Watching Kids Grow (& a Giveaway from WallCandy Arts)

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Growing is good, especially where our kids are concerned. We want them to grow spiritually, emotionally, and physically. And in many ways, living a greener lifestyle can help them do all those things.

One fun way to keep track of our kids’ growth is with a growth chart. I’m not talking about the kind the doctor keeps. Boring! No, the kind that you etch on the wall and mark the passing of the days and years in measuring your kids.

My dad did that with a pencil and a ruler, faithfully each year on my birthday — on a wall in his garage. And while he still lives in that house, the garage isn’t the best keeper of keepsakes. And now, some 30+ years later, that may be lead paint those notches are marked on. Not really something to cut out and bring home, is it?

WallCandy Arts

How ’bout a removable and reusable growth chart to move with you and your family through the years?

WallCandy Arts designs and manufactures modern peel and stick decorating kits for the wall. Our wall decals are printed on art book quality presses utilizing the highest quality material in the industry. Removable and reusable, non-toxic, lead-free, VOC free and made in the USA. WallCandy is a family company owned and operated by moms.

:: info from the company website

Bopping around on the WallCandy Arts website is a feast for the eyes. There are so many cool items that you can stick and remove from your walls. It’s really cool. There are some that work like white boards, some like chalkboards — there are even some that glow in the dark.

Plus, the decals are super thick and sturdy. And the one we have sticks well to the wall. I was surprised since we have a knock-down finish on our walls.

Watching Them Grow

Two LifeasMOM readers will each receive a Watch Me Grow wall chart, complements of WallCandy Arts.

To Enter:

Leave a comment on this post, telling us what WallCandy caught your eye?

This giveaway is open until Sunday, May 1st at 8 pm, PST. The winners will be chosen randomly and notified via email. They will have 48 hours to respond in order to claim the prize.

This is part of the Going Green series. Join us all week for daily giveaways and inspiration for small ways to go green.

Disclosure: I received sample product as well as compensation for my time spent writing and administering this giveaway. My opinions are my own.

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  1. Jen Logan says:

    Love the Chalkboard Circles!

  2. I “luv” the luv letters for boys and girls. These would look great in my kids’ rooms!

  3. I love the “Forest Friends” wall decals. We are soon moving my 4 1/2 month old son into a room with his almost 3-year old sister. We thought a new woodland theme would be a fun gender-neutral theme…may need to find space for these cute decals!

  4. Joanna Mattas says:

    I really like the chalkboard heart. May be adding it to my wish list when we redecorate!

  5. I love the chalkboard animals!

  6. Elizabeth says:

    The one I would need most would actually be the growth chart! My 1 year old daughter needs one, and her room is decorated in primary colors!

  7. I am absolutely loving the Cupcake Chalkboard. There is not a single person in my family or visitor who does not love cupcakes!

  8. I loved the chalkboard cupcake!

  9. I love love love the seasons tree! I can definitely picture that in the kids’ room! Or maybe the kitchen….or the living room…

  10. Stephanie Sample says:

    My kids would love the Ice Cream Cone chalk board decal

  11. The primary colors in the growth chart initially caught my eye – love them! Then I looked more closely at the growth chart pictures and absolutely love the “at _ inches, I’m as tall as __” notations. So fun for the kids to read as they grow! Love this!

  12. Heather E. says:

    I could really use a growth chart for my two RAPIDLY growing boys! I would love that!! Thanks for sharing!

  13. I’m loving the growth chart too. I like that you can remove it and take it with you if you move (great for apartment dwellers!)

  14. There are some super cute ones. I like the chalkboard animals.

  15. I like the whiteboard panels. What a fun site!

  16. I think the seasons tree is fantastic!

  17. Whitney Moore says:

    I love the “Rococo Chalkboard”! My kind of chalkboard!

  18. I reaaly like the growth chart, but it is all cute!!

  19. I love the growth chart! I keep meaning to start that with my kids and forgetting.

  20. I like the chalkboard decals – The star is fun ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. Great site! The whiteboard panels are cool!

  22. I loved the glow-n-the-dark decals specifically their night lights. So fun!

  23. the chalkboards would be great for homeschool in all parts of the house!

  24. Kristiana says:

    Cupcake chalkboard – it’s so cute!

  25. The whiteboard panels are my husband’s dream!

  26. Rebecca Scott says:

    It’s almost too hard to pick one – what a cool company! I really like the star shaped chalkboard or the chalkboard minis.

  27. Love the growth chart–how sweet!

  28. My favorite is the “flutterflies”. It makes me happy just to look at them.

  29. I like the Night Lights

  30. The baby elephant chalkboard is adorable!

  31. So much cool stuff! I love the chalkboard mini panels.

  32. Love the bright colors on growth chart. Really like the creativity of the wall decals though!

  33. I love the chalkboard elephant and “rush hour.” SO cute.

  34. I love the chalkboard squares. My kids think the walls should have artwork on them so these would be perfect.

  35. We definitely need growth charts. They are so cool!

  36. I like the chalkboard wall as well! ๐Ÿ™‚

  37. Brandy Fisk says:

    I really like the chalkboard panels.

