Wednesday, July 27, 2011

School Pictures

Well...

I've found another use for that chalkboard wall of mine.

Last night, I was looking online at photography backdrops and I was seeing some cute vinyle faux chalkboard backdrops and happened to think to myself... HEY! I have a huge chalkboard wall in my kitchen. Ta-Da... a backdrop was born.

So, today I set the kids up for a "school pictures" photo shoot... and an idea was created.

I'll offer school pictures! Who loves paying out the nose for those boring pictures you get at school?? NOT ME, that's who!

Coming this fall, my photography business, Bex Photography, will be offering school pictures! Find me on facebook for more information!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Good Reminder

One of my favorite things about our house is a wall in our kitchen that we turned into a giant chalkboard. It literally takes up the whole wall. I love this wall for two reasons. The obvious reason is that it allows us to be creative. The kids (and even us adults) can draw murals and leave love notes. I've used this chalkboard as a huge calendar during busy school months with several sports activities going on at once. Every family member had their own color on the calendar. I've used it for homeschooling lessons. I've used it to write out meal planning and shopping lists. But right now, it's serving as a good reminder to us. I've recently written out one of my favorite scriptures. I paraphrased a little so to see the whole verse in it's accuracy, look it up. But this gives the basic gist... to not sin in our anger and to only speak if it's going to be helpful to others.... which means no bickering, no gossiping, no cussing, no arguing, no tattling, no talking back or speaking with nasty attitude behind the words. It's kinda hard to ignore when a six foot chalkboard wall is staring us in the face every time we gather in the kitchen.




Oh... and as for the other reason why it's one of my favorite parts of the house...

I painted this chalkboard wall in the house when it was only Jason's house and we were just dating. What kind of guy lets a girl that he's only dating do something crazy to his house like that? A guy who was crazy about the girl, would literally do anything for her, and just knew that one day it'd be her house to. That's who. :)

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Mantle Headboards

So, lately I've been obsessed with turning a mantle into a headboard. I just think it's such a cool idea!

Soooo... I've googled some inspiration and I'm posting pics and links here for future reference (and in case you too become obsessed with wanting to turn a mantle into a headboard!)

The only problem I see is that we've got a king sized bed, so it'd have to be one large mantle! Or, Maybe I could do this in Audrey's room. She currently only has a mattress on a frame with no headboard or footboard.



http://www.southernliving.com/home-garden/decorating/make-a-mantel-your-headboard-00400000008705/


http://www.poetichome.com/2011/05/05/5-salvaged-mantles-repurposed-as-headboards/


http://antique-arts.com/5-salvaged-mantles-repurposed-as-headboards/

You get the idea, right? Cute, right? I know!
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