Theodore Roosevelt was brilliant.
In between being president and riding with the rough riders and speaking softly and carrying a big stick….
….he said something that has stuck with me forever.
Comparison is the thief of joy.
Everyone experiences it.
At some time in everyone’s life, we all encounter a situation where someone is smarter or funnier or richer or wittier or more stylish with better hair and a house that dirt wouldn’t show up if you paid it to. And we all compare ourselves. And feel smaller.
You are amazing.
Don’t ever forget that the you that you are is so bright and funny and witty and clever and unique and special and wonderful and shines so brightly….
….that the rest of have to wear shades. 🙂
Need help with paint colors?
Here’s a super helpful post on how to choose base colors for your home.
Tips and examples and new paint choices….oh my.
I’ve been on the hunt for a work space table project.
And this might be it.
DIY for a pallet desk….here.
Need an idea for a summer mantel?
Here’s a reclaimed wood whale DIY project.
But the story behind the project is even better.
Ever wonder where photographers get their amazing photo backdrops?
Here’s how you can create your own from Celebrate Creativity.
DIY found here.
And now in random news this week:
A basket made from paper? Yes, please.
I’m obsessed with this arrow project.
And my friend, Kim, just started a fun new link-up. Link up or be inspired by others….here.
And one more for the road.
Here’s a simple, easy July Fourth Dessert that takes five minutes and a mason jar.
Recipe found here.
Happy Random Saturday to you. 🙂