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Happy Friday, Peeps! How is your Friday going?
But, let me first tell you about my night. If you know me or have read my bio, you know that I am raising my nephews and niece along with my daughter. My oldest nephew is about 6 months older than my daughter and they are in the same grade….which is now entering middle school. So, last night my nephew had his friend over and well, you could tell there was some crushing going on between my daughter and this boy. I had to pick up my daughter from track practice so decided to pick up a friend for my nephew at the same time. When we got home, she showered and came down with lip gloss on (because her lips were chapped- RIIIIIIGGGHHHHTT!) and then this boy would come and check on her every few minutes asking her over and over to come and play nerf guns with him. It was all so cute! My Belz is more the climbing trees and playing with legos kinda girl instead of the barbies and boys type, if you know what I mean. I hope that continues for at least a few more years. She is only 11 for goodness sake!
So, thinking of young crushes, I thought I would share some of my LOVE murals we have here at Customized Walls.
Hi all! Hope you are all enjoying your Monday. I am! Got up early for a run with my little Bean. She is training for the track team tryouts coming next Monday and we have been running every day for the last month or so to get her ready. She is really shaping up to be a good little runner. Could not be more proud! Go Izzy!
Also, I spent the whole weekend working on wallpaper patterns. We are adding an additional 1000 patterns to our website and we have some real winners. Some of the new images, we printed and shipped to send to the National Guild of Professional Paperhangers convention in September.
Check out the preview of some wallpaper patterns and wall murals new and old we sent out.
We made this awesome Tangerine Tango Chevron wallpaper pattern. I know it is very trendy right now but thought it might be a big hit at the show. So graphic and bright.
I have been in a little funk lately. All work and no play makes Laurie a dull girl. So, this past weekend my family and my bestie’s family went out for Chinese and Family Karaoke. It was hilarious and fun and EXACTLY what I needed. Really pumps you up when you can get out and shake it once and awhile, ya know? So, on this fine Tuesday, Let’s talk Pixels!
Another way to keep my mood going? Trend Hunting…Yup, I like to scour the internet for the hottest trends and try like heck to make sure that my business says hot and sassy. Even as I speak, I have about 100 images sitting in my database to be cataloged and added to the site. You will have to stay tuned because some of the images are SURE to become BEST SELLERS!
I have been in the printing business since I got out of college. My first job was at a printer supply company that sold everything from rolls of paper to gorgeous silk and my customers made signs to fine art reproduction. I have to admit, I was always drawn to the art side and probably have sold more canvas and watercolor paper than Michaels Craft Stores! And in all that time the bane of our existence was PIXELS! To make a really nice reproduction, you need smooth transitions of color. If we had a pixelated image, we started over…
So you can color me shocked that the latest craze is pixels. Who knew? But I do have to admit that I LIKE it! Below you will find my best and coolest examples of pixels.
You probably wouldn’t expect it considering I have a wallpaper and wall mural business but I actually also love a freshly painted room. So, I thought I would share my favorite Painting tips that may help you in your next room makeover.
Ok. I won’t start singing Somewhere Over the Rainbow…though you KNOW I would totally rock it. But I WILL tell you that rainbows are totally the hot new trend. I am really happy to see rainbows in all forms come back into style. They were totally my thing when I was in elementary school. I know I had Rainbow Brite dolls and definitely had rainbow shirts and sneakers. I was a cool little kid.
This past year, my family went on vacation to Hawaii. We probably saw 5 rainbows a day much to my amazement. So, when I started seeing rainbow decor everywhere, I was so psyched.