Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Mini Project #13 - My New Running Bag

Remember a few years ago when you could find these photo bags everywhere?
When these bags first came out, I purchased a bundle of them to give out as Christmas gifts to my wonderful coworkers. They were a hit! I thought I had gifted them all, but I found one in a craft supply box recently. So, I placed it in my ever growing Things To Do pile. It sat there until until this past weekend when I was trying to reduce the pile. With this bag, I decided to make it my running bag. And to keep it with the running theme, I decided to use special pics instead of inspirational running quotes or pics. I have enough of those posted at my desk at work. So I decided to use my favorite running bibs and pics (from the bib's run)as inpsiration. I just photocopied (which also included reducing the size to fit), laminated, cropped, and inserted the pics into the bag's pockets. And within half an hour, it was done! This by far was one of the easiest projects ever. I love those quick projects!!! And the good thing about this bag, I can alway change the bib and running pics with new ones, or say, new faves.
And speaking of running, I just did one about two weekends ago. Fleet Feet 5K in Pleasanton. My running buds and I earned another bling. This run took us by surprise. We had not one, not two hills, but tons of them. We were not use to them as we are use to flat trails. You should have seen us after this run, we were pouring with sweat and our legs were like jello. Nevertheless, we loved it and would definitely do this race again next year
Until the next project or run... Toodlepeeps. Lisa

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

A good use for a coat rack

When I first stumbled across this coat rack at the flea market recently, I thought "that'll hold a lot of coats". Even though the seller was asking for $2 for it, I didn't think I needed it, so I walked away. Let me tell you, this coat rack kept calling me to come back. I was trying to resist it, but sadly, I lost. I went back and bought it. After buying it, I started to feel guilty. I mean I don't have room in my foyer for it, so why did I buy it? Where was I going to put it? Did I just wasted $2? Geez, what were you thinking of Lisa? I drove home kicking myself for making a foolish purchase...or so I thought. Well, as soon as I drove into my driveway, I knew I had the PERFECT use for it. And my friends, this is the perfect use.
This is a perfect way to utilize a coat rack. It's also a unique way to display all your necklaces at once. Just like my earring holder, I can just grab n go. Ah, life is good when simplifying it. Sometimes, a simple object may have a bigger and better use than you expected. Until next week. Toodlepeeps.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Mini Project #12

Let's get this blog rolling...I say. I've got lots and lots of projects, finds, and stories to share, so I'll just start the blog rolling with a project. You see this frame??
Well, it used to hold a mirror. I once used in my very, petite foyer of my former home. I was planning on using it in my rented condo, but it cracked en route. Most peeps would either toss, donate, or just sell the frame, but no, not me. I had a plan. I do try to put everything into good use if I can. So, with a little love and gold paint, glue, a roll of window screen, shabby appliques.
This frame turned into this - an earring holder!!
All my dazzling hook earrings (and a couple of pins) are on full display in my bathroom. I can just grab n go!! No more digging through the jewelry box. Well, actually, I still do with the steel post earrings. I guess I have to come up with another earring holder idea for those. Nevertheless, this is art alone in my bathroom. I do hope you've enjoyed this small project. Stay tuned for next week's fun post. Thank you. Until then, Toodlepeeps.