Thursday, March 24, 2011

“Let Your Light Shine” Chalkboard

I updated our kitchen chalkboard for spring.

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But also, because my daughter, Blondie, has a once in a lifetime experience going on right now.  As a fifth grader, she is participating in the High School play.  They are doing “The Wiz”, and she is a Munchkin.  This is a very new experience for her, so I am always trying to remind her to “Let Your Light Shine”.

I used chalk ink markers and blended the colors while they were still wet.  If you would like to see more about how I made this chalkboard, you can go here.

I have used this saying before in our home.

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This maple bucket is in our basement.

I figure, you can never remind your children too many times how amazing they are.

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

A Good Use of Frustration

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What is a girl to do when she spends months trying to get a blog just right and finds out that there are a whole bunch of issues?

Take that frustration and put it to good use.

Good use, but painful.  Do you see how sweet those birds are?

This is my baby girl’s wallpaper that we put up ten years ago.  At the time we didn’t know if she was a boy or a girl.  Good thing she was a girl because this border really is girly, but I convinced myself it would work for a boy or a girl.

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But, it is time.  Time to make good on a promise to re-do her room to be more grown up and how she wants it to be.

So we are starting here.

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And I will share the journey with you along the way.  This was my first time removing wallpaper and I can not tell you how satisfying it was to pull off a piece this large.

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My poor hubby, he just got off a nine hour flight home and I put him to work!

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But it is all for our Blondie who has been extremely patient, who worked really hard today on a snow day and has great ideas on what she wants her room to be.

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