Retro Caddy

There are so many ways to use a caddy! I have several all around my house, and this retro one will be next! It is called the Gather Together Kitchen Caddy  but can be used so many ways other than in the kitchen! It measures 101/2″W × 7″D × 5″T, is metal, and the message on the tag on it reads, Gather Together.


It works great to use  this caddy as a collect all on the countertop, to hold greeting cards and other desk top items, on the bathroom to hold beauty supplies, or as a caddy with fun birthday plates, cups, and silverware!

It also works great to create a gift basket, hold coloring books and pencil colors, as a centerpiece with flowers, or candles!

Which is your favorite way to use the Gather Together Kitchen Caddy?

Tea Towel Wall Decor

Do you love to create DIY pieces for your home, or to give as a gift? If so this is such an easy and fun way to make a meaningful wall decor item. With 2 designs to choose from, you can add a scripture message in your dining room or kitchen, or a loving welcoming message in your entry way or living room.

Mary & Martha has 2 tea towels that are designed by Linday Letters that can be used for this project. The Love & Grace Tea Towel or Acts 2:46 Tea Towel. Both of these are available for only $22.

Next I purchased a 20×24 canvas frame. I have found these for as low as low as $5 each in local hobby stores or online sites. In this picture I found a buy on get one free which was $9 apiece. Either way you are making a big picture for less than $40 (with towel shipping and tax), not too bad!

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First I ironed the towel so it had no creases in it, laid it face down and centered the canvas on top of it. With thumb tacks I pushed the towel to the back of the wooden frame. Then I could flip it over and see if was centered. Adjust it as needed, and when is exactly where you want it, with a staple gun attached and secured the sides and corners of the towel to the wooden part of the frame.

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It was so easy! And for approx. $40 made a wonderful gift! So… means I had gotten 2 frames, I got another towel, so I could have a new picture for my home too! What do you think? Do you like it?

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Don’t want to create it around a canvas? Bring to a framing place and your could look similar to this one.

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Or if you are a quilter, look at this idea too!

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Which one are you going to try? The Love & Grace Tea Towel or Acts 2:46 Tea Towel?

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Think On These Things

Finally brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things. Philippians 4:8

To think is: To have the mind occupied on some subject; to have ideas, or to revolve ideas in the mind. This scripture is a great reminder of what our thoughts really are and do.

Whatever is true… thoughts that are accurate or exact. Truth.
Whatever is noble… thoughts with high moral principles and ideals. Righteousness.
Whatever is pure… thoughts free of any contamination. Clean.
Whatever is lovely… exquisitely beautiful, delightful. Jesus.

Can you imagine what our days and world would be like if we truly “thought on these things” everyday? Is it easy to let your thoughts become distracted and not think on these things? Need a reminder?

This collections is a beautiful way to help us keep our focus.

  1. The Think On These Things Plates are 8 1/2″ ceramic, microwave and dishwasher safe. So pretty to serve company or your family off of, display in your home, or give as a gift!
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    2. The Think On These Things Mugs come in set of 2. True and Noble or Lovely and Pure. They are ceramic, microwave and dishwasher safe. Also so pretty to serve company or your family, display in your home, drink your coffee or tea from, plant a flower, or give as a gift,
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3. Then the Think on These Things tea towels come in 2 patterns, the Watercolor Sunflower and the Watercolor Roses.  These are such pretty towels to use to serve your company or family, wrap around a plate as a gift, or even wrap around a canvas for a wall decor as you can here in the post HERE.
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A great collection to remind us of what our thoughts need to be, lovely, pure, true, and noble. Give to a friend or use in your home. Let’s help each other stay focused on the things we need to think on!

Please comment and share… which word is the hardest for you to focus on? ResizedImage600374-TruePlateMugTowel

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Christmas Cards A Coming!

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It’s that time of year! Soon our mailboxes will be holding Christmas cards, letters, and photos! It is so much fun to see how our friend and families have grown, and catch up on their lives. But don’t you just hate to put their lovely pictures and meaningful cards in a box, or on a pile? It is so much better to show them, be able to see them, and display them in a cute way!

Well… here are 2 options!

1. The Blessings Cardholder is a long and narrow wire holder that works great in small spaces. It has 31 rings to holds cards or photos. Great for Christmas, or year round, as Grandparents love using this to display their Grandchildren’s pictures! Know someone who live in an assisting living center? This is a great gift for them!

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2. The Celebrate Cardholder is a metal and horizontal, so works great in an office or above your desk. It has 32 rings to hold whatever you desire! Use at Christmas for cards, or year round for photos, artwork, notes you need to remember, or things you want to celebrate!

