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Well hello! {and a DIY chalkboard}

Hi there!  I took quite a break from blogging, but I am glad to be back.  I took some time to just enjoy life and the little things...I will share all of those things with you very soon.  But for now, I won't bore you with excuses.  I have so much I can't wait to share with you...ideas, projects, inspirations, parties, just random stuff that I love.  I hope you are still out there!!

I will catch you up on things since last year, but you'll have to wait a little bit.  We have had computer issues.  Both of our Macs went out so I can't get to my photos at the moment.  But I am one lucky girl and got a new one for Christmas, so I'm back in business!  I had forgotten how awesome it is to have a working computer and to be able to upload pictures.

So, it's another year already.  I always love the start of a new year.  Although I hate saying goodbye to Christmas, it's nice to put away things and declutter around the house.  I have been organizing A LOT lately and it feels so good to finally get some things that have been on my to-do list scratched off.  I have turned to Pinterest for lots of tips and ideas....are you not obsessed?!  I sure am.  Find me here

I wanted to share a little project that I did that I actually completed!  For a long time I've wanted a framed chalkboard, but as I searched through several stores, I never found "the one."  So, I knew that I would have to make one.  My crafty mama makes fun things all the time, so she shared a few of her secrets and I went to work.

{picture time}
I searched and searched for an old, ornate picture frame, but I couldn't find one.  Then one day while on Facebook, I came across a local photography studio who posted that they were selling old picture frames.  My heart raced!  The next day, I went and spotted this little beauty.  Isn't she lovely?  I thought so, too.  And it was marked 60% off.  So, I gathered my supplies....

Glue that sticks to glass and chalkboard paint.  You can also use spray paint.  Then I had to get a piece of glass cut to fit the empty frame.  I got it cut at Hobby Lobby and with a 40% discount, it came out very cheap.  Score!

So, I painted....and painted....and painted.  It took several coats of the paint.  

Once dry, I glued it to the frame, and....
Voila!  A beautiful, functional framed chalkboard.  Easy peasy.  

I'm loving how it turned out.  I toyed with the idea of painting it white, but the hubby thought I should go with the original color and I couldn't agree more!

Here it is in my kitchen for all to see.

This is my new favorite quote by the way.  You'll see more of it soon.

Well, that's it for now.  Please excuse my blogging skills at the moment.  It's been a while and I'm trying to get back in the swing:)

Happy February!


  1. Your chalkboard is beautiful. Look forward to reading all the news!