Although I currently live with my mother (times being what they are...), at one point I did live on my own, in a little house I rented. And I plan to do so again, when the time is right. While stumbling around the internet, I found this:
It's a wall decal that's also a chalkboard! I am determined now that when I have a place of my own again, it will be on my wall! It's beautiful, elegant (faux-cameo border, anyone?), and just plain prettier than a whiteboard stuck via magnets to the fridge.
I found it via Tea Rose Home - which, by the way, I am now following!