  38. The Chalkboard Animals caught my eye.
    I’d love to order them for my son’s room.

  39. I did love one of this for my 2 yr old boy…we were so bogged down with him getting sick and in and out of hospital that now with the weather warmer I just told my hubby we missed out these little memories and tradition of marking the heights.

  40. I really liked the flowers that make your wall look like a garden! Thanks for the chance! ๐Ÿ™‚

  41. I like the bright colors that attract your attention.

  42. I need a growth chart for my three (soon to be four!) children.

  43. I really love the chalkboard panels and the seasons tree for my girls’ room. My oldest loves to make drawings and it would be such a cool way to decorate the walls with her own erasable drawings. The tree is just adorable!

  44. wow – these are so cool! I like the chalkboard panels and the rococo chalkboard

  45. Charity L. says:

    The night light decals are SO COOL!

  46. I love the idea of a growth chart that you could take with you if you move.

  47. My favorite is the growth chart – I’ve been searching for a good one for years! Love the “I’m as tall as a ___” milestones ๐Ÿ™‚

  48. I like the Frames Wall Decals.

  49. Sally Mcquaid says:

    I love the chalkboard animals. My kids would love them. Thanks for introducing me to the website.

  50. I really like the growth chart, I have been pondering getting one for a couple of years and this one seems very well made.

  51. Hollye K. says:

    We are moving our son and daughter into the same room and I am really struggling to find gender neutral things…..this would help a TON!!!

  52. Stephanie says:

    I really like the seasons tree! Actually, I like them all. If only I had more money – Ha!

  53. The chalkboard animals.

  54. Emily E Lah says:

    The seasonal trees are neat!

  55. I did the marks on the my kid’s closet walls. I’ve told my husband when we move he’s going to have to cut the walls out and replace them ๐Ÿ™‚ This is a much better idea. LOL

  56. Katie Bauer says:

    My daughter turns one next week and WallCandy growth charts would be a GREAT tradition to start with her!

  57. I’m loving the growth chart…but I am also loving the chalkboard decals. My kids would love them!!

  58. OH MY… the growth charts are great. We have been thinking of something like this but we move a lot due to the military. Really cute!

  59. You picked it. That wall chart would be great especially for this military family that doesn’t stay in the same place for too long.

  60. I really like the whiteboard decals.

  61. Stephanie says:

    I hope we win a growth chart, but my kids would LOVE the chalkboard cupcake they could decorate with sprinkles! I love the idea of chalk and white boards that are removable without putting holes in my walls.

  62. stephanie says:

    So cute! I love the ice cream or cupcake chalkboards. Actually all the the chalkboard shapes from circles to animals are adorable!

  63. NutellaNutterson says:

    The site is refusing to show me everything, but: dachshund glow lamps!!!!

  64. The wall Chart is so cute!

  65. Heather Abbott says:

    Love the chalkboard stuff. My boys are big doodlers, so this is a way for them to do it on the wall without getting into trouble.

  66. I liked the glow in the dark ones.

  67. the growth charts are great!

  68. Love the colors and fun graphics in everything.

  69. I like the seasonal tree…

  70. The “rush hour” looks fun! My son loves anything with a motor, especially cars.

  71. I like the “race me” cars – my son is really into cars right now.

  72. The baby elephant chalkboard is so cute!

  73. I love the cupcake chalkboard!

  74. They are all great but maybe the chalkboard animals? I liked all of them!

  75. I like the race me car wall stickers.

  76. I’m not sure if I like the Seasons Tree or the chalkboard sections better. They all look great!

  77. I like the seasons tree wall decal

  78. i like all the chalkboard stuff. look so fun!

  79. I think the “night lights” are a cute idea.

  80. I like the growth charts!

  81. I love the Rococo Chalkbird and the LOVE Letters Birds.

  82. I like the chalkboard panels.

  83. Chalkboard cupcake

  84. Love the growth chart and the chalkboard decals, too!

  85. I LOVE the chalkboard decals, especially the elephant, which my 2-yr-old would love!

  86. I like rush hour.

  87. i like the season’s tree and the “smarts” baby decals.

  88. I like the Rush Hour one!

  89. I like the seasons tree.

  90. Jennie Fiumefreddo says:

    Love the bright eye catching colors and the fact you can move or change them so easy because as we all know ,one day its Mickey the next day its butterflies!

  91. I love the chalkboard circles

  92. Love the vintage race car decals!

  93. Love the baby elephant chalkboard – how fun!

  94. Michelle P. says:

    I love the white chalk boards and glow in the dark lights! So cute!

  95. In addition to the growth chart, I like the ice cream chalkboard. So cute!!!

  96. The seasons tree is cute and so are the chalkboards!

  97. The RACE CARS!! My boys would LOVE those!

  98. Love the chalkboard animals!

  99. I love the chalkboard animal stickers!

  100. Andrea Watts says:

    It was very colorful

  101. I really love the chalkboard animals and the luv letters! So cute!

  102. I love the mini chalk boards and chalk board panels!! My boys would love those in their playroom!!!

  103. I love the Forest Animal Wall Decals!

  104. I love the WallCandy “Season’s Tree”!

    They really have some cute things! ๐Ÿ™‚

  105. Jessica Osgood says:

    I really like the flutterflies!

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