Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Fun Finds

So I have this problem.......I am always on the look out for fun organizational tools! It is an addiction that I'm not afraid to admit to, however what I fear is I may have to many....lol. Wait can you ever have to many??? HHHhhhhmmmm, I may have to think about that one.

So as my sights are being set on sometime soon moving into our new house, I'm looking for things that will work. I'm in LOVE with Target's $1 spot!! I don't have to feel like I have broken my bank account buying things. Oh and my other favorite is, Target end caps........a couple of years back I found 12x12 magnetic boards for like $3 each. To that I added spice containers with magnets on the bottom. That is what I use to hold a good deal of my scrapbooking accessories. This was in the $1 spot at Target but it was $2.50, it will be a nice addition to the medium and large size lime green ones I found this past fall at TJ Max!! I love using them for mini albums.

I also like going to my local Goodwill. Sometimes you can find cool things and I feel I scored big time this past week! I found these tins with hangers for .99cents each. I'm hoping to be able to hang them from a cool curtain rod.
Oh and another problem I have is dishes. Ceramic plates and bowls are among my favorites. As our children have grown up we have replaced all of our cheap dishes with Stoneware. Our main colors are Cobalt Blue, Lime Green, Dark Plum, and Tan. We have a few that have wine grapes on them. My favorite place to go for dishes is Pier 1. This week I struck gold.....see out of everything we have for dinner plate they have matching salad plates except my lime green ones. I've been searching for two years and guess what Pier 1 came out with for the summer? Lime Green plates with Daisies on them. Perfect! I haven't even used them yet, they will be for the new house. They just make me so happy.
I'm a firm believer in surrounding yourself with things that make you happy. So do that today, don't allow others to steal your JOY. Find what makes you happy, just sit and enjoy it. Soak it in and while you are slowing down, look at the beauty around you. You might be surprised what you see in a new way.

2 comments:

Stampin n da Hood said...

all those things would certainly make me happy, too!
great finds!

Sandra T. said...

My problem with my scrapbook room is that I don't have enough wall space to hang shelves. I love to organize my goodies and I have a ton of those crop in style organizational cubes. If you find more goodies, please share!
Sandra Tejeda
CTMH sister