Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Nautical Shower Curtain Makeover

Hardly ever can I buy an item from a store and use it as is. For this, I blame Pinterest with all its pretty pictures and projects. I could have just hung up this shower curtain, but then I had the lovely idea of making it look like a sail. 

Whenever I customize an item, I try to incorporate something of sentimental value. For the shower curtain "sail", I used the numbers from the sailboat that my husband sailed all through his youth. 

I'm terrible at freehand so I used the iPad to trace the numbers. I found the font I wanted to use online and enlarged them as big as I could. You can also use a stencil or, if you don't have my wobbly hands, draw them freehand. Then I colored the numbers with craft paint. 

Once I get started on a project, if I stop to get other supplies at a later time, chances are that months will go by before I finish it. So I had to use what I had on hand and got creative for the shower hooks. Rope is nautical, right? 

Here's the "sail".

Yes, I could have just hung up the curtain and be done. But now that I've personalized it, whenever my husband sees it, it can bring him back to good times past. That makes me smile. Isn't that what the things around our homes is suppose to do, make us smile? 

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Think Back to Summer

Perhaps it's me going back to work.

Perhaps it's middle school.

Perhaps it's the routine of getting back into a routine.

Even with almost four weeks into school, our family is still getting adjusted to the schedule. Sun Kissed Boy #1 started middle school this year and I have to say, it hasn't been an easy transition. I've also started working part-time and even though I enjoy it, it's something routine-ish to do. 

We all miss our easy summer days more than ever. That's what I want to think about in this post. Our fun summer!

We miss the sparkly ocean.

We miss sandy conversations.

I admit that with our nice Florida weather, we could have taken these just last weekend. But it's not as fun when in the back of your mind, you know you have to go back home and battle with your kid to do hours of algebra and vocabulary definitions. 

Summers are just more magical. What do you miss most about summer?

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