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YOURS: This week's "YOURS" post was written by Trachelle over at High Heels and a Sippy Cup. If you were here for last week's Homemaker Monday, you will remember that I featured another one of Trachelle's posts about how to store jewelry. Now, you may be saying to yourself, "That's not fair. Trachelle was featured last week. Why doesn't she pick someone new this week?" Let me explain. As I was going through last week's posts to pick this week's "YOURS", I remembered how Trachelle's post on positive toddler discipline truly spoke to me. Perhaps it's because I have a toddler at home and I feel like I'm constantly having to correct his behavior. I loved her ideas for making this frequent occurance more loving and positive. As I was preparing this post, I copied and pasted her URL, then looked at the previous week's post and was alarmed to see that I had featured her last week also! I thought about changing this week's "YOURS" and featuring someone else, but then I remembered how I had stated in the "rules and regs" that I would feature my favorite post each week. Well, this was it, whether her's was my favorite last week also or not. Good job, Trachelle!
Anywho, Trachelle's post was so lovingly and and well written and my emotions welled up inside me as I read how she treats her sweet boy. She posted lots of cute pictures, too. Here is one of my favorites...
Look at those lovely locks! Thank you so much, Trachelle, for your inspiration and I hope we can all learn from your loving example as a mother. To read Trachelle's entire post, click HERE.
MINE: Today I chose to post a simple wall decoration tip anyone can do.
I love poppies. The first piece of art I was ever able to afford was a huge 3x5 painting of red poppies in a clear vase. I wanted something else colorful on my other walls to tie the room together, so I came up with this grouping...
If you'll look closely...(you can do that by clicking THIS picture)
...you might be able to see that these are prints done on fabric. Here's how I did it.
Step 1. Find artwork or photos of something you love (but be careful about copyright laws!) and upload it into a file on your computer.
Step 2. Print out the picture in whatever size you choose onto THIS kind of paper...
Step 3. Iron on the picture to a piece of white muslin cloth. You can find it very cheaply at almost any craft store.
Step 4. Mat and frame the fabric and you have instant art! You could also do this with black and white photographs for a vintage look.
So what do you think? Are you ready to try this? If so, please post a picture and let me know. I would LOVE to see what you come up with!
OURS: Okay, now it's your turn. Let's see what great ideas all of you happy homemakers have for us today. Remember to leave a comment, which makes it easier for me to enter you in the prize drawing, and let the other homemakers you visit know what you thought of their posts with lots of considerate comments. Thanks again and have a Happy Homemaker Monday!
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