Have you seen Pinterest? I know that a lot of my online friends have but I’m not sure about everyone else. It can be a great source of inspiration- and a time drain if you let it.
Yesterday felt very much like Pinterest Saturday. It started with several projects related to things I’d seen pinned a long time ago.
I saw this and knew something like that would work great- and allow me to see all those shades of eye shadow I rarely use because I can’t get to them as easily. The problem being is that the breaker panel is literally against this wall. So, we can’t put any holes in the wall. I realized sometime this week that I might be able use a magnetic dry erase board and those command strips (the ones I’ll never use in a house we own after they took off the sheetrock in our old home.) So, I went to Hobby Lobby and project Saturday was born. The dry erase board I purchased had this metal back and I decided I liked it better- and it reflects more light in this little bathroom. I just hot-glued magnets to the lids of my make-up containers. So far, it’s still up- 24 hours plus later.
Then I’d seen this and a gazillion posts using a frame with glass as a dry erase board. So, I made some. This is hanging in the hallway. I used this Dear Lizzy paper that I had and these letters from my last Studio Calico kit. The hardest thing about making these- well, beside putting the hardware to hang them (Thanks Sweetheart!) was just making the decision to use the stuff I really loved. It seems like it would be easy. But, unlike digital scrapbooking, once you’ve used it, you can’t use it again. It’s something that’s taken some getting used to in Art Journaling, card making, and these projects. . . . but I just have to make the decision to use it.
I made this one for my office dry erase board to let folks know where I am etc.
And this one, with a blue striped paper though this shot doesn’t really show it- we’ll use it to make notes in the kitchen etc.
And then for dinner, we had this again. . . We made this earlier this week only we used refrigerated cubed hashbrowns and didn’t cook the sausage ahead of time. Then, Cody left the leftovers out. I wound up making it again yesterday. This time- well, we used real potatoes so I cooked those. About the potatoes were cooked. We put the sausage in another pan, the one I would assemble everything in and let it warm up. I made the sauce with a bit of paprika in it. Then we mixed the three- the potatoes, the sausage, and the sauce. We didn’t bake it and we didn’t add the sharp cheddar. It really was like eating the cheese potatoes my mom used to make with sausage in it. Love it!
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