If you've bounced over from Sew Many Ways,
Our family has entered a new chapter. Our amazing daughter is now a freshman at Siena College.
Before we packed up, there was some crafting to finish! We made a giant bulletin board for her dorm room. I'm planning a whole post about it as soon as I get a photo of it hanging in her room.
All this and more was transported in the back of my minivan to her dorm. Are you sensing a color theme? Do you believe she packed light? Her roommate brought much, much more!
She's a happy girl!
There is a popular Pin making the rounds on Pinterest about ironing fabric shapes to walls. Julia had done this years ago with a fabric panel from Ikea, so we know it works. The night before we left for NY, I cut out letters for Julia and her roommate in their favorite colors.
She had to stand on her desk to iron the letters in the perfect spot! While she was up there, a photographer came in to take photos of the families on moving in day. He said he had been in 400 rooms that day and had not seen anything like it. He wondered why everyone was not doing it because it was the coolest thing he had ever seen! Yeah, we're cool like that!
Visit This Thrifty House for instructions. Sharon's post is great!
To get to Siena from my sister's house, we had to cross this bridge. We've called it the Flying Geese bridge since the kids were little. It is actually the Thaddeus Kosciuszko bridge.
After Julia was settled and off to orientation, we had some fun! Bill and Pete went white water kayaking at Sacandaga Outdoor Center. They had been rafting several times, so Bill's nephew (a guide at SOC) suggested an upgrade to the kayaks.
(I did not go kayaking. My sister and I had pedicures!)
We're all doing fine so far, but I expect the effects of our new reality will hit me soon.