I gave my sister and mother these fabulous photo coasters for their birthdays last month and my sister jokingly said “you should write a guest post on Tidy Tangle about how to make them”. So here I am “guest” posting. I might add that I have been studying my little heart out and working hard with my web development business and spending one more minute at the computer to blog is less than appealing so I apologize for my silence, but it’s been a necessary evil to keep my sanity. Part of the battle of learning to juggle it all is dropping a ball from time to time so you don’t drop all of them and run for shelter! But thanks to my sister for keeping the dream alive and providing some wonderful posts! (more…)
Okay, so I mentioned in a recent post that I recently discovered Pinterest. I was a skeptic at first, and ignored several people’s recommendations to try it, but soon gave in and am glad I did. I’m amazed at the wealth of ideas and resources for grabs in one convenient place, and how easy it is to “pin” ideas of your own.
Today we are being affected by Tropical Storm Lee, and the entire day here has been a deluge. We are grateful for the rain, as we just came out of our driest month in history, and it gave me a great opportunity to try some of the ideas I’ve pinned to my Things to Try board with the kids. I’ve tried five or six different ideas posted to this board and have had mixed, though mostly positive, results. So, I thought I’d mention a few of the successes here.
One benefit I’ve already gained from the ideas I’ve found on Pinterest is that I’ve learned a list of essential rainy day ingredients to have on hand, listed here:
I absolutely LOVE this idea. Diaper boxes are so sturdy and have great dimensions for holding all sorts of things.
Here’s the blog post on how to turn diaper boxes into storage: http://www.positivelysplendid.com/2011/02/lets-make-something-together-lined.html
The boys’ shower curtain tore recently and I’ve had my eye out for a new one. But, I have the worst luck finding shower curtains that I like at a reasonable price. So, when I saw this sheet set at Target for $13, I knew I’d found a solution. The logic there may not be obvious, but a flat sheet can be turned into a shower curtain in no time flat (no pun intended). It can even be done without a sewing machine! When I get around to this exciting challenge, I’ll be sure to take some notes for you, in case you’re curious!