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Sunday Fun Day: Taking a Vacation?

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 🙂

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Saturday Sales: Time for a Little Monkey Business

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 🙂

‘In the Jungle…’ by piecesofelises


Monkey Gurumi Crochet P…

$4.00

Jungle Safari 8 x 10 Ar…

$20.00

Toucan Bird Pendant, Pa…

$15.00

Orangutan Librarian – G…

$20.00

Tiger wall stencil. Ste…

$6.50

ON SALE Kids vinyl wall…

$89.00

Zebra Finch Art – Happy…

$16.00

sumatran rhino – wool f…

$64.00

Chimpanzee Monkey Finge…

$5.00

Vintage Style Wooden To…

$10.50

125R Retro Owl with All…

$15.00

Children Baby Toddler G…

$14.00

M2M Mud Pie Turquoise L…

$18.00

Large 58mm relaxed lemu…

$4.50

Cute Clay Hippo Miniatu…

$32.00

Lion Sewing Pattern PDF…

$10.00

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio

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Moms Monday: I know you are but what am I?

First, I want to thank everyone for reading, commenting on, following, and supporting this blog! It really means a lot to me and it has boosted my confidence in my writing and ability to network with others. I have learned so much just by interacting with you all here.

Have you read the about page here on the blog? If you’ve ever wondered who is the person writing this stuff? you can find some answers there, but I’ll also provide some answers here.

Me – Elise

You may have discovered this already, but I’m not a mom. Is that shocking? I hope not. I guess I should be flattered if you are shocked. You see I’m just shy of 20 and began writing this blog not because I think I’m some sort of parenting expert, but due to my collaboration with wallinspired.

Wallinspired has a great business going on Etsy and if you run a small, but growing business yourself, you can understand that managing every aspect of your business can be difficult, very difficult. So that’s where I come in. I also run an Etsy shop, Pieces of Elise’s (because my name is Elise – hi there!), and even though my shop is by no means flourishing just yet, I have learned a lot about marketing, social networking, and E-Commerce through the research I’ve done over the past 2 years.

I also write on Squidoo, Yahoo! Voices, and just started my own blog. Craig with wallinspired approached me to promote their shop through this blog, social networks, and elsewhere. If you’ve visited wallinspired‘s shop on Etsy, you probably noticed that their vinyl wall decals are for kids, tweens, and teens. So I’ve really focused my efforts on this blog to reach you, the parents of the kids, tweens, and teens, as well as anyone else who is interested.

I’d like to think that writing for this blog has been going pretty well and that you all are enjoying your time spent here. Would you like to give some feedback?

Click here to take survey and you will be added to a drawing where 1 winner will be chosen. The winner has the choice of getting a free advertising spot on the blog (a 150 x 150 image linking to their blog or website on the right over there –>),  a chance to write a guest blog post here on the wallinspired blog about a topic of their choice, or a free handmade item from my own Etsy shop Pieces of Elise’s. So please take the survey for a chance to win!!!

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Saturday Sales: Get Ready to Take Flight

I work on the eighth floor of an office building and most of the time I’m tied to my chair at the receptionist desk. Even though I spend about 9 hours desk bound, it could be worse. I could be in a cubicle! Instead I think I have the best view in the office. There are 2 conference rooms, one on the east, which is closer called “Lakeside”, and one on the west called “The Boardroom”. Both conference rooms have huge windows on their exterior wall. From where I sit all I see are trees and sky. Well, not all. In Lakeside to the east I get to see the geese as the dive toward the lake or hawks swooping off of the roof. I love seeing that. I feel like I’m stealing a special look at nature that no one else gets to see. That inspired this treasury– take a look and see if you can spot the on sale wallinspired decal 🙂

