ABC- for YOU from ME

Several months ago, one of my nieces had a birthday…as in she was born.

Then the next month another one had a birthday…as in she turned another year older.

Then several months later, another niece had a birthday…again, another year older.

Those three nieces have two things in common with each other (well in reality, they have many things in common, but for sake of this post, follow along. please.)

1. They are sisters

2. None of them received gifts from me ON their birthdays.

I know. I felt terrible! When Baby was born (the 1st Girly birthday of the year,) I knew I wanted to do something for the “Girls Room.” A door sign or something to celebrate the addition of more girliness to the family!

So I asked my Big Sis what colors she was going to use in the girls room. She told me. And I did nothing with the info. I just couldn’t decide what I wanted to do!

Out of desperation, I turned to Pinterest… and it didn’t fail me! I found several of this type of art from several Etsy artists.

Personalized Alphabet Name Print for New Baby Nursery or Child's Room - Graphic Typography Art 8x10 or 5x7

I’m not uber-crafty or anything, but I decided I had to at least TRY to make one of these myself… But due to my procrastination, I had to make 3 instead of just 1 🙂

So without further ado, my take on the Alphbet Art. For the girls room. Complete with some sparkle, because, well, because they’re sparkly, fun girls…or “goyeuls” as their cousin Elijah would say.


I bought 3 inexpensive wooden frames, spraypainted/craft painted them in the desired colors… then glued on the coordinating initials. I then, very simply, just used Microsoft Word and played with the layout of my letters and colors until I found the look/size I was going for.

They can keep their Alphabet Art, or just have some bright fun frames to display their artwork or pictures of their beautiful selves.

And evidently my string of inefficiency is still in tact because I seem to have forgotten to photograph Miss Charlotte’s “C” frame. But just scroll up to the picture above and squint your eyes to remove the other two…you’ll get the idea :).


Be inspired! These would be a very simple gift option for a couple that is expecting a little one too!


From Peaks to Pits

If you google the Kardashian family, you’ll likely find…ok, on second thought, don’t google the Kardashians. I don’t want to be responsible for what you, or your teenaged sons, find.

They aren’t exactly the poster family for morality…you know, like abstinence, remaining sober, the keeping of marriage vows, modesty, etc.

However, they are the poster family for family. They will fight for each other, defend each other at all costs, and love each other through every crazy, stupid mistake made. 

I once heard one of the girls in an interview saying that as kids, around the dinner table each night, their dad (now deceased,) would make each of them share the “Peak & Pit” of their day. One high, and one low- to share with each other, to encourage each other, laugh with each other, and learn from each other.

Pretty cool tradition, huh? I thought so, and decided to share with you!

So here goes…

The Peak of this Day?

2 Answered prayers… If you’d have asked me five years ago, I never could’ve guessed that I’d be so excited about these two answered prayers! I have wanted so badly to have a jogging stroller, but couldn’t afford one, and my sister, VIA our Aunt Stacey, provided me with a NICE Jeep Jogging Stroller, and I am so thankful and excited! Second, I have really wanted to get ELijah some nice rain boots, but hate to overspend on shoes for him, since his feet grow like weeds. I even had my Mom on the hunt, who tipped off my Goodwill Grandma for me too :). Well, the same big sister came through for me with some rainboots. God is good, and as my Mom said, He not only provides our needs, but sometimes our wants!

The Pit of this Day?

My niece asking her big brother about me saying, “What’s her name again?” It was sweet, and I got a kick out of it at the time, but the root of the problem is not so funny. I don’t get to see those sweet kids enough- my nephew and nieces are so special to me, along with their parents, grandparents, and aunts. And I miss them.

So, what are your “peak & pit” moments for today? Share with me. After all, I shared mine with you.