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Saturday, January 14, 2012

Great Ideas For A Saturday!

Saturdays seem to be the best day to be inspired! It is a good day to re-group and make plans on upcoming,
“To-Do’s.” and Honey-Do list.

If I see a good idea I pin it, or save it in my files so I can share it with YOU, my readers. This post is going to be a somewhat random post, but the common thread running throughout will be some Handy Dandy Ideas that you might like as much as I did.

Since Valentines Day is our next Holiday let’s start with something we can all do for our family to make the day feel a bit more special. You won’t believe how easy this one is….

I told you!! Easy peasy-Lemon squeezy!! A square pan and a round pan cut in half will make a heart. Who knew?

Here is another heart shaped product that has absolutely nothing to do with Valentines day………

I told you so!! I actually saw a make-up artist use a business card on top and bottom lashes. The premise is to have something that you can apply pressure too in order to get more mascara on your lashes, and keep them from clumping. I am actually thinking about getting this little $5.99 item!

How about drawer dividers with cup hooks to hang your necklaces!? I love this idea!

Now let’s talk about a family picnic! I told you this would be a random post, but this is another really good idea……

Did you know that if you put a bunch of corn on the cob in a cooler and pour bowling water to cover it and then shut the lid you will have perfect corn on the cob in a very large amount in about 30 minutes. Now don’t doubt me, this was on Bon appetit website!

Speaking of picnics or a backyard barbecue do you all have bugs that fly into your drinks? Here is a really cute idea to eliminate that problem all together……….

I told you it was cute! I just love the  black and white polka dots! Speaking of black and white, check out this next idea……..

Talk about being green and re-purposing. This clever person made a chalkboard desk out of their child’s outgrown crib!

If you have a small space available to do a coffee bar I think this design is so practical and decorative at the same time.

A dish drainer to hold all the plastic container lids, so simple and yet it is perfect. This is one of those, “Why didn’t I think of this,” ideas.

Pretty clever, no more messy cords hanging around.
I love cheese and I always have a cheese board when I have dinner guest here. This next idea is so doable and it would be so versatile as well…….

Never swear at a roll of tape again for loosing its edge, just place a bread tie on the end, and Voila no more swearing!

I kid you not!! This really works I tried it!!!

Since this is the time of year that we all seem to be reorganizing our homes I thought I would leave you with a few ideas that might help you enjoy the process a little bit more.

This is command central for the family. Each child's initial marks their board. They have a pocket for papers that need to be looked at or returned to the teacher.Lunches are ready and waiting. 

This does not take much space, and yet it covers all the bases for a family. Great idea, indeed!

For more great ideas like these on organization visit my friend Wendi from, "Classic Chic Home blog," she is doing a wonderful series on organizing your home.

Trust me she knows what she is writing about, she is the organizing Queen, you should see what she calls her junk drawer! She also did a post on organization  over at Carolyn's blog, "Sweet Chaos Home."

If your children are more of the adult variety this is another type of command center that takes up very little space.

This last idea is one that I really would like to incorporate into my garage when I attempt to clean it out. Boy, that is a whole other show. I am always in need of all of these boxes. You could title yours what ever you need. I think I would have dry cleaning instead of Library for my life. How about you all, what would you put on your box fronts?

I told you this would be a random post, didn’t I?
You just never know what will show up on my blog!

Hopefully you can use at least one or two of these in your future. If not, I still had fun rounding them up for you.

“Enjoy the Process” Of:

Taking time on a Saturday to dream about things you would like to do!!!

Closet update: I am still purging away!! I have purged one full bag of clothes and 19 pairs of shoes and 10 purses. I still have a bit more to do and then I will be done. Hopefully I will have an after picture to show you all. Thanks for following along with me. 

I just visited Mary Ann's blog Classic•Casual•Home and she is showing her beautifully organized closet. I got a few more great ideas that I might try in my own closet!


Wendi @ Classic Chic Home said...

All great ideas, Kathysue. (I especially like the command center message board and basket ideas... LOL!)
Transforming a bottle to house small electronics while they're charging is genius. I've been looking for a way to hide my hubby's razor in our bathroom. This will work brilliantly!
Have a lovely Saturday,
~ Wendi ~ xo

Tatiana Doria said...

Very clever stuff in here!! Thanks for the tips!


The enchanted home said...

This is AMAZING Kathysue!!!! Wow I have never seen so many clever great ideas all in one spot. Incredible!!
I am definitely bookmarking this post....love the drawer organizers with hooks for necklaces, just brilliant!
Thanks so much.....

helen tilston said...

