I love the idea of stringing twine along a wall and filling the space(s) with letters, cute drawings, pictures, post cards, etc.
I did the same thing in the kids’ playroom and it’s currently filled with Valentine’s. Shortly it will be replaced with birthday wishes (Caeden turns 5 in a couple of weeks).
This is a somewhat fuzzy screen shot of my favorite baby boutique, Lauren Alexandra (located in Kansas City). When I still lived there, my alphabet art and cards were sold there. And when I was back a couple of weeks ago, I stopped in and stocked up on stuff for Claire: fairy wings, a pink clothing stand that is now on display in her room and full of spring dresses and bloomers, and a cute cupcake barrette (I never give up hope that she will, in fact, grow hair.)
I love that store. LOVE that store. The staff is fantastic, too. Makes all the difference these days.
There is something I wanted to point out in this picture:
The crates hanging on the wall have all been painted different colors and screwed to the wall. How stinkin’ cute is THAT? You could do that in someone’s room to hold books, toys, favorite stuffed animals, a clock, etc. Or, in a bathroom for cotton balls, towels, soap, etc.
The point is, you don’t have to spend a lot of money to get a super cute, custom look in your house.
Here’s a cute idea for storing your jewelry. Found at Pottery Barn for $39 (available in June). I found a blog this morning that had step by step instructions for making one yourself. Cannot find.
But, trust me, it looked easy.
Spray paint a cheap frame whatever color your little heart desires. Screw i-hooks (faking the name of those things) onto the back and string wire.
Total cost: about $5.
So yesterday’s post.
It struck a cord with many of you out there. I got 9 (yes, I counted) different emails from people not wanting to post on the blog about how they could relate.
I chalk it up to Winter Blah Syndrome (technical term). Not to be confused with Seasonal Affect Disorder (the real deal).
Thank you for letting me know I am not alone!
Also, I had quite a few questions about the Roden + Fields skincare I mentioned. They are the company that launched Pro Active. They used to just be sold at Nordstrom (And Macy’s maybe? I cannot remember for sure) but they went direct (for all those poor women who do not have Nordstrom near by). The big deal with them is anti-aging. Reversing dark spots, wrinkles, etc. I tried the serum the other day and couldn’t believe how smooth my skin was. I made Wayne feel it. He nodded that, yes my skin felt great, and yes I looked 10 years younger.
Or maybe he just sort of nodded with a vacant expression on his face.
Either way, I was really happy with it.
I am not interested in selling it, but my rep Kacie is making $$$ (try a 10,000 bonus on for size). If you want to order some skincare or talk to her about how she is making $, contact her: https://kacieshober.myrandf.com
I will report back with how it is working. Maybe I will take a before and after picture and you can see what you think.
This weekend is filled with planning for my Easter Mini Sessions. Making a cute garland, ordering flowers, painting chairs … I cannot wait. The portraits on the farm are going to be brilliant. I still have slots available, so if you know someone who doesn’t read my blog, please pass this along. Thank you so much!
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