I had an amazing past three days! Saturday I volunteered with in.gredients with two wonderful people. We spent most of the evening sanding down the playground and sign. After our hard work we enjoyed a wonderful potluck with the other volunteers and got to talk with some of the people behind in.gredients. It was a great night! Oh and we got free t-shirts. Bonus! If you have no idea what in.gredients is, then you should look back at my old posts or check out their website in.gredients.com. They are great people with a great idea. Can’t go wrong with that combo.
Sunday I headed to Bryan, Texas where I helped my sweet little Juliette with DIY projects for her wedding. We ended up sanding, nailing, stapling, painting, breaking and creating lots of fun things! Here are some pictures of some of the things we did.
It was so much fun to sand the doors and see all the layers underneath what was initially seen. I just think that is such a beautiful correlation to relationships and people in general. We have our exterior that people see just like when noticing a door “Oh hello blue door!” But when we really seek beyond what can be seen, we are able to experience all the beautiful layers that lay underneath the surface. The doors that we worked on had so many colors and layers to discover, but it took time to find them. How great is it that we all have our own unique layers that make up who we are.
That’s basically it. There are some other frames we worked on but I think you get the idea. It was so great to work with Juliette and have the freedom to create and be ok with things not looking “perfect”. Whenever either of us felt as if we had messed something up, we kept reminding each other that you just simply turn it into a “beautiful mistake”. I get so much joy from helping people! If I can help people in ways where I can interact with them, while working with my hands in the outdoors…oh my goodness, that is pretty much perfection.