31 Projects.. Day 1

Yes this is a repeat, but it’s a good one. And, it sets off a project that I’m going to get to during these 31 days too. Can you guess what that is?

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Ever since I saw this pin, which lead me to this blog post I was in heaven! It’s just the right about of quirk and whimsy that I’ve been looking for as I bring more color into the house, without it being too trendy.. Are maps trendy? They’ve been around quite a bit so lets go with classic. Maybe a little trendy to put them on the walls but we wont think to hard about that. If you love it, throw it on the wall I say.

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Melissa used tacks to keep hers up, I couldn’t do that thanks to our plaster walls which crumble at the sight of anything sharp, so I did the next best thing and just hot glued them. The best part about hot glue is when you’re done with it it (usually, knock on wood) pops right off. The only downside to this is I couldn’t get the maps quite as tight as I’d like, but a little double sided tape should help that, if I get my lazy butt to fix it that is. Contentment is good for everyone, I also say. ;)

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I used maps we already had, which is why you’ll see a lot of Michigan maps (Thanks Mom!) and an Alaska one, which made me laugh since my step dad clearly circled a town and wrote “lunch” next to it. Priorities. We have them people! It would have helped laying flat if I actually used new maps we wouldn’t have the creases and folds and imperfections but that’s what happens when you’re on a spending freeze like this little chick is. Saving myself, from myself.

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Okay, enough talking– you get the point. Maps.. walls.. glue.. Go!

 

 

 

 

Board and Batten entry way all mapped out.

Whoa look who finally decided to show up to her own blog. ;) Summer has officially taken over, I suppose. But I thought I’d stop by and share something I finally did complete!

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Ever since I saw this pin, which lead me to this blog post I was in heaven! It’s just the right about of quirk and whimsy that I’ve been looking for as I bring more color into the house, without it being too trendy.. Are maps trendy? They’ve been around quite a bit so lets go with classic. Maybe a little trendy to put them on the walls but we wont think to hard about that. If you love it, throw it on the wall I say.

IMG_6276

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Melissa used tacks to keep hers up, I couldn’t do that thanks to our plaster walls which crumble at the sight of anything sharp, so I did the next best thing and just hot glued them. The best part about hot glue is when you’re done with it it (usually, knock on wood) pops right off. The only downside to this is I couldn’t get the maps quite as tight as I’d like, but a little double sided tape should help that, if I get my lazy butt to fix it that is. Contentment is good for everyone, I also say. ;)

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I used maps we already had, which is why you’ll see a lot of Michigan maps (Thanks Mom!) and an Alaska one, which made me laugh since my step dad clearly circled a town and wrote “lunch” next to it. Priorities. We have them people! It would have helped laying flat if I actually used new maps we wouldn’t have the creases and folds and imperfections but that’s what happens when you’re on a spending freeze like this little chick is. Saving myself, from myself.

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Okay, enough talking– you get the point. Maps.. walls.. glue.. Go!

 

*Because I feel the need to point it out, the zebra print needs to go, I’m aware.

 

 

Entryway Orginization

Remember way back when we spruced up our entryway? And, it looked pretty and had lovely baskets and hooks and pillows and you just want to hug it? Yeah that one. Well… let’s talk about that for a minute.

Anyone who lives in a cold area knows that once cold weather hits closets..entryways.. they basically fill to the brim with big ol’ coats and too much, well junk. It drives me insane when it just so happens that the backpacks go on the hooks first, then one million coats to follow. Which, causes an avalanche the following day and a mom cussing the whole system, walking out the door.

Quietly ;)

Rinse and repeat.

So I needed a new approach to the backpacks. We live in a smaller house, no coat closets so what you see is what you get. Which I guess can be a good thing, if I actually had room to hoard hide things, I probably would have my own Monica Closet.

I found a few inches behind the door that just so happen to fit the backpacks perfectly! I know it’s sad to get so excited over spaces to fit backpacks but, c’mon after months of backpack hassle I think I found the golden ticket.

Wait it gets better.

We had some hooks left over from the previous owner {free!} and spray paint we used for another project {free!}

Do you get where I’m going here? Free. A scoop of happiness in making mornings easier for fa-ree. And, so it was.

I know the corkboard is quite the mess right now but it makes me smile. Schedules, pictures, happy creative kids. Plus this one makes me laugh every time.

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How about you? Any small living tips you’d like to share to keep you sane in the brain?

If you want to see how we got from start to finish.. Check em out!

Joining Thrifty and her wild foyer, entryway, mudroom party. :) I can never resist a party.

Thrifty Decor Chick