Friday, January 30, 2015

Message Center & Spoon Display

Have you ever had something hanging in one place for so long that you actually forget about it and then one day you do notice it and think what a mess it looks like? Yeah, me too.

I really don't collect spoons, but I do have a few that my mom gave me and also, the baby spoons of the kids. They had been hanging from a wooden spoon display for years at the end of that cabinet and it caught my eye the other day.

Let me show you how bad it was. Brace yourself.

See? I wasn't kidding. Bad. Bad. Bad!
It had to go.

I took all the spoons down and cleaned them a little and threw the spoon rack in the trash. I put a little hot glue on the back of the spoons and attached them to cork squares.

I found a magnetic chalkboard that just happened to fit perfectly on the side of the cabinet. I used the Command picture hanging velcro things (I don't know what they're actually called.) to attach the chalkboard to the cabinet and then used them again to add the white board and cork squares to the chalkboard.

I used upholstery tacks to hold the markers. They're actually longer that regular thumbtacks.

See those sunflower magnets? Jalynn made those for me about 4 years ago. You can see how she made them Here.

Have a great weekend!

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

It's a Party! #195

Welcome to the party!

Believe it or not, I actually have a few windows open in the house today because it's 70 degrees here. It's supposed to snow this weekend, but we're not going to talk about that.
It's 70 degrees here today!

What have you all been up to this last week? Valentine projects? I've been working on new shades for our bedroom and I don't think that "little" project will ever be finished!

The features from last week's party are Here if you missed them this morning.

Let's get this party started!

Link up anything you want to share with us this week. It can be your fabulous craft, yummy recipe, giveaway, shop, etc.

I'll feature the Top 5 most viewed links next Wednesday. I started a board on Pinterest where I pin all of the fabulous features. You can follow along Here.

I would love for you to follow A Creative Princess while you're here!

If you would like to grab an It's a Party button (on the sidebar) and post it on your blog somewhere, that would be great! Let's get the word out and grow this party.
The more the merrier!

We all love comments, so please visit other links and have fun!

Hits of the Party!

Happy Wednesday!

Here are a few of your top hits from last week's It's a Party. 
I'll meet you back here later this afternoon to start this week's party.

Valentine Rag Heart

Sweetheart Tiny Vial Necklaces

Upcycled Side Table

"How Do I Love Thee" Printable

DIY Moss Letters

Thank you to everyone who linked up! I can't wait to see what you have in store for this week.

Just as a little reminder, I pin all features to This board.

Monday, January 26, 2015

That Useless Cabinet above the Refrigerator

You know the one I'm talking about. That cabinet that is right above the refrigerator and too high to even reach and if you could, the refrigerator is in the way to really use it.

As I looked up at it and all the dust that it accumulates the other day, I decided it was time to change it up a little.

That's right, I ripped the doors off and filled it with old cookbooks that I had stuffed in another cabinet. Now that I think about it, I spent one whole morning moving "stuff" from one cabinet to another. At least this one is much more pleasant to look at now.

That red Betty Crocker Cookbook was actually a wedding shower present and the Taste of Home was a present from Brandon a couple of years ago. I love it!

In the basket are newspaper clippings that my mom had of recipes and an old cookbook from my grandma.

My mom had actually saved her book from her first mixmaster. I still remember that old thing sitting out on the kitchen counter as I was growing up.

I truly treasure this old cookbook from my grandma. You can sure tell her and then my mom used it a lot!

Where else could you possibly learn the correct way to fry in fat?

Or how about a fritter or two?

Yes, it's not much, but definitely an improvement! 

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Friday, January 23, 2015

Unicorn & Rainbows Necklace

Last year for Jennifer's birthday, I gave her a card that Jalynn & Jordyn thought was hysterical, which gave me an idea for a couple of little Christmas presents.

That's right, a unicorn farting rainbows!
(Perfect for a grandma to give her granddaughters, huh?)

I found the vials with the loops already in them at Hobby Lobby. All I needed to add was sand. I did put a little glue on the cork before I put it in to make sure it stayed.

I added the unicorn charm to the jump ring with the vial and put it all on a ball chain.

Using sticker paper, I printed out the saying and added it and washi tape to a colored box.

You'd think it would be harder to capture a unicorn and his rainbows, but it wasn't.

Have an awesome day. May it be filled with unicorns and rainbows!

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