Keep Calm and Chalkboard On

Don’t you love bloggy trends?  Keep Calm posters, chevron, buntings, chalkboards, etc.  You know, the trends that get blogged into the ground.  Just when you think that you can’t see another _____ (insert least favorite trend here), a blogger goes an does it again.

That’s me and chalkboards.  I love them.  A lot.  I can’t get enough of them.  I know they make some cringe…like when I see a bunting in a room other than a nursery.  Buntings. Bleh.  Nothing against you bunting lovers.  We all have our thang.  Chalkboards are mine.

I’m too much of a commitment-phobe to paint an entire wall with chalkboard paint (even though I drool over every one that I see) but I have made room for a smaller board in our house. Once I made my first board, I was hooked. I recently discovered chalk pens (thanks Ashley) and the need for another chalkboard arose.


A $3 Salvation Army print/frame turned chalkboard was just what my mudroom was looking for. It just may not have known it.



This is what I see when I walk in the door every week night at around 5:20PM…


Makes me smile every time.

What’s your favorite bloggy trend?  What’s your least favorite? Do those Keep Calm posters make you smile or do you want to set every poster you see on fire? Do share!

Chalk pens are fabulous.  They are easy to write with and are very bright. I purchased mine at Michael’s Print a 50% off coupon from their website before you go!