Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Springtime & Mason Jars


I've fallen in love with mason jars. If you were to visit Michael and I, you'd find them used in various ways throughout our cozy home. Some have paint brushes and markers while others are filled with misc. succulents sitting in our kitchen window. My favorite? Tying a ribbon around the top and slipping in some fresh cut flowers. The most beautiful peace fills my heart every time I gaze at the jar in our kitchen window and I think it's because it's a reminder of how precious life is; to never take it for granted. If you had mason jars, what would you choose to fill them with?

We had a lovely weekend and ended it last night cozied up at a local coffee shop, sipping on lattes and doing our own little things across from each other. I cherish those moments. The occasional looking up from where we're sitting, casting a soft smile to one another and then returning to whatever was keeping us busy at that moment.

Sometimes, I'm utterly taken back when looking at my life, the blessings that fill it and having the most incredible man by my side. Without him, my life would feel empty. He's my joy and my strength. He's also my confidant, my best friend - my husband who supports me and lifts me up in everything I do. Life is truly good and I couldn't ask for more.
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  1. what a beautiful way to spend an afternoon as you described,, I also use mason jars for many things,, I keep things in them in almost every room! I really like the old green blue ones but I only have one of those, the rest I have are mix of old and new,, all sizes,,I really like them too lol,,p

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    1. The old green and blue ones are lovely but so hard to find anymore. I'd love to see some photos of your jars. :)

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  2. You are both a match made in heaven. I love your mason jars.

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  3. so glad you found your man at your side.
    i also like drinking from mason jars. your photos are lovely.

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    1. Thank you, Tammie! You're actually the second person now who's mentioned drinking from them. How cool! :)

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  4. I am so happy for you!!! I love mason jars!! They are so beautiful! And, you can do so much with them! Mom has some of the old ones! I love your photos! Hugs!

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    1. Thank you, Stacey! Hee I'd love to see some photos of your mom's jars. :)

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  5. I use them for drinking out of lol and now they make some with handles :p

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    1. Hey, now that you mention it, I have a friend who uses them to drink from as well. Nothing wrong with that! :)

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  6. Very few couples, even those who are deeply in love, or have lived years together have what you and Michael have. To have a soulmate that is also an artist must be so lovely. My dearest is a preacher, inside and out, and that what his brain is always working on. It's not that he doesn't appreciate my art...he just doesn't have that inclination, so I think you have something special to treasure...and I can tell from your writing about your life with Michael, you do treasure him as he does you. What a perfect match made in Heaven! Love and Hugs to you both!!

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    1. Awww....Wanda, you melted my heart. Yes, I do feel blessed and lucky in so many ways. It would be so wonderful for us to travel and meet you and your hubby one day. Know you are loved in so many ways! :)
      xx

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  7. PS ~ I also love mason jars....they are so expressive no matter what is in them.

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  8. Ooh Alexandra these look gorgeous. I'm going to be on the hunt for my own collection now.
    A beautiful post too xo

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    1. Thank you, Neesie. They are so wonderful and charming, aren't they? :)

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  9. Your photos are lovely. Mason jars are the best. I love sipping iced tea out of them. My granddaughter used some to decorate her first apartment this year at college.

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  10. Awww, the two of you - it is so good you found each other, because your are made for each other. People say that about D. and myself, too. And when I read your description of 'the perfect Sunday afternoon', I immediately think of our weekend breakfast when we sit together and talk. Soo good to have a partner in crime.

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  11. How lovely your mason jars are. I'm very happy for you and your beloved, you have made a beautiful life together.

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