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Chalkboard wall. Summer fun.

Two posts in a row. Not too bad if I do say so myself. This week I’m sharing our latest chalkboard wall, but more importantly one of my FAVORITE new places to order prints. You guys are going to love me after this one. I’ve been swooning over them for the last month and you will be too.

Our summer chalkboard wall. A reminder that it’s going to be a BRIGHT sunshiny day. 

The theme for this month? Take a walk down memory lane to see all the things we’ve done!

Part 1. Keep it bright and sunshiny. Show off those adventures.
Do you ever get the feeling that the kids forget all the fun and amazing things you’ve been doing with them? I hope it’s not just me. I figure this chalkboard wall will help them remember just what we’ve been doing and we are going to keep adding to it!

Part 2. My favorite new picture place. Artifact Uprising.
You guys. You guys. You guys. You are going to LOVE this site that is full of swoon-worthy ways to showcase your adventures. My girl, Linds, told me about it and it’s my new go-to place for vintage-y looking prints. Not only can you order lots of different sizes and artwork for your house and their quality is amazing. It’s hard to tell, but the finish has an “instant” filter finish to it. They are too darling for words.  Visit Artifact Uprising and check it out! You won’t regret it!

Wishing you a {BRIGHT and sunshiny} summer and a chance to bask in the summer fun with your own little ones.

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{If you missed it, learn how you can make your own {DIY Chalkboard and Magnetic Wall}. Take a quick peek {here} to find out just how easy it is to transform an empty space into something that will make you smile.}

 

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hello, 2016. it’s going to be a good one.

Have you heard? It’s 2016. New year. New memories.

The theme for this month? A BRIGHT new year with our latest thought… #GOLDdiggers

Who us? Just a bunch of lil’ #GOLDdiggers.
Our focus for the year isn’t on New Year’s resolutions, but goals. You know those things that are actually attainable. I’ve always been one for coming up with a few very ‘doable’ things that make the year a little better than the last.

On January 1st, we sat down to dinner as a family and came up with three goals for each of us that we could focus on for the year. It was one of the best dinners ever. The kids were adorable and it was so darn cute to listen to what they wanted to focus on. Here’s what we came up with.

This board melts my heart because it is a true depiction of each of my little babies. They are all so uniquely different, which can be witnessed in their own little chalkboard section.

Grayson is my lil’ perfectionist who is a realist in all ways and never deviates from the course. Sawyer, on the other hand, thinks outside the lines and has a serious vision in mind that requires none of my advice or help. Lil’ Londyn was determined to do it ALL BY HERSELF because her older bros did it. No changing her mind. Did it take over 45 minutes? Heck, yes. But, the proud smile was worth every second.

Are you going to be a #GOALdigger too? Come along on the ride and share some of your goals. Remember, a resolution can always be broken, but a goal is something we can continually work towards achieving. Start digging, folks.

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{If you missed it, learn how you can make your own {DIY Chalkboard and Magnetic Wall}. Take a quick peek {here} to find out just how easy it is to transform an empty space into something that will make you smile.}

want to see some other {december} chalkboard walls?
take a lookey-loo at some of my past boards.

{january 2015}

{january 2013.}


 

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chalkboard wall. merry you. merry christmas.

I’m late. Way late. The wall got done, but the post never happened. I think December happened. And, I am still trying to keep up.

For this month, I went the easy route. A chance to take a deep breath and spend time remembering what the season is all about. A little shout out to why I heart December.

The theme for this month? It’s the season of giving.

Part 1. A wreath makes everything easier.
Crunched for time? A wreath makes everything just a lil’ bit easier. I love to use anything decorative if I’m ever in a bind for time. I found this treasure at Home Goods and not only is it adorable, but it smells heavenly.

I also re-used the template from my Thanksgiving board, making my life a little easier as well. Hooray. Just like I shared last month, grab some dictionary pages or something from an old book. Trace the needed letter templates that can be found here. Cut it out and add some twine. Hello, beautiful.

 

2. Keeping our eyes on the reason for the season. 
Two of my favorite lyrics from songs. And, a simple reminder of why  we are celebrating this glorious time of year.

I know, I am a little late to the game. But, who knows, maybe you can use it next year. In the meantime… wishing you a blessed season filled with family, friends and cherished time together.

