Posts Tagged “Scrapbook paper

This is one of those projects I’ve been wanting to make for months and I’m thrilled that I finally got around to it. And even more excited that it turned out cuter than I’d pictured it in my head! Depending on what supplies you already have on hand this could be a very cheap project. Let’s get started!

Paint Stir Stick Basket Supplies

13 paint stir sticks
1/4″ wooden dowel
3 sheets of 12″x12″ scrapbook paper
Stain or paint (optional)
Mod podge
Staple gun and 3/8″ staples
Mason jars
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It never ceases to amaze me how quickly I forget where I put things. It doesn’t matter what it is — keys, shoes, phone or even my wedding rings sometimes. It’s the weirdest thing and so FRUSTRATING at times! I mean, I forget things in a matter of seconds. The joys of getting old, I guess.

Forgetting where I put my wedding rings has always been a scary thing for me. If I can’t find them within a few seconds I tend to get a tad bit nervous and if it takes longer than a couple of minutes a full panic attack sets in. I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who feels that losing your wedding ring is the worst feeling in the world.

Over the last several months I have seen some great ideas on preventing said panic attacks and it got me thinking of ways to keep my rings in the same place everyday. And where does a mom tend to spend a great deal of her time? The kitchen! Introducing my version of a kitchen sink ring holder!


4×4 Frame
Scrapbook Paper
Arrow utility hook
Frame Stand (optional)

This is going to be the quickest project EVER!

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Today, I decided I was going to work on adding some more decor to my movie room. Since we made our DIY projector screen, we have spent a lot of time hanging out watching movies…of course. The big thing is, I don’t want to spend a whole lot of money in the process.

Have you ever seen lace cardstock? It’s pretty cool stuff. I’ve just never had anything to use it with. Until today! I actually found a bunch of really cool lace cardstock at our local Craft Warehouse store and it just so happened, they had this super cute ticket paper and I decided it would be perfect for our movie room. Continue reading

We recently moved — such a dreadful way to start a post, sheesh — but it’s the truth. There’s never a dull moment between packing, cleaning, sorting through unwanted clothes and toys and then unpacking and cleaning some more. I find it rather painful really! We have moved five times in our nine year marriage. You would think it would get easier. That I would have some great how-to insight into moving but I don’t. I have wonderful intentions of color coding the boxes, having everything organized before the big move and being packed by a certain time. But alas, it NEVER happens. I guess I need to come to terms with the fact that I’m the type of person who just throws things in boxes and plans on dealing with it later. It’s not until after we move into the new place that I regret being that type of person. I could talk about moving and how much I hate it all day long but how boring is that?! I want to get to the more exciting aspects of moving. Like buying new things and finding fun projects to keep my mind off of all the unpacking.

When we finally got into the new house, one of the first things we did was downsized our entertainment center. With a 14-month-old, we needed to find something that would keep little fingers from playing with all the electronic gadgets and we needed to find it quick! So we bought a smaller media cabinet with doors (hallelujah) but that meant we didn’t have room for our DVDs. Continue reading