Friday, February 11, 2011

channeling my inner middle-shcooler.

i was kind of sick earlier this week and some of last week. just a cold and soar throat...no biggie. don't worry, i take my juice plus, plaaaaaaaaaayers. anyshways, as i was laying on the couch, so tired...trying to recover. my bookshelf began yelling profanities at me. a girl can't rest when her bookshelf is cussing.
look at me...i'm freaking disgusting...i haven't been dusted in over a year and i'm completely unorganized. in your face!
i could handle the bookshelf's rudeness no longer, so i decided that i would cover each and every book in this wallpaper that i bought a year ago. i thought i would put the wallpaper up behind the mantel but it kind of has a heart shape on it and i don't do heart shapes, mkay.
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this became a really, really stupid idea after i covered about 15 books and gave up. maybe some other day when Jesus comes back, i'll finish the rest of them. although, ya, it is kind of nice knowing what the titles of the books are. minor oversight. we never really re-read books though so this was not of major importance. like i always say, prettiness over functionality and common sense. ha. no, i never say that but i guess i think it sometimes.
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you all know how to cover books though, right? i mean, you channel your inner middleschooler and fold and tuck. pretending that you're getting credit for covering your math book. you'll figure it out once you get going.
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everything looks so nice...
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FOR 2 SECONDS. until it gets destroyed again by layne and his "forts". please enjoy that he is wearing a sweater, undies and socks. no pants required on this fort.
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speaking of layne, we've been trying to work on the word "responsibility" for the past month or so. so i gave him a list of chores that he needs to complete each day. it's his responsibility. and he loves his tasks...which is wierd. i wanted to put up there "eat dinner" but i knew it would never get checked. picky first born child.
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lila has since smeared or licked the responsiblities off the chalkboard, proclaiming EWWWWWWWW! after each lick. it doesn't stop her though. no, there's work to be done! this board needs cleared, people. it's not gonna happen by itself.

28 comments:

  1. This was a nice pick me up after a day from hell.
    Thanks.

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  2. you know, there was a girl on access hollywood last night who liked the taste of comet (the kitchen cleaner). i can totally see lila being into that kind of stuff. she already likes chalk...what's the next 'gateway' substance she'll try next. also, wallpaper the back of your stairs. i'll help you.

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  3. chick you are taking me back to the day-- the book cover is coming back to me! they look fab~ and i love your chalkboard.~ i must say that i love your lil guy--too funny! happy weekend~

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  4. ok.... I want to be like you... the end..

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  5. I have small children who lick, among other things. the pantry door which is in fact a giant chalkboard. They also like the window on the front door and the dry erase board in the playroom. What is up with that?!?

    I also have a picky first born. He could live off of pb&j and actually does some days.

    (Your shelves look great!)

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  6. I love that your son is doing a pile dive on the couch cushions...makes me feel like my kiddos are normal. As for licking the chalk board...my daughter ATE chalk. I called poison control and they laughed at me. True story.

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  7. I love that your son is doing a pile dive on the couch cushions...makes me feel like my kiddos are normal. As for licking the chalk board...my daughter ATE chalk. I called poison control and they laughed at me. True story.

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  8. SO when I saw the title and saw it was about books I thought maybe you were going to go on a baby sitter's club reading spree. Looks like your time was much better spent=) CUTE books! I just hope you didn't cover your Bible...that would be just wrong.

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  9. love all of this.
    hope you feel mo betta asap.
    great job on bookshelf, way creative.
    presh flying child.
    i want to go spray a chalkboard wall in my kitchen now.

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  10. 1. I hate to tell you this, but I've not seen a middle school cover a book yet in my career.

    I love the giant chalkboard. It's the teacher in me.

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  11. I feel your pain...I did this with my bookshelf to decorate for Christmas. I used red and gold wrapping paper and it took FOREVER! The end result was great, though so keep it up.

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  12. love the books, love the shelves. love your house and your flying child!

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  13. i've seen you chalkboard in other posts and i semi copied you and made mini chalkboard things to hang on my wall. yours is way cooler. layne has the makings of a fine old man with his no pants wearin' self. i admire that in a young soul.

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  14. I was a total nerd in high, I mean middle school :). I was so awesome at doing book covers I did my friends too. yeah,I was cool back then. HA! I love LOVE the chalkboard. Hope you are feeling better!!!!

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  15. HIs fort is awesome!! I have to say, you do have good couch cushions for jumping on! : P I have a secret -when I am baby sitting and the kids are grumpy or about to cry, I always suggest making a couch fort haha. No kid can say no to an awesome fort!

    I love your blog, thanks for sharing snippets of your life for me to peek at, never fails to make me laugh : )

    - Ngaio May

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  16. that is a great idea with the books, duh! funny how we forget about stuff like that. that chalkboard, fabulous! if we ever get the kids playroom finised, i would like to do a whole wall in chalkboard paint, more for me than them.

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  17. I like the book shelf with some of them covered and others not, very nice! I am also in love with your chalk board wall, the best!

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  18. i'm sorry but your bookcase was totally upstaged by underwear boy and his mad jumping skills. crazy good. ;)

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  19. your children are ridiculous! it's almost like they have really awesome parents or something. :)

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  20. That takes A LOT of patience! But it's pretty :).

    I have a wall perfect for chalkboard paint...now to see if the hubby will agree. Maybe if I do a weekly menu he will :).

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  21. Ah! I gotta have that chalkboard wall...and as a former preschool teacher, I fully appreciate your drawings to show Layne his tasks. =) Your blog post always make me laugh. Like I know some line in it will make me snort. every time. thanks for that!
    ps. the bookshelf looks kick arse...so does the couch jumping..I think I need to try it some afternoon.. =)

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  22. What a freaking cute idea. I am so sending this to my sister who lives in NYC (yes you can hate on her for living such a luxorious life. I do.). Her apartment is covered in one huge IKEA bookshelf with more books than you have ever seen and it would totally makeover the apartment if she did this.

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  23. i love that layne is flying through the air in his fort! great job on the books and i'm a tad bit jealous of your chalkboard wall!

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  24. First of all, great job on the bookshelf. Second of all, I love your chalkboard. Third of all, your kid is awesome! I didn't know boys could fly!

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  25. Yeah...lovin' the chalkboard WALL. And I know you love you some chalkboard paint. ;) My Christmas gift is sufficient for now but I'm sure I'll need more chalkboard space as time goes on. :) We are starting to give Jay some chores too...I might try to find that free printable you posted like a year ago...

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  26. Yeah - I agree... bookcase was totally upstaged by that boy and his rockin' undie jumping :)

    Hope you are feeling waaay better now. And glad to know that I'm not the only one who starts random projects on a sick day!

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  27. Omg, how is your house so freaking cute?? I want mine to look like this! It seriously is probably the coolest thing I have ever seen! (Minus the small child doing a pantless nose-dive onto the couch.) Love it! :)

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