Raising girls is terrifying. To all the moms out there who have it all figured out – I’m impressed. I do not think I have it all figured out. I just keep trying my hardest. I hope my efforts will help my girls always remember their worth.
There was a list of things I wanted my girls to remember about themselves, so a few years ago I put up reminders in their bathroom. I’ve recently re-done them to give a new look, but I still liked the original list of reminders. This is the original:
Mantras for My Girls
- I am strong.
- I am kind.
- I am smart.
- I am worthy.
- I am good.
- I am loved.
I added one to the reminders this time, because it seems more important than ever.
- I am enough.
In our Arkansas home, I had a very bright color scheme for my girls’ rooms. This shower curtain is the item I am most frequently asked about. So, in case you want to know, this is the shower curtain that we still use/love.
In our current Texas home, I decided to go with a more muted, but still colorful color palette for the girls’ bedrooms and bathroom. And I wanted to change up the style, because I feel like my first attempt was a rough draft. The whole calligraphy and watercolor decor is so trendy right now. I don’t normally care about trendy decor, but I happen to love the look of calligraphy and watercolor…
I decided to give it a go myself on cold-pressed paper and watercolor markers. (I took a class from Melissa Esplin – she is amazing! I am still in the learning-phase, obviously.)
I had my girls pick their favorite to go in the feature frame. I have 1 gold frame and 5 silver frames, so I want to feature the most important message. I’m glad my girls agreed about what was most important to remember: I am loved.
Now I have them all framed, I am just waiting 2 days for the picture hanging hooks to arrive and I’ll put these babies up.
Do What I Can and Hope for the Best
If these reminders help my girls only a little bit, it will be worth it. I would do anything for my
baby tween girls who are on the verge of becoming full-fledged teenage girls.
But to be real, young girls aren’t the only ones that need inspiring artwork. I blogged in the past about decorating with meaning in my bathroom. I used the same decor in my new space. These pictures remind me of the amazing things my body has done, so that I’m a little kinder to myself in the mirror. (My new bathroom tray is a $0.79 plate from Target.)
Do you use decor to inspire yourself or your family? I love beautiful things, but I like it better when the beautiful things are inspiring too.
See lots of bathroom blog posts, including past tours of my bathrooms.
From my home to yours,
Sharon Reams says
I am really impressed with your bathroom decor and thanks for sharing such an inspiring ideas.
Thanks for your sweet comment!
Any chance you would share the files for those? I love them & would be delighted to have them in my girls rooms also!
You know, these are actually hand-made/hand-drawn (by me for my girls), so I don’t have files for them. You’re not the first person to ask, so hopefully I can eventually scan them and share them. Even if you’re not artistic, write/draw something from you to your girls. I think it is more personal, when it has a touch of you … even if it isn’t perfect, that’s actually part of the beauty.
These messages are important for boys, too! I love that the decorations/theme can be changed and used anywhere, for anyone. We are all enough!
You are right, little boys need to hear this just as much!
I was accidentally logged in as “support”. That last comment was from me. -Mary
Caroline Garcia says
Thanks Mary for your great bathroom decoration ideas. Those ideas were fair enough to inspire such a lazy mom like me. You made a lovely and beautiful decor bathroom really.
Thank you. 🙂
Joe Carrow says
Awesome Post. Extremely informative articles. I am actually impressed along with your bathroom design and appreciate your sharing sharing this inspiring concepts.