Month: December 2015

2015 in review

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The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 5,900 times in 2015. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 5 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.


Weekly Pregnancy Tracker

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I am sure you have seen the weekly pregnancy tracker boards all over Pinterest. There are days I wish I had never heard of Pinterest. But with this being our first pregnancy and family being so far away, I wanted a cute, simple way to keep them all involved, hence the Pinterest search.

So back in August, I went to and started researching. After finding what I would need for my project, I headed out to the Michael’s by our house with my 40% off coupon.

I found a 32″ x 37″ framed chalkboard – the perfect size, as it is large enough to be seen clearly in a photograph. I found the chalk paints I wanted and letter stencils. Boom! I brought it all home and got started!

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Gold Spray Paint Surprise!

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I inherited a bunch of frames when friends moved out of state this past summer. There were some lovely basic frames, and this one with wonderful detail that was just lost in the darkness of the frame.

I took a bottle of gold spray paint and a box and got to work.

This is how the spray painting went:

Look how beautifully it turned out:

The detailing is so much easier to see now.

I love these gold frames! I have three now.

This is how we decided to display our lovely up-cycled frames: