There isn't much that hasn't been decorated in our home, except for a few nooks here and there. Since our house building process has been pushed back a bit (building codes, new development taking longer to clear the land, etc.) I decided to move forward with decorating my little office nook upstairs. I spend a good amount of time up there-blogging, writing thank you notes, perusing the internet, crafting, etc-so why not make it my own? I found all sorts of fun ideas online and I cannot wait to get it all done. Ready, set, go! Up first, I am going to make a fabric covered cork board like this from Two Twenty One. Then, I am going to hang some of the wonderful art from Lucy Darling Prints once I stock up on some fun frames.
A few inspiration pictures to get me going...Two. Words to Live By.
I am a constant cleaner of clutter...I can't help it. I am always hauling off all kinds of stuff to Goodwill, or giving away items we don't need/use anymore. I found this quote and it really stood out to me that I need to remind myself to only keep the "stuff" that serves an actual purpose or I absolutely love.
Three. The World's Cutest Cardboard Boxes.
It seems like we always have cardboard boxes on hand at our house...whether from ordering stuff from the girls or random items we receive via the UPS man, there never seems to be a shortage, but I am usually at a loss of what to do with them other than recycle or toss out with the trash. I found the sweetest ideas on Pinterest the other day! I think Caroline would love ANY of these, but my vote is that her daddy would like to make a lemonade stand to start her out there as a salesperson early in life :).
Four. Craft Time/All About Me Poster.
When we took Caroline to church Wednesday for the open house/meet and greet teacher day for Mother's Day Out, I think I was just as excited as she was! We got to take a tour of her classroom, meet a few classmates, and talk with her teachers, Mrs. Lisa and Mrs. Carla. Of course the best part was getting our supply lists AND getting homework to make an "All About Caroline" poster so they could hang it in the class. As soon as we got home, I went to work and got out my crafting supplies...I was in heaven! Some of you think I'm nuts I'm sure, but this totally made my week. Here is the finished product, all ready for her first day!
Five. Frostings Book Giveaway.
Thanks to each of you for entering the fun giveaway I posted earlier this week...It was fun browsing through your comments about your favorite flavors and why you love them so much. Totally made me want to devour cake after cake after cake!! With that, the randomly selected winner is Lisa from The Sweet Life of a Southern Wife. I will be contacting you today for details on where to ship your book...
That's it for this week's Five on Friday party...make sure to check out all the fun blogs that link up. It makes me giddy to be finding all sorts of fabulous new reads! And as always, don't forget to visit my hosting gals-Darci, Christina, and April!