Thursday, August 28, 2014

Road Trip Ideas

1. Cookie Sheet Magic

Here's a hassle-free way for your kids to stay busy during a road-trip. Use a cookie-sheet as the go-to board for all of your kid's activities. Attach magnets to the back of puzzle pieces, letters or shapes. Use the metal cookie sheet to keep everything in place.

Source: http://www.playdatecrashers.com/2013/04/cookie-sheet-travel-fun/
2. Fast Food

Use a craft storage container to hold a fast food meal. Makes you say "why didn't I think of that?"...

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3. Easy, Organized Snacks

Recycle your  liquid coffee creamer containers by using them to store snacks for the kids,


Thursday, August 21, 2014

Back-To-School Ideas

1. Homework Station

This is a great start in your efforts to get everything organized for the new school year. (This idea courtesy of blessedbeyondwords.com.) You can grab a shelf set of scrapbook storage cases and personalize each case for each child in the home. Simply fill up each case with the essentials.


2. Backpack Station

Another quick way to get organized: Use chalkboard paint to cover a portion of your wall. Then - add a wooden border to frame the section of the wall that's painted. Add coat hooks to the bottom of the frame. 

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3. Magnetic Board

Save some space in your room by creating a magnetic board to hold some of your small items. (If your like me, this is a great way to hold your makeup.) Simply cut a metal sheet to fit a picture frame and attach magnets to the back of your favorite items.

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4. Ping Pong Ball Lights

Spice up your dorm room with some ping pong lights. Drill a small hole into each ping pong ball and attach it to each light bulb. It'll look great inside a door room without costing you in the long run. 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Farewell Gifts

It's simply not easy to say goodbye. Maybe "see you later?"  If you have to say it --- say it with a thoughtful gift. Here are a few ideas: 
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Thursday, August 7, 2014

DIY Wax Paper Transfer

Try this ---- Use wax paper to transfer images on wooden boards to add a personalized touch to home decor. Courtesy of www.unexpectedelegance.com. 

Source: http://www.unexpectedelegance.com/2011/09/01/wax-paper-transfer-tutorial/

Lace Earring Holder

Get organized! Staple a piece of lace to the back of your old frame and use it to hold your earrings. Full instructions available at www.u-createcrafts.com.

Source: http://www.u-createcrafts.com/2010/04/creative-guest-trey-and-lucy-lace.html

DIY Key Frame

Need a place to hang your keys? Create your own key holder by taking an old picture frame and attaching screw hooks to the top of the outside frame. Full instructions available at www.shelterness.com.

Source: http://www.shelterness.com/diy-vintage-keys-frame/


Thursday, July 24, 2014

DIY Hammock

If you've ever searched for a hammock, chances are you've noticed the high sticker price. The Nest gives you an idea to create your very own hammock using a canvas drop cloth and some hardware items. Check it out here:

Source: http://ideas.thenest.com/decor-tricks/home-painting-diy/articles/diy-hammock.aspx?cm_ven=Responsys&cm_cat=NestNews&cm_ite=June%2018,%202014&MsdVisit=1