Don’t you just love when you know life is going to get a little crazy so you make a very detailed plan, multiple lists, and set reminders on your phone and somehow it all manages to go out the window and absolutely nothing happens the way you had planned. Well that has been life the past few weeks. I had a HUGE test that I had to pass for school and the content was just eluding me. After MANY hours of studying I finally had my light bulb moment (a mere 4 days before I was to sit for the exam) and thankfully I passed!! This was a huge blessing since we have our big trip to the World (11 DAYS, EEEEK!!!) and I wanted to be able to sit back and enjoy the holidays with my kids without an exam retake hanging over my head. All that to say… this post was to arrive last week and well, it didn’t because everything I put off to study for that horrid exam got pushed into last week. So here we go… better late than never eh?
Letter blocks… for the first time I have kitchen cabinets that don’t go the whole way to the ceiling. I’ve had fun decorating that area over the past year and have always wanted to have a set of blocks that say things. During my chill out time (aka scrolling through Pinterest) I found these adorable blocks.
I thought they would be perfect because I could put them up for fall and with a simple flip/rearrange they could stay til the New Year! The prices actually weren’t bad (this set is only $26+ shipping) but I wanted to see if I could pull them off myself so this conversation happened with my little brother.
That was followed by the above picture so he knew what I was wanting to accomplish and my sweet little bro arrive just a while later wood scraps in hand! Well, when that plan worked out I searched through my craft supplies for paint, I was shooting for free on this project.
Score! Little brother cut them for me, my step father sanded them so we’d have a nice smooth surface to work with, and I had the paint laying around. This was actually super easy… for me anyway. You see… I don’t have the most steady hand so I enlisted sister Sami on this one. She free handed the letters and did an amazing job! If you’re like me you’ll want to get yourself a pattern of some sort but she just wrote them with pencil and went over each letter with the paint and a very small brush. First though, I painted each block in the three colors I had on hand… yeah, I did a little bit of the work.
Then Sami went to work on the letters.
And the finished product…
Fun huh? I was so pumped and thankful for the help of my sister!
Well, back to pre-packing I go, a Pennsylvania to Disney drive is no joke. Much work still to accomplish but it’s fun work so I’m not complaining. Next up for me will be our family cherry pie recipe (not that super sweet stuff you get from a can) and how to enjoy the Christmas season with your kids one day at a time…
This was our 25 Days of Christmas basket from last year. It was so much fun and I can’t wait to share with you how I went about taking the Christmas season and really enjoying it for the whole month. Check back, I’m planning to have it ready to go next week!
I’ll leave you with a little ‘friend’ we noticed as I pulled out of our garage this morning to take the girls to school. So pretty! Have a great day! ~Danielle