Tuesday, August 30, 2011

DIY Chalk Board Mail Box

Many of the blogs I follow are full of wonderful DIY projects.  I
 love reading them and picking out the ones that  I can recreate
 and will be cute in my cottage home.  I have been sucked in by
the coffee filter wreath, (which was easy and adorable) the many
uses for chalk paint, vinyl stickers and of course burlap.

I have been wanting to show a project but never felt
anything was original enough to post. 

 Until now.

My husband has been scraping our front porch fencing to get it
 ready to paint.  When I was out helping watching him the other
 day, I noticed how nasty my brass mailbox and porch lights
 looked.  They were all crusty and oxidized and frankly, 1980's
 looking.  I asked if he could take the lights down and spray paint
them black. I was going to do the same with the mailbox
but thought it might be fun to do the mailbox in
chalkboard black instead.

I thought I could write cute notes like "no bills please" or put
 our initial on it, or anything I felt like doing on any given day. 
 At first I was worried it would be too flat looking but it
turned out adorable! 

Here is what the mailbox looked like before:

Ok, I realize this is a doorknob, but this is what the
mailbox looked like on the outside.  I know
I have to take a before picture.  I didn't know I was
going to post until it came out cute. 

Lesson learned.

Here is how the mailbox turned out:

I hope it makes my mailman smile!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Just thought you should know.

I took my son to dinner tonight. 
 It was just the two of us. 
 We had a very nice time eating
 and talking about his usual interests. 
 Star Wars, Lego's, Lego's that are
 Star Wars,  you get the picture. 

Anyway, when we got in the car
he was a unusually quiet.
  When I was getting ready to pull in my
driveway, he started to speak. 
 Now at this point, after being quiet,
 I thought he was going
to make a sweet statement,
as he has been known to do,
such as, thank you for taking me out
 to dinner or mention what a good time
 we had by ourselves on a "date"
at the restaurant or that we should
do it again next time daddy has to work. 

Comments like this usually come
after a little quiet reflection from him.

The following is what he said:

Boy- "Mom."

Mom-  "Yes honey."

Boy-  "I didn't poop at all yesterday,
 I just thought you should know."

Now you know too.

Friday, August 5, 2011


I haven't written much lately, because the boy
 and I are trying to soak up as much
Summer as possible!

Trying to get in more swims, more s'mores,
 more backyard fires and just plain
 hanging out before school starts. 

 I can't believe how quickly it is going.

I read this post today.
I could not have said it better myself!

(She rocks, by the way)

After you read it, get up, go out and enjoy
 what is left of summer!