Monday, May 25, 2009

Happy Memorial Day!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend! We came back from the cabin a day early~ thinking it would give us a day "off" before heading into another week...My husband and I each had different projects we hoped to complete, but ended up spending most of the day doing something much different and much more unpleasant. We found what looked like lice nits in our middle daughter's hair. Ugh! We were certain enough of it, we used the awful Nix treatment for both girls and my hair...they shared a bed at the cabin, and I napped on it...We have done SO much laundry, my husband vacuumed the car seats, I vacuumed beds and floors and my bathrooms are VERY clean now! (That being a silver lining...) Tomorrow I will take them to school so the nurse there can double check our work and make sure they can return...

Onto a brighter subject, I thought I'd show you a little project I finished...





I know it's been spring for a while now, but it just looked so much better than "welcome" by itself! I found the frame at a garage sale last weekend, and had already taken it apart and started sanding it, when I realized I should snap a "before" picture of it...




It came with a pink bow to hang it up with that looked just dreadful with the blue mat, but that was already in the trash can by the time I took this picture! :) This will be my "porch" chalkboard, I think! I am trying to think of some unique ways to decorate the front porch this year. :)

Well, I'd better run for now! I hope you all have a good night and a wonderful Tuesday tomorrow! :)

9 comments:

Angie said...

Cute project! I just love chalkboards. LOVE all the kitchen inspiration pictures!

Southern Belle said...

Ugh, sorry to hear about the lice. Hope its gone for good!

On a more cheerful note, the chalkboard frame is a-d-o-r-a-b-l-e.

Talk to you soon!

Odette said...

i hate lice on kids hair too. good that you had detected it early on.
that chalkboard does look swell. you always surprises me with your ingenuity.
hugs!

Liz said...

That's terrible about the lice. I hope you got rid of it all!

Your chalkboard frame is really cute!

Poirier Family said...

Sorry to hear about the lice!! Glad to hear you found a great find at the garage sale. I love going to garage sales, you never know what you will find or what projects you will find. We just found a outdoor set for free you can't bet that!!

Tracey said...

Nits are part of school life now I'm afraid! Still makes me itch thinking about them though!!
Love the chalk board...

Love Tracey x x x

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Very cute project, Jenni!

Sorry you've been dealing with what you've been dealing with. I hope it's solved for you soon! :-)

XO,

Sheila

Amy said...

Oh no! Sorry to hear about the possible lice! I'm glad your weekend was great. :)

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Sorry to hear about the lice - hope that's all cleared up now! At least your bathroom is clean!

Very cute chalkboard - they're so much fun to have and I think the porch is such a good place for one!

Manuela