‘Come Fly With Me!’ by piecesofelises


Baby Pilot Hat – Newbor…

$36.00

Custom bird in flight n…

$60.00

Bird TEXT Birds Word Ty…

$1.00

Navy Blue – Zooming Pla…

$8.00

REAL butterfly wing ear…

$12.00

Hot Air Balloon Paper M…

$65.00

Wooden Toy Airplane and…

$12.00

Meerkat print 5×7

$10.00

Bird flying warbler yel…

$15.00

Seaside Watercolor Art,…

$12.00

Let Your Dreams Fly Hig…

$37.95

5×7 inch Garden FEATHER…

$20.00

Go Fly a Kite, Painted …

$38.00

ON SALE Kids vinyl wall…

$40.00

Paper Mache Frog and Fl…

$65.00

WEEKEND SALE – Butterfl…

$7.50

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Friday Faves: Cheery Red

I wanted to share with you a cheery treasury from Etsy:

‘Delightful Stripes of Red and White’ by RachelNicoleDesigns

A gorgeous collection of red and white striped items!


Nautical Red & White St…

$25.00

Vintage 80s Red and Whi…

$68.00

Candy Cane – Red & Whit…

$18.00

Red and White Stripe Or…

$10.00

Red and White Stripe Op…

$30.00

Retro salt and pepper s…

$20.00

Red and White Zebra Str…

$18.99

crochet bow necklace re…

$13.00

18″ x 18″ Dec…

$18.00

big headband stripes wh…

$15.50

25 Ruby Red Stripe Pap…

$4.50

Button earrings studs r…

$8.00

Candy Cane Tulip Art Ph…

$18.00

Red & White Mod Stripe …

$32.00

Mens Necktie Red and Wh…

$18.95

BONDI BEACH COLLECTION …

$16.00

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio

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Thursday Food for Thought: Your Earliest Memory

Last week I had a discussion with my mom and brother about what our earliest memories were.

I remembered riding around the neighborhood with my brother in our red toy corvette. I also remembered an old lady that lived down the street from us in a green house. I could also picture that a park that we used to call “Green Hill” had a carousel. It doesn’t anymore. My mom told me, “you were about 2 when all those things happened”. I was surprised I could remember back that far.

What about you? What is your earliest memory? Please share!

Photo credit: Thinking about Love from yardia

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Tuesday Newsday: Time-lapsed Memories

Do you have a special photo album chronicling your child’s growth from a newborn on? Those are real keepsakes.

How would you like a time-lapse video showing your child’s growth in motion?

That’s what one dad and filmmaker did in the video below:

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/40448182″>Lotte Time Lapse: Birth to 12 years in 2 min. 45.</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/franshofmeester”>Frans Hofmeester</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

Did you see any interesting news that you’d like to share this Tuesday?

It doesn’t have to be national news, just something important to you.

Share it in the comments area below, we’d love to hear from you!

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Saturday Sales: Play Ball!

Seeing as Friday’s post was all about boys (if you didn’t see it click here) I thought it would be fitting today to feature the football decal on sale in wallinspired.

Here it is on a wall :

And here it is by itself :

Thanks for reading and have a great weekend!

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Thursday Food for Thought: When Was the Last Time You Tried Something New?

Good morning!

I’m excited to start this day and I hope you are, too.

If you’re not, I’m sorry. Maybe asking yourself this question will help you explore the great potential each day offers us to learn, grow, and be happy.

When was the last time you tried something new? Do you remember?

Did you try eating at  a new restaurant? Or did you eat a fish taco for the first time? (I did a few weeks ago).

Did you listen to some music from an artist that you just recently discovered? Or did you try writing your own song?

Please share the new things you’ve tried recently and what you plan to try today!

Just comment below!

Photo credit: Try Something New For a Change from lineanongrata

Stop by every Thursday for more food for thought!

 

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Tuesday Newsday: Something More than Sidewalk Chalk

 I saw this photo collection on Yahoo and wanted to share it with you all.

Please view it at the link below.

Kurt Wenner’s eye-popping sidewalk art | Photo Gallery – Yahoo! Games.

Did you see any interesting news that you’d like to share this Tuesday?

It doesn’t have to be national news, just something important to you.

Share it in the comments area below, we’d love to hear from you!

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