Today's blog post was supposed to be about organizing. You know, tips and tricks...from an expert organizer...except...
...as I sat at my computer and struggled to write the post, knowing it would be sub-par, I finally admitted defeat....
But at the heart of it, I'm not an organizer, I'm a creator. I like to make things pretty. And while it could be argued that an organized closet or drawer or pantry is a thing of beauty....it's not really my favorite thing to do or blog about!
I'll still be purging and organizing in my home this year. But it won't be the stuff of legends! And I don't think it belongs in my post today.
Organizing makes me stressed.
Creating beauty brings me JOY!
So I've shifted gears and am sharing a little project with you today.
A hand-chalked map of home...
We've lived in a lot of places! Two countries, 7 homes and 4 states! My kids were each born in different states, and one in Canada. That's a lot of homes!
Our journey....is part of our journey, know what I mean?
It's important for my kids to visually see that journey, so we don't forget where we've been. This project is similar to my personalized custom subway sign, which also shows where we've been (and is a great reminder of the streets we've lived on).
I hand cut a few red card stock hearts, and then started creating our journey.
I then attached the numbered hearts using mini clothespins.
All these places and homes we've lived in...they're all part of our journey as a family.
One thing I know to be true...no matter where we live...past, present or future...
Home is where my family is!
You may have lived in the same home your whole life or you may be like me and home has been so many different places.
Why not create the memory of that journey on a chalkboard. The hearts are perfect for transitioning into Valentines Day with your decor.
Why not create your own 'journey' in chalk...and spend a little time reminiscing where you've been as a family. It might open your eyes to see a little bit of the bigger picture...and even though you may have bumps and valleys along the way (I know we have those in our journey), it's a great way to look back and remember how you've grown....and how far you've come as a family!
I hope you're enduring the (often) dreary month of January! We've had colder than normal temperatures here in middle TN....so I'm planning some colorful and fun projects to keep our spirits up...next week I'll be sharing some pallet signs as well as a yarn craft.
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