Many people are excited about having a 3 day weekend this week. What are your plans?
I get four days away from my day job every week and didn’t end up getting any extra time off this week, but I can’t complain.
Anybody taking a vacation, getting on the road with the kids in the family car? Or are you just going to take a break and veg a little?
Kids children vinyl wall decal vintage planes from wallinspired
The timing of things is funny. I just mentioned in my last post that I was getting a bit tired and then shortly after the owners of wallinspired decided they wanted me to take a hiatus from the blog. So the wallinspired blog will be taking a hiatus.
I thank wallinspired for approaching me with this opportunity to write for them. I have learned a LOT and I discovered my strengths and weaknesses when it comes to running a project like this. I will still be writing at my own blog Pieces of Elise’s – so please check it out. I really appreciate all of your support to my writing! Now hopefully I can put in more time writing for myself :)
This is Elise signing off from the wallinspired blog – have a great weekend everyone! Until next time :)
I have a wallinspired blog announcement…drum roll… are you all sitting down? :)
If you read my post last week you know that I operate another blog in addition to this one as well as an Etsy shop and a bunch of other responsibilities. To tell the truth I’m tired. Dog tired.
This is how I feel
Multimedia Painting – Tired Girl from Amy22Mae
So I decided to make a few changes so I can do my best work and hold onto my sanity.
I will be offering chances for you to write here on the wallinspired blog as guest bloggers. All you have to do is tell me what you’re interested in talking about. The topics you can choose from are:
I am looking to post on the blog 3 times a week instead of the schedule of 7 days a week I was shooting for before.
Anyone else feeling tired out there? Let’s commiserate :)
Please leave a comment, too, if you’re interested in being a guest blogger!
I went through a phase where I was obsessed with making my bedroom into a jungle. I think I was 11 or 12. I had a bunch of monkey stuffed animals that I would try to hang and prop in different corners of my room. I even had a monkey that screeched “OOOOOH EEEEAHHH AHHH AHH AHHHHHHH!” or something like that. In one of my windows I strung up some puppet/mobile animals I made. I had an ostrich, a slender loris, a bush baby, and lemurs. I had other animal pictures in different parts of my room, too.
Do you have a little one like that, or are you yourself into the jungle theme? Check out the treasury below, and see if you can spot the on sale wallinspired item :)
Treasury tool by Red Row Studio
Photo credit: Safe and Secure Vintage Photo from RomanceWriter
When was the last time you got out the old family pictures and talked about them with your parents, kids, or other loved ones?
I read two separate articles online that made me think about poring over the photos in my family photo albums. The first one I spotted on the Etsy blog. It was A Legacy of Style by Gabriella Cetrulo. She talked about the style of her mother in the 1970s, her grandmothers in the 50s and 60s, and her great grandmother in the 40s and 50s. She posted some great old pictures of each woman and it got me thinking about taking a look at my mom and aunts with their afros in the 70s. We also have photos from the early 1900s of family members whose names we don’t even know.
The second article I came across was Grandma’s Will from Yahoo! Voices contributor Amanda Barber. It is a good read about her spunky grandmother who inspired her to write. Reading her grandmother’s story made me think of my own grandmother, who would be 2 years older than hers. I know very little about her childhood and background. I would love to do some digging for more information about my grandparents and great-grandparents.
What about you? Do you know a lot about your family? How often do you look at you photo albums?
For Friday Faves: I came across this treasury and wanted to share it with you :)
I love soft baby pink things. There’s a vintage feel to it. It’s soft and dreamy :)
Treasury tool by Red Row Studio
Last year I took a CPR/ First Aid/ AED course and became a “professional rescuer”. Even though I got the training I sometimes wonder if an emergency situation occurred, would I know what to do?
I watched this heart-warming video of a six year old who saved her best friend based on what she learned from a Disney Channel show. To watch click the link below:
Hero Kid Saves Life with the Heimlich
Credit: RANDALL BENTON
I surely didn’t know how to do the Heimlich when I was a 6 year old. It is definitely apparent, though, that if Beanie had not stepped in, her friend Aniya could’ve lost her life.
So what safety training do your kids have under their belt? Have you shown them any educational videos on what to do if a friend is in Aniya’s situation? Who they should call for help?
If you know of any good resources for teaching children to be safe, please share them with the rest of us :)