Thursday, September 6, 2012

thankful thursday

365. being able to provide guidance to 9 other women
366. making new friends
367. new nail polish
368. days that are busy because we have a great community
369. generosity of strangers
370. scentsy sales for adoption money
371. junk food television
372. shopping sales
373. new soaps
374. hot tea
375. taking photographs
376. making friends that last more than a church service
377. my dog
378. having friends over for a sunday evening gathering
379. weight loss
380. progress on our adoption
381. free magazine subscriptions
382. holiday monday cuddles
383. self-sealing envelopes
384. goodwill shirts that are just the style you've been looking for
385. neighbors who make off-limits foods and doesn't tempt you with them
386. bookstore sales
387. bookstores that buy back books

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

this happened about a week ago. on a thursday. but we weren't celebrating the champagne. we were celebrating a promotion in our house! super excited to say that chris was offered a promotion. he starts his position in a new clinic near the end of the month.

Monday, September 3, 2012

frame jewelry holder

i've seen a lot of these online, so i can't give credit to just one site.

i've been wanting a way to have some of my jewelry out on display; it's a neat way to have art in the bathroom / dressing area while showing me what jewelry i have so that i use different necklaces than just my one or two favorites-- without bringing out my big, nice jewelry box to dig through.

i took a frame that i bought at the thrift store and touched up the paint on it a little. it just needed a fresh black, even though it came black, to make it look nicer. then i bought some screen from lowe's, cut it larger than the opening of the frame, and stapled it-- using my regular desk stapler, because it's a pretty thin frame.

then use a utility knife to cut the scrap screen outside of the staples.

i wanted something a little different to hang it with, so i got some small black chain from lowe's, and wove some turquoise ribbon through it.

then i used some furniture tacks that i had lying around to attach the ribbon/chain to the frame.

i decided where i wanted my jewelry, and added the small S-hooks (from lowe's) right through the screen.

then i hung my jewelry on it, and...
taaa daaaa!!!

and it's cheap!
frame: thrift store, $3
screen: lowe's, $5 (used a fraction of it though, so lots leftover!)
chain: lowe's, $1.06 for two feet
ribbon: already had at home
tacks: already had at home
s-hooks: lowe's, $0.80 for 10 hooks