No, no, NO!
That’s the answer I’ve given my kids every time they ask if they can get another animal.
When my kids were little, I was all in favor of having lots of animals, so each one of them got their own dog, my daughter also got 2 horses and a cat, and another cat adopted us that we kept (you can see him here).
But now that they are older, my rule is that they are welcome to get more pets…when they move out of my house.
Well, my resolve went out the window a few days ago when my daughter and I went into a farm supply store.
We looked at all the cute baby chickens, and my daughter said we should get some.
I was ready to say no again, but said I’d think about it. Then she pointed out the sign that said “last week”, meaning get them now or wait until next year.
I’m such a sucker…I said yes, and we came home with 8 baby chicks.
Of course, that meant coming home and informing my husband that we needed to have a coop built, but look at that face.
Who could resist right?
Thankfully, he didn’t mind and started working on it the next day. What a good guy! 🙂
And see that pretty placemat she’s sitting on – the one I hoped she wouldn’t poop on?
I made it to introduce the newest stencil in my Vintage Sign Stencils line! 🙂
Fresh Flowers Wreath Stencil
It is actually 3 stencils in 1, but there are 5 different ways to use it! You can use the wreath by itself, use the wreath with “fresh flowers” inside the wreath, use the wreath with “hello” inside, or use “fresh flowers” and “hello” alone.
I made the placemat first, masking off “hello” at the bottom of the stencil.
I used it again on a jute burlap pillow. The wreath measures about 8-1/2″ square, so this stencil fits best on 12 or 16″ pillows, but I had this 18″ burlap one and really wanted to use it, so you can see it has a little extra space, but I still love how it looks.
I was trying to decide where to photograph it, and I looked out my kitchen window and saw the amazingly chippy door we have on our guest house. It was pretty dark and dreary indoors today, so getting the extra light outside helped, and I love that door so much!
I tend to primarily use black paint with stencils, and forget to use colors, but this one begged for a little color. Here are three variations, just using one pastel color along with black. I was in a hurry, so I just did them on a piece of poster board.
This one has the pop of color inside the wreath.
This one has the color on the wreath, with black words.
I was rushing too much and smudged this one a bit,but you get the idea.
Vaya con Dios,