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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Stop and Look Around!

Hi Everyone,
I am in the process of decorating for spring and saw this really great saying in the Silhouette Store. I thought it would be perfect for my bay window where I would see it everyday.   


I love this because it is a reminder that my life is pretty amazing.  We may not have as much as other people, but at least we are part of a loving family.  We could be doing really well financially but I chose to stay home and raise our two little boys and live off of my husbands teacher income.  Are my kids really hurting by not having the latest toy, designer clothes, or not going on vacations multiple times a year....no.  I think it means more that I am able to spend time with them daily and help mold them into the men they are going to be one day.  I am truly blessed with what I have and this will remind me on the days when I start to wish we could afford more that we don't need "things" to be happy.  Some of the richest people in the world are the unhappiest...

Ok, enough about that :-)  Here is how I made this.  I took the backside of a canvas I had already decorated for Valentine's Day and covered it with textured white cardstock.  I then went into my silhouette studio and resized the phrase to fit 9x12.  I ungrouped the words and cut them out individually on different colors of cardstock and used my zig 2 way glue pen to adhere them.  Super easy to do and I love how I was able to use the backside of  a used canvas.

~Rebekah

6 comments:

Kristy said...

LOVE this and the saying is perfect!! : ) Kristy

Pink Cricut said...

I love this quote and I love how it turned out! I think it is so awesome that you are making the sacrifices you need to in order to stay home with the boys. They are what is important- and you will never regret making that choice. I chose to stay home, with my 2 kids and live off my husband's not-so-great salary when the kids were babies. It was tough, but I loved being the one to snuggle, hug, and teach my kids. I loved seeing all of their 'firsts'. We had to make sacrifices with new things- clothes, cars, vacations, eating out and whatever else--and it was discouraging at times. But, now looking back I don't even really remember being discouraged during those times- I remember the bliss of babies and their bare feet stumbling through the house. I remember finding the 'chef' in me- as I taught myself how to make meals really stretch. Sometimes, I long for those days. I remembering wondering sometimes back then if we were doing the right thing--and it would always sting when people who didn't understand would say, "why doesn't she just go back to work, then you could afford cable or whatever...' But, knowing what I know now--that I won't be going back to work and seeing how close our little family is and how loving my children are -that we did exactly what we should have done and that God had his own plan for us. My husband even says to me..."I've never seen kids love their mom as much as our kids love you." It was all worth it!

Megn said...

Love it. Thank you for sharing!

Lisa said...

LOVE this. I need to remember this quote...if I could only STOP and look around! Thanks for this, Rebekah!

Lisa

teachdanz said...

did it on my hubby's teacher salary too:-) great project and a great reminder!! I often think - my worst day could actually be somebody's best day.
http://teachdanz.blogspot.com

L.B. said...

We are doing it on my salary while Dad is home...he loves it, she loves it...income tought, but in the end it is all pretty amazing...so is this art as well