After graduating with my Master's degree in May, I was left with the entire summer off for the first time in years. When the school year started in September, I had to go back to work as a substitute teacher for our local school district. Going from having every day to tend to the craziness of every day life to having just a few hours each day during the week on top of having my head in a hundred places at once really threw my cleaning routine off.
I work much better when I see things in writing. Lists give me a visual reminder and I guess I just get a natural high from checking things off a list. So I thought I would make a cute little chore list that helped me to spread out the weekly housework so that I wouldn't spend my entire weekend cleaning.
It was pretty quick and easy too. I created a simple chore list using Microsoft Word and then put it in my frame which I spray painted to match my kitchen, where the list would be displayed.
It was looking rather plain though, so I thought I'd add a few embellishments. I made a simple black fabric rosette and paired it with a couple of buttons...
And hot glued them to the frame.
I added some Velcro to the dry erase marker to keep it attached to the frame and it was good to go!
So far, it's certainly been a big help in reminding me of what needs to be done and when in order to keep my family's busy days free from worries of housework and the weekends *almost* free of housework.
There are so many super cool accessories and decor out there right now using peacock feathers. Everyone seems to be enjoying the bright, beautiful colors of them. Just look at all of the peacock feathers I found on Pinterest.
So when my sister, Erica (who loves peacock feathers so much she has a tattoo of one), got her hands on some of these babies for FREE through her dentist (don't ask) she was all about having me make her a headband with them. I'd never used peacock feathers for anything before, so I was a little nervous about ruining them in the process, but...
I was pretty happy with the outcome!
And I think she was too. :o)
She left me with the rest of the feathers, so now I think I might have to make another for myself.
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I am a certified (yet currently unemployed) high school biology teacher, a wife to my wonderful husband Brian, and first-and-foremost a mother of two terrific children: Kaeleigh, 3, and Ayden, 1. I've found that the "To-Do" list is never ending, so I figure...let's Craft Anyway!