Tuesday, February 15, 2011


With a title like Asparagus, you may be thinking this is a recipe post…but no. I’m talking paint. We have officially painted the first room in our home and are loving it. Now if I can just convince Lan to either let me paint the paneling or take it down. Neither of us like it… but who knows what can of worms we would uncover, so for now, it stays.

Before: please ignore all the junk in the bottom of this photo




We love how it turned out. It is hard to tell from the pictures, but the walls look clean, crisp, and a little more modern. Now we just need to put something on the walls for that polished look.


Above you can see a closer look of a weird mini column in our room. The wall is actually textured wallpaper that they sponge painted. It was dirty.. and just looked weird. We did discover that those vertical pieces of paneling on the corners of the panel are purely there for “decoration”. Bye bye decoration.


I may not have gotten rid of all of the paneling…. but aaahhhh... doesn’t that look better

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Dry Erase To Do List

I am a huge list person. I make lists for everything…and thus waste a lot of paper doing so. This super easy idea (much like how most of my ideas are) came to me the other night while cleaning my craft table and finding a ton of clips frames.


You just use the glass as a template for cutting out some pretty paper. I would suggest not using any paper that is too busy. You could even design something on your computer that is tailored to what you want to use it for. If you like lined paper, print out some and put it in your frame. Then put your frame together. This kind of frame doesn’t have a border which is actually nicer so junk doesn’t get caught in the border when you erase.


Use a dry erase marker. It wipes off cleanly. Super easy to change out.. perhaps with the seasons, or if you are indecisive like me, simply when the fancy strikes you.

Plant Markers

Last weekend I started planting my seeds in starter pots. I used peat moss cups because they can be planted directly into the ground once their roots poke through he bottom of the cups.

In order to keep all of my little plants organized I made plant markers. I have heard of people using popsicle sticks, but they absorb water and can become gross. You can also buy them, but hey… why spend money when you don’t have to.

First I found some plastic that was going to be thrown away.IMG_0451

I cut it so that I had a flat rectangle.


Then I used a straight edge to cut strips


I used a permanent marker to write on them… and done Smile super easy and cost absolutely no money… plus they even work better than many other options.