This is a lesson from Gretchen Rubin's Happiness Project, and I'm finally making a dedicated effort at creating a treasure trove of happy memories in my home. Getting back from Asheboro this weekend has really lit a fire in my heart to see more happy memories and tap into all the good times we've had together.
So where can I start? I wanted a way to hang James's artwork and photos of all of us in select places in the house and be able to switch things out easily. During the remodel of James's room, I began researching magnetic paint and after a lot of reading, I decided it would be easiest just to buy thin magnetic panels and screw them to the wall. So James's room now has a feature spot for all his artwork:
Also the space heading downstairs has always been an ideal spot to hang pictures and messages so I installed 12 inch strips here too.
Unfortunately I'm good at buying the stuff to go on the wall, but not so good at actually sticking artwork and photos up on it. Josh stepped in and pinned up these photos of all of us with our late dog Jinjo.
But I did get my act together with this flip IKEA frame. That photo on top is our wide grins after getting engaged. A very happy memory indeed!
It's funny how just seeing this photo will make me smile. I have so many memories like this that just make me swell up with gratitude and joy, but they so easily get missed or forgotten if I'm not reminded often. So I'm off to grab my measuring tape and see what other places in the house can be filled with good memories.
All this photo play is making me think of memory quilts and printing or transferring photos directly to fabric. Have you ever done this? Was it a fun project and did the finished quilt meet your expectations? I'm curious so I have a feeling a memory quilt is in my future!
Let's go quilt,