Sunday, March 31, 2013

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Never Give Up

I'm not much of a jewelry person.  In fact, I own very little of the shiny stuff.  However, when I saw a post on Facebook about someone receiving some inspirational jewelry they got from Kelly Fehr with Jewelry in Braille I was curious.  I clicked on the link and saw all the beautiful handmade jewelry she makes.  What I love the most about it is that it is done in Braille.

I casually mentioned this awesome jewelry to Paul and bookmarked the website.  And to my surprise, he surprised me with the "Never Give Up" bracelet for Valentine's Day.  This is a very fitting expression in our house and means a lot to me.

The bracelet was a little bit big so I contacted Kelly.  She quickly sent me the right size and was wonderful to work with!  

I just thought I'd share this beautiful bracelet with you and let you know how much I love it.

Click *here* to check out the Jewelry in Braille website or *here* to visit Kelly Fehr's Etsy shop.  

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Children's Art Wall

The thing about having a four-year-old in preschool is we end up with A LOT of artwork.  Which is great...but I only have so much room on my refrigerator.  Alexa loves to display her creations and I thought there must be a better way.  So...I made an ART wall.   I looked on Pinterest for inspiration and although I found a bunch of cute ideas, I ended up going in a bit of a different direction than anything I had found.

I started by finding several frames that I already had but weren't currently being used.  I laid them out on the floor to try and get a feel for what the final conglomeration might look like.  I ended up using a couple more frames than what I had laid out originally.

Then I got my bucket of acrylic paint out and painted all my frames a different bright color.  Paul thought I was going crazy because I typically don't go with BRIGHT colors but I assured him it was going to be OK.

I put fabric in some of the frames, left the big center frame open and added a couple of different accents just for interest and texture.  Then we added the artwork.  We've already changed the artwork out many times and Alexa has a great time picking out pictures to hang up next.

It was a fun project that definitely adds a bit of color and fun to our dining room!