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Pair Your Child’s Artwork with Scripture

Paring your child’s artwork with scripture is super simple,
amazingly sweet and perfect for Mother’s Day.

Pair your child's artwork with scripture.

Back before Christmas, I took Noah to Barnes and Noble for story time. Every week after the story they get to do a little activity… usually color. This was her first story time and her first introduction to coloring. She was so cute! I wish I had taken pictures because she gets so serious when coloring. She holds the colors correctly, lays flat on her belly, and contemplates each stroke of the crayon. Even with the correct form though she was still a little unsure of what to do with the crayons so I helped her out a little bit and drew a heart on her paper so that she could see how this whole coloring  thing worked.

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We ended up with this little piece of paper with random strokes of color and my heart. I absolutely love it and couldn’t bare to throw it away. I have been stashing it in my night stand, procrastinating framing it. Finally, as a little Mother’s Day happy to myself I decided to find a cute frame and showcase our little piece of art. frameyourchildsart_5I thought it would be cool to add a Bible verse to help me with my scripture memorization and to teach with Noah. At first, I tried to find a Bible verse relating to color or art but finally decided on Deuteronomy 6:5.

Love the Lord your
God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your
strength.

Such a great reminder and an awesome commandment to share with your children. It was really easy to add to the artwork too. My first idea was to print out the scripture and apply it to Noah’s coloring but then I decided to write it directly on the sheet. Because my hand writing is less than stellar and can be hard to read I used Photoshop to layout where I wanted the verse. frameyourchildsart_2 Then I taped the artwork onto the computer screen and traced the verse with a fine tip Sharpie (Write Out Loud). It pretty much works like a lightbox.frameyourchildsart_3 frameyourchildsart_4Next, I popped it in the frame and called it a day. frameyourchildsart_5 Like I said earlier this was a super easy project but an excellent way to show off your children’s first (100th) artwork. I can’t help but think of it as a little happy for myself. Do you have any DIY projects planned for Mother’s Day? Can you believe Mother’s Day is almost here? I’m still in shock that it is already May!

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Color the Floor

Last week I mentioned how our color scheme for the kitchen had shifted to a sunnier state.  I also said that I wanted to find a new rug to possibly pull in some other colors and form the basis for the color palette.

The first thing I did was see what sort of space I am working with.

A 3′ x 5′ or 4′ x 6′ will work best in kitchen.  Our current rug is neither of these two standard sizes.  That right there let’s you know it’s a high quality rug.  Ha!  It has been great though, and I have loved all the color it adds to the kitchen, as well as how it covers up the tile floors that I am just not crazy about.  But while it looks great in pictures, it has seen better days.  Anyways!

So after I got my sizes narrowed down, I decided on a price range.  I don’t want to spend too much… since it’s just for the kitchen, but I think something below $125 will be reasonable, especially since I won a $50 gift card at a Twitter party last week!  I’ll have to run that by ML though.  I’m sure the lower the better for him.

Pattern and color are also good things to consider because this rug will get a lot of use.  I don’t need to worry about dropping something on it or ending up wearing it down in certain areas from too much use.

With my parameters set, I started searching the web.  I appreciate all the suggestions from the other day.  I did check out Overstock, but they just didn’t have anything that jumped out at me as “the one.”  Here’s what I have found so far.  We don’t have a keeper yet, but I do think these rugs are great…  And who knows, one of them might end up in my kitchen.

 

Source: urbanoutfitters.com via Krystle on Pinterest

This one is really pretty with the big pattern, but I don’t think such a large pattern will look right in a small kitchen.  We don’t want to draw attention to the fact that the kitchen footprint is small.  I couldn’t resist pinning it though.

Source: amazon.com via Krystle on Pinterest

All the stripes and color are great in this one because it will hide a lot of abuse and stains.  The colors are a little too muted for what I am looking for though.  Remember we are wanting the color to lighten the space up.  These colors work best when you want a warm and inviting atmosphere.

Source: worldmarket.com via Krystle on Pinterest

Ok, I didn’t like this one at first, but the more I thought about it, the more it seemed this aqua blue would work with such a cheerful yellow.  It doesn’t have a lot of color but would contrast well with the yellow.  And since it is an indoor/outdoor rug, it would clean easily, so I wouldn’t have to worry with it only being a two-tone rug.  It is beautiful, and I think the pattern scale would work in our small kitchen.

Source: dashandalbert.com via Krystle on Pinterest

I just had to check out the Dash and Albert site since I have seen so many bloggers rave about their Dash and Albert rugs.  They have a large selection of rugs to choose from and quite a few that worked with the color scheme I am wanting to use.  I pinned this yellow one, but I still haven’t fallen head over heels for it.  When I picture it in the kitchen it looks good though… especially with the gray cabinets.  I’m afraid with yellow walls a yellow rug may be too much.  What do you think?

Source: dashandalbert.com via Krystle on Pinterest

Ok, this one is my favorite.  Another Dash and Albert rug.  But when I showed it to ML, he thought it looked too girly.  It does have a lot of bright colors that could read girly, but I think if used in the kitchen, it could just be “cheerful.”  What do you think?  It has the most color out of all of the rugs.

So that’s where the search has ended right now.  I’m going to still keep my eyes open for “the one.”  Hopefully, we will be able to get one soon, and then I can select the paint colors for the cabinets and walls and get this ball rolling.

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