Lets just take a second to appreciate this sticker that I mom-sighted the other day at Target shall we. I mean, can I get an AMEN?!?!?! I won’t bore you with the story about how I *literally* cried the day I left my cool car and got our minivan. And while it’s for real the most practical car ever invented for this period of life and I’m sure I’ll miss it one day, today is not that day. And by not that day I mean basically I hate driving it every second. Want to hear what my hysterical sobs sounded like on that day? Ok, good. Something like this…..”BUTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT (sob, sob, sob,) even when I don’t have the kids with me (sobbbbinngggg), people will STILL KNOW I HAVE KIDS AND ITS NOT APPROPRIATE (now I am sobbing and yelling) FOR ME TO BE BLARING RAP MUSIC, SINGING AT THE TOP OF MY LUNGS WITH THE WINDOWS DOWN TRYING TO STILL BE COOL
Now, while I WISH this was a made up story, it is not. I blame pregnancy hormones-at the time I was 3 days away from having our third.
Moral of the story. My faith in my coolness was resolved thanks to this simple minivan window sticker. Rock on with your bad self mini van driving moms. I know you’re still cool.
Promptly, I went home and decided that I was going to tackle the staircase with my new cool frame set. Its my house-its my staircase-I can be cool. This is no joke what I was telling myself as I drug out the hammer, nails and frames. Turned on some Beyonce (on my headphones because I don’t need my 4 year old realizing how cool Queen B or their mom is just yet….) and got to work. And then I feel in love with the result
You know how we LOVE some functional design. We love the messy, ever changing approach to parenting. We love inspiration of other makers. And above all we love our families. Lets chat about some of the stuff that makes up this staircase stunner (see. cool words-we’re cool) Classic black, gray, whites and silvers make up the colors of the gallery wall. We also needed a way to make sure our littles felt included. Adding a 16×20 cork board into the design isn’t something you typically see on a staircase gallery, but we couldn’t be happier with that choice. Our littles LOVE it. They love that their art work is displayed. They love seeing it as they go up and down the stairs. They love pointing it out to EVERYONE that walks into our house. It also adds an unexpected pop of color into the wall and is easy to change out when new works of art come home!
Another show stopper was our adding our aammaazziinnggg 16×20 letter board from LetterFolk.
“Thats what happens when you’re brave enough to sing what you were made to sing. So sing on little birds! Singe right now the songs that must be sung. The world needs your new, different music. Dear birds-you are the ones. Don’t keep your songs locked away for fear of other birds you might annoy. The worlds in need of brave birds who’ll say they’ll braves sing with joy!!”
But, seriously, if you haven’t seen the entire Story About a Bird yet, take the 3 minutes and enjoy your day more.
What? You know you’re cool too? Thats what we figured. We had such an awesome response from this set on Instagram, we decided to list it for you all as well! You can grab the 13 piece set here!
Sing on you bad ass-minivan driving-momma (and dads and anything you drive still makes you cool in our books….)
We hear your song.