Ryan can tell when my day has been particularly stressful or busy when he asks if we got any good mail and I gasp and put on my big eyes and say I haven't gotten the mail yet! Taking a shower and getting the mail are two of my favorites of each day. So, camping puts a cramp in both those, which is probably why we've never gone with our kids.
The other day a box of cheerful, bright, happy items showed up on my doorstep, handed to me by one of my favorite people, the mailman, of course! I don't even know his name, yet day after day he brings birthday gifts, hand-written notes, and surprises like this one. I ought to write him a hand-written note.
It was from the hottest flash sale sight for crafts: Pick Your Plum. I got going on a little project with some of the supplies that was in that morsel-y goodness of a box (Have you caught it yet? The PYP Fever? ) I spray painted these wooden bunting triangles with some chalkboard paint (it recommends 2 coats).I didn't have any nails that were bigger than the holes, so I thought I'd use some little wooden stars I had to cover them, but you can always buy some large headed nails to do the trick and save a couple of steps.
I painted the stars with the chalkboard paint as well and positioned the triangles on the wall using painters tape to keep them in place while I figured out how I wanted them and to avoid peeling the paint.
My skinny nails kept cracking my stars (I finally learned my lesson after the 4th one), so I drilled tiny holes in them before hammering them into the wall.
They're subtle, but fun. (And do you know what I learned last weekend? Benjamin Moore can make any color of paint into chalkboard paint! What?!)
Around here we rotate after-meal chores each week, but undoubtedly Ryan and I are hollering "who's on clear? who's on wipe? who's on sweep?" so I thought we'd use our star as a weekly reminder so I know who the guilty ones are ;) (Putting napkins in dirty laundry and dishes are the other two, in case you were wondering). I may go get some more little stars to add because I love the shooting-star-trailing look.
Now for the fun part! I get to choose a winner to receive their very own Pick Your Plum box (that's $75 worth of goodies!)
How shall we play today? How about you tell me what you would do with a weekend entirely to yourself?
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