Monday, June 24, 2013

31 Days of Pinterest: Day Twenty One: Dis.ney Countdown

This day was a bit different from the others I've done.  Rather than finding ONE pin to follow, I've seen MANY awesome Dis.ney countdown calendars I've loved on Pinterest.  This summer, in 20 days to be exact, Braeden and I will be headed for a very special trip to Dis.ney.  When each of my kids turn 10 I take them for a one on one trip with mom to a destination they help choose.  Two years ago it was Olivia's turn and she ended up picking a stunning four days in NYC!  Braeden turns 10 this year, and since summer is the best time to do a trip like this, this summer it's all him.  And he chose Dis.ney!  We have some awesome plans in store, things we wouldn't ever get to do as a big family, and it's all right up his alley (I think I'm more excited than he is!).  So... with all of the great countdowns I've seen, I knew I had to make my own during this 31 days!  BUT... I searched for many ideas and then used those plus what I found locally and created my own!

There are yellow, black, blue, and red numbers.  The final 6 are red.  I used a simple cup hook for hanging the numbers which are mounted on paint sample colors from Dis.ney!

Braeden and I will start tomorrow with 20 days to go!


maureen said...

This is an awesome idea! I just love how you used your creativity and the paint sample colors...genious!

Can't wait to hear about your Dis.ney Trip! Have a great time!

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

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