Friday, September 4, 2009

What's In a Name?

I like the last name I share with my husband and kids. It's not as original as my maiden name, it's fairly common. Easy to spell. Gotta love that.

I saw a lovely home in the June 2009 Better Homes and Gardens Magazine with an idea I want to use for my home. I tore out a page of the home with a gorgeous capiz light to put in my inspiration folder, but didn't tear out the page I have in my mind. The family had spelled out their last name in sand by a beach and had their kids standing by it. They used it for a Christmas photo and then blew up a big one to display. Lovely!

I copied the idea, in my own backyard. Except in dirt...and rocks....with my kids' muddy feet. I originally tried writing the name in the dirt, that didn't show up too well.
I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it now. I'd love to blow up it on a canvas, like the one in BHG. Yet, I'm not going to spend that much right now. I might try to print it out on some 11x17 photo paper I have and frame it with a frame I have lying around. I'll post something when I do. Any other suggestions?

What have you done with your last name?

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