Boy it was a good motivation to let you all know I would be posting part 2 today. I may just do that with other things!
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A few people asked to see the tureens put back so there they are. I realized that I have room for one or two more if I put them closer together. Which made me very happy! I love searching for these kinds of things.
I decided that I wanted to change out the paper I have on my bulletin board, plus I had to take a few old things off anyway.
So that’s the old paper – just some wallpaper I have. I just tack it on to the cork portion of the bulletin board.
More fun to look at than just the regular cork don’t you think. You can use scrapbook paper, wrapping paper etc. I looked through my wallpaper stash and found this fun one to use
Now I have a huge bulletin board in my office where I tack most of my stuff up on. So this one doesn’t usually have tons of stuff on it.
I also make my own decorative tacks – it’s very easy. All you have to do is to use either hot glue or some other strong glue and affix whatever you want to the top of a tack. Much prettier! There’s no reason for ordinary things to not be pretty!
There’s a little bookcase I got at Target years ago that sits under the bulletin board and on top is the phone and the mail basket. This is what’s on the shelves. The cookbooks I use most frequently and the take out menus on one shelf. Shelf two is all my kitchen towels, and the bottom shelf has the phone books and rolodex.
And finally, my clean and shiny kitchen floor!
I cleaned it the old fashioned way – on my hands and knees (actually part of the time I scooted around on my behind!) I like to clean my floors like that every so often. You miss alot when you just use a mop. Believe me, when you’re on your knees you see things you normally wouldn’t!
I’m very happy to be done with this! If only it would stay clean for more than a day (especially the floor)!
Some people have commented that it seems like I’m always cleaning or organizing something. I don’t think of myself as a neat freak (remember I haven’t cleaned my kitchen floor since Christmas) or super organized (I think of Martha S. as organized). I don’t really like cleaning, I’d much rather do something crafty or decorate, or read.
But, my feeling is this….my husband works hard for our family and I should work hard as well. I don’t work outside the home and my home is my work. I should do more than just re-arrange my furniture or change out my displays, or spend my time and money constantly shopping.
My husband and daughter enjoy coming home to a clean, pleasant home. I enjoy it too! I know many will think that it’s an old-fashioned way to think but that’s my view. Believe me I’m not a perfect homemaker, it’s something I work on all the time! Anyway, I just didn’t want anyone getting the wrong idea about me.