Sunday, January 1, 2012

Minor front room changes~

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year's celebration! What a crazy fun couple of weeks! The Joe has been off of work and it's been so awesome to have the kids home. I love being able to spend time with all of them. What a wonderful time of year!  Treats miraculously showing up on your front door every night, listening to the christmas CD's that the Haskells have made for us over the years and watching the kids anticipate the most magical night of their lives. I also love being able to take advantage of the "Santa is watching" leverage that always seems to improve my kids behavior for a few days.

Admittedly I also love the feeling of Christmas coming to an end. It's nice to be able to feel like we successfully made it through another year. It feels good to wrap up Christmas and be able to give the house a good cleaning...not that I have actually done that yet, but I'm sure it will feel fabulous when I do....{{tomorrow maybe}}...**fingers crossed**  I'm also very motivated at this time of year to change things around a bit. I'm in the mood for something new! Not the 'spend a lot of money' kind of new, just shuffling things around.

I made a new family sign for the front room to and decided to attempt to hang it with a collage of family pictures. For the most part I try to avoid collages. I have never been very good at them and usually just end up taking everything down and being annoyed by the vast multitude of new holes I have created in my wall, but I figured ahhh, what the heck. Holes can always be filled.

I wanted the focus of my sign to be my family. I haven't really zeroed in on what I want my New Year's resolutions to be, but I definitely want them to include building a stronger relationship with my loved ones.
Here's an up close and personal shot of the sign so you can read what it says.

Here's the collage....and I don't even hate it! It's a Christmas miracle:)

Look for vinyl  in the family and home section of the vinyl market

 Thanks for stopping by for a visit. Have a happy New Year!  Kiss the kids for me:)


  1. Andy...that is absolutely stunning! I LOVE the sign and the pictures look perfect. You never cease to amaze me!!

  2. Hi Andy,
    I've been wanting to create a photo collage going up the stairs, but I don't even know where to start. I really love yours and you have inspired me to get moving.


  3. The sign is beautiful and I think the whole photo collage looks great! (I'm afraid of collages too.)

  4. Andy, it looks fantastic! I love your wall color too...Have a Wonderful New Year.

  5. I love it! You did a great job on the collage. It looks fabulous!

  6. Love it! I can't wait to find the time to make one of these signs for my home. Thanks for the inspiration.

  7. I love this! Did you get the quote from somewhere, or think it up yourself? kristina [dot] noall [at] gmail [dot] com. Thanks!

  8. I love it! It all turned out so beautiful! I love that quote, I may just have to get one for myself :)

  9. I love the sign! What a beautiful saying and I love where you put it also!

  10. I just LOVE LOVE your style... Your home speaks volumes to me and is inspiring. Keep the ideas coming. I love it!


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