So... I had a very eventful day today. I was on Studio 5, cleaned the house and now I am posting.
I am pretty sure that I am going to be WAY TO TIRED to make dinner.
Anyway...You know how I am always doing things at the last minute. I really need to quit doing this.
New GOAL: I am going to work on this. (just like I worked on giving up diet coke and chocolate)
I was running around this morning like a chicken with my head cut off.
Cause...thats how I roll.
It would have been way to easy to load the car last night, make sure I had enough plate holders, find a container for the green plant, and change my mind about the pillows.
Way to easy.
So, at 9:30 I told my sweet, wonderful husband that he had to go and get dressed cause he was coming with me. (Yea..I think he still loves me) I had to be there at 10:30-it takes a bit to get there and the car STILL wasn't loaded.
Luckily, we made it. All in one piece. I am not going to tell you whether or not I used a swear word or two.
This is what the display looked like when everything was said and done. I was happy with it.
The show was great. I had a wonderful time as always and met some great new friends!
Nester (who isn't) that I used her tips from her series 10 mins to a room you'll love.
I just added a couple of my own little opinions. What a surprise huh?
One of her tips-is to make your space your own. I love to do this. Not just with my style of things, but with things that are ME. Where I came from, where I am and where I hope to go.
I created some fun things for the show.
I was so excited I had to share them with all of you!
The first thing-I framed some of my Grandma's recipes. These are in her own hand and I LOVED how it turned out. I even found an old grocery list.
So.. this is what I started with.
(and NO, I didn't have the camels on display) You were wondering weren't you?
I covered the mat with red polka dot paper. Because really, when can polka dots be wrong?
I backed the recipes with some golden yellow paper and inked the edges.
It needed something else, so that is when I added the buttons.
This was really quite simple, yet it made for such a special decoration.
Every time I look at, I am reminded of my Grandma, and hope that she is proud of me!
I also did another fun thing. While I was looking for the recipes, I found a bunch of my Grandma's old knitting needles. I was wondering what to do with them, when I saw a empty apothecary jar. It was begging for those needles!
Sorry about the pic. It's kind of hard to take a pic of glass and not get a glare. I added a couple spools of thread and some balls of string.
***Secret: These were once christmas ornaments. I just covered them with yarn in different colors. Super easy and much cheaper than styrofoam balls.****
I loved it. Something different in my jar. Plus, I get to think of happy memories every time I walk by.
So..what do yo have in your home that represents you? Maybe where you came from or where you are.
Frame it or put it in a jar.
You never know, it just might make you happy!
PS: Hooked up with Making the World Cuter