Do you remember the commercial from Dove that ran last year?
It featured women who sat behind a curtain and described themselves in great detail to a sketch artist. He asked them about their facial features like their chin and their hair and their eyebrows and cheekbones and so on. They described themselves as they saw themselves to the artist.
He never saw them.
He simply drew the picture from what they described to him.
Then….each woman was briefly introduced to a stranger….someone who had never met her before. And after a short visit…each woman left and the stranger was asked to describe the woman he or she had just met…..
…..to the exact same sketch artist.
The difference in the two sketches was remarkable.
The sketches where the women described themselves were mostly dull and sad and forlorn with over-exaggerated features.
And the sketches of the EXACT same women described by someone who had met them briefly…..were shining and happy and smiling…..
….and absolutely beautiful.
And the point of bringing up a random beauty commercial from 2013?
Because yesterday…..that is exactly how you made me feel.
I stood there in my open doorway with my cheetah print pumps and red lipstick and a fancy necklace….
….and I saw all the flaws.
Every. Single. One.
But not you.
You cheered and clapped and encouraged and used capital letters and extra exclamation points.
And then the most amazing thing happened. Just like the women on the commercial….
….I saw myself through your eyes.
And all those flaws just melted away.
It was one of the greatest gifts I have ever received.
And it’s not even my birthday. 🙂
And now enough with all that mushy stuff. 🙂
Because I realized that in my haste to list off all my favorite things about fall and read all of yours….
…..I totally forgot to link to the projects I featured on the fall tour.
So if you are looking for a fall project…..you have come to the right place.
Here’s a few fall decorating ideas (and some that are just fun projects) from yesterday’s tour.
Fall Vignette With a Giant Abacus
Painted Kitchen Island
If you missed the tour from yesterday….you can see it here.
And one more for the road.
I’m partnering with one of my sponsors, ebay to create a series of decorating guides for them over the next few months.
Here’s one I just finished on Craft Room Organization Ideas. You can check it out….here.
disclaimer: I was compensated by ebay for this partnership. But all opinions are completely my own. Please see my disclosure policy for details.
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