DIY Framed Chalkboard @Domestically Speaking

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My little Anna is so excited to have her very own, GIANT chalkboard! She couldn’t wait for it to be up, and even helped me build it. (You’ve gotta start’em young…)

 Head over to Domestically Speaking for the tutorial.

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10 House Goals for 2015

Happy-New-Year-2015-Wish-ImagesIt’s a new year and we ALL know what that means: New year’s resolutions! In the spirit of making resolutions for a new year I thought I’d actually document what I’d like to do around the house.

#1- finish the arch moulding (it’s going to be epic people!)

#2- Add moulding to our bedroom wall. Possibly paint?

#3- Replace the floor boards in the girls rooms.

#4- Do something about that awful backsplash in the kitchen. Sure, it looked good when it was put in 10 years ago, but I’m over it.

#5- Give the laundry room some organization. Getting anything out of the cabinets can be scary!

#6- Add some string lights to the patio.

#7- Add a chalkboard outside for the kiddos.

#8- Possibly build some raised planter boxes? I’m sort of a plant killer so I’m still thinking on that one.

#9- HOPEFULLY buy new couches!

#10- Frame out Ellie’s window to match Anna’s.

Next year I hope to look back and see ALL of this complete. I’m probably living in a dream world, but I say go big or go home. It should be fun to see what gets finished, what gets scrapped, and what completely transforms into something else.