And we are SO glad that it is! Now we can settle into our summer routine, and enjoy! Although, this week the kiddos are in day camp at our church (they call it day camp, but it's really VBS) and then this Saturday we leave for 5 days for a little cabin on the beach...
So I'm using this week while they are at "camp" to get things done around the house. Last week was so crazy with all of the end of the year things at school! :)
I got this idea from Jen at Tatertots and Jello, on her post from May 29th. (I still haven't figured out how to link to a specific post on a blog w/o my husband's help!) She took a small platter and created a one of a kind welcome sign with some chalkboard paint! SO...the next time I was at the Goodwill, I almost squealed with excitement when I found a similar little platter! I wish I would have remembered to snap a picture of it BEFORE I started painting, but it was just a slightly scratched silver platter...Since the outer edge of my platter wasn't in good condition, I hand painted it white after spraying the inside with chalkboard paint. It was easy, which I love! The hardest part was drilling the hole in the top to loop the ribbon through~ eventually I ended up finishing that by hammering a nail through it to make the hole! (It worked!)
Do you remember this chalkboard project? Well, now that the new one is on the front door, I moved this older one into the kitchen. Now when the kids say, "What's for dinner?" for the 10,000th time that afternoon, I can simply point to this sign. This is my newest idea, to be filed under the subject of "Ways not to go insane raising children". Just joking...barely! ;)
I realized that now that it wasn't summer anymore, it was time for a new word in the frames on my mantle! I decided to do the word "cottage", basically for lack of another inspiring "summer" word~ but also because I truly do love that word and all it conveys! :)
Oh, and I know that gold frame doesn't look quite right up there. I took it from where it was originally and popped it up there for now. I think it would look good if I found the right thing to put in front of it, to fill some of that empty space. It just looks a little strange, but I'm working on it (i.e. thinking on it)...
So, how are you enjoying your summer so far? Do you have any fun trips planned, or maybe you're doing a "stay-cation", where you do things closer to home but sleep in your own house? Now THAT is my kind of vacation! You might already know this, but I am a major homebody! I love my own house, my own bed, my own shower~ you get the idea!
Well, I hope you have had a great Monday! :)