When I arrived up in the metroplex last weekend, Jennifer had been garage-sale shopping while waiting for me. She found several great treasures for me :
Love them both!!
Then she also got this too:
Can you see a theme forming? Yes, chickens – with the chickens multiplying around here, I decided it was time to have some chicken stuff around the house too. So I now have several fun chickens in our kitchen and living room!
Then I found this table at the same garage sale – perfect height for the kids to play cards on, color, or whatever they want to do. It was $5 – can’t beat that!!
Then, as I posted previously, is the box I found in our home to fill a need in our kitchen! It is about to have clipboards for each child too – with their gratitude sheet, bible reading plan, and their chore list. I am hoping to get clutter-y paperwork off the counters and have a place for each child to keep their stuff.
Finally, while making lunch I decided to solve another “issue” I have.
You see, I have a small prep-area in my kitchen. I kind of have 2 – but one is really where I prep for cooking. And it is small.
When I am using a recipe, often I set it down and it takes up precious space, then it gets wet or oily, and the paper is messed up. I always think how I need to hang it up – or have a nice plate holder style thing to put it in/on. But since my budget is $0 for any updates or projects, I knew a plate holder thing was out. So I dug out my hot glue gun, and some clothes pins.
Now, first, I must say, these clothes pins are a family treasure too. They were handed to me after Robert’s grandmother passed away – I have the only clothes line in the family. But I love that when I use them I think of her!
(I have done this previously in our house in Mansfield, but only under the sink to hold gloves or a rag, or something else)
So anyway, I picked a cabinet that I do not mind open while I am cooking and figured out where I want it. Then I glued a few clothes pins up.
Make sure you will not hit your head on the open cabinet!
As an after thought, I decided to throw a little piece of ribbon on it for some color.
If you hang these and then change your mind, they do come off rather easy – you have to pull them, but the glue will come off. So this does not have to be permanent.
Here is the finished product with Grammie’s Chowder recipe hanging!
I did put a few in other cabinets to put some verses, or kid colored pictures, or anything I want to hang, but rotate – so when I open a cabinet there is some sweet verse, or a pretty picture to make me smile! I love decorating spots that we often forget to use!!