Wednesday, February 20, 2013

DIY Tiered Bathroom Organizer

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One of my New Year's resolutions is to actually make some of the ideas I pin from Pinterest. I fell in love with this tiered bathroom organizer not only because it's functional, but it's also pretty and so easy to make!
 Supplies needed:
  • 2 plates (one dinner, one salad)
  • 1 candlestick 
  • Krazy Glue (if working with glass plates) or a clear-drying ceramic glue (if working with ceramic plates)

This DIY project only cost me $5 (minus the Krazy Glue, which I already had on hand). I found these glass plates in the "As-Is" section of IKEA. They were only $2 a piece! And I found the candlestick at Dollar Tree...for $1! 

To assemble, all you do is adhere a candlestick to the middle of a dinner plate, then top the candlestick with a coordinating salad plate. It dries pretty instantly. If you go with clear plates (as I did), make sure your Krazy Glue/Super Glue says it "bonds to glass".

This organizer can also double as a pretty serving platter at at party!
If you want to use the top plate to hold smaller items, make sure you select a plate that has a lip on it.
And there you have it! I'm still debating if I'll store nail polish, perfume or make it a random I-can-store-anything-here organizer. The possibilities are endless! If you've recently made a DIY project from a Pinterest board, I'd love to see it. Leave me a link and I'll check it out. Perhaps it will become my next DIY project!


Thursday, February 14, 2013

Matters of the Heart

Ah, Valentine's Day...the season for love, romance, and pretty poetry. Shakespeare knew a thing or two, but when it comes to matters of the heart, kids pretty much have it figured out.

I mean, who can argue with this sound logic...

Love and Marriage:

"Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good too." -- Greg, age 8

"Love will find you, even if you are trying to hide from it. I been trying to hide from it since I was five, but the girls keep finding me." -- Dave, age 8


"You should never kiss a girl unless you have enough bucks to buy her a big ring and her own VCR, 'cause she'll want to have videos of the wedding." -- Jim, age 10

How People In Love Act:

"It's love if they order one of those desserts that are on fire. They like to order those because it's just like how their hearts are -- on fire." -- Christine, age 9

"See if the man picks up the check. That's how you can tell if he's in love." -- John, age 9

Strategies For Making People Fall In Love With You:

"Tell them that you own a whole bunch of candy stores." -- Del, age 6

"Don't do things like have smelly, green sneakers. You might get attention, but attention ain't the same thing as love." -- Alonzo, age 9

Good Advice About Love:

"Spend most of your time loving instead of going to work." -- Dick, age 7

"Be a good kisser. It might make your wife forget that you never take out the trash." -- Erin, age 8

For more great kid quotes on love, click here.

Happy Valentine's Day!