Six years ago when my hair was still straight and my nails were purple and I had a giant chalkboard on my wall and I drove down winding country lanes where people tossed the most amazing stuff by the side of the road…
….I posted this DIY on my blog.
It’s a recipe wall.
It’s actually started off life as a solution for a wall I couldn’t put any furniture on. It was a wall on a tiny hallway that led from the kitchen to the living room. I needed a simple solution to fill up the wall and make it look decorated and purposeful and mindful without taking up any space. So we added a plate rack.
The plate rack was a little too plain. A little too ordinary. A little too boring.
Every time I walked by it, I would yawn.
Enough I said.
So I transformed that plain, simple plate rack into this.
A wall that used to be a wall and then it became a plate rack and then we added a recipe.
A recipe wall.
I looked around for the cutest recipe on the planet.
One with cute ingredients.
It was so easy to create.
Just find the cutest recipe you can and plan it out for the wall.
You could use stickers or a Silhouette or a Cricut to cut out your letters.
I actually worked with one of my friends at the local high school and she printed out the entire recipe for me on their giant vinyl machine. It came in a giant sheet of vinyl and I peeled off the vinyl and stuck it to the wall.
You can see the actual how-to here.
And read about the life lessons it taught me here.
And after I finished the project, I photographed it and put it on the blog.
And pinned it.
And kind of forgot about it.
Until the other day.
When I was sitting in my house eating a blueberry muffin and drinking coffee and watching the Home & Family show on the Hallmark channel…
…and 10 seconds into this episode the host called my name.
She was making her own recipe wall with the cutest recipe card she printed out from her grandmother and she said it was inspired by me.
By Thistlewood Farms.
I almost spit out my coffee.
SHE SAID MY NAME?
On the Hallmark Channel?
Did that just happen?
I had to rewind it over and over and over again just to make sure.
And then tape it for all posterity.
And call my mother.
And tell everyone in the checkout lane at Walmart.
My favorite channel on the planet reached out through the television screen and said hello.
I know that there are 17 days left before Thanksgiving gets here.
But guess what?
Christmas came early around here. 🙂
PS And speaking of amazing things.
The house is featured this month in the BHG Farmhouse Christmas magazine.
Another Christmas present just for me. 🙂