Monday, February 15, 2010

Just another Manic Monday...ooohhhhh

I know, I know, bad rendition of that song. You got my point though, right?
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!
I was so inspired by the 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.

A long frame that I stole off the wall in my family room.
(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.

Did I mention that I LOVED how it turned out?
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


  1. Shut up, You glue gun pillows, and I am working on a framed recipe. Are you and I twins? I can't wait to keep up with you BTW kick butt hair. Be prepared I will be stalking you.

    Cha Cha

  2. I love your ideas! I've seen you on tv, I'm so glad I found your blog! Stop by and visit me sometime!

  3. Hi Tausha! Thank you for your nice comment on my blog, you sound like a very fun person, I had to come and say hello!!
    Congratulations on your Studio 5 appearance, so exciting! You have fabulous ideas, I especially LOVE the framed recipe idea. I don't have one I inherited, but maybe I can make one.

  4. Great Ideas! Love how you preserved your Grandma's recipes!!!

  5. framing the recipes is a FABULOUS idea!! I lost my grandmother in August and I've been looking for a way to put out some of her things of hers without looking like a shrine/memorial. I LOVE this idea. I will definately be stealing this for my own home!!

  6. Thanks for the comment on my blog! I am definitely going to stalk you now. I am in love with your:) I would love for you to come and share some of you stuff on check me out saturdays on my blog

  7. The framed recipe is wonderful. That is a really great idea!

  8. HI Tausha! Thanks for joining in this week! I am delighted to have you. LOVE the Nester. Bug fan! I love what you did. I did one of those recipe frames using my grandmas hand written recipes. And just tonight, I pulled out red polka dot paper, just like yous. I think mine needs some of that!
    And the yarn and needles in the jar-precious! I know Grannie is smiling on you!
    Thanks for linking up to Thrifty Thursday this week!
    Tales from Bloggeritaville

  9. You my dear are way too funny!!! I love all of this. What a great way to have something of your grandmother. It's all so nice.

    I'm following you now!!!

    Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thurs. at Life As Lori

    Please join me next week for another great party!

  10. OOoooo! I love the recipe dispaly. Super cute and super creative. :)

    seven thirty three - - - a creative blog

  11. I really love the recipe idea. I have a bunch of handwritten recipes that deserve this treatment. One is already in a frame, but not this cute. It is a recipe from a dear friend who has passed away. Being from North Ogden, you may have known him, Dr. David Paul. His orange rolls are the best. I pesonally have never made them, they require yeast, the work stikes fear in my heartas I am a kitchen dunce. So anuyway, I love the idea.


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