Sunday, July 29, 2012

Am I Going Bananas?

I think I might be! he he. So I did my bi-weekly trip for groceries this morning after church and I'm stocked up again on food. We love bananas and go through them in this house but sometimes not fast enough because a couple will go bad from time to time. This afternoon I came up with an idea to help them keep longer and give me a little more room on the kitchen counters. I will say that I am not much of a gadget keeper so I didn't want to buy a banana hanging thingy. I have read that it's best to hang "nanners" up to lengthen their shelf life and I had a 3M hook in a drawer just waiting to be used. Yeah boyeeeeee!

I wouldn't dare poke a hole in our tile back splash so hanging this sticky 3M hook is pretty safe. Plus if the hubs notices it and thinks I have gone totally bananas, I can still take it down!

Do you have a special way to keep bananas or any other food for that matter?

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Warm And Fuzzy With Craigslist Success And Such

How are you? I'm sorry it has been a while. Things have been a little busy around here lately but I'm trying to catch up on some projects I've started.

There are really a lot of nice people in this world!!! I just had to say that. As many bad things that go on in the world and with all the sad things we hear about, it's uber encouraging when GOOD things happen.
Yesterday on my drive home from work I was greeted by a crew of neighbors at the front of the neighborhood who were collecting money to send to the families affected by the shooting in Colorado. They stood out in the heat handing out bottled water to people who donated.  They didn't have to do that but they wanted to and it struck me as such an awesome thing to do.
Then today I had a really good experience with Craigslist! I don't mean to sound like a goofball but I have had some not-so-great experiences with Craigslist and today I sold a train table and train set and met a really nice family. I tried to sell it at my Spring yard sale but not much luck. I'm excited to have the play room cleared somewhat but even cooler was to sell something that our kids had outgrown to another child who could use it, and meeting new people was a big plus. Warm and fuzzy thoughts and Craigslist was a boost.


Saturday, July 14, 2012

An Uplifting Beachy Craft

How are you? I've been bummed so I made beachy craft to lift the spirits and give to a girlfriend who moved away. Things have been a bit sad with goodbyes. One of my closest friends just moved away and I miss her so much already. I know, I know. Change is inevitable and things will continue to change as friends come and go throughout your life but it still doesn't make it easy. Takes me back to childhood when my best friend moved to another country, sniff sniff. Oddly enough I am filled with a sense of relief after dreading saying goodbye to her for so long. I know it's not "Goodbye"  but more like "See You Later", it's just one of those things that time will heal. Anyhow this craft is one I made for my friend. She loves the beach and is decorating using beachy decor herself so I hoped she would like it. From her reaction I think she did.
I picked up a simple frame that had a whitewashed look at IKEA. It was about $3.00.

I slipped a piece of burlap in front of a sea green piece of decorative scrap book paper so you could see the bluish tint of color through the burlap. The matte framed it nicely. Then I cut some ribbon to fit the frame and glued it down.

Next I found a shell that had a hole and looped some light weight sheer ribbon to hang over the glass. The backing on the frame secured it. If our friends find a sand dollar or a special shell some day they can always change it out! It was a fun craft and helped me tell my friend, "See you later", not "Goodbye". : )