Today I took care of revamping a busy problem area, my message center in the kitchen. When the planets are aligned right, this is where kids put their papers that Zac and I need to look at and where the old calendar used to be. My dry erase calendar was not erasing so well anymore, so I took it and went at it with some chalkboard paint because it would still make a great chalkboard for Jack to use.
I also painted the frame red, used to be white. Barely dry and he went to work drawing on it. above it you can see our in/out paper holder. I revamped it with some red spray.
Up above we have my new calendar for the kids. I found this at a yard sale and thought it was so cute I had to have it. :) So the plan is that the kids write their activities for the week up there so that I know who is going where, because life with 3 teens is getting just that crazy. I'll also put up there what I have going that might interfere with them getting rides, etc. This will mainly be in use after school starts.
Above that is my happy thought board. :) I'm really trying to be a more optimistic, positive person and I really want to be an example of that to my kids. So this is my happy thought board. Ideally I'll change the saying every day or every other day so that they see it on their way out the door in the morning. Just something too get everyone's day off to a good start. It's just a press board square covered with orange chalkboard paint.
While I was working on all this, Zac had his own project.
And Jack, who is patiently ;) waiting for the chicks to come, had a project of his own.
He's making signs to put on the chicken coop. Awesome!
And my favorite pic of the day: