Saturday, June 4, 2011

{Beach} Countdown Frame

So this is one of those projects that I start but then don't have everything for it.  So I have great intentions of getting the that one thing {it was the mini clothespins} right away.  But I forget.  And it sits there.  For months!

But I finally finished it, yay!  

It's my countdown frame.  I got the idea here.

She did a brithday countdown, but you can really make it whatever you want.  Just change the little label and voila!

I am currently using it to countdown the days until our California vacation.  We will be spending a week at a beach house for the first part of it.  I seriously can. not. WAIT.  Fun, sun, relaxing, not being so pasty white... it's gonna be great! 

Aren't my little countdown cards cute?!  They are from Pretty Little Studio and totally affordable.  I love the vintage inspired look.

This was a super fast and easy project.  You can probably tell exactly how to do it by looking at the pictures, but if you want more details on that go here.

I'm really happy with how it turned out.  And the possibilities are endless for different countdowns!  I have a couple more sets of cards from the same place for a Valentines countdown and Christmas countdown too.  Although, I'll need a new frame that's more Christmasy for that one.


By the way, we're now on 19 days until our summer vacation!  Which also means the hubs will be down with his board exams {medical school} and I will actually be able to spend time with him.  Instead of now where we just see each other in passing for a few minutes here and there.  It's so lame.  I hate it.  Our 3rd anniversary is coming up in a few days but we're not even doing anything until next month when he's done studying and we're back from California. Double lame.  

Ok, I'm down being a a downer.  I really am excited that he's almost done and we'll be in California soon! 



Are you counting down to anything super fun this summer?


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17 comments:

Shelley said...

That is really cute!! I love it!! I really hope we get to see you while you are here :-)

Amy @ Increasingly Domestic said...

This is adorable!

Amanda said...

This is lovely, the card is so cute!

malia said...

had to pop over to say this caught my eye and it's adorable!

Shore Girl said...

Extra cute idea! I love the cards you used to count down too!

Tanya @ Greetings From the Asylum said...

I wish I had something to count down to! This is great! I especially like the nameplate at the bottom!

Ashley said...

stinkin cute:) i love it...:)

Susan @ Busy Home Adventures said...

That's really cool! I love the fun pattern of the polka dots. I'm counting down to our vacation, but it's not until September. Boo!

Delaney said...

So adorable! I'm also counting down to a beach vacation at the end of July!

Heather @ DIYduJour.com said...

Super cute - I currently don't have anything to count down to either, except the weekend! :)

shopannies said...

I love how cute it is

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April said...

what a great idea, and it can just be used over and over! also I LOVE the countdown cards...so FUN...great job! maybe when I have something to count down I will make my own, I love how simple but wonderful it is...

liZ evans said...

Ok, I am in love with this. Honestly, what a fun idea. My kids would love it.

I am totally going to make one of these...probably tonight...

Thank you for sharing.
liZ
(simplesimonandco)

Jos @ Organized Chaos said...

I think this is totally adorable. Found you via FPGiraffe linky party. Very cute!

Jengerbread said...

I love the countdown card!

Sassy Sites! said...

This is such a cute idea!! I'm featuring it tomorrow at our Saturday Shout Out party! Thanks for linking up at Sassy Sites for our ffa party! Have a wonderful weekend! xoxo!!

-Marni