Saturday, June 25, 2016

Great Ideas For Your Weekend

   

 

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It is that time of the week again. The WEEKEND!!! Woo- Hoo!!

Are you ready for some mind boggling ideas to shake up your weekend?

Here we go……….


cupcakes in dollar store champagne flutes.  seriously, why didn't I think of this?!:

I just had to start with this sweet idea!! These plastic flutes from the dollar store are great presentation holders for cupcakes.

Depending on your color scheme for your party you can customize these for your own personal need.


If you are serving punch at the same party don’t go for normal ice try these over sized flower shapes made out of………
Make ice in the bottom of plastic bottles for flower-shaped ice to float in punch bowls!  Will remember this.:

The bottom one is a liter soda bottle bottom! Genius!! Love this idea!!

Now for some special decorations take an ordinary balloon and do something a little special by……..

to get balloons to hang upside down put a marble inside before blowing up.I love white balloons in different finishes, shiny,pearl,matte.:

…… putting a marble in them before blowing up and they will hang upside down. 

I love white balloons in all different finishes. One other special touch if your party is at night, add a glow stick!!!!


Speaking of lights!

Hang a lantern filled with a strand of battery operated twinkle lights...looks like fire flies!:


Fill any inexpensive lantern with a string of white lights and hang around your yard or in a tree. Can you imagine these en masse’, amazing!!!


Now let’s get down to some practical ideas……….


put cotton ball in fingers to protect them from getting cut by your nails,great idea!:

Are you like me and you poke holes in your rubber gloves? 

Well, cotton balls to the rescue!!!! Just poke a cotton ball down in the tip of the finger and they will be protected from sharp fingernails!! So simple!!

My reader NanaDiana just wrote a comment and she puts some baby oil on her cotton ball in her garden gloves and she gets an oil treatment for her cuticles. Brilliant Diana!!


for painting on ceilings or other high places to prevents drips.:


Don’t you just hate paint splatters on your face when you are painting something above your head? Make a paint guard with a plastic bowl lid!!! Now, why didn’t I think of that?


Another pinner said:  I wish I had seen this years ago!! Tape before caulking. Smooth out with finger. Then peel off the tape immediately, before it dries. SO smart!!:

My hubby is really a very handy guy, but there is one thing he is not very good at…. Caulking!! 

You know the saying, if a little will do good a LOT will do better?!! Well, that is his method when caulking, and you all know that does not work.

This looks like the perfect remedy, tape using two pieces of tape, and caulk your line between the two pieces of tape. Voila! Not too much, and a perfectly straight line!!!


This next idea actually comes from ME!!!! I did this in our kitchen re-do. We had the typical 1978 cabinets. I decided to paint them but before I did the painting we adding some skirt molding and feet to the bottom of the cabinets.

Guess what I used for the feet? Shelf Brackets, turned upside down. Inexpensive shelf brackets!!!!


Use shelf brackets ($2.00ea.) turned upside down to give the bottom of kitchen cupboards the look of furniture legs. 1970's kitchen transformed.  http://goodlifeofdesign.blogspot.com/2010/03/how-many-looks-can-kitchen-have.html#:


Each bracket cost $2.00!! I think that was money well spent, don't you? If you would like to see more of my kitchen you can go to the top of my blog and take a tour of my home!!


BEFORE YOU BUILD A HOUSE - A forum of handy ideas people wish they'd thought of before they built:

For those of you that have a pony wall in your home, or plan on having a pony wall, how about some extra storage? Brilliant!!

Have you ever wondered if some of the ideas you see on Pinterest will work or not? Well, some brilliant person is writing a blog specifically dedicated to those ideas that Did NOT work called PINSTROSITY!!

Pinstrosity -- A blog where people submit Pinterest projects that didn't turn out as planned. I love how they tell you why it didn't work and what you need to fix.:
Ways for Kids To Earn Money Around the House.  I especially love that these cards have step-by-step directions for the kids!:


When your kiddos would like to earn some extra money by doing chores around the house give them this envelope with chore cards that have instructions on how to do the chore, so they know what you expect, and the amount of $$ it is worth. Brilliant idea!!

That is it for this weeks installment of Great Ideas!! 

Have a wonderful weekend!!!

 
 

3 comments:

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

Love these ideas especially the one where a bracket makes a cabinet foot! I need that!

Victoria said...

Thanks, Kathysue. These are fun and interesting ideas. My favorite: the feet for the kitchen cabinets in your former home. They look just as good as the ones you buy from the cabinet makers at a teeny fraction of the cost. XOXO

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Love that idea of the shelf brackets...genius ... and love that pull out shelf in the pony wall!!!...