Before we had a daughter, Tom and I didn’t really believe in the whole nature vs. nurture thing. I mean, we had a son, Zack, who enjoyed things like dump trucks and toy tools, but we just assumed that it was because we were DIYers who lived in a neighborhood that was under construction. But when Emma arrived, she threw us for a loop.
As soon as she started walking, Emma would find just about anything to turn it into a purse to carry on her shoulder – a Target shopping bag being among her favorites. It quickly progressed into shoes, tiaras, dresses and jewelry. None of it was anything we encouraged in her, so the fact that she just seemingly knew about accessorizing blew our minds.
Now that Emma is a few years older, I needed to find a place to put all of her little necklaces. My original plan was to paint a pegboard with different color stripes to match her bedroom. But then, things went off the rail a bit.