Happy Thanksgiving!

To all my fellow Canadians out there, I’m {jealously} wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving! Our family celebrates it here in Ireland, but it’s just not the same. My mom is out of town at the moment, so we’ll be celebrating it next weekend. Please enjoy something dipped in maple syrup or wrapped in bacon for me.

My only other news worthy of blogging is this past Saturday morning I woke up early and painted one of our living room walls in blackboard paint, and I’ve turned into an 8 year old again. My mind is doing cartwheels just thinking of decorating it for Halloween. So far, this is all I’ve tackled – plus the necessary test drawings one can imagine. Just to make sure it’s working properly. 
TIPS should you use blackboard paint yourself – it’s like tar. Very thick paint, and it takes 24+ hours to dry. Try to keep your windows open as much as possible {it stinks}, wear clothes you don’t mind ruining, and don’t use your favorite paint brush or roller. Be prepared to throw them out if you don’t have any white spirits at hand.

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  1. October 10, 2011 / 16:02

    Happy Thanksgiving to you too!
    We had our big dinner yesterday, and after cooking, cleaning, eating and drinking (a little) all day yesterday, today I am left with a very unthankful hangover. haha.
    P.s. I will not read the complete post below because it is already tempting me back to the kitchen….

  2. October 11, 2011 / 00:25

    Happy thanksgiving to you too!
    I hope you enjoy yours next week-end.

  3. October 12, 2011 / 06:50

    Belated Happy Thanksgiving. I love that you pained a wall in blackboard paint. I had planned to do that to our scullery door. However we have coloured whiteboard paint and now I am thinking I may use that instead. Coloured blackboard paint is popular with kids spaces over here too.

  4. October 12, 2011 / 08:29

    Thanks girls! I hope you all celebrated in style, and recovered with a certain amount of grace (mel!). Now I'm for sure looking forward to our baked delights for our Thanksgiving. Eeep!

    Janine you should go for it. It's so much fun, and a conversation piece. Also, when having friends over it's quite the entertainment. Do it.