Kool DIY Kicks {& Gardenias} For Memorial Day

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

My crafty daughter has been busy again...

If she's at home,
you can best bet you'll find her with a paint brush in hand,
or working on some crafty, creative project.
...no clue where she gets that from!  ha :)

Ashley also adores anything Lilly P.

Her latest project producing hand-painted Lilly inspired shoes 
{inspiration print below}
 for the patriotic holidays coming up this Summer... starting with Memorial Day.

The pair of white, inexpensive canvas shoes were found at Wal-mart.
For paints, she used small bottles of acrylics, found in the craft department.

Looking pretty cute, huh?

The shot, below, I borrowed from her Instagram post for her etsy shop,
The Southern Brunette1.

She also made the monogram decal and necklace, which are available in her shop.

Maybe I can talk her into making a pair for her momma,
...we'll be twinning at the upcoming celebrations!

My heart did a little flip when I looked out of the window yesterday,
 and noticed the gardenia bushes overflowing with beautiful white blooms!

The pure white, heavenly fragrant flowers are perfect for
a Memorial Day arrangement, don't you think?

The gardenias filled my home with a sweet, fresh aroma,
...and I am loving it!

Hope you all have a wonderful, and safe, Memorial Day!

For more patriotic inspiration celebrating the red, white, and blue,
visit my Pinterest Board,
Follow along, if you will!  :) 


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  1. Rhonda, those shoes are darling! Your daughter has your creative skills for sure.

    I'm jealous of the gardenia. They don't grow well here...something about the acidity of the soil doesn't work. :)

    1. Sharing on Facebook today.

      Happy Thoughts of Home. :)

  2. Those shoes are so cute! I do love gardenias and sweet aroma.

  3. These shoes are the cutest ever!
    Oh gardenias...love them. You know my hubby is from Mississippi, so we planted some Gardenias in pots just so he could have the sweet fragrance around our home!
    Thanks for joining us at TOHOT!

  4. Oh my...love those cute shoes! Talented girl! My gardenia's are beautiful too and oh I love the smell. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  5. Those shoes are so very adorable!!!!...Love the pitcher and those gorgeous gardenias!

  6. Like my mother like daughter!
    She did an amazing job. Isn't that fun when our daughters enjoy what we enjoy?
    I love gardenias, but have never had any luck growing them Rhonda.

    Have a wonderful weekend and Happy TOHOT!


  7. Hi Rhonda, wow your daughter made the cutest sneakers! Perfect for the holiday! I love your pretty flowers and I know they smell beautiful.
    Have a wonderful holiday weekend.

  8. WOW - these are just adorable. She is a very clever and artistic daughter!!

  9. Rhonda, those are the cutest shoes and your daughter is very creative! Gardenias bring a wonderful scent with their white flowers...beautiful! Happy Memorial Day Weekend! Pam @ Everyday Living

  10. Such darling and festive kicks! Thank you so very much for joining us at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. Have a wonderful holiday weekend.

  11. Those are adorable Rhonda! Very festive feet! Love your gardenia arrangement, must smell divine-

  12. Rhonda, your daughter is very talented. She's a budding DIYer. Thanks for sharing this cute project at Your Inspired Design Link Party.

  13. The shoes are so cute! I love your gardenias!


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