 

 

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{If you missed it, learn how you can make your own {DIY Chalkboard and Magnetic Wall}. Take a quick peek {here} to find out just how easy it is to transform an empty space into something that will make you smile.}

want to see some other {december} chalkboard walls?
take a lookey-loo at some of my past boards.

{december 2013}

december 2013.


{december 2015.}

 

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chalkboard wall. thanks. giving.

November. It’s here. Time for one of my favorite holidays of all, Thanksgiving. I love a chance to share what we are grateful and our thanks to those who fill our lives, big and small.

For this month, some thanks and some giving. A chance to share and see just how lucky we truly are.  

The theme for this month? A little thanks and a little giving. Oh, and a place where we get to say thanks.

Part 1. Let’s be thankful and giving. Can I get an amen?
If we repeat it enough do you think it will officially stick? That’s what I am aiming for. And, it is just plain cute. The {giving} banner took about five minutes to make. Promise.

Grab some dictionary pages or something from an old book. Trace the needed letter templates that can be found here. Cut it out and add some twine. Hello, beauty.

Part 2. Just what are you thankful for? 
It’s a tradition and I am sticking with it. Kids, what are you thankful for? A little lesson in the abundance of blessings that they have. And, it’s just as meaningful to us adults.

A little magnetic tape, stamps, washi tape and a {free} printable and you have yourself a pretty gosh darn cute chalkboard wall. That’s one thing to be thankful for.

Some {effortless} tricks to make your chalkboard wall the cutest on the block.

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And, the {free} ‘thankful’ printable template for all those thankful thoughts, big and small.

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Wishing you a thankful season filled with family, friends and cherished time together. Start writing down all those things you are thankful for

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{If you missed it, learn how you can make your own {DIY Chalkboard and Magnetic Wall}. Take a quick peek {here} to find out just how easy it is to transform an empty space into something that will make you smile.}

want to see some other {september} chalkboard walls?
take a lookey-loo at some of my past boards.

{november 2014}


{thankful banner}

 

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chalkboard wall. school style.

It’s hard to believe, but another year is here. What??? I swear my babies should still be in diapers. But no, a little tear is shed as they head off to 2nd grade and kinder. Boo. Can’t they just stay little forever?

I’m thinking that’s a no, so I better make the most of it. A real winner of a chalkboard wall to get them geared up for the school year. Here it is…

For this month, some school inspiration and a reminder of what school is all about.

Our back-to-school chalkboard wall. A place where we get to look at those lil’ cuties all month long. 

The theme for this month? First day excitement and a {repeated} memory verse.

Part 1. Memory Verse.
I’ll admit it. It’s a repeat. Partly because I told my kids they have to memorize it and we are still not there. But, mainly because I was laze-y. Regardless, they will learn it, live it and memorize it by the end of September. That’s our goal.

Part 2. School Rocks. 
It’s official. School has started. Say, what? A little shout out to my boys as they enter into their kindergarten and 2nd grade year. And, a reminder that they must ‘go there’. Well, wherever that may be.

A little washi tape, first day pictures and some old-school flashcards make this chalkboard wall virtually effortless. Hooray.

The start of the school year is my favorite. Yours too? Wishing you a {stress-less} start to the school year and a chance to celebrate those little ones as they head off to school.

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{If you missed it, learn how you can make your own {DIY Chalkboard and Magnetic Wall}. Take a quick peek {here} to find out just how easy it is to transform an empty space into something that will make you smile.}

want to see some other {september} chalkboard walls?
take a lookey-loo at some of my past boards.

{september 2014}

september 2014.

{september 2013}

 

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chalkboard wall. summa’ time.

Summer is here. Reminds me of a little song from my younger years… summa’, summa’, summa-time. You know what I’m talking about, right?

For this month, summer fun and summer scripture.

Our summa’ chalkboard wall. A place where we pour all those summer to-do’s in our BUCKET. 

The theme for this month? Our bucket list {get er’ done} and a memory verse.

Part 1. Memory Verse.
Yes, they will know it. Learn it. Live it. Well, at least by the end of summer. A little something to keep us all on track, especially with us spending virtually every waking moment together. Mama Bear says we can make it happen.

