Tuesday, January 7, 2014

DIY: Young, Wild, & Free

I may not be creative, but when I see a good idea I sure can find a way to recreate it! Haha!

The other day, you know, before Snowmageddon 2014, I bundled up for what I thought would be one of my last days of break for a girls' day!  I joined my sweet Maw Maw for pedicures, lunch and shopping and then met two of my most dear friends for lunch and catching up. So good for the soul. 

I posted the above [albeit fuzzy] pic on Instagram [@Joidan82] and I really wish you could see my shoes! I found them [on accident] at Journeys for Kids and they have the best leopard detailing on the side. Who knew my size 8.5 foot could fit into girls' sized shoes. Duly noted!

After lunch we stopped at TJ Maxx and Marshall's and found this cute little sign.

I loved it for Theron's room and it wasn't expensive at all.  I think it was less than $10.  However, the fonts weren't doing it for me.  

I snapped a picture of it on my iPhone--seriously, how convenient is life in 2014?!--and decided to make my own version at home.  

I've made a lot of copycat images at home on PowerPoint but this time I used PicMonkey.  I LOVE PicMonkey.  I pay the $4.99 a month for the premium membership and it is totally worth it. I would say I use it just as much, if not more, than I use my photoshop.  It's so user friendly and easy to navigate. And, this is not an ad for them--promise!

To make my own version I simply downloaded a free chalkboard background via a google search, and used the available fonts on PicMonkey.  I played around with the sizing and saved my image. It only took about an hour or so.  I uploaded it to Walgreens and spent less than $3 printing it out in a 5x7. 

I used one of the tens of frames I had in the basement and planned on hanging it in Theron's room.  But after I saw it, I knew it'd look best smack dab on the TV wall in the living room next to our "This is so the happy place" DIY copycat art.  David and I like to think we're 'Young, Wild & Free" but Theron Drake actually lives it. Ha!

I think I need a nice green plant atop that brass Target table for some height! 

If you'd like the my version just right click and save! Happy day, guys!



Lindsee said...

Love it on your gallery! Thanks for sharing, I will definitely use it:)

Freckles Chick said...

I love the new addition to the gallery wall. Just when I thought it couldn't look any better!

So glad you had a great girls' day! Which reminds me, I need one of those. You look awesome as always.

PS. I'm the same way, haha! Always inspired by SOMETHING but not creative on my own (I could never be an ad exec--hello writer's block).

Unknown said...

What a fantastic print!!! I keep hearing so many good things about Pic Monkey, I'll have to finally check it out :)

Anne said...

I love your version of it!

AviLynn said...

Thanks for sharing! Love this!

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

I love this sentiment and your version is so much better than your inspiration. Go girl.

Myssie@PendletonMarket said...

Love it!! And so jealous of your girls day...I need one. I am going to have to take a looksy at this PicMonkey!!

Julie S. said...

I will definitely be using this! It is perfect!

Sarah said...

Love your outfit - you look perfect. And I LOVE how your gallery wall is coming along!

Emilie said...

You are so sweet for sharing this!! I just recently started following your IG and I love all the photos of your little man, he is so cute and well dressed!! Haha I also started following the IG sale account you post the adorable boys clothes on.


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