Elli is my pack rat. It is her job to take out the upstairs trash every other day. Each time she does it, I can always count on finding a myriad of rescued treasures hidden around her room: old toothbrushes, birthday and wedding invitations, broken cds, scraps of paper, etc; The other day, I walked in her room to discover this:
The neighbors had knocked down a few tree limbs and Elli slowly and without anyone noticing, carried them up to her room and got busy decorating. She thought that it would really add something to her Hawaiian themed room. I think it looks great!