chalkboard wall. september. smile.

I smile. Each time I walk by it, I smile. Yes, another little treasure I have become smitten with is our chalkboard and magnetic wall. I can’t say it enough. I HEART IT!

DIY Wall Picture & logo

If you have been following along, earlier this week you learned about how you can make your own {DIY Chalkboard and Magnetic Wall}. If you missed it, take a quick peek {here} and  find out just how easy it is to transform an empty space into something that will make you smile.

Well, here is a little secret. I might have issues. {Don’t ask my other half that question, I am nervous to know what his answer would be!} My issue? I secretly look forward to the start of a new month just so that I can redo, reinvent and re-personalize our chalkboard wall. I could be on the verge of a very serious problem.

With that said, I now introduce you to my dear friend… SEPTEMBER.

Blog Picture Intro

The theme for this month? A new school year starting and what school is like through the eyes of my little {ok, getting bigger} ones. September is month of firsts in our house. First time in Kindergarten. First time the ‘little’ is without the ‘big’ all day long. First time we actually have to incorporate a true schedule into our lives. First time we get to say ‘Happy September’ to our friends in the blogging world.

This is what our personalized chalkboard wall looks like from down the hallway. The once drab, tiny area now has life and truly makes me smile each time I see it. Too cute for words, in my opinion.

Chalkboard with growth chart


Sept top and bottom

I hope you will do a {first} yourself. Try out a chalkboard wall. Use some or all of the elements above as inspiration. Show off your family. Show off your life. Show off what a blessing it is to have each day.

And, follow along {chalkboard style}. Each month I will share one way that you can jazz up your chalkboard wall or a chalkboard in your home. And yes, it will have a little something to do with that fabulous month we are in. Are you with me?

try. enjoy. share.

Letter J  XO

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5 Responses to chalkboard wall. september. smile.

  1. Ginni September 12, 2013 at 10:37 am #

    LOVE J. Now, I need you to start a store where I can just buy it from you. 🙂

  2. Misty September 12, 2013 at 9:22 pm #

    Ginni has the right idea :). She does actually have a ‘store’ at the house! ha! Jess- love this and was so glad you included the growth chart too. Super cute!

  3. Susie October 30, 2014 at 11:10 am #

    Do you use liquid chalk? The white is so neat and bright.

    • lulu & linen October 30, 2014 at 4:44 pm #

      I typically use good ole’ fashioned chalk because I tend to write better with it. However, the liquid chalk definitely makes a brighter white. I used liquid chalk on my September board {you can see an example of liquid chalk there}, however I wasn’t very happy with how it came off. I think it’s a great option if you’re planning on keeping the writing for awhile. I hope that helps! Let me know if you have more questions.


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