Thursday, October 15, 2009

The Power of Words...

...My best friend once walked into my home and told me she loved being there because everywhere she looked, there were inspiring words and sayings. She said "If you guys aren't inspired every single day, there's something wrong with you"! Well Deborah, that's what I'm going for. But I'm worried it's a little like living within view of the mountains or ocean...because you see it every day, you no longer notice:-) Hope not though!!! Anyway, you never know what life is going to throw at you (or if you ask my girls, what kind of mood mom is going to be in) so while you're in my home, hopefully you smile and feel just a little bit more encouraged and inspired.
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Most of the signs are self-explanatory but I will explain a few...



The "smile" sign is hanging in Taylor's room. People who meet her say she is "always smiling". Good...I taught her well:-)




Well, it is, isn't it? This was a little thingambob that came as part of the gift wrapping on a present. Don't you just love things like that? Kind of like an extra little gift. SAVE THESE!!!! You can do one of 3 things... use them around the house like I do, pass on to another friend as part of their gift wrap or use it as a decoration on a Christmas tree. Seriously, sweet little things like this make the best ornaments and have a ready-made memory attached!




Hey...it beats crying:-)




What can I say... I LOVE chalk boards! The one above is hanging on the wall between my daughters' bedrooms. Just in case they tune me out when I say this over and over...it's in writing, too!



This chalkboard is in my foyer and the message changes weekly.




Probably the first thing you see when you walk in my front door is this "Believe" sign...because I want you to know right off the get-go that we believe:-)




"Live a good life"...This is hanging above my front door so when you walk through on your way to the outside world, you are reminded to live a good life:-)




My best friend gave me this when we moved. On the bottom she wished us well in our new home with a very special note. So sweet...I will keep it always!




"Wish" is a cool sign that is hanging above the windows in my dining room. Why the dining room??? I have no idea. Maybe because I WISH i could eat whatever I want and not gain weight:-)




Another little thing tied to a gift that has found a home in my kitchen on a cupboard knob. "Celebrate life"...enough said!



9 comments:

  1. Your friend was right, you have a lot of signs! They are fun. I see them all the time in stores right now, so at least there are an abundance of them out there for you! I like the chalkboards best, especially the one by the girl's door, I think it's very special!

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  2. Signs are a lot of fun and you've sure got some great ones! What a super idea to hold onto the things from gifts.

    You are so bright my friend!

    God bless!

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  3. Oh I love them! You are an inspiration! My sister has signs all over her house also. The one above her and her husbands bed says "Best Friends", I think that is sweet.
    Have a great night!
    XOXO

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  4. Love them ALL-and we have the same decorating taste! am all about inspirational quotes and sayings around my home

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  5. You have such a spirit of positivity and I love it!!!

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  6. great signs, it never hurts to be reminded :D

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  7. I love your blog it always makes me feel happy. And what a great idea! I have several of these packed away and when we move I am going to get them out and make sure wherever my son looks there's something sweet and positive to see!

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  8. I love all of your signs. They are so homey and warm. Thanks for sharing them.

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So, what do ya think? Do tell...I'd love to hear it:) Be Happy...

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