Naptime DIY: Wooden Chevron Painted Letters

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The space above the playroom shelves has always baffled me. I have tried clipboards for artwork, wall talk, frames, plants, clock. And nothing has felt “right”.

I’d had my eye on these wooden letters at our local craft store, and when they went on clearance at the end of last week, I knew this was my chance. You should have seen me in the aisle trying to spell words with the letters that were left available!

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Finally thrilled with being able to spell “be awesome” {Inspired by Little Miss Momma’s Be Awesome Today sign by Barn Owl Primitives, I loaded the letters into my cart {and put the many other letters back in their homes awaiting the next nap time crafter}. In the end I had to settle with 2 letters from an all white set but I think it works for the first letter if each word.

Using green painters tape, white craft paint and a roller, I got to “chevron-ing” the wooden letters. They have these neat peel off sticky strips that I used to affix the letters to the wall. Naptime crafting with minutes to spare!

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What I love about the placement of this statement is that its our first view as we leave our bedrooms to start out day.

Be awesome? Sure, I think I will.

What positive statements get you through your day?

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Friday Finds: Camera Coats…& a Promo Code!

I am a picture-o-holic.  Really.  I take thousands of pictures.  This started when I was a little girl and has never stopped.    I always had a camera with me and was always capturing moments.  My grandfather used to tease me that I would never be able to afford life because I was always paying to have my pictures developed!

A couple of years ago I took the plunge and moved beyond a point and shoot camera and purchased a DSLR camera.  I purchased a backpack bag and was set….except the backpack bag was an additional bag that I needed to take with me or I would have to throw my camera into my purse or children’s bag – and after waiting my whole life for my DSLR, I was not about to risk scratching or damaging it!  So I set about searching for a smaller camera bag – even contemplated making making my own – and then I found Camera Coats!  I saw the ‘Jane Eyre‘ and had to have it!  But they were sold out!  So I haunted the camera coats website almost daily to see their products.  When the ‘Ti Amo‘ came out I  I did not hesitate – thank goodness because it sold out FAST!

The Camera Coat is one of the best purchases I have ever made.  Ever.  It has allowed me to take my camera with me everywhere.  I can fit it in any bag without worry, I can sling it over my shoulder and it is protected and looks lovely.  Two years ago for Jay’s birthday, Mel and I decided to purchase one for her. We bought her a grey chevron with yellow shabby flowers.

We both have our camera coats with our cameras all the time – so we can take our cameras with us anytime.
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I know I would like to purchase another – a waterproof one this time – maybe the Glimmer of Paris with matching strap or the touch of glitter with matching strap?
Here’s a promo code for you to get $10 off their shipping price…that will make it $8 to ship to Canada! 
Code: PurpleShip  Expires: June 30, 2013.Not good with any other codes/offers. www.cameracoats.com

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Friday Finds: Annabell & Louise

Whenever I open the mail box and there is something that isn’t a bill, I am a happy girl !

I am certain this is a driving force behind my online shopping ! Today, I would love to share my exciting recent mail box treat with you.

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Have you heard of Annabell & Louise? I hadn’t until I spotted this super sweet camera ring on Groopdealz !  Ever since having my C, I have developed a true passion for capturing moments. I feel time passing so much faster than before that I don’t want them to slip away. So much so that floor to ceiling frame collages are filling our home, and I am seriously almost out of wall space.  When I spotted this ring, I knew I had to have it !

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It’s almost as though Annabell & Louise read the Purple Eggplant’s minds ! Not long after the vintage camera ring was posted a gorgeous antique bronze scissors bobby pin followed ! In case you are new here {welcome!}, Purple Eggplant Mel is beginning a journey into hair design – this scissors line couldn’t be more perfect !

You know some products just make you smile? Annabell & Louise creations do that for me.

They’re products are gorgeous, affordable and have reasonable shipping to Canada {sometimes a challenge to find!}. Pop on over to Annabell & Louise’s etsy shop {sale happening now!} and find your own joy as you take a look through the classy & modern jewellery available ! Use promo code 31stbirthday and save 31% until May 1st !

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