Sunday, October 16, 2011

Latest Project- Girls' Bathroom Wall

I have been undecided as to what to put on the wall in the girls' bathroom for two years.  I figured a room that only girls use should be completely girly and fun.

Last weekend I found this old nic-nac holder at a little thrift store in Armstrong and I knew exactly what to do with it.

Regrettably, I did not take a before picture.  This was brown, boring and dated.

A coat of berry spray paint and it was new and fresh!

I have saved this picture since Mikayla drew it at the age of 5.  
I have been waiting for the perfect way to display it.
It really is so cute.
Dontcha think?

I mean seriously, look at the little bows, the colorful flowers, the neckless figures...this is some major sweetness!

I heart oval frames.
Especially ones filled with memories of my three little girls in the matchy-matchy days!

The girls were happy with the finished product and I was {still am} so proud because I hung it all up myself.  I'm talking screwdriver, screw, glue gun, push pins...okay so I may not have a career at Home Depot but I made it work!

Crazy girls!

They were really hamming it up!

I miss blogging.  I have committed this year to being completely available for my kids.  This has meant letting the hair bows and blogging go for now.  I recognize that this is a sacrifice that is worth making and most days the sweet faces in front of me and the VERY full days are enough to keep my mind off simple pleasures but every once in a while I miss those creative outlets.  

I hope you won't give up on me.  I intend to continue the blog and eventually get the kids more involved.  I want this to be a place where you can come and be inspired, moved to tears or laughter and mostly encouraged.  We are all working toward being our best and making each day count, on loving those around us and pleasing our Creator.  I love finding a little extra motivation in the words of other women!!

If you are still reading, leave me a comment...those little words mean so much and definitely add to the motivation to get blogging when everyone is in bed instead of flopping on the couch to watch Dance Moms! :)


Jill Macknicki said...

I'm still reading. I love to see all of ur creative ideas and it's fun to see/read about the day to day life activities of your family. Believe me I know it's hard to stay on top of blogging (I have found it very challenging to blog since my school year started), but know that you have at least one follower eagerly awaiting new Banman Land posts :0)

Caty Perez said...

Keep blogging! I love reading about your family adventures and am inspired by your creativity!

Dara Wills said...

I love your blog! Don't worry, it's ALWAYS the right decision to put your kids first. Super cute nail polish holder, too :)

Stephanie Wiebe said...

Always always always enjoy a new post from you, Colleen! You have a beautiful family...and you are one inspiring momma!

Jenaya said...

i love the bathroom! You've been voted best CRAFTY aunty ever!
love you!

Grandpa Russ said...

I've been missing your updates, but I totally understand your commitment - they grow up SO fast!

Nice work with the old spice rack - clever recycling!

And kudos for tackling a screwdriver! :)

Love to all,


Leah said...

Hi Colleen! I'm Jacqueline N's sister, and I've been enjoying reading your blog for the last several months! You have a sweet family, and I love all the beautiful and fun things you create with and for your kids! you inspire me :)

Jan said...

I'm still reading...and am totally inspired by anyone who can raise 6 children and home school and decorate a bathroom...and blog! Thanks for sharing. Your blogs always make me smile.

Bev said...

I love every post you have written! It keeps me up to date with the family and it lets me know what is going on in your pretty head. I respect your priorities, but I hope you can keep on blogging :)

Rebekah said...

I've been lurking for a while. Your blog is so fun to read and it makes me want to get out the spray paint. Please don't stop blogging!

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