Funny story for commenter Sparcam who said, “Anyone up for a sand and cactus bouquet?”:
When I was in high school I went to a Winter Formal dance with my brother’s best friend. He was Italian, good looking, hilariously funny and just like another brother to me. We would be doubling with my brother and his six foot three girlfriend.
I got all dolled up in my black velvet and teal taffeta dress. I spiral curled my hair. I put on my frosted nail polish and lipstick. It was the 90’s, baby, and I was rockin’ it.
When the boys came to the door to get us, my brother placed a lovely wrist corsage on his date’s arm. Then my date handed me a small cactus in a terracotta pot and said, “I thought this would stick to your dress better. You know, no pins needed!”
There was a lot of chuckling and a little bit of embarrassment on my part, but then he pulled a dozen red roses out from behind his back and I felt like a complete princess!
The point of this story is this: he gave me A CACTUS!!!!! And I have never forgotten that moment even thought it happened some twenty odd years ago! So, my Arizona friends, grab a cactus and make it work!
Today, just to prove that even the most humble offering from any yard can bring somebody joy, I’ve created this little lovely with a handy printable for you:
It took me all of five minutes to make. You’ll need a rock from your yard, some Modge Podge or white school glue and some craft store glitter.
First, pour a sizable amount of glitter into a bowl or onto a paper plate. Then, paint the rock, covering it entirely with Modge Podge. Next, roll the rock in the glitter making sure to cover all the surfaces. My rock was round and smooth, but if yours isn’t – make sure you get in all the nooks and crannies. When it’s dry, affix it to the printable with a dab of hot glue and drop it off to a friend. She’ll smile. You’ll see.
You can download the printable here. Have a great weekend. And I should probably remind you that you really do ROCK!