Kids will go chalk wild for this plus-size chalkboard (and you’ll be happy to keep the chalk dust outside!). Make your own outdoor chalkboard paint, which will weather better than store-bought paint, by mixing together 2 tablespoons of unsanded tile grout with each cup of exterior latex enamel paint (flat finish) you use. Stir one cup at a time in a container to ensure proper blending. Apply two coats of the paint to a large piece of plywood.
Photo: Robert Herhold/iStock For me, it was always cigarettes. We had no need for words. No one ever understood me more or judged me less. What confidant had ever been so there for me, or had so many dimensions? The first-thing-in-the-morning cigarette. The after-meal cigarette. The driving-in-the-car cigarette (ah, so good).