The Happyish Homestead

Thursday, January 31, 2013

House Rules


This frame used to have a mirror in it.

It was a floor mirror up in the girls’ room.

Till Meg took a nap.

Or rather, didn’t take a nap.

And shattered the mirror.

So, it sat around for a while.

Till we redid the pantry

and had some left over MDF

and the chalk board paint out.

And now it has the house rules and the family routine.

I saw the family routine on Pinterest and thought it pretty much sums up what I want to tell my kids each day before they leave the house:

make good choices, be nice, stick up for yourself, enjoy school, play hard, be an example, eat all your lunch, come home happy, be a good friend, don’t be sassy…

in other words:

Be Awesome

I picked up the antique looking glass bird plant terrarium at Hobby Lobby.

My mother-in-law had an old bird’s nest in her garage from when her kids were little.

Early 80s.

And I made the pom poms out of yarn using Pinterest.

Kinda unsure about them.

Hope you’re having a good week.

Adeline’s home sick.




  1. Love your rules!!
    I am intrigued by the pom-poms. I made some at Christmas time as a makeshift craft for a daughter who thinks we should do crafts every day. I didn't feel like mine looked quite right, but maybe because it was a makeshift craft. Yours look very puffy and fluffy, as they should. I was originally thinking of doing them right and making them into Christmas ornaments. Is that lame?

  2. I thought I made a comment here already...must have imagined it...I LOVE the chalkboard! Super great idea. You should google John Greene...he is a cool author and one of his sayings is "don't forget to be awesome"...which is obviously great advice.


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