Using frames for a variety of things--family Calendar, frame some cork sheeting, paint the frame backing with chalkboard paint, etc....all
Consignment store frame, some chalkboard paint and you can now greet your future residents with future community events, highlight area businesses, decorate it for the holidays, etc.
Paint center of cabinet door with chalkboard paint and use as message center, quote of the week, grocery list, family goals etc.
Stay organized by making your own monthly calendar using a frame, paint chips, and a dry-erase marker!
Garage sale frames - spray paint - sand paper Great new frame! I am going to do some in black.
DIY calendar - paint chips behind an IKEA frame, then use whiteboard markers to mark days and numbers and appointments. All ready to be
DIY: Natural Christmas & Holiday Decor @ All Things Farmer - great ideas for decorating your home using greenery, pinecones, etc.
Some good family camping pointers, meal ideas over the grill, smart things to bring, etc. The 3 milk jugs are filled with ice and frozen. Good idea to keep water coming as it melts too to stay hydrated.
"You can make a single pressed glass picture by buying two dollar store frames, then taking the glass out of one of them and using it for the backing of the first frame. Place your favorite pressed leaf in between the two glass panes."
Paint swatches framed behind glass to make a dry-erase calendar. I would make a weekly calendar and use a different color for each family member. You could even mark your recurring commitments (dance lessons, work schedule, etc) under the glass so that you don't have to re-write them every week. It would be easy to swap them out if something changes.
horizontal family members canvas - 12X16 - ivory graphics: The gang's all here--and they're ready to bring some much-needed personality to the halls and walls. Featuring family friendly characters and fun icons, this piece lets you customize artwork perfect for the whole family. Because as everybody knows: The family that hangs together, stays together. Exclusively from RedEnvelope.personalized for a one-of-a-kind work of artpersonalized canvas artstretch canvas and wood constructionchoose from 3 sizes: 12x16, 18x24, 24x32personalized framed artchoose espresso, black or white frame: 11x14personalization details:line 1: personalize with family name up to 12 charactersthe words ""THE"" and ""FAMILY"" will automatically appearline 2: date or message up to 35 charactersplease enter only uppercase letterschoose up to 10 family membersframed art is temporarily sold out $79.95
Tinting Gesso with Pastels by Traci Bunkers : This is a little tutorial on how to tint gesso with pastels. It's a way to get some subtle color onto your paper or art journal without using paint. This is one of the techniques in my book, "The Art Journal Workshop." You can see all of my videos at www.TraciBunkers.com/blog/videos
This is a gift basket my sisters and I made for our cousin-in-law for her Bridal Shower over the summer. We included a poem with it as well, and the poem said: [Brides name], In a few short weeks you and your HONEY, [Grooms name], will PLEDGE your love to one another, leaving your SOLO lives in the past as your family and friends CHEER while you walk down the aisle. Ahead, you will find a new adventure full of BLISS as Mr. and Mrs. [Bride Grooms last name]. Before that happy day, we would just like to fill you in on a few SECRETS: Your Prince CHARMIN’ may be BRAWNY and SUAVE, but he won’t always be MR. CLEAN or a DYNAMO in the kitchen. Things may not always be a FEBREEZE and there may be some ups and some DOWNYS, but try not to SHOUT, send out an SOS, or let things CASCADE into a PUFF of anger. No matter what, ALL will be RESOLVED by DAWN. You two are a FANTASTIC couple, and will be able to BOUNCE back from anything in a JIF. You and [Grooms name] share a ZEST for life, and your marriage will include endless love, a BOUNTY of happiness, and a HEFTY DASH of SNUGGLES, HUGS KISSES. We feel so much JOY to be able to GAIN a you into our family on [Wedding date]. We look forward to seeing the SPARKLE in your eyes on your FABulous and PICTURE perfect day.All of the items in the basket were the smallest sizes we could get, and we put everything into a laundry basket she had on her registry. Our items in the basket were (in order):Honey, Pledge, Solo cups, Cheer detergent, Hersheys Bliss chocoate, Secret deodorant, Charmin toilet paper, Brawny paper towels, Suave shampoo or body gel, Mr. Clean magic eraser, Dynamo detergent, Febreeze, Downy softener, Shout stain remover, SOS dish soap, Cascade dishwasher detergent, Puff tissues, All detergent, Resolve stain remover, Dawn dish soap, Fantastic cleaning product, Bounce dryer sheets, Jif peanut butter, Zest bathroom cleaner, Bounty napkins, Hefty trash bags, Mrs. Dash seasoning spice blend, Snuggle laundry detergent, Hersheys Hugs Kisses chocolates, Joy dish soap, Gain detergent, Sparkle cleaner, Fab cleaner, Picture frame.
