I feel like I've left some loose ends on this blog lately, so I'm here to fill you in on a few things.
1. You ladies do NOT disappoint. You have aided me in my mission to get my mom blogging, and I finally broke her--I mean, convinced her. I think she was so overwhelmed by your positive responses, she knew there was no going back. She's already getting excited about what to call it and how to set it up! Remember all that fun? I'll let you know as soon as she's up and running!
2. If I've learned nothing else from blogging, it's that you don't buy ANYTHING without telling WHERE you bought it!! Oops. Remember her? I bought her at TJMaxx, but I also found her unlucky twin at Marshall's. Good luck!
3. The response to my "can you guess it?" project was 50/50. You either had no clue, or you figured it out. And yes...it's a Halloween advent calendar. Before I proceed, I will show you my project room. Some people refer to it as a kitchen island, but I think of it as my "creative space"--a.k.a. my MESSY space.
I don't even know what half that stuff is doing on there. WHY am I burning two candles? I'm using my son's scissors--too lazy to look for mine. An empty spray bottle with no top? Good. ness. It's like a game of I Spy!
Well here it is!! I've done 7! That's right. 7!! To be honest, the only difficult part is waiting for the spray on the boxes to dry. Otherwise, it moves along quite nicely. Remember, I'm a scrapbooker who doesn't scrapbook, so the details in this were quite fun. I bought some ultra strong magnets and glued them to the back. Each day, my kids will count down by opening the day's box and finding a goody! They're sooo geeked for it already.
Lastly, I'm ashamed to tell you my bathroom cabinets remain naked as we speak. I was put on a spending freeze (we all know how those are in this house), I went back to work, and I was lured into little projects that, quite frankly, are much more fun. Soooo...here's a little somethin' for you.
I bought this little magnet a few weeks ago at JoAnn's fabric. I adhered some fabric to the glass, stuck it in a frame I already had and hot glued the magnet to it. Pretty cute, eh? Edited to note: I knew I stole this idea from someone, but I couldn't find who. Typical. Find the original inspiration over at Cherry's Jubilee. From now on, just assume that any of my ideas are stolen from her--she's a genius! :) Thanks for letting me know, Cherry! The little finial jar was .99 cents. It was white with tiny pink roses on it. Nothing a little spray paint and polka dots can't cure! That's really all I can show you right now. I'll reveal the finished room sometime next summer! :)