Do you have a Marni in your life? I’m so blessed to say I do!
She’s my go-to gal for all sorts of inspiration, and she is one awesome friend. The first day we began homeschooling, Marni brought me a ‘Teacher Appreciation’ Gift- a Starbucks card! (she knows my love language is lattes.) She is thoughtful, real, and has a great sense of humor. One thing I really love about her is that she. gets. stuff. done. Updated pictures of her kids? Printed and framed. (me? 1200 pics on camera, only infant pics of my first child anywhere.) Fun little projects and adventures? Done. (me? discouraged by my long to-do list, doing nothing.) Impromptu library trip and out to lunch? Yes, please! (me? I’m reading blogs at home and eating PB&J.)
So, Marni’s kids have these adorable shelves by their beds to hold books, little notebooks and pens, magazines, etc. She’s got a few in her homeschool classroom too. I just assumed they were from some awesome place like Pottery Barn and figured I’d probably never get around to ordering them, or if I did, I’d never actually put them up. But guess what? They are VINYL RAIN GUTTERS FROM LOWES. When I told Marni how much I loved them and wished I had them for my kids, she said, “Great! When can I come over and install them for you?”
Y’all, Marni went to Lowes and got all the supplies, cut the gutters, bought the screws, came to my house with a bag full of necessities (drill, level, hot glue gun, hammer) and put them in, all in under an hour. The best part? The entire 10 foot piece, which Marni cut into three pieces (one for each bed) cost seven dollars. Woot!
Thank you, my sweet friend. It’s always a treat to spend time with you and an extra special bonus that you are one hot mama who isn’t afraid to use some power tools!
Here’s a tutorial if you want to build your own bookshelves. If you need some help, I have a great friend you can call. 🙂