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Friday, March 30, 2012

Ideas to Ponder On A Saturday!


I don’t know about  you all, but it sure seems as if Saturday rolls around more quickly than it use to.

Are you ready for some Great ideas?

Here we go……….

This idea is so logical, I really can’t believe I did not think of it before…..

This should help out next time you go to hang a picture.

Toothpaste! Mark it with toothpaste! Genius!

Speaking of walls how do your baseboards look?

If you need to beef up your existing baseboards, or if you just need to hide them because they are less than attractive, this product is for YOU!

This base board is made to fit right over you existing baseboard. Genius!! Boy, this will save some of us a lot of work. My hubby also brought up the point this would be great to run your cable or speaker wires, out of sight out of mind!!

I drink a lot of water every day. I like lemon or lime in my water, but when I have a bottle of water I usually skip adding it, but now I don’t have too!

Seriously! Some people just think of everything. This is one of those that I said out loud, “Now, why didn’t I think of this?”

Drinking water is good for our health, and so is eating properly. 

We all want to teach our children how to choose good foods to eat. I thought this next idea was a great way to not only teach your child,but to give them the control of making good choices for themselves.

A Lunchbox center!

Each drawer holds pre-selected (by Parents) food  that they can choose from. 

The only rule is they must take only one from each drawer. 

So however you break up the food groups for their lunches, that is how you would create a drawer and the selections that go in each is totally up to the parent, but the child feels as if he is making the choice.

I think this is a win-win situation, eating properly and teaching how to make choices.

Speaking of the kiddos, if you have a little one that is going into the big-kids bed, and you are just a wee bit timid about the possibility of them rolling out of bed.
Take a look at this!……..

A big noodle that is normally used for the pool is placed under the fitted sheet, and it will prevent a roll out of bed.

I think the concept of this idea is great. The look, not so much. 

You could make it much more attractive,but the concept is to get the shoes off the floor and this works. Just make it prettier, Okay?

Speaking of attractive, I love this next idea for your kitchen……

Emily Clark made these for some inexpensive art for her kitchen. I just thought this was adorable.

Speaking of kitchens and DIY art, this next idea is a great concept.

Isn’t this a cute idea. I am not crazy about the frame but I love the concept.

This next idea is kitchen related also………

I love this piece. Baskets are so useful and attractive and this is a great way to store your potatoes and onions.

So there you have it, some ideas to ponder on Saturday.

 Easter is , only one week away, Yikes!!!

I will leave you with this one last bit of information. If you are having Easter dinner, and you need a reminder on how to properly set the table here is a good diagram for you……

That should keep you all busy for the rest of the weekend.

Have a wonderful weekend with family and friends.


Barb @ The Everyday Home said...

Love these ideas. The baseboard overlay is genius! And I gotta get me one of those mini lemon juicers. Fabulous!!!
Have a great weekend! Luv u

Wendi @ Classic Chic Home said...

Great ideas, Kathysue. I really like your hubby's suggestion about using the hollow baseboards for hiding cords.
Have a happy weekend!
~ Wendi ~

vignette design said...

Great ideas Kathysue! Love the baseboard that fits over existing baseboard. Genius. And love the spoons framed. Great look.
Have a great weekend! ~Delores

NanaDiana said...

What great ideas. I think that hook thing for the shoes would work great in a closet- out of sight. I like the toothpaste trick. You can also use white toothpaste to fill small nail holes. It works just like spackling. I hope you have a great weekend- xo Diana

A Perfect Gray said...

some awesome stuff there, kathysue, especially that baseboard. that's over the top! (get it? ha!) donna

The enchanted home said...

What a fantastic post! You covered it all.....so many great tidbits, thank you!

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

Great idea, Kathysue! Thanks for sharing! Blessings, Tammy

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

Great idea, Kathysue! Thanks for sharing! Blessings, Tammy

Karen said...

I love all the simple, clever ideas you showcased here-makes me wonder why I didn't think of them first!

Stacy CUrran said...

The diagram at the end made me laugh -- do you remember when I revealed my dining room and I got a bunch of criticism for doing the silverware wrong!? And OH MY GOSH - these ideas are AMAZING!!! I particularly like the lunch bins because it allows the ids to have some control, but also teaches them how to diversify and make good decisions. i could go on and on - the pool noodle in the bed! We used pillows on the floor -- MUCH messier and more to clean up each day. And the shoe hooks?? SO ingenious. OH, btw...here is how you do the GFC thing....go into the code and change the followers code to the same color as your background. So, yours is white, so just change it to FFFFFF
xo Stacy

La Dolfina said...

I love these Saturday posts of yours!!!!
So fun!

Cheryl said...

Mini lemon juicers.... so cute, and I love lemon! It's on my list!! Thanks for the post.
Oh, and yesterdays beautiful shade of eggs.... amazing!!
Thank you!

kim @ whitebarnbasics said...

Hi! I sure loved all of your ideas! I'm going to make sure I share many of them with my daughter-in-law for her two little guys!
many blessing to you, kim

michele said...

what great tips! my mom always used a big european crock to store potatoes in our kitchen. we never gave it a second thought, but some of my friends felt this was the most ridiculous thing in the world!

smiles to you.


Bring Pretty Back said...

Kathysue, These ideas are GREAT!!!!
I love the idea of the shoes on the hooks!
Have a PRETTY day!

Lana said...

Great ideas! I love the baseboard one. I need to see where I can find this in Canada.


These are my favorite post! Thanks for doing all the research for us :)

Victoria said...

The RapidFit baseboards are genius! I also love the idea of the pool noodle. Thanks, Kathysue.

debra @ 5th and state said...

such brilliance kathysue, did not want this post to end!