Thursday, March 26, 2015

6 Tips To Alphabetize and Organize Your Pinterest Boards

It's so much easier to find a board I'm looking 
for now that I've alphabetized my 185 boards.
1. ALPHABETIZE: Go to your Pinterest site. Take your mouse and move your cursor over any board you want to move. The hand icon will appear. Left click on it and hold it down while you drag it to the spot you want. If you have lots of boards to scroll past, it will be easier if you scroll up through your boards with your right hand until you find the spot you want to drop it. Then drag the board using your left hand to that spot. It will shift the boards on each side out of the way. Unclick the mouse and release the board. I had to try this a few times to get the hang of it.

2. SUBDIVIDE BOARDS:  Once you have too many pins in one board  it's time to create sub categories. Keep the first word consistent.  My Christmas board was filled beyond capacity. I couldn't find anything. Now I have Christmas-Crafts, Christmas-Ornaments, Christmas-Decor, etc. I did the same with recipes. Subdivide!

3. COVER PHOTO: Use a good cover photo. Again, it's easier to find my "Hearts" board because there's a big heart cover photo. Change your cover photo using the edit board's icon.

4. DELETE DUPES: Pinterest now lets you know if you've already pinned something, but
if you've been pinning since the beginning, you'll need to weed out the duplicate pins.

5. MOVE PINS IN WRONG CATEGORY: Hit the edit icon in the pin to move it where it belongs. I find strays all the time. It's a pinning in a hurry thing.

6. DELETE PINS & BOARDS: Yes, some gotta go! Change the title of the boards that are not working for you too. This is an ongoing process. A little at a time.

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Happy Pinning!
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Monday, March 23, 2015

Days Of The Week Embroidered Kitchen Towels

I found these cute hand embroidered kitchen 
towels at a crafts booth in North Carolina.
The "traditional chores" of the week.
I've been displaying a new towel
each day in the kitchen. 
They are just for fun. 
Monday - Washing
Tuesday - Ironing
Wednesday - Cleaning
Thursday - Marketing
Friday - Baking
 Saturday - Mending
Sunday - Day of Rest and Church.
Seems like a good schedule, though I 
would switch a few of the days; 
Wednesday - mending, Friday - cleaning, 
and Saturday - baking. If I were
that organized. But where is my
Tennis towel? 

Cheers!

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Having A Ball (Jar)

I have collected a few vintage aqua Ball jars 
that did not have their original lids.
There are still lots of pretty uses for them.
I'm using this one in my bathroom. It's  filled
 with cotton balls and the topper is a
votive/butte cup that holds the Q-tips.

These very large Ball jars were a great find. 
They sit on the window ledge and hold extra 
bars of oatmeal soap, cotton balls, 
and epson salt with a scoop. 
Of course jars without lids always make a great vase.

 I have a  bit of a jar obsession.
Here's the proof:

Cheers!

Monday, February 23, 2015

New Faucet ~ New Look

A 'new' faucet was a fast mimi-makeover
 for the cabana bathroom sink. I still had a
few free faucets to use. 
 I think this pump-style one works well in here.
 I love how the water flows out of it.
 My blue and white Crabtree and Evelyn 
soap dish and bar of navy soap.
 A Longaberger Daisy basket is filled with 
rolled washcloths to use as individual 
hand towels. A votive candle in surrounded
with shells in a vintage aqua Ball jar
The only picture I have of the "before" is the 
one taken  here at Christmas. 
This project was so small and fast that I 
didn't think to take a "before" picture of 
the old faucet until it was finished. I then 
realized how much I like it and 
how much better it looked. 

Cheers!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Roses and Teacups

Two of my favorite things,
roses and teacups together.
What I like best thing about using the
 Waterlogue app is the ability to print out 
very pretty and frameable art cards. 
These are the roses that are drying on the mantle.
They are the remains from a get well
bouquet sent to my daughter.
(she has a broken foot)
Here's the arrangement
Balancing out then other side of the mantle.
A pretty Goldilocks yellow rose teacup.
And in Waterlogue.

 More roses in the oil painting.
Each vintage teacup and saucer in this 
set of 6 has a different color rose and
 a different name; Monique, Symphonie, 
Minerve, Pour Toi, Peace, and Goldilocks.
It's Adderley fine bone china England..

Cheers!
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Monday, February 16, 2015

Repurposing Florist Vases In The Bathroom

I've repurposed 2 plain florists vases to
use in my daughter Kim's bathroom.
 The rectangular one was just the right size
 for square cotton pads, and the round one
 was filled with cotton balls. Both handy for
 everyday use while still pretty. 
 Kim received several pretty arrangements 
after her foot surgery due to a broken foot. 
She's healing and I'm here in TX taking care...
and repurposing. I even saved the roses 
(in next post) for decor. 
 On my last visit I brought a chicken wire
 earring holder. It's like the one
 I made for my bathroom HERE.
 I also repurposed a wine bottle to
use as a bracelet holder.
 She received lots of bottles of wine. 
Wine, roses, and chocolates. The Godiva
box was repurposed too.
 Kim has lots of earrings. These are just 
the ones I can hang. I've organized the
others in divided compartments in the
shallow vanity drawer beneath. It's so
easy to pick out a pair each morning...
that's what I've been doing while here!

Cheers!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Simple Valentine's Touches

How to decorate for Valentine's Day
when you don't have much continues.
I'm improvising with a few Valentine's
touches while I'm still here at
(daughter) Kim's. 
 I repurposed a gift basket and filled it with
pinecones and added little white lights.
I turn it on just when it starts to get dark.
It's very pretty and you don't notice the
 green wire as you see in the photo. 
 I surrounded the glass hurricane with
more pinecones, a string of red beads,
 and a few cut-out red dot hearts.
 I filled her beverage container with 
red Christmas balls.
 I brought 2 printables with me. It's
 so easy to have a different printable
 for each holiday. I keep the extras
in a file here. 
 The red bead and wine cork garland that I 
made for Christmas when we were here 
for Thanksgiving works for Valentines's 
decor too...I think.
Anything red was used. I'll be adding a very 
easy paper heart garland too. 
The same one as I made here.
I had a small red wood frame, 
so I brought that with me.
 She'll be able to change that one each month
 too, or just print out and pop in one of my
 photos that I've done  using the
  Waterlogue app on my iphone.
Of course I brought a couple of
Valentine's Day mugs with me.
Time for a cup of coffee and 
a slice of warm banana bread.

XO

MORE printables, Valentine's Decor
and other goodies can be found on my
Pinterest Boards HERE.
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