Friday, February 3, 2012

Just Checking In...

Okay, so can I just say, it has been a great month of being MIA from this place - a month full of a little more time for me, doing some projects around the house, visiting with friends and family, and adding some relaxation to the to-do list instead of scrapping.

Now, that doesn't mean I haven't been playing with paper. I have been working on my Project Life (PL12 for short) and I am so enjoying the hour or so that I spend on it every four or five days. The format is small and easy to complete, and the overall effect is super cute! I'm going through scraps and all those little journaling spots that get tucked away never to be seen again.

I had originally planned my format based on the recipe box that I found at a thrift store, and cut all my pieces to fit perfectly, at 6.5"x4.25", which was a bummer size to cut, but oh well. THEN I found the most awesome sets of metal library drawers at our old firehouse rummage sale, and I knew I had to use them for this. They are a little smaller than the recipe box, so I sucked it up and redid all sixteen days of PL12 I had so far. A bummer to do, but I think it'll be well worth it in the end.

Here's another project I did today.

Yep, that's just an old mailbox that I got a couple of weeks ago for a whole $5. I've been wanting to make this ironing board hanger for like, ever, but never got to it. I've also been wanting to find a cute little box for my laundry sheets so I don't have to look at the ugly paper box they come in. What's the saying? Two birds, one mailbox? Something like that...

It's been a little bit of a laundry themed week, actually. I made a big batch of detergent that I store in these adorable bottles from Crate & Barrel. I have been making my own detergent for about six months, and I LOVE it! I was a little nervous that it might not work as well as the store-bought detergent that I had been using, but it's just fine, and I can add any essential oil that I want to make it smell any way that I want. Though, to be honest, I am totally fine with the basic 98 cent bar soap smell.

AAAAAAND finally got around to painting this cheapo canvas that I got for a whole $3 at Home Goods. Gotta love Pinterest and the infinite list of quotables they provide for a girl with a boring laundry room.

Stay tuned - Project Life is coming up soon!


  1. So glad to see you back and that you're relaxing and taking you-time! :)

  2. I love the ironing board holder from the mailbox. I may need to steal that idea. I am glad you are getting things done and feel good about it. Take care of yourself.