Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The Martha Growth Chart


 This is old school Martha Stewart from way back when our kids used to nap.  Mr. CV and I made these growth charts for the boys and they hang in our kitchen.  Every birthday, the boys back up to the chart and we mark their height, age, and birthday.  Throughout the year, they each like to see if they have made any more progress.  What I like about it is that if we ever move, the charts can go with us and they blend into the decor without being too obtrusive.

To get the step by step instructions to make the growth chart go here.
The monogram initials also came from Martha and I found those here.

18 comments :

  1. These are darling! I have been working on my grandbaby room! I feel a new project coming on!

    Off to check out the links!

    Thanks!
    Cathy

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  2. Ok, this is seriously darling. I can't wait to have babies so I can do stuff like this.

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  3. You will love the growth chart I will be posting soon!
    Yours are so clever!
    pve

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  4. I'll come out of lurker-land to thank you for showing this project! It's so cute and timely!

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  5. This is a darling growth chart and isn't too cutsie! Love the idea. Good luck with the CSI project!
    I just love coming to visit your fabulous blog. I always leave inspired and smiling!
    Yvonne

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  6. How cute! I wish I had had something this cute while Macy was little. Hope your having a wonderful week! xoxo

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  7. So adorable! You're so full of inspiring ideas! I might be stealing this idea for my son's room!!!

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  8. Hello Rene~I've just strolled in for my first visit...I've enjoyed taking a peek around. Your blog is so beautifully inviting.We share similar tastes for so many of the same creative design elements.
    I can't wait to someday have grand babies to chart their stages of growth. I did for my sons, but ti was marked on the wall and has since been painted over, (sigh). I will use something permanganate like this next time.
    It's wonderful how inspiring blog friends as yourself can be, that's why I love returning the gesture, by sharing cooking or DIY ideas too.

    I've bookmarked you in my favs.
    I look forward to coming by your charming blog again.
    Come by for a visit. Your company would be nice.

    Sweet wishes,
    Sara

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  9. I so wish we had done this instead of in the laundry room! Every time I use a spray bottle for stains I seem to hit the trim where my husband wrote the measurements! I told him, but hey he's a guy, lol!

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  10. Those are so nice! You really made them classy.

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  11. These looks so classy, especially with the monograms at the top.

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  12. Very classy growth charts that can grow with your children. Nice job!

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  13. Oh I love this idea and so wish I had thought to do it when my kids were younger!

    Kat :)

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  14. What a fun idea...sure beats writting on the wall!

    Have a great weekend.

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  15. These are beautiful - we have one chart that the whole family marks it on and we have moved it from house to house! I love it!

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  16. I love this! Can I post this at my blog? I'm keeping it more as a record for myself but being military, I have so many friends with children that have no truly mobile way to keep height from house to house. Yours look so beautiful! By the bye, I've been a long time lurker, but never a poster. Thank you for your writing, I've always enjoyed it!

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  17. Ann, thanks for reading my blog! Yes, you are welcome to post this. You are right, it would be perfect for military families who move often. Thanks!

    -Rene

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