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Wipe Off Weekly Menu Board

Wipe Off Weekly Menu Board
I am a meal planner. I refuse to go grocery shopping without my week’s worth of meals planned out and list made. (It’s either that or wander aimlessly around the grocery store for two hours and then make ten more trips back during the week to get things I forgot.) Wipe-Off Menu Board Tutorial Supplies: Picture frame with glass front (I love these 12×12 frames I found at Ben Franklin for only $7!) 1. 2. 3. 4. Now everyone in the family knows what’s for dinner each week! I decided my frame would look better black in my kitchen, so I spray painted it black. Little Birdie Secrets are regular contributors to Make and Takes and was born from the crafting obsession of three friends living in the Pacific Northwest.

Less is the New More Good Design For Living in Small ApartmentsAs people migrate to smaller spaces, good design helps a lot. This is something they figured out in Europe long ago, that if you don't have a lot of horizontal room you can go vertical. Tumidei in Italy makes some of the nicest stuff, like this unit with lots of storage under the bed. This unit just raises the floor high enough for beds to slide under. This one looks a bit clinical, but has two single beds plus a pull-out double bed in between. None of this stuff is cheap, nor, as far as I can tell is it available in North America, but there are ideas here that demonstrate how people can share a space and still get a little privacy, a good place to work and a lot of storage in a very small envelope. Like this?

How to make boxes from paint swatches If you've got paint chips sitting around begging to be made into something, try folding them into boxes for paperclips, thumbtacks, party favor candies, or tiny gifts. I made these from Behr swatches, available at Home Depot. You'll need paint swatches, double-stick tape, an X-acto knife, ruler, and cutting mat. For the box bottom, cut a 1/2" strip off each of the two rounded ends of the swatch. You should be left with a 5" x 5" square. At a point slightly more than 1 1/2" from one edge—about 1 17/32" if you want to be picky, but I just eyeballed it—score a line with your knife. The box lid is constructed the same way. Fold each sheet on the scored lines, bending flaps inward and securing them with double-stick tape.

Custom 5x7 Crayon Initial by thegrandcrayonyon make your own 6-pocket mini pocketbook and stay organized — insatiable need I’m sure that many of you, like me, are on an eternal quest for organization. I know I’m not alone in finding the Container Store’s promise of a perfect, organized life utterly seductive. But here’s the thing…I don’t really like purging, I love my stuff. Therefore I also love pretty things in which to stash my stuff, so I get to enjoy my fantasy of being organized and contained. This tutorial is about helping you stay organized, in a quick, easy, and super-cute way. It is a distilled version of the Holland Cox pocketbook, and is a breeze to make. the pattern …is only four rectangles. the body is 7.25″ tall.the large pocket is 5.5″ tallthe medium pocket is 4.25″ tallthe small pocket is 3″ tall materials needed I chose a vintage cotton canvas for the body in a bright retro floral, and quilting weight cotton in a matching color for the interior. You’ll also need a button and a bit of elastic for the closure, and a bit of ribbon for the pen. start with the pockets 1. 2. the closure 3. 4. 6.

little guiding stars Since the new year has started I’ve been trying to think of ways to be more kind to my self. Especially when that nasty gremlins try to creep in and stump me. I remembered this origami star video on You Tube and had to get them involved in my plan. I thought it would be fun to make a whole bunch with kind words and “you are….” phrases inside. I used 12 x 12 inch scrapbook paper and cut 1/2 x 12″ strips, then followed the video HERE*. *UPDATE! Be Sociable, Share! Garden Closet Storage Project Overview and plan If you don't have room in your yard for a large, freestanding shed, you can still create plenty of space for garden tools with a shed attached to the back or side of the house. If you're an experienced builder, you can build this shed in a couple of weekends. Ours cost about $400, but you could save about $75 by using treated lumber, pine, and asphalt shingles instead of cedar. Figure A: Garden closet details Figure A: Garden Closet Construction Details The shed is made from three components—the roof, the walls and the doors, with edges covered by trim boards. Figure A, a Cutting List and a Materials List are available in PDF format in Additional Information below. Step 1: Frame the walls 1 of 1 Photo 1: Assemble the walls Frame and sheathe the walls, then join them with plates and joists. Nail together the side walls, then square them with the plywood side panels. Join the two sides with the top and bottom plates and rim joists. Step 2: Build the roof Step 3: Install the roof

I Will Knot! How To Make A Stylish Photo Frame For Several Photos | Shelterness - StumbleUpon Here is a simple yet stylish photo frame that can accomodate quite many photos at once. The idea is very simple. Fasten twines on the empty frame and hang photos using clothes pins on them. You can use a frame you bought or a frame you made by yourself. To make it you just need to find some wood strips, sand them, paint or stain them and fasten together with the staples and nails. Yes, everything is as simple as it sounds.

My Daily Routine + Free Printables! & Simple Organized Living It’s no secret that I absolutely LOVE my weekly planner! I carry it with me everywhere I go and reference it at least 27 times each day — seriously, I do. And even though my daily planner is super helpful for remembering and tracking my weekly, monthly, and other long-term appointments and activities; I was still struggling to find the perfect “planner” for my busy, BUSY daily activities. I like small planners, but small planners mean I don’t have enough room to write everything I do on a daily basis…so I resorted to lots of lists and sticky notes shoved inside my planner. It worked, but I knew I could come up with something better! I started looking around the web to see what I could buy or find for free, but I really didn’t come up with anything that I absolutely loved. So I created my own! I sat down and figured out exactly what I needed and wanted in a daily worksheet, and THIS is what I came up with… — I also created a blank worksheet that you can download for free, so keep reading!

Printables Strawberry Treat Box Printable by Mini-eco I’m in a summery mood! The UK is having it’s first heatwave since 2006 so we are all making the most of the glorious sunshine…it could be a while before it happens again! Click through for instructions… (more…) Mini Paper Fan Printables By Amy Moss Inspired by summer, I’ve designed these Mini Paper Fan printables that you can use for a variety of party projects like: Gift packaging or party favor bags.Decorations or name cards for table place-settings. I’ve designed two sets of fans: patterned and ombré. (more…) First Day of Summer Party Invitations These pretty invitations are perfect for a First Day of Summer Party. (more…) Party Lantern Garland DIY + Free Printable I was in New York last month and saw some really cute fabric lanterns but they were over $100. (more…)

Weird and Wacky Furniture By Straight Line Designs EmailEmail Straight Line Designs is a one-of-a-kind workshop that has been operating out of Vancouver, British Columbia for the past 25 years. In addition to installations, sculptures and private commissions, designer Judson Beaumont and his staff of eight full-time craftspeople have designed and constructed a variety of wacky cartoon-style furniture and projects for public institutions and children’s exhibitions throughout North America and abroad. Focused on quality and custom design, Judson’s studio stays far away from mass production and is as imaginative as children themselves. Website: StaightLineDesigns.com 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19.Daddy Long Legs

Kitchen Tips 1. Stuff a miniature marshmallow in the bottom of a sugar cone to prevent ice cream drips. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. Clean a toilet-drop in two Alka-Seltzer tablets, wait twenty minutes, brush, and flush.

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