I’d better hurry and post before it’s NOT Tuesday anymore. So, life is busy (as usual) I’d blog, but I’m having too much fun dreaming about and working on my new office space.
Plus, cute Trey is home sick for the second day in a row (I used one of my Picture Spring assignments from this weekend to capture his sad catch lights!)
But, I’ve got a few things …
Found this cool collection, called Vacation Views in the Grandin Road catalog. Made me SO HAPPY, because I already thought to do something similar in my dining room and I LOVE it, see …
I had my friend Cheryl (who does custom framing) make me 9 metal 10″ x 10″ frames that I filled with 6″ x 6″ images printed at scrapbookpictures.com. These are some of my favorite images from places I’ve been, with honest Abe (Washington DC) at the center. I want the freedom of changing out/updating pictures but you could totally simplify this project by simply decoupaging favorite travel pictures to canvas or wood blocks!
This has been a great conversation starter as we sit with friends and family around our dining room table–and yes, I consider this a scrapbook of sorts. Someday soon, I’d like to create an 8″ x 8″ album to keep in the dining room too. It might feature these same photos or perhaps another favorite from the same place on one page and the story on the opposite page. How cool would that be?
Check out my vintage desk that I purchased yesterday for 69 BUCKS! I was elated when I found it at The Trellis, one of my favorite Spokane shops. We primed it last night and I’m dying to pull out my paint and get busy.
The wood on the drawers is so pretty, that I’m keeping them as is. The rest … YELLOW (naturally.)
I’ve been gathering inspiration images for this room for several weeks and it’s coming together quite nicely!
I received a delightful note and idea in the mail from BPS student, Pat S.
She sent me a copy of Lain’s little book, Snippets with a suggestion that I SHARE it with someone who doesn’t have it and would like it.
The only condition is that this person sign it and pass it along again when they are done.
Let’s do it!
Leave me a comment if you would like this copy and I’ll send it along with a few goodies. The first comment gets the book + goodies.
I’d be happy to track the Snippets trail on my blog, if you send me photos!
And, speaking of the dynamic Lain Ehmann, if you haven’t heard, she has launched a brand new website called 30 Minute Martha, with the mantra “Life doesn’t have to be perfect to be good!” As one who practices intentional imperfection daily, I’m on board! Lain’s goal is to build a community of people who want to have FUN with the tasks of homemaking and take care of their families in a stress-free way. I’ll be participating with Lain in an upcoming Multitasking Moms Telesummit. Doesn’t that sound interesting? Learn more HERE.
If you haven’t made time to peruse the Write. Click. Scrapbook April gallery for inspiration, please do. The theme, connections–is near and dear to my heart.
p.s. Welcome to my newest blog sponsor, Helmar adhesives. Giveaway coming soon!