I was going through my jewelry box recently, while organizing my walk-in closet, and I was surprised by how many little treasures I found.
There were lots of baby teeth, mostly in unlabelled baggies (so I had no idea which kid they came from), a few carefully wrapped baby curls I’d snipped off my toddlers and a couple of vintage $2 bills saved by my husband’s parents back when he was a kid.
I smiled when I pulled out my gold daughter’s pride ring, which was given to me by my almost-stepsister back when I was a teenager. They were a big deal at the time — your birthstone set into a heart, plus the birthstones of your mom and dad.
I haven’t worn it since I was 16 or 17 because that’s when my husband (my boyfriend, back then) started giving me rings that took over the prime positions on my fourth fingers.
It was a game-changer for me, as a pale indoorsy person who only appreciates a sunny day if I’m able to hide in the shade.
At some point over the summer, I decided to brighten up the inside of the pergola by hanging outdoor-friendly artwork I’d made from scrap wood — like a barn quilt and a few fun quotes.
Before I had a chance to show it to you, it was September and I’d switched my focus back to creating indoor projects.
This worked out well, though, because now I can report back on how the outdoor art lasted during the winter months.
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I always liked crafting fridge magnets while I was growing up, but those were the days when everyone had a metal fridge door. Stainless steel appliances might look nice, but they’re no good for sticking up school papers with a ceramic watermelon or set of A-B-C magnets.
Our fridge might be limited to the few magnets we can stick to one side, but you might recall I just made a cool lace-covered magnetic board for my home office.
It was looking pretty sparse, but after a quick trip to the dollar store and the local craft store, I was able to make dozens of magnets for about $12 — with plenty of supplies left over.
This is an easy project to do on your own, but it’s also something you can do with kids — especially over March Break when the days start to feel endless! My son helped me with some of these
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Interested in how I made the DIY magnetic board with pale pink lace? Here’s the full tutorial for it!