In other words I'll be prepping and cooking for a couple of days. Oh, did I mention that my oven doesn't work? It doesn't. It doesn't turn on. Or heat up. Or cook. Or anything else, except store things. It might work as a place to hide Christmas gifts. Just kidding. We don't need the fire hazard.
So I will cook creatively. Using two electric ovens that sit on the countertop. They are very much like the one in this photo. Mine can easily hold a turkey. I have no idea what the borrowed oven can do. I'll figure that out when it arrives.
A former student MacKenzie has a sweet little board with ideas for a gallery wall. I really need to think about putting something on our walls. We painted two years ago and I have not hung even one item yet. My husband has a phobia of nail holes, I guess. He absolutely insists on these bare gray walls. It's time for an intervention.
So this is what a few of us have been pinning. I love the idea of incorporating different elements into a wall of portraits, but I am also insistent that those elements have meaning. Sure the items in places like Hobby Lobby or Kirklands are interesting and beautiful, but they are not a part of my family's story. And so rather than put something--anything--on the wall, I've put nothing.
It's beginning to bug me that I'm giving a different impression: that my family doesn't have a story. Wow! The idea is so far from real life that I've decided it's going to be our intervention theme. It might scare Richard enough to drive the nails (stick the Command hooks) himself.
Find these pins and other on my "gallery, wall" Pinterest board. Do you have a gallery wall? What are some of the items you've incorporated?