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A few years ago, we lost my sister, Sandi, to a heart attack. In the picture of a part of my family above, She is in the front row. The void that would be there without her in that picture is keenly felt in our hearts. She was a force to be reckoned with and she was always up for a trip or adventure! Sandi loved to have fun! One of my last memories of her was with my two youngest children as she taught them to do the Ski Jump on the Wii! She was really good at it!
Sandi was my 2nd oldest sibling, I am #6 of 7 children. She took care of me lots of times and when she married and was living in southern California, we younger siblings would go visit her and my oldest sister Donna and they would do all kinds of fun things with us!
One of the things that Sandi and I both liked to do was decorative painting. (You can see a video of painting a flower here!) I have many painted items that she did for me as gifts, and that I copied because she would come up with some really cute stuff! One of the things she did for me was a set of wooden blocks that went perfectly with my collection of bird houses. The blocks stacked on each other just right and said, "Love grows in little houses." I loved that saying, not only because it matches the idea of bird houses, but because I have always lived in tiny houses and I have found that saying to be true.
That little bird feeder is by Marjolien Bastin. I have a few ornaments, figurines and artwork by her, and I love them. Here are some examples of her work. A wren's house, a cardinal and a bluebird. Oh! I can't forget this owl!
Anyway, I decided it would be nice to make a printable of that saying to share with our subscribers! If you aren't a subscriber yet, don't feel bad because it is super easy to subscribe to our blog! Just scroll up to the top and type in your email and we will send you the link to our special subscriber's page! I am loving this 8 x 10 printable in my living room! I hope you love it, too.
Thanks to my sister Sandi! I think of her whenever I read this little message.
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!