“there comes a time in every rightly-constructed boy’s life when he has a raging desire to go somewhere & dig for hidden treasure.” -mark twain
this saturday night, you’ll meet asher.
an 11 year old boy…a boy with a big imagination and an untamed spirit.
for this makeover, we were inspired by all things wild and free. all things that symbolize boyhood.
adventure. nature. rebellion.
mark twain’s huck finn & tom sawyer…
the dangerous book for boys…
i love, love, love this book. amie bought it for cash baker when he was born and it’s one of my all time faves. a little boy must-have. it’s back to the basics. it’s all the good stuff every little boy should know. how to skip rocks, build a fire, make a battery, decipher spy code, significant historical heroes, fossils…and the list goes on and on. watch this with the boy in your life and he’ll be instantly hooked.
and although we’ve never, ever decorated a room for a boy this age…we both were exploding with inspiration. inspiration from simpler times…times when we were kids and we explored in the woods every day…building tree houses, making trails, collecting tadpoles, and digging for cow bones. times back when our dad was a boy in the country…fishing in the river, hunting, farming and running wild and free on the farm.
from retro flashlights and a campsite to old trucks and lots o’ rocks…it’s everything a little boy (or a big boy for that matter, because as amie and i have decided…boys never grow up…and that’s a GOOD thing) loves.
God bless boys. and dirt and rocks and fossils and bones and bugs and bruises and scrapes and really dirty hands and everything else that little boys bring in the house and scatter in our lives.
long live boyhood.