Creating A Vision Board

Recently on my Facebook I asked my friends about having a bucket list and creating vision boards... polling my friends on Facebook never dissapoints.

For a long time I've been thinking about creating a vision board and this week finally did it. 

A vision board is a place to put up dreams and desires to visually be able to see. They can be used as reminders when working on goals, or simply places to share your dreams and desires. I realize this may be similar to Pinterest, except the fact that we regularly see the board.

There are many books and stories of "putting out to the universe" what you want and it comes to you. Meh. You can choose to believe that or not, but in reality.... worse case is that your husband now knows want you want for your birthday or where you'd love to travel right?

To make one is a process over time I believe. Create the board with a few of the things you love at first and as you come across more things you like add them, or remove things as they are no longer needed.

Here is how I created mine.

I think the first hurdle for me was where I was going to get the resources for putting things on my board. I didn't want to spend a bunch of money on magazines or cut up books I currently have. Luckily here in Edmonton we have the ReUse Centre. It's a place to get rid of all the things in our homes we no longer need. For example, rather then just recycling old magazines of craft supplies you can donate them there and someone else (me) will come along and use them for something. 

You just weigh it as you leave, rather then by item. 

You just weigh it as you leave, rather then by item. 

I headed down to the ReUse Centre and got my supplies. Plus a few extra things like Halloween decorations! Since it goes off weight, rather then amount of items, I literally found my board, magazines and extras for $5!!!! yes $5!

All for $5!

All for $5!

I found this lovely old pink board. At first I was going to keep the pink but noticed some staining, and in reality pink isn't my colour. I got my husband Iron Hide Woodworks to build me a frame for it and I recovered it. In the spirit of reusing old things and sentimental value, I actually used my kids old crib sheet to cover it!

The board as is from the reuse centre. 

The board as is from the reuse centre. 

The redone vision board. 

The redone vision board. 

Then, my girlfriend came over with her kids. While the kids played we cut, talked and crafted. Good excuse for a playdate, a chat with a friend AND creating our vision boards! 

On my board I have some places I want to travel, some thing I want for my home and a fun little saying about finding the pleasures in life. You could however have the home you want, the car you love or whatever else really. This is about you and YOUR dreams!

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Love, 

Jen The Bitchin' Housewife