RETIREment Gift

My mom recently retired!  Whoop whoop for my mama!  SO stinking happy for her.  My parents had a 4th of July picnic on Monday and my dad asked the family to bring something for her, something handmade, written, creative.  She is a retired English Professor, so these types of sentiments are the perfect way to say, "Congrats!"

I decided to make a sign for her new "Woman Cave."  A place where she keeps her most treasured items and where she can be uber-creative.

I started out with an old sign I had that I wasn't "feeling" anymore.  I painted two coats of a tan color latex paint, then I painted on the words free-hand.  I distressed it and polyurethaned and then added the cute, feminine rosette at the bottom...made from an old pillow sham of mine.  So, the entire project was free!  But, as we all know, it's the thought that counts, and I put much thought and love into this.  She deserves to Relax, Entertain, Travel, Indulge, Read and Enjoy! :)


Keetha Broyles said...

What a cool sign!!!

I'm really interested to hear MORE about her "Woman Cave." Like, is it in the basement??? Etc.

I made myself a FOOTBALL CAVE in my basement! I'm totally addicted to College football and I sit in my cave every fall Saturday from 11 AM until after midnight watching college football!!! It is AWESOME.

jess@balancing the dream said...

This is an awesome sign!! I have been trying to think of what to give my mom for retiring, and this is the perfect gift!! oh, and your profile maternity picture is AWESOME!!!

Unknown said...

Thank you so much!! :)

Unknown said...

I don't know how I missed this before but I love it!! So perfect for your mom!

Mac Cutting Boards said...

Seriously! Very very cool! Anyone who is retiring would so appreciate this! Great reminder for them to remember why they are retiring and what to do when they are retired. Love it! Thanks for sharing!