Friday, October 29, 2010

A Sneak Peek

Well, while we are waiting on Lily I have been trying to get her new room decorated.  I’ve been really proud of all my inexpensive ways to convert our guest room into 2 little sisters’ bedroom.  I have lots of pictures of the entire room, but I’m not quite ready to unveil it. 

Today, I was so proud of my new addition.  What I’m going to show you will not be that impressive to those of you living in the West, but to those of you living in the East, I think you are really going to like it. 

This is one of those examples of something you see everyday in the U.S., but I’ve never seen here.  OK…enough already…Sydney and Lily’s monogram on their new wall:

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I had been trying to figure out how to put their monogram on their wall for awhile.  I knew I wouldn’t be painting it.  I had considered ordering it on Etsy and having someone bring it in, but that just seemed like a pain and I didn’t want to spend the money.  Then I thought I would try one of our local print shops and see if they could do it.  (For those of you picturing Kinko’s, you should scratch that imagine, because our “local print shop” looks nothing like that.)  Anyway, this afternoon I walked over to the print shop and explained to them what I wanted.  I showed the lady where to download the font I wanted and 10 minutes later I was walking home with my wall art.  I immediately called my very artistic friend, Lori, and asked her if she could help me hang it. 

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She came right over and 15 minutes later I had a cute monogram on the wall, and was on my way to pick up the big girls from school. 

This is one of the things that actually turned out to be easier and much cheaper than it would have been in the States.  I think I’ve found a new hobby and will be creating some new things with my new find. 

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I promise I will post pictures of the entire new room soon.  As far as a Lily update goes, we are trying to wait patiently for our Travel Approval.  Once we have our TA we will be heading to pick Lily up!!!  We are really hoping that we will be able to pick her up in about 2 weeks!  Stay tuned for pictures of her new room…and hopefully, news that we have received our Travel Approval! 

4 comments:

The Scott family said...

Their room is so cute and I LOVE their monogram!! Seriously, E.A., you surprise me.

laura said...

oh I love it. will you help me do my girls monograms too? so creative Sonya!! and I am praying for your little Lily.... can't wait for her to join the family.

The LeMaster Family said...

Love it Sonya! I miss the creativity of living in Asia and figuring out how to get things done, and for less - especially when it comes to getting amazing costumes tailor-made!!! Praying for Lily to be able to come home soon. Love the pictures of the kids - can't believe your girls are getting to be so big.

Jewels of My Heart said...

I love it! How creative and it looks darling.... there is something sweet about them sharing a monogram....
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God bless you and God's speed...
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