Have you ever felt that you are always one step behind everyone else. Well, I have! Even when I am thinking back on a conversation, I think, “I should have said this or that.”
My daughter’s Bestie(best friend) assures me that, not saying EVERYTHING that you are thinking in the moment, is not a bad thing. She says it is called a “filter” So if I look at the cup half full; praise God I have a filter for my mouth and I didn’t even know it!
However, when you are a blogger your job is to stay one step ahead of the current holiday or trend. This leads me to my Thanksgiving sign. Every year I feel compelled to complete a beautiful sign to put in front of my front yard garden expressing the season of Thankfulness. Except that, if you are a gardener, you know that Fall is a SUPER BUSY time of year! The harvest is coming in all at once before the freeze. The cool season seeds are hopefully germinating and becoming an abundant Winter garden and frost protection needs to be ready for all those crops. So who has time to pause and be thankful let alone make a sign about it! I do whisper words of thanks to my Father as I am going about my homestead, but a beautiful sign has always alluded me.
This year I just decided to take the Thanksgiving Holiday to create a Sign of Thankfulness, even though I was a little late out of the gate.
I started by going to Pintrest for my thankful sign ideas. What I found was a beautiful sign that perfectly depicted what I was feeling. The only problem with this sign is that I needed:
- A stencil-to get the letters perfect-$28.00
- chalk paint- to have the perfect look-$19.99
- Antiquing wax- to create the perfect finish-12.99
When it was all said and done this sign of thankfulness was going to put me in the poor house! My Heavenly Father is amazing, because He is always telling me that I have everything I need, right under my nose, if only I would look for it! So I looked through His eyes and I found it! I made my Thanksgiving sign for $5.00!
Who knew you could make your own chalk paint by adding baking soda! Don’t you love it when you call a friend, to ask the best place to buy the expensive item you are seeking, and she says “Honey, you know you can make that with household ingredients.” LOVE it when that happens! Thank you, Amy! Thank you to Ericka too for letting me use her antiquing wax!
If you are curious how to make your own chalk paint than here’s a link: http://salvagedinspirations.com/best-homemade-chalk-paint-recipes/
Enjoy the video we made of how to make a sign of Thanksgiving, for less. Better late than never!