There is a new craze going around (well, perhaps not so new, but new to me!) that involves lots of pretty, shiny, Gold things. I like. 🙂
So, I bought myself a can of Gold spray paint (Rustoleum) and proceeded to Gold-ify a few things on my desk… I love how they turned out!
I taped off a small square vase to use as a pen/pencil holder:
So pretty and fun! I also did a
disgustingly ugly old pair of scissors I had, and painted them Gold- LOVE the new life it gave them!
I then painted a Melissa & Doug wooden tray that my nieces left here from one of their fun toy sets…
How perfect is that for an inbox?! And I got really smart and painted the bottom of my boring, grey post-it dispenser. GENIUS!!!!
I also change the paper under the plastic top of this often- changes the look of the dispenser for a holiday, the season, or just because you want something that looks great with your post-it notes. 🙂
There are always things one is wishing they can fix immediately when you are a homeowner. ALWAYS. So, I keep a small running wish-list of our big ticket items that we want to repair/purchase/work on around the house. It’s gotten smaller in the last couple years (we are very thankful!) but there are always those few pesky things…
Hilariously, for some reason, I misspelled “dining” next to chandelier. It looks like “ding”. And then I attempted to add an “n” which did not work. Sigh. Didn’t want to rewrite it…
In keeping with the cooking theme, I couldn’t resist these tasteful and elegant “Utensil” themed notes. A set of three, with a very fancy edge/border, in great colors and a perfect size for my personal Filofax. I love them!
How fun are they?! Can’t wait to use them. I honestly can’t remember where I found them…
Love the colors and the “wood grain” print.
And those edges are so unusual.
When I was compiling all the details into my Filofax that I wanted to include for my 2014 calendar, I realized that there were several irregularly occurring tasks I needed to find a better way to remind myself of. Such as:
Skype with Em
These are all people that don’t live near where I do, therefore I want to be reminded to be in touch with them regularly- but not necessarily every week. Enter: the Tag!
I knew I wanted something unobtrusive- that wouldn’t distract me from my essential tasks and would also not take up much room on my pages. After designing them, printing and cutting them out, I started putting them into my week at intervals of every 4, 5, or 6 weeks.
Here is the first:
Love the teeny tiny coffee cup on there! Here is another:
And the one for Bryce:
A nice cappuccino on that one… 🙂
The whole page here:
I love the very small size (definitely made cutting them all out a bit of a challenge!) but I love the result. A clean, clear and unobtrusive tag to remind me occasionally about these random tasks.
What do you think? I love them too. 🙂
Whenever I want to add something to my calendar but either don’t have the pages in my planner or am unwilling to commit to the _actual_ act of writing it down on a date, I stick a little reminder card at the back of my weekly pages. This one is for movies that I want to remember. I used to do a full page for these, but we don’t really have all that many we want to see these days and I just have a few that I want to keep track of.
Handy, right? I put the name of the movie and the release date.
I made some smaller lists with some leftover bits of scrapbooking paper I had lying around. I mean, what’s a girl to do when you have adorable Fall/Autumn/Halloween stickers that are dying to be used and cute paper?!
As you can see some are harvest and some are Halloween.
These stickers are by StickerDoodle and loads of people have found them at Target, which is where I found mine- aren’t they sweet?!
And a bright color of paper to contrast these colors.
I really like the green gingham as well-
these little guys have found a good home.