life. Each day is a gift. You can't turn in yesterday for more time. So make the most of each day and continue to be grateful and embrace life! Be Present! We are changing the world...ONE DAY AT A TIME!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

My homemade Tea Hat...

Actually I don't drink tea...well I do drink herbal tea, but it isn't "really" tea.  But this Saturday I was invited to a "Tea Party" Bridal shower.  The invitation said, "Wear a hat."  So I went to the local store to look around.  The pricetags in the $20 range sent my head spinning.   NO THANKS!  I prefer not to drop a twenty on something I don't plan to wear again.

I am fairly new to Pinterest but I thought this morning...I might as well see what I could find.  By the evening when my husband came home my Pinterest inspiration had taken the form of a make shift hat.  And I actually like it.  Certainly, NO ONE will be showing up with a duplicate.  It is an original.  And though it may not earn me another "Tea Party" invitation, it was FREE.  I remembered that I had a garbage bag full of used wrapping paper and tissue paper from my niece's baby shower.  I had just stuck it in the garage in the chance I might need it.  I rummaged through the bag and made my treasure.  Now I can aim my $$ at the present for the bride instead of the hat.  My husband wondered why I couldn't make the bride something with my tissue paper as well!  Funny Guy!!!

Now this ingenuity got me thinking.  How often is the solution right under our noses?  How often do we throw money at some problem that could easily be solved with a little time, brain power and free resources?So my challenge to you is think about it the next time something similar crosses your path.  Think outside of the box.  Use your imagination.  Create, dream, invent!  You can do it!  I know you can!!!

Changing the world...ONE letter at a time!

1 comment:

  1. That sounds like fun. We made hats from wrapping paper a year or so ago at my daughters Activity Days. It was a lot of fun.
    We an experience once where my daughter was invited to a birthday party for a friend and having not money to buy a present, we went through a stash of things we had on hand. We took a composition book we had bought on clearance, some scrapbook papers, stickers and glue and made her friend a personalized journal. We threw in some pens and a couple little treats and a handmade card. The girl absolutely loved it and so did her mother.