Button Magnets and Thumb Tacks {and an inside smile}

January 11, 2012

This has been a rough week for me {and when I say rough what I mean is that I have been a rolling dumpster fire - yes - that serious}.  I am physically {we started working out with a trainer and I think he is trying to kill me} and mentally {when don't children and spouses try to push every last button?} beaten down.  I have had zero patience {probably closer to a negative 5} so little things that I can normally tolerate are quite literally, intolerable.  And then, to top the week off with a big ol' cherry...


That right there pushed this on edge, ready to start swinging, about to start shrieking at the top of her lungs, eyes just about bulging out of her head, jaw so tense she can't smile mama... right... off... the cliff.

This is a new day.  This is a better day.  This is a day where the internet connection is at full capacity {hallelujah}.  The next 7 days are going to be better than the last because, quite frankly, they have to be or someone is going to get it.

I am - of course - already off schedule on my blogging calendar, but that is okay {Let it go Jennifer.  Let it go.}.

I am working on a magnetic spice board for my husband.  I bought the board and the tins at Ikea and gave them to my handsome for Christmas and now I am just sprucing it up a bit and labeling those suckers.  Realistically this should be posted next week.

I am also working on a family life organization board.  This will also, realistically, be posted next week.  Today I am going to share the precious little magnets and tacks I made for the family board.

We have made a habit of tossing bottle caps and wine corks into a glass vase on our windowsill.  While my intention was not to create an artistic piece, it actually does look kind of cool.  Too bad I didn't think to take a picture during the bit o' sunshine we had earlier {Again, I am letting it go}.  This is the first time I have actually used any of the bottle caps.

I thought about painting the caps first, but then I decided that (1) it looked fine without paint, and (2) I just didn't want to do the work.

The sweet smell of accomplishment. Simple. Quick. Cheap.

Love this staged picture, but wouldn't ya know I didn't take a picture of what they looked like when they were done {*cringe* letting... it... go}.  Close your eyes and imagine a little button glued to a thumb tack {I know it sounds complicated} and that is exactly what they look like.  Adorable.  I know.

So in my dreams I get the spice board finished tomorrow and the family board done Saturday.  We'll see how I sleep {so to speak}.  I will say that even posting this itty bitty accomplishment makes me feel a little smiley inside.



april@gingerbread said...

What a great idea!!! I love buttons....Im your newest follower! xoxo

Kimberly said...

Super Cute!! I wanted to let you know I gave you the Liebster award on my blog today, if ya want to check it out ! :)

Kara @ June & Bear said...

great idea. i hope to have a command center done soon and need some magnets too.

Christie said...

This is a super cute idea!!! I'm having a linky party, and would love it if you joined! Here is the link! http://www.thesouthernproductqueen.com/one-stop-shoppe-linky-party-3 Thanks for sharing!

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