Joshua loves trains. I mean loves trains. So to celebrate his birthday on 05 January (being in the Southern Hemisphere, we even flip dates), we went to have a BBQ (grilled-out) lunch and watch trains.
So, with Thomas the Train clenched in his hands, we drove 30 minutes to see Puffing Billy.
Happy 2nd birthday to my favorite little man!
[Some kind of transition needed here but it’s bedtime for Bonzo, as we’d say in the Bring household growing up.]
So…I’ve decided that there’s nothing like a big move to bring out–and then kill–my perfectionistic tendencies. You might not remember since it was two-and-a-half months ago but I’d started a project and asked if anyone had a guess about what I was making. It was, indeed, a headboard.
But it took about as long to get from dream stage to reality as it took to build the Opera House in Sydney.
I’d wanted to make a headboard (thought the creative outlet would be healthy), so I set off for Pinterest at 3am one night when I couldn’t sleep. I was looking for an option for a headboard that could be held up without nails–solely by Command Tape.
I found this, below, and loved it. How hard can it be?
Have you heard of PinterestFail.com? If you’re ever wide awake at 3am, it’s worth your time. Well, thankfully, my end product disqualifies for entrance on the site, but just by a…sliver.
Next, in similar suit, I humbly offer you a glimpse into our living room. You’ll notice a raised-relief map that wasn’t sold to me as a relief map. Mountain ranges seem strange in the Midwest. Hope that’s not prophetic.
I’m not getting any Martha Stewart award for sure. But I’ve learned to laugh a little bit more at myself these days through projects gone awry. (Both Scott and my father-in-love, Dean, are very good at this and I’d like to be more like them in this way.)
I sure want our home to be a soft place for our family to rest before taking flight again.
Perfectionism be gone.
You provided a wonderful birthday memory for that sweet Joshua…..and the adults too! As for your decorating delemia’s, we have all been there and it makes better stories that if all went as planned! Years ago, we had a huge Rand-McNally map glued to a board like you did…only much larger. It took up the whole wall in the TV room. We put plastic over it and used a grease pencil to map out trips we had made throughout the US.
Angie, those pictures of Joshua are ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) Love the one of you and Joshua!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) Also love your latest decorating experiences!!!! I still have scars from some of my hot-gluing-endeavors!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) Love, Melba : ) : )
“How hard can it be?” has been my downfall! Ha! I am NO Lisa Brockman!
Love your risk-taking! I need to hear your Command Strip tips–I’ve had little success with them so far.
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