Happiness IS a CHOICE


This saying couldn’t be more


We make a choice everyday…

every moment to


or not…

No matter our circumstance

or the situations we may be dealing with

we have a choice

for ourselves

and for those around us.

So I decided to add a little reminder

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Let’s take a look at how this project started

this was it’s first life



sad…just sad

aren’t those hearts um well…lovely?


I must have had BIG plans when I decided to buy that!

So I took that as my base…primed and painted a crisp white


printed out my letters, transferred them to my board

and hand painted in red

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Thought it needed a little somethin, somethin

so added a metal star and some yummy red baker’s twine

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What is your choice today?

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  1. Love, love, love the bakers twine ... and the reminder. I was just reading today a letter that ended BE JOYFUL. It was on my mind all day long! I need to train my mind to choose happiness and joy! Jules

  2. Thanks for commenting on my blog. I am brand new to blogging and love to here what others think, so Thank you! Love your blog! I am your newest follower.

  3. Now that's a trash to treasure project to be proud of, I love it!! I'll be starting "Trash to Treasure Tuesday back up soon, so save this one and link it up!! :)

  4. Love it! Great job and I just LOVE the saying!

  5. I am linking over from Transformation Thursday. I love that saying. I love everything about what you did. I am your latest follower. I would love for you to come and check out my blog and follow me back at www.diybydesign.blogspot.com. Thanks so much.

  6. So cute. I love your quote and the sign is just perfect.

  7. Love the makeover and the message! Thanks so much for linking up :)

  8. I love it! Great sign and a great reminder. I knew right when I saw that twine that it came from Old Charm. Do you read his blog, it's amazing!!!

  9. So many people don't realize that they control their own happiness. If they aren't happy, they blame it on someone, something, what happened yesterday, or what *might* happen in the future. Live in the moment and choose to be happy!

  10. I really enjoyed reading this post.Glad I found your blog.

  11. That is so true, happiness is really a choice. What a wonderful project! Thanks for sharing it.

  12. I totally agree :)
    Cute board!

  13. Super cute project! I just love baker's twine...I want some but I just can't decide on the color!!! ~Deb~

  14. How beautiful. I'm your newest follower. I'm throwing my first link party today (Monday) it would be great if you would stop by and share your project.

  15. Love the sentiment. I'm glad you chose this post to link up to my party. Hope to see you again next week.

  16. I'm thinkin- I'm sooo happppyyy to have found your blog. Found you on the blog 'Get Your Cradt On', I'm your newest follower, come on by and follow me too. LOVE LOVE your blog.

  17. This is so cute! I love the before and after! I featured this on a few of my favorite tutorials for the week here: http://modernwivelyhood.blogspot.com/2011/02/few-of-my-favorite-tutorials_27.html
    Have a great week!

  18. Happiness is a choice. So true. I like this one.

  19. Funny to see the before photos of this sign. I am not a big fan of the 80's country decor. I love that you were able to recycle it in something eclectic...

    Take care,


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