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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Better Mom Day 17: Ask Their Advice

If you're new to the 31 day series, over 1200 bloggers have chosen a theme they want to write about every day in October ranging from food or fashion to faith or fabric.  See the whole list at The Nester.  I decided to focus on trying to be a better mom, and you can see my first post here.

Day 16: Ask Their Advice
Sometimes my kids just want to know that they're being heard.  And that I trust them to make good choices or have good ideas.  This evening my 8 year old has a little party to go to where she can wear a costume.  I've let her come up with the idea and how to make it, and I'll help her with the finishing touch tonight.  It's not something that will blaze trails across Pinterest, but she's excited about it, and that's what's important :)

What I am kind of excited to show you today though is this art piece that I just made for my husband.  You remember his camper trailer office in the backyard, right?  And how we also have pet goats?  He's had this idea that he wanted some kind of silhouette or pencil sketch of a city skyline with a camper and goat right down in the middle (almost like the Up house)   I may not be great with freehand, but I sure know how to fire up my Cougar!

The building shapes and camper are from Lettering Delights, and the little goat is just an image I found online.  I cut them out of black cardstock, cut white backgrounds for the two buildings in front so the back buildings wouldn't show through the windows, and I glued everything down on an 8x10 white cardstock so it will fit in a frame.

What do you think?  I hope he likes it!


  1. So cute and creative~he will definitely love it!

  2. So original! Thanks for sharing!
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  3. Simple to do, but very effective. Well done.

  4. First, your silhouette of the city with the camper and goat...REALLY well done AND really impressive. I would think that is going to be a winner for sure. Second, what a great reminder that even young children have important things to say and that we should stop and listen, it will definitely help mold us both to be better people.