Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Finally, a project!

This summer has been the summer of nada!  Zilch, nothing, zero.  I feel like I accomplished nothing!  Oh I guess I did the flags for the 4th, but I really got nothing done.  We were like bumps on a log, we did nothing! 

Finally a project!  I am taking my house back!  After being home all summer with a 19 and 23 year old, I want my house back.  DD leaves for school on Friday, and while I love having her home, well...  DS was on disablilty from work with a knee injury, so I felt like I had 2 toddlers at home.  WAAHH, I want my house back!

So here is what I did!  On Sunday I had had enough.  I started with the kitchen and began scrubbing and cleaning and rearranging.  I don't care if they don't like it! 

First off I cleaned off the sides of the fridge.  Yes there will be no magnets, no cute sayings no grease on my fridge!  Love how it turned out!
So clean and fresh, no visual clutter!  I already have way too much of that!  The frame is one I got at a garage sale, took out the print and added the cute chicken fabric, now it is a white board!

Here is the other side.  The mason jars hold nesquick and tea.  Love me some blue/green mason jars!

Now, you ask, where will you put all the stuff that was on the fridge!  Well after seeing the idea all over blog land,  I decided I would jump on the bandwagon.  Inside the cabinet door!   Yes and it was so easy!

Here are a few pics for reference:

                 Young House Love

                                                             Beautifully Used

                  Two Twenty One

This is my inspiration.  So off to Target I went to get the cork, and Lowes for the sheet metal.  The cork is $6.99 for 4 12 x12 squares and they come with little squares of sticky to use to install.  I measured and cut with an exacto knife and installed.

Here is the before:
This is the cabinet across from the fridge where all the glasses live.  I put cork on one door and metal on the other.  The after:

I can't decide if I want to put a strip of cork there in the middle or just leave it.  I do like how it turned out and it was so easy.
This was easy to a point.  I already had tin snips and I wore gloves when cutting.  The first cut is easy, then it takes awhile to get the hang of getting in and getting the second cut.  But the results are great!
I also did this to the cabinet next to the stove that hold all my baking supplies.

This way I can have my measuring cheat sheets readily available!  Sorry the pics for this side didn't come out too well, will have to take more. 

Here is a pic of my tin snipping area!  The family room floor!
It worked!  The tin I found at Lowes in the flashing/roofing section.  It was $9 for a sheet 24x24.  So not too bad.  I used the sticky squares from the cork to attach.  Worked out fine.  I really don't think DH thought I could do this on my own.  But I did!  Now on to another project.

I wonder how a mason jar pendant would look here...
I may have to do more research!

Have a great week,


;Home Stories A2Z


Saturday, August 11, 2012

My Sierra Heaven

We have been going up to the Eastern Sierra's in California on vacation since before the kids were born.  It is one of our favorite places.  This summer DH decided we would go in the fall only.  But I am missing me some Sierra Heaven.  Here are a few pics to tempt you too!

This was last fall.  They had received their first snowfall a few days before.  The steam coming off the lake was amazing.  I love this pic!

This is Gull Lake in the June Lake Loop.  We went to enjoy the view after a good day of fishing.  Love the sun on the water.  Gorgeous!

This is a wonderful shot of Silver in the morning.  When the water is so still and you can see Carson Peak's reflection.  AAHH, so relaxing.

All those pics were taken last fall when DH and I went on our fall fishing trip.  DH has been going in the fall for years with the 'guys', but I could never go cause the kids were in Marching Band and your time is not yours till Thanksgiving!  Since DD graduated last year I was able to go for the first time and it was awesome! 

We caught this every day!

Our limit, every day and the vaccum sealed them up to take home!  YUM!

This is Virginia Lake, further north.  There was a foot of snow on the ground when we got there to fish.  I caught my limit before DH even caught one!  Love it! 
With scenery like this fishing is so relaxing!

Can't wait to go in 2 mos. 

Do you have a favorite vacation spot that so relaxing?

Have a great weekend.


Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special