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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

When the Cat’s Away….

…the mouse will glitter!  Last week, GI Joe was off doing Army stuff in the wilds of Western Wisconsin for a few days.  The morning he left, Princess Thundercloud hardly let him get down the driveway before asking to paint her letters.  We had picked them up at Hobby Lobby a full three days earlier, and I guess she’d been biding her time to get me alone. She knows I'm a soft touch for blinging.

Guess what color she wanted to paint them?  Pink and purple.  What a surprise, right?  She actually did a great job painting them, even waiting between coats for the paint to dry.

DSC_0004When they were really dry, I brushed on a coat of Mod Podge and then sprinkled pink and purple glitter over them.  Heavily. She’s thrilled, and it took almost the whole morning to do, since we had to wait to do the steps. She was remarkably patient. It was also quite inexpensive.  The letters were on sale for $1.50 each, the paint was 53 cents a bottle, and I already had glitter and ribbon.

Using shimmery white ribbon, we hung them from the rod that holds the quilt from her crib set. No, I never used the quilt as actual bedding…that’s not safe and I’m an excellent mother. Really.  It made a better wall hanging over her headboard.

Anyway, back to the star of our post…she thinks she’s the Queen of the World. I write that as if she didn’t already.


  1. What I love most about this post is your confident assertion that you are an excellent mother. From what I have seen and read, I wholeheartedly agree.

    1. Thanks, Dania...I've heard if you tell yourself something often enough, it'll be true!


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