While I’m not a 100% home and interiors blogger, I am really enjoying documenting the home improvements we’ve been doing in our new home. I’m a naturally crafty person and I just love dusting away the cobwebs and sanding away the flaws and making something new.
One of my latest indulgences is HIBS100 – the home and interiors sister to TOTS100. I’ve really enjoyed finding some new interiors blogs and it’s kept me on the right track. And when I say right track, I mean that it has kept me painting furniture and not just my nails!
HIBS100 had a competition last month, to win a gorgeous Lovestruck Interiors Kids Rule – a giant ruler where you can log your children’s heights as they grow up. As soon as I saw it, I entered in every way possible and didn’t ever expect to win.
But I did!
I had seen some versions of the ruler with names on – personalised for that family or the children in particular – but as we only have one little one and plans, one day, for more, I didn’t think it would be right to just have William’s name on there.
So I went for one of my favourite quotes:
“Mighty oaks from little acorns grow…” which I shortened to “From little acorns…” as it fitted better and it’s often the version I hear the most. I think it really captures what the ruler is all about.
As for finish, I went with Mid Oak, as I thought it would fit best in my house. I also chose to have imperial measurements, but you can have metric too.
In every house I can think of, there is a piece of wall, hidden away, with the heights of my family as we’ve grown up. Moving house can obviously be particularly heartbreaking. In fact, my auntie, when she moved recently, noted down every single height logged for her four children and transferred them to her new house, because they were that special to her.
When I’m no longer here, I like to think that this ruler will be handed down, from parent to child, until it is so full of family names and heights that it will be forever cherished as a special family heirloom.
I don’t think I could have won anything more special.