// Customized Magnetic Wooden Blocks



I am so smitten with these alphabet letter blocks. They're magnetic, too! I picked these up the other day at Michaels and Linden and I have been playing with them ever since. Originally when I bought them I was pretty sure I didn't want to alter them in any way. I loved the unfinished wood look and color. But of course the whole point of Michaels Makers is to, well, make stuff... so once Linden was done playing with them long enough I scooped them up, threw down some washi tape, and added some color! Once I started thinking of colors I really got into the idea of adding some fun patterns, but after I took off the tape I just loved how they looked so much. The colors totally have be desperate for spring. Anyone else?

I feel like a set of these would be so perfect for a baby shower, birthday gift, or just a random "happy" (as my mother in law Terri calls it!) Michaels just came out with a HUGE assortment of monogram letters in literally every material you can imagine. This line is called Make Market, and it is awesome! I bought Toby some large letters for his room, and we're working on finishing up his space to share soon! I bought a few things for myself and for friends, too. Like some darling monogram jewelry dishes! And (faux) moss letters! I just want to MAKE ALL THE THINGS! The best part about these wooden magnetic letters is that they were under $2.50 each! It's a really inexpensive way to do something fun. I didn't really realize Linden would enjoy playing with them as much as he has. I planned on just putting them up on one of his shelves as decoration. Guess I better plan something else!

All you need for this is letters, washi tape, and paint! Well, and a paintbrush. (My foam paintbrushes gave me the best and most even coverage. Just FYI!)

PS; The Make Market stuff is currently on major sale on the Michaels website! I'm going to nab a few more pieces for a couple of upcoming projects!

If you want to check out some other fun, personalization projects, see the other 49 Makers' ideas on The Glue String, and check out the projects listed on Michaels.com!


// Things I Love Thursday v.249

♥ this photo! a man for the people! and cats! ♥
♥ this quote. ♥
♥ this sweet mama and her calf ♥
these dreamy photos ♥
this stunning photo ♥
♥ the colors in this photo ♥
this cute little cabin ♥
this rad patch ♥
this frenchie ♥
this!!!!! ♥
this view ♥


♥ these necklaces! ♥


// Disabled dog given another chance. (Beware, you'll probably cry!)


// Anyone get engaged over the holidays!?! Allow me to introduce you to the wedding boutique. Can I marry Mike over and over again please?

// Study finds majority of Americans would rather die of E. coli than not eat at Chipotle. Even if it is satire, this speaks to who I am as a person.


// 27 underrated parenting products that actually work. I could have written this almost exactly.

// I just bought ALL of the Sunny Life instruments for Toby and Linden and they LOVE them!




// 35 Brand New lyrics that still speak to your emo soul. PRAISE! #teamjesse #jesselacey4evr







What are you loving this week?

xo KB

// Things I Love Thursday v.248

this is my 2016 mantra. ♥
this cool neon skull ♥
this one, too ♥
♥ this! ♥
this is the bath of my dreams ♥
♥ toby saw this and couldn't stop saying "those are real cute!" ♥
♥ I NEED ONE OF THESE for my mug collection! ♥
this tattoo is stunning ♥
♥ this. ♥

// Holy moly. This post was overwhelming and informative.




// Let kids run wild in the woods.

// I am 110% obsessed with all the new ~trends predicted for Spring. I can't get enough of these new floral patterns (!!!) and the abundance of stripes in every style. SQUEEEE! You can also totally channel your inner disco diva, if you want.

// The Empowerment Project Documentary <--- awesome="" is="" p="" this="">



// Little girl forgets her stuffed bunny at hotel, staff takes it on an adventure.

// The new year has me feeling pretty sassy, and I'm totally eyeing a funky new septum clicker like this one.

// I'm currently saving my I'm currently saving my pennies for a Lizzie Fortunado clutch - seriously NEED.

// Wishlist Wears: okay, y'all, seriously! I've found way too much stuff that I'm head over heels for but I'm going to try and narrow it down. But they're all amazing, so... // this skirt! // this funky dress // this dress WILL be mine! // this adorable bag // this super fun pattern // these stripes! // more stripes! // geometric lines // these shoes!!! // florals! // and more brushstrokes haha!

// 23 things parents used to do that would get major side eye today.

// Shopbop's 70% off sale is worth checking out! There's even a BB Dakota coat for only $43!


What are you loving this week?

xo KB