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Fall Chalkboard – and why you should never skip breakfast…

I broke the cardinal rule this morning…

I went to the grocery store when I was hungry.

Like really hungry, like I skipped breakfast hungry.

Which, as it turns out, really is the most important meal of the day, and thus I have broke yet another rule.

Fall Chalkboard

So I did what any sane person who missed breakfast and finds herself surrounded by sugary baked goods does –

I bought a box of donut holes…

and ate 4 on the car ride home…(I do live 20 minutes from the grocery store so don’t judge me too hard people!)

Fall Chalkboard

About the time I shoved the 3rd one in I passed a group of super joggers, all healthy and glowy looking.

While I sat in my workout clothes…with a donut hole stuffed in each cheek…I laughed (which is hard to do with a mouth full of donuts)

Cuz sometimes when you have survived a long week you deserve a box of donut holes.

What, you ask, does this have to do with a Fall Chalkboard?

Fall Chalkboard

Absolutely nothing.

I just don’t have much to say about my chalkboard!  It’s a tree people!  I was feeling lazy and didn’t want to get my ruler out and measure or draw straight lines or pick fonts or really think.  I really had no plan in mind I just started sketching and ended up with a tree.

Fall Chalkboard

I added this quote at the end in my own chicken scratch, which is why you can’t really read it, but trust me it says “The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fall Chalkboard

I liked the whole small but mighty message behind this quote.  Something I try to instill in my little mighty mites at home.

I’m excited to share my fall front porch with you all later in the week, and I promise no more random posts about baked goods…probably…

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  1. OOOOOOO! Doughnut holes sound amazing!!! I am on a diet too, and I SO could use some of those right now cuz I’m starving my face off!
    Any chance that you could do these projects and sell them? I have not a creative bone in my body, but your work is beautiful!!!

  2. Ba ha ha ha about the doughnut holes. I do LOVE that chalkboard. Those sugary gems gave you such inspiration. ;)

  3. I love that quote – now I may need you to incorporate that into that chevron chalkboard I made for the nursery…. :) See what you get for having all the great ideas and creativity?! :)

  4. Thank you for sharing your story! Made me smile, after visiting my Mom in the nursing home. I needed it :)

    Beautiful chalk and great drawing of the fall tree!

  5. I really enjoyed your doughnut hole story. I do never go to the food store hungry, it does tend to make you make bad decision. That chalkboard is fantastic!!


  6. Haha I’m saying “only 4?” too! I recently went to the grocery store hungry and opened a bag of potato chips on the way home. As I was stuck in traffic, I suddenly realized that the police officer standing a few feet away from me for the past 5 minutes while I was CHOWING down was my neighbor. ha!

  7. Only 4? I’d have eaten the whole box, so consider yourself very disciplined! Love the tree, and the quote, and all that you share with us each week. Have a great day.

  8. LOL!! I’m totally judging you right now! :) hee hee!! The last time I went to the store, I picked up some creme puffs and we totally ate them on the way home! You’re pretty amazing with that chalk!! Hugs!!

  9. you are amazing. and this post gave me the answer to something I’ve been working on and struggling with!
    not only are you amazing ~ but you’re inspirational too! donut holes rule.

  10. Look – I don’t blame you for the donuts! When you’re starving, and you’re in a supermarket, it’s really hard to say “oh, I’ll just have an apple, that will last me until I get home!!!”. :-) Love your art work.

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