UPDATE: the fonts I used for this board and where to find them are posted further down this post under the “What I did” section of the tutorial.
It’s 3 a.m. Lydi-girl is up ready for an early breakfast. Momma is fighting hard to get out of bed to nurse this precious child. Daddy is trying to catch a few more zzz’s before he has to be up for work.
These are the kind of
mornings nights…moments?? These are the kind of moments we experience these days with our 2 month old daughter…half the time we really aren’t sure if it is morning or night! But we sure do love our sweet Lydi-belle. And I’m more than confident that she knows it…feels it…senses it.
The same can’t always be said for a super busy momma and daddy. We sometimes see each other in passing throughout a long night of Lydia waking up, needing a diaper change, wanting to nurse, trying to fall back asleep, etc. By the time 6:30 a.m. rolls around, Mitch is headed out the door for work and momma is trying to get a little more sleep before Lydia wakes again. Some mornings we really don’t get a chance to love up on each other the way we used to when we were first married…without the responsibility of a baby.
So I came up with this “love” message board.
It’s a similar concept as the menu board I made.
This gives us an opportunity to leave each other sweet messages expressing how much we love and appreciate one another…just in case we don’t get a chance to let the other know amidst a chaotic morning.
It brings back the “pre-baby” communication we have always had by leaving little notes all around the house. Even during our dating relationship, Mitch and I would leave each other notes tucked safely between the windshield and the wipers of our cars or anywhere else creative that we could manage.
So far, this little “love” message board has been a lot of fun! It has had inside jokes written on it which makes for a good laugh, it has had sweet notes, romantic notes, silly notes. It’s such a fun way to communicate the deep love we have for one another during a busy time in our life!
It causes me to stop and write a short love letter to my husband as I walk down the hall to wake Lydia up from her nap during the day.
It gives Mitch a chance to write me something short and sweet on his way out to work so I can read it when my day begins.
Here was my message to my dear husband the other day:
The day before had been extremely long for me. Lydi had a rough day. So that next morning, he woke up and took care of his daughter so I could relax a little longer for the new day ahead! He is so wonderful!
And I wanted to thank him and let him know how much I appreciate a little thing like this!
Isn’t he handsome?
Love. Him. So. Much.
And now for how I made the board. It was pretty simple. It has the same concept as my menu board.
Supplies I used:
- scrapbook paper
-muslin for the rosettes ((I will post a tutorial on how I made those soon!))
- hot glue gun
- Vis-à-vis marker…in my opinion, these work better on glass than a dry erase marker.
What I did:
- typed up “I love you because…” and printed it on the scrapbook paper
The words “I”, “you” and “because” are Century Gothic font.
The word “love” is Pea Annalee Script
font which can be downloaded HERE
- put that in the frame
-made cute rosettes for an extra touch of flair
-glued those on
-wrote a message!
That’s it! Very simple!
Like I said, I will share with you how I made these rosettes in another post soon!
Now I’m going to enjoy one of these sugar cookies that I’m completely obsessed with.
I get them from Harris Teeter. Or Wal-mart. And they are the bomb!!