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Friday, August 24, 2012

Great Ideas For The Weekend!


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……….

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………

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……..

…… 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!

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……….

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!!

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?

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!!!!

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!!

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!!

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!!

Well that is it for this weeks installment of Great Ideas!! 

Have a wonderful weekend!!!



NanaDiana said...

Some great ideas here, Kathysue. I have been doing the one with the paintbrush for a long time-it does not work very good in corners though- trust me! And I do the cotton ball in the glove one...now I take that one step further and put some baby oil on the cotton ball so it softens my cuticles while I garden.

I went to visit that Pinstrosity..that is hysterical!!! xo Diana

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Great ideas! Love the cupcake servers ~ very cute and the spackling idea is sensational.

carolyn bradford said...

Such a wonderful post in so many ways! I am so glad to see someone posting some very real and relevant ideas! thank you, Kathysue! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

La Dolfina said...

I love these posts!!!!

Unknown said...

Really enjoyed your interesting post. Certainly learnt quite a bit, never knew about the marbles, how clever! Thx for sharing!

The enchanted home said...

Awesome post, worht saving. Love the ideas, the cup with the bottom as the ice is genius.....thanks for sharing!

The enchanted home said...

Awesome post, worht saving. Love the ideas, the cup with the bottom as the ice is genius.....thanks for sharing!

Karla@TheClassyWoman said...

I really enjoyed this blog post! Such great ideas here. How funny about the Pinstrosity site. That dishwasher image made me laugh. Once by accident hubby filled up the dishwasher with dish soap. I'm sure you visualize how that ended! LOL.

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

You never stop amazing me. You come up with the coolest and best ideas ever.

Lee said...

I am going to try that lantern idea! thank you!

michele said...

such incredible tips. some of which i needed a few years back (ahem. caulking.).

thank you kathysue for saving the world again. if ever you decide to launch kathysue the magazine, i am so in.



Unknown said...

If I didn't know better, you're sounding a little crafty, Miss KS! Great ideas here. I've been to the pinterocity site and it's a hoot! Someone had to do it! I'm getting a little artistic this weekend, so make it a good one!


Don't laugh but I have used dishwashing soap in my dishwasher before...and it did just that! Crazy:)

My Notting Hill said...

The paint brush idea is amazing - thank you for posting that one!

helen tilston said...

Hello Kathysue

I love your ideas. My favourite is the soda bottle and also the presentation of the cup cakes

Have a great Sunday.

Helen xx

traci zeller designs said...

Shelf brackets ... brilliant, just brilliant, Kathysue!

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

Great ideas...but the love the idea of extra storage in the pony wall...hate to waste space. Have a great week. Mona

Town and Country Gals said...

just found you at Barbra's blog! What great ideas, very simple and clever! Have enjoyed browsing thru and am your newest follower and would love for you to visit me!