I had been wanting to try out this chalkboard paint that it seems like everyone on the planet but me has used. I finally got a can (I used the spray can) and asked my dad for a scrap piece of 2×4 or something. When I told him what it was for, he said he’d cut me a piece of MDF because he thinks these types of things through and MDF would look nicer. It has a nice smooth surface and it won’t warp or anything.
I was really impressed with how well my chalkboard came out! Then I painted around the edges with red, mod podged some pretty Cosmo Cricket paper onto the back, and glued a ribbon around the whole thing. I also added the saying to the front. I cut it out of a piece of Cosmo Cricket paper and mod podged it to a piece of chipboard and then just tacky-glued the chipboard to the chalk board. I was afraid that putting mod podge on the chalkboard paint would ruin it. (“Early to Bed…” is one of my favorite quotes.)
Shelby saw me taking pictures of the chalkboard and seemed confused that there would be pictures of anything without her in it. I’ll admit it’s rather unusual. So she was kind enough to interrupt her phone call and pose with the chalkboard for me.
I have a problem with Pumpkin Patches. A serious problem. I am obsessed with them. Before I had Shelby, I bought tons and tons of pumpkin patch scrapbooking embellishments, even though I never actually went to a pumpkin patch. I was afraid that, by the time I had a kid, all the good pumpkin patch stuff would be gone. Anyway, to that end, I took Shelby to our second pumpkin patch of the year at Pumpkin Hollow at the Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead. I’ll spare you the self portraits (laugh out loud), but I did get this cool shot of the pumpkins.