Thursday, February 10, 2011

Some Inspiration

Long ago, when Firstborn was struggling in school and life, I bought some inspirational plaques to hang in his room - and they are still there.  The themes were Courage, Excellence, and Challenge.  The colors matched his room and the photos were breathtaking.  I always wanted to be able to make something like that myself and recently I have, with the help of Picnik and some great photos that Scout took.  
 I want him to think about a life that continues well after high school with all it's follies...
...resist negative peer pressure and think about what he truly wants to become,
and give some real effort and hard work to achieve his goals.
I have a few more of these I am working on, and when I get two or three together that are frame-worthy, I want to print them and place them near the desk where he does homework.  And I may make some others, too, specifically for each of my kids and the challenges they face.
And along with these, I will talk to them and hug them every chance I get...
for that will make the biggest impact of all!

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Sarah @ Sugar Bananas! said...

Oh, Gina, this is so nice. I love this idea. Piknic seems like a great tool for editing photos. I think I've gotta go check it out now.

Have a great weekend.

Thanks for adding this idea to Sweets This Week!


Bella Michelle said...

Thanks for stopping by Southern Somedays! I love this idea as I have a 14 year old that I am having a bit of a motivation struggle, you have my juices stirring on how to incorporate this for him! Happy Weekend!

Melissa said...

Great idea! I've been having fun playing with Picnik, but I'd never thought to use it for photos to print!

Stopping by from Amanda's party. BTW, I love the look of your blog. :)

Wendy @ Ramblings from the Sunshine State said...

Those are great :) I love the 2nd one.

Visiting from Serenity Now!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Not only are those nice sentiments, Gina, but the photos are gorgeous. I love having inspiration like that close by. :) A great gift for anyone!

Thanks so much for joining my Weekend Bloggy Reading party. :) Have fun finding some great new reads, and I hope you'll visit Serenity Now again soon! :)

Paula said...

We used to have inspirational posters like this in my school and I loved them. You are smart to make your own! They may mean more to your son if he knows that you took the time to make them.

I'm visiting from Amanda's. Hope you'll stop by this weekend.

Renee Ann said...

These are lovely! Glad I stopped in from Weekend Bloggy Reading. Blessings!

Lindsey V said...

Gina, This is GREAT!!

So you took all these photos? Beautiful! And I love this idea! What a great mom you are!


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