The Easiest DIY Chalkboard Ever

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Just in case you couldn't find enough chalkboard DIY tutorials on Pinterest, I thought I would share one more. 
BUT this one is super easy. Probably the easiest chalkboard tutorial ever.
Wanna know why?
Because we are going to skip an entire step.
No chalkboard paint here my friends.

Did you know that Home Depot sells giant sheets of chalkboard over by where they keep all the lumber? 
For $10 you can get a 4x2 ft sheet of chalkboard.

All you need to do is create the frame for your chalkboard.
I wanted mine to have a rustic feel to it, so I used reclaimed wood that I cut my sweet Dad cut for me.

I wanted my chalkboard to be big and take up a good chunk of wall in our dining/eating area. I had my trusty helper (aka Dad) cut the chalkboard sheet to 3ft x 2ft. We cut the wood for the frame, and since I was going for a rustic look, perfection was not necessary. We attached the pieces of wood around my chalkboard with screws to create the frame.

A few weeks ago we had some family visiting from out of town, and I wanted to do something a little special for when they stopped by. Jacob and I made some scones and I got a chance to break in my new chalkboard.
Now I just need to work on my chalk-art skills!


Fourth of July

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

There's something about a three day weekend that makes it next to impossible to get back into the swing of things. Somehow it's Wednesday and I just cannot get myself back into our normal weekday routine. 

Both kids and Jake were still fighting summer colds over the weekend, which was no fun for me. Somehow I'm the only one in our clan that's managed to stay healthy, thank goodness.
Luckily by the 4th everyone was on the road to recovery so we were able to enjoy the holiday like we had planned. 

We kicked off Independence day with pancakes (of course) and a parade. 
We skipped some of the festivities we had planned on in order to head home and put the kiddos down for naps. 
We headed over to my parents house for a big BBQ with visiting family in the afternoon, and learned that Jacob does not like the loud sounds emitted from fireworks. 
Perhaps next year. 
Luckily sparklers were a hit and a great way to finish off our night.