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Kitchen Chalkboard Wall

Interiors, Family, DIYMary Colmar

The chalkboard paint was going over big in the teenagers room so I thought we should have the little wall in the kitchen painted. The little wall should have been demolished years ago, so why not be made into a chalk board. I would right down my orders and photo lists besides quickly right down recipes and quotes to keep my business moving forward. It was easy and cheap. Looks great! Is fun! And can add a new decor to the kitchen faster than new curtains and hot pads. 

The Boyfriend Pillow

DIYMary Colmar

I love everything about this pillow. It is super cute, functional, as a headrest, a friend, and so much more. Fun in that it is only a pillow, thank you. Almost as sweet as a real boyfriend, to a teenager. 

Step one: Find a mans shirt. 

Step two: Make a fat "D" shape pillow for the inside of the shirt. Do not connect the bottom of the "D" where it connects to the straight side . It should be cut wide at the straight side, same width as the half of a shirt, and about half that width for the round part of the "D" for the arm shape. See photo below.

Step three: Stuff and sew opening closed.  

Step four: Sew three stitches on the end of the "D" for the fingers. 

Step five: Cut shirt in half from the center front an inch away from the buttons, leaving the neckline intack. Turn inside out to sew one seam. 

Step six: Put pillow arm inside shirt and viola it is girlfriend ready.

Finished Hug
Getting him ready.
The shape is kind of a Capitol D

Holidays are Approaching...and so are the College Applications

Interiors, DIY, FamilyMary ColmarComment
Seriously, if anyone wants some free advise on applying for college, comment below.

Today I am thinking about all the great ideas I have for the holidays. Pretty much every year there is one silly big project. This year I am going to paint a ton of tall bottles from my mother in law's downsizing days. I could not bare to throw them all away because they really are exceptional.

Another is of course a new wreath. I make at least one every year because they're irresistable.

The zipper tree how-to. 

Stockings, stockings, stockings are an adiction. 

Pillows are always super fun. I have the "boyfriend" pillow which makes a really great birthday present. All the pillows look original especially with one ruffle down the side pillow and of course; can not forget how wonderful slipcovers are especially this time of year. Did anyone say new and cozy at the same time?

We really want to bake lots of cookies this year. We say that every year but not really my thing, though I always make one batch. Bread is a more of a tradition for all the neighbors gifts, I don't know why?