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Let's just take a second to appreciate this sticker that I saw 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 minivan driving moms.  I know you’re still cool.

Promptly, I went home and decided that I was going to tackle the staircase gallery wall 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 fell 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 gallery wall. 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 artwork 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 amazing 16×20 letter board from LetterFolk.  

We had such an awesome response from the set in this staircase gallery wall 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.


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