Hi Kathysue

I love your posting of today. I showed my husband your corn on the cob idea - we enjoy picnics and will surprise our friends with this one.
The simplicity of the bread tag on the masking tape is awesome too.

Loved it and you

Helen xx

Sunflowers With Smiles said...

I enjoyed reading this post...Yes, I have to say, very clever ideas on pinterest...You can get addicted to Pinterest! Thanks for sharing!

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Wonderful ideas! I love following you on pinterest. You always pin a lot of great things.

La Dolfina said...

Lots of wonderful ideas in your "random post"
Happy Saturday!!!!

Linda in AZ * said...

*** ABSOLUTELY, UNDOUBDTEDLY the mosts DELIGHTFUL and INFORMATIVE blog ever, Sweetie!!! I kept thinking, "remember this!", as I read/saw pics and printed so MANY pics, so I wouldn't forget!!!

I will TOTALLY use MANY, if not 99% of, these ideas/suggestions, starting TODAY, as I, too, am STILL working on the purging of our dressing room!!! And besides ALL the other tremendously creative ideas, the necklace idea is just toooooo great, & I wonder "Why didn't I think of that?!", like so many others, I'm sure!!!

Oh, and the precious cupcake papers, because of the COLORS/pattern especially, remind me soooo much of YOUR taste ('scuse the pun!!!!!!!)

EVERYTHING was "A GREAT IDEA" (!)... Thanks sweet girl... As darling BILLY CRYSTAL would say~~~ MAHHHHHVELOUS!!!!!!!!

Linda in AZ *

Teresa Hatfield ~ Splendid Sass said...

Great ideas, Kathysue! All ideas I haven't seen!
Going to make the heart cake for valentine's day!

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

Kathysue, That is what I am doing today. Cleaning and organizing. I have caught the New Year bug. It might take me all month. Thanks for the great ideas.

traci zeller designs said...

What fun ideas! I adore the cupcake liners on top of the drinks - so fun and clever!

MS Design Maven Marilyn Storey said...

I love all these ideas, Kathysue! The cupcake wrappers are so festive and here in Mississippi, we definitely have to watch out for the bugs! Love the coffee/beverage station too! Happy creative, puttering around the house Saturday

NanaDiana said...

Oh~ What GREAT ideas you have posted here. I love them and already employ a couple of them in my own home. I am about to adopt a couple more. THANKS~ GOOD post- xo Diana

Linda Hartong said...

What clever ideas!!

Mary Ann Pickett said...

Hey Cute Girl, thanks for mentioning my closet...it was tough to "come out of the closet" if you know what I mean :) You'd better show us yours!
That corn idea is amazing...so it the cellphone holder...I am thinking I could charge my camera battery with something like that and keep the camera with it. Love the cheese plate idea so much. I just showed the heart cake to my sister...in fact, I am going to send the link to this to a few friends.

The Tablescaper said...

You've featured some great ideas. It would be great to have you join me at Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

designchic said...

People are so clever...why don't I ever come up with these great ideas. Love the necklace drawers, and the heart for putting on mascara...brilliant!! Hope you're having a great weekend ~

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

KS, these are ALL fabulous ideas! I had seen the corn idea and have GOT to remeber it this summer when we go to OBX!!! LOVE the crib turned desk!!! So many ideas, I will repin some of them! Thanks so much for sharing them all. XO, Pinky

Lana said...

Hi Kathysue,

Thank you for all the great ideas. I had seen a couple of them, but alot were new. They are all great ideas. Sounds like you are making progress with your closet. I need to do that as well. Can't wait to see it when you are done.

pam {simple details} said...

Thanks for the roundup of clever ideas, Kathysue! So practical and a lot of "why didn't I think of that?"

Marcy said...

What great ideas!! Lots that I hadn't seen before. Thanks!

Stacy CUrran said...

These are all great, but I absolutely am stealing the idea of the pouch to hold the iPhone when it is charging. What a great way not to get it wet on the counter by accident, too. Great post!

Katie said...

So many cute and clever ideas! I wonder why I never can think of these things...

Katie said...

So many cute and clever ideas...XoXo

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Great ideas, Kathysue! I really need the eyelash thingy! Lately,it seems I am always applying my mascara at red lights! lol Happy weekend!...hugs..Debbie


Once again...I am overwhelmed at the things people can figure out!!! Love this post.

Unknown said...

I am looking to make a coffee/tea bar in my kitchen and cannot find anything like this: http://pinterest.com/pin/246501779574072449/
can you PLEASE help me! Thank you

Kathysue said...

Hi Cheryl, I have no way of contacting you so I hope you come back to read this...
It is a shelf that a blogger found from Hobby Lobby, you can read about it here........