Part 2. Summa’ Bucket List. {kids love this part.}
We are working our way through the bucket list. When one task is complete we are adding it {with a magical magnet} to our bucket. It’s too cute. We have already moved a few, added a few and started our list. The best part of summer.

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Love the printables? You can find them here. An ode to last years’ printable list and a quick print. Voila. Your own bucket list items. Enjoy.

Wishing you a {kind and loving} summer and a chance to bask in the sunshine with your own little ones.

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{If you missed it, learn how you can make your own {DIY Chalkboard and Magnetic Wall}. Take a quick peek {here} to find out just how easy it is to transform an empty space into something that will make you smile.}

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chalkboard wall. january. 2015, baby.

You heard it right. 2015, baby. A new year. A new January. A chance to reflect. Revisit. Or better yet, set a goal for yourself.

I’m the same as I was last year. I’m still not a fan of New Year’s resolutions. Instead, I think I’d rather find a {goal} rather than finding something I want to {resolve}. A little way to improve something in my life. Isn’t that what a goal is all about?

For this month, cheers to a new year {welcome 2015!} and a reminder of what a BRIGHT year it will be.

Our January chalkboard wall. A place where we celebrate the first of the year. What better way to start 2015?

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The theme for this month? It’s a bright and happy place.

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 Clearly, my little Lulu is pretty excited for the new year. She is ready for some dancing adventures. My little tiny dancer.

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May your January be full of something BRIGHT. Enjoy the first month of 2015 and all that is to come.  A big cheers to a new year.

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{If you missed it, learn how you can make your own {DIY Chalkboard and Magnetic Wall}. Take a quick peek {here} to find out just how easy it is to transform an empty space into something that will make you smile.}

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chalkboard wall. october. what to do.

It’s October. Yikes. And, I haven’t even put out ANY fall decorations. Life has been a little crazier than usual and I am trying to be “ok” with it. Keyword here, “ok”. The one thing I did accomplish? An October chalkboard wall, so that is at least a starting point.

Our OCTOBER chalkboard wall. A place where we wrote down a few things to check off our October {to do} list. I like to think of it as a way to stay focused and organized. Our list will be the perfect way to fill those “what should we do?” days.

The theme for this month? Things to do as a family.

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{a list.}
16 things that we are determined to get done before November arrives.
I am determined to get everything on this list done before November arrives. It is the perfect way to kick off fall and keep those little monsters happy and busy. 

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{a tip or two.}
You really can make it easy on yourself.
A few tricks I have up my sleeve that help that perfectionist side of me. Sigh.

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 {a look.}
Just because it’s cute. A few more pictures of this month’s chalkboard wall.
Not so spooky, but a perfect way to bring a little more fall to our house.
Maybe you notice some stripes? My newest addition and pictures coming soon, well once I finish touching up.
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I hope your October is filled with many adventures and a chance to create memories of your own. A chance to get carried away with the fall season and cozy up for some snuggle time.

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{If you missed it, learn how you can make your own {DIY Chalkboard and Magnetic Wall}. Take a quick peek {here} to find out just how easy it is to transform an empty space into something that will make you smile.}

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chalkboard wall. september. be awesome.

Goodbye summer, hello fall. My opinion? Too quick. I love summer. But, I must admit that there is something extra special about the start of school. Almost magical. Do you feel that way too?

Our SEPTEMBER chalkboard wall. A place where our kiddos are reminded to be awesome, make someone else’s day and start the year off right.  And, one of our household favorites… Oh, snap.

The theme for this month? School is starting. What type of year will we make it?

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oh, snap. it’s september and time to get serious again.
Three things to keep in mind.

{one.} Don’t forget to be AWESOME.
Kind of important, don’t you think? I am crossing my fingers that this daily reminder will help our little boysies remember just how awesome they are. Inspired by one of my besties who proudly displays this at the bottom of her stairs for her boys to look at each morning they come down. Brilliant.

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{two.} Give HIGH FIVES and smile.
Kind of important. A kind, smiling kid will make a lot more friends when the school year starts. Well, that and the fact that I just think being nice is a good idea. A perfect way to showcase Mr. G’s adorable little hand and his handwriting {smile}. So cute. High five to you, Mr. G.