They used to use urine to tan animal skins, so families used to all pee in a pot & then once a day it was taken & Sold to the tannery.......if you had to do this to survive you were "Piss Poor" But worse than that were the really poor folk who couldn't even afford to buy a pot......they "didn't have a pot to piss in" & were the lowest of the low The next time you are washing your hands and complain because the water temperature isn't just how you like it, think about how things used to be. Here are some facts about the 1500s: Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May, and they still smelled pretty good by June.. However, since they were starting to smell . ...... . Brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor. Hence the custom today of carrying a bouquet when getting Married. Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water. The man of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water, then all the other sons and men, then the women and finally the children. Last of all the babies. By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it.. Hence the saying, "Don't throw the baby out with the Bath water!" Houses had thatched roofs-thick straw-piled high, with no wood underneath. It was the only place for animals to get warm, so all the cats and other small animals (mice, bugs) lived in the roof. When it rained it became slippery and sometimes the animals would slip and fall off the roof... Hence the saying "It's raining cats and dogs." There was nothing to stop things from falling into the house. This posed a real problem in the bedroom where bugs and other droppings could mess up your nice clean bed. Hence, a bed with big posts and a sheet hung over the top afforded some protection. That's how canopy beds came into existence. The floor was dirt. Only the wealthy had something other than dirt. Hence the saying, "Dirt poor." The wealthy had slate floors that would get slippery in the winter when wet, so they spread thresh (straw) on floor to help keep their footing. As the winter wore on, they added more thresh until, when you opened the door, it would all start slipping outside. A piece of wood was placed in the entrance-way. Hence: a thresh hold. In those old days, they cooked in the kitchen with a big kettle that always hung over the fire.. Every day they lit the fire and added things to the pot. They ate mostly vegetables and did not get much meat. They would eat the stew for dinner, leaving leftovers in the pot to get cold overnight and then start over the next day. Sometimes stew had food in it that had been there for quite a while. Hence the rhyme: Peas porridge hot, peas porridge cold, peas porridge in the pot nine days old. Sometimes they could obtain pork, which made them feel quite special. When visitors came over, they would hang up their bacon to show off. It was a sign of wealth that a man could, "bring home the bacon." They would cut off a little to share with guests and would all sit around and chew the fat. Those with money had plates made of pewter. Food with high acid content caused some of the lead to leach onto the food, causing lead poisoning death. This happened most often with tomatoes, so for the next 400 years or so, tomatoes were considered poisonous. Bread was divided according to status. Workers got the burnt bottom of the loaf, the family got the middle, and guests got the top, or the upper crust. Lead cups were used to drink ale or whisky. The combination would Sometimes knock the imbibers out for a couple of days. Someone walking along the road would take them for dead and prepare them for burial.. They were laid out on the kitchen table for a couple of days and the family would gather around and eat and drink and wait and see if they would wake up. Hence the custom of holding a wake. England is old and small and the local folks started running out of places to bury people. So they would dig up coffins and would take the bones to a bone-house, and reuse the grave. When reopening these coffins, 1 out of 25 coffins were found to have scratch marks on the inside and they realized they had been burying people alive... So they would tie a string on the wrist of the corpse, lead it through the coffin and up through the ground and tie it to a bell. Someone would have to sit out in the graveyard all night (the graveyard shift.) to listen for the bell; thus, someone could be, saved by the bell or was considered a dead ringer. And that's the truth....Now, whoever said History was boring