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Okay, seriously, June has been absolute insanity around here.

The parents came for a visit, we’ve been searching for a car, Jeremy’s been working a lot of extra hours, we’ve had lots of church activities, I’ve been re-doing Susannah’s room, planning her 5th birthday party, and next week we leave for Washington (yay!).

I’m almost done with Susannahs room – at least I’m almost done with what I have planned for this month. There will probably be a few projects I’ll work on as I have time before it’s completed but at least it’s liveable now.

I thought I’d share one of the projects this week since my blog has been a total ghost-town for most of the month, and hopefully I’ll be able to share more of her room and party next week.

These photo blocks turned out so cute!

I was inspired by these found on Pinterest, of course (please don’t pin this image from my blog):


How adorable is that?!

Here’s how I replicated them.

  • Cut wood to desired sizes.  Mine were 3.5″x3.5″.  The long ones are 1.5″x5.5″ (thanks, Jerm!).  Sand all the edges smooth.
  • Stain wood.  I used whatever we already had laying around.  I added some black paint for a more aged look.
  • I wanted a black border for my photos so I painted the front edges before adding the photo.
  • Cut the photo to fit the block or just a tiny bit smaller.  Make sure no part of the photo is extending over the edge of the wood.  Spread a layer of ModPodge on the wood and place photo on top, smoothing out any air bubbles.  Spread a layer of ModPodge on top of photo.
  • Distress the edges of the photo with ink.
  • I also made some birth stat blocks and for added stability added some glue dots.  Since they’ll be in Susannah’s room I’m sure they’ll need it. ;)

Love!  I can’t believe she’s five already.


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