Hello all – I hope you are having a fabulous end of the week and looking forward to the weekend.

show and tell

So, today is Show & Tell Friday – yup, getting a little fancy with the graphic.

But today instead of telling, I am going to ask.

Ask for some advice.

I figure there are an awful lot of you out there who are parents and maybe have experienced the same frustration I am facing and can offer some advice?

My two daughters are ages 9 and 11.

The nine year is studying the piano and the 11 year old is studying the guitar.

It is a battle every single time to get them to practice, if they even do it. Once they start, they truly seem to love it and I know they love their lessons with their incredibly awesome teacher.

But I feel like I am beating my head against a wall for them to put the work in needed for them to keep advancing and sometimes, I want to just let it go. Even their teacher is frustrated.

Then, I hear them play and it is so beautiful and they really seem to love it and I feel like it owe it to them for them to have the ability to learn. If I had the ability to create music, to get some of the “junk” out my head and soul through music, I feel that would be such a gift.

So, do your children take lessons willingly and if so how do you do it?

Did you take lessons as a child, hated it and are resentful for it?

Did you take lessons as a child, hated it then, but are so glad you have it now?

Okay, enough about me – now, let’s do some sharing!

(oh, and if you decide to Pin anything here – great! Just please go to the original source so any re-pins will send traffic to the right place – thanks!)

Okay, I have never really been able to get on board with Craig’s List- just too tedious. But, Kelly from View Along the Way shares some really great tips to make it much more user friendly. Definitely worth checking out!


Love this idea over at The Hunted Interior


And finally,

I absolutely love this Organized Drop Spot over at Hi Sugarplum!, actually there is a lot of stuff I love over at Cassie’s blog!


Wishing each of you a really great weekend and thanks so much for reading!

March 09, 2012 — Laura Putnam