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{three.} It’s a new year. Enjoy it, cuties.
What? Two of my babies are leaving me for school? So sad. My big guy is off to 1st grade and my lil’ ball of energy starts TK {transitional kindergarten}. I’m hoping they eat up every minute and second of the fun that is to come. Obviously not quite finished yet, but once we have their first day pictures they will fill the wall for all to see. 

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For our first day pictures we have started a little tradition with some adorable {poster packs} from the Caravan Shoppe. You can see my original post from last September here.  Eventually, we will have the latest and greatest 2014 shots, but here is a sneak peek at what last years 1st day background looked like.

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On another note, I found a little treasure while browsing the aisles at JoAnn’s. In love. In heaven. I just had to test it out on our September wall. Let me introduce you to Washable Liquid Chalk. Some kind of amazing.

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 I tried it out on some stencils that I had lying around my craft room. It was ridiculously easy and simple. I chose to go over the liquid chalk to make it look more authentic, but it definitely made the job easier. Want it? Find the Martha Stewart Liquid Chalk here.

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I hope your September is magical and you remember to be AWESOME. Enjoy the beginning of the school year and all the growing up that will come.

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{If you missed it, learn how you can make your own {DIY Chalkboard and Magnetic Wall}. Take a quick peek {here} to find out just how easy it is to transform an empty space into something that will make you smile.}

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chalkboard wall. summer. too much fun.

It’s officially summer. The solstice has passed and summer is in full swing. I love it. No agenda. No places to be. A chance to just do things. That’s my favorite.

Our SUMMER chalkboard wall. A place where we fill our bucket. Do you have a summer bucket list too? Ours has started and our bucket is getting fuller by the day.

The theme for this month? Our summer bucket list. Things to do. No whining about being bored.

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oh, hello bucket list.
I love bucket lists for two reasons.

{one.} If I write it down for all to see I am more likely to actually do it. I need that little bit of visual reinforcement.

{two.} My list and ideas have already been created. I just take a quick lookey-loo and a number of ideas come to mind about what we can do to fill the day. I don’t know if it is stage fright or mommy mind, but on the spot I can never come up with those brilliant ideas!

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I am hoping I am not the only one who a few weeks into summer starts hearing, “i’m so bored. there’s nothing to do.” My summer chalkboard wall is going to solve that problem this time around.

Bored? Pick something on the wall and we will do it. Simple. No lack of ideas here.

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Usually as summer is coming to an end I start to hear, “we didn’t do anything this summer. nothing fun.” You guessed it, my summer chalkboard wall is going to solve that problem too.

What? We didn’t do anything? Just look in that bucket and you will see all the amazing things we did to fill our summer. Not only a chance to see all we have done, but a chance to reflect on some fun memories.

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This summer, I’ve got all my bases covered and the board looks cute too. What more could a girl ask for?

Want the {summer} chalkboard for yourself? Love the fancy fonts? Download the fonts for your own space or the bucket list template. It’s as easy as print, trace, retrace. Hello, gorgeous. Forgot how to trace? Look here for a quick tutorial. So simple. So cute.

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Love the bucket list printable cards? Well, they can be yours too. The work has been done for and I had a little help along the way.

I found a bucket list created by U-Create Crafts that was the perfect starting point. A few modifications, but some fantastic ideas that cost little to nothing and can be done from home. Brilliant. And, one of my girlies, Melissa {aka the guru of  party planning} also put together a fabulous summer bucket list for a group of us mommies. I added a few of her amazing ideas as well so everyone could enjoy.

No, I did not have enough time in the day to also make some cute, original graphics, so I enlisted the help of an adorable lil’ gal at a blog called citrus and mint. She’s way too cute and had some adorable graphics that provided the perfect backdrop for our list of summer activities. You just might find some other treasures for yourself, so be sure to stop by her site.

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And, remember a chalkboard is not needed. You can put your bucket list cards anywhere. On a wall. In a jar. On a few branches. Get creative. Have fun. Just think of it as a simple reminder of all the fun things to do this summer.

May your {july and august} have a whole lot of sunshine and smiles as you work your way through that summer bucket list. Time to play. Before we know it school will be starting again. Oh, boy.

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{If you missed it, learn how you can make your own {DIY Chalkboard and Magnetic Wall}. Take a quick peek {here} to find out just how easy it is to transform an empty space into something that will make you smile.}

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