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Each of these are great options for your home or work. Be ready this year when the holidays and mailman arrives! Show off your cards and pictures with one of these great card holders!

Which is your favorite? 1 or 2?

 

A Great Gift Anyone Could Use

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This Blessings Cardholder is great gift anyone could use! It is on sale in July for $22 and is one of those items you’ll want to stock you gift closet with a few of them!

It is long and skinny so works great in small places such as:

  • a dorm room,
  • apartments,
  • assisted living,
  • nursing home,
  • or those narrow spots we have in our homes!

It is a handy way to:

  • display cards from a Birthday or Christmas,
  • artwork from children,
  • coupons you want to use,
  • jobs or chores that need to be done,
  • or family & grandchildren photos (it has so many places to hold photos it is easily to add or change them out)!

Because of it having so many uses, would be appreciated by:

  • college students
  • parents
  • grandparents
  • elderly
  • anyone!

Have on few on hand to use for :

  • Birthdays
  • Christmas
  • Parents Anniversary
  • Grandparents Day
  • Mothers Day
  • House Warming
  • Graduation
  • Just Because!

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The Blessings Cardholder has so many uses! A great gift that can be used to display so many things!

Comment below and let me know, what would you put on your cardholder, or who would you give it to?

DIY Photo or Card Display

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I get so many compliments of how I made this rustic photo display, I wanted to show you how easy it is to make with this DIY project! Look for my next blog post on the many uses this Blessings Cardholder has, especially as a photo display!

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1. Purchase a Blessings Cardholder. It is on sale in July for only $22.

2. Purchase a board such as this one, and ask the store to cut it 37″. I got mine at Menards for about $4.  Also purchase some 2 1/2″ burlap ribbon. I got mine at Hobby Lobby for about $8.

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3. Lay the burlap ribbon the length of the board and staple it down with 2 staples on the reverse side. Stretch it tight and staple the other end with 2 staples also, then cut to trim. Repeat this process again to cover the other half of the board. The front and back of your should look similar to these pictures.

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4. Place the cardholder on top of the burlap board. The bottom has a notch that fits right around the board, and the top has a hanger to hang onto the wall (hanging hardware included with he cardholder). When the cardholder is hung onto the wall, the board will hold in place. To make pretty I added a jute bow at the top, but this is optional!

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This DIY project using the Blessings Cardholder makes it look a bit more rustic and give is a vintage look.

I hope you enjoy creating it, and comment below, what are you going to hang on it?

 

Vintage Hymnal Board

Do you remember they hymnal board in church growing up? For many it displayed the song number, so you could find it in the hymnal, and sing along.  Others used it to post announcement and activities that the week held.

This modern version hymnal board carries that memory into your home! Let me show it to you a bit better!

The Vintage Announcement Board comes with 2 sets of tiles, one dark brown and one grey. Each tile as wording on each side, so can be slid in the board to create a song. The tiles and songs that come with the board is the Revelation, Doxology, In Christ Alone, and Blessed Be The Name.

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Here is a video to show this board better however some the tiles on here are no longer available. But the ones listed above and below are.

Then there are other Christmas tiles you can purchase if want to see a different message. They are Silent Night/O Holy Night and Isaiah 9:6/O Come All Ye Faithful Tiles. Then are are Personalized Tiles also that can say anything you want!

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The Vintage Announcement Board can be hung on a wall, can lean up against something such as a fireplace, looks great on top of a piano!

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It is a very nostalgic and unique piece of decor. A traditional piece that reminds you of younger days, while also reminding you of God, faith, and love.

Who do you know that would enjoy this in their home?

I’m thinking wedding gift, Father’s day, Mother’s day, Grandparents, or even as a Ministry Appreciation gift!

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DIY Apron To Meaningful Gift

Celebrate Life And Cook With Love! A perfect message for an apron, and a great gift for those who love to cook! But how can we add a special touch and make it even more meaningful? Add handprints!

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Here are what you need and how to create this adorable apron!
1. Start with a Mary & Martha Cook With Love Apron, and fabric paint. I choose pink and blue to signify the boys and girls, but you can pick any colors you want!

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2. Squirt paint onto a paper plate, and place hand in the paint.

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3. Then press firmly onto the lower corner of the apron where there is no writing.

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4. Let lay until completely dry, and there you have it made!

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A great gift Mom or Grandma will love, reminding her of the loved ones she cooks for, and thanking her for all the love she puts into her cooking!

Want to make one too? Start by getting your apron by clicking HERE!

A Gift That Grandma Needs!

“I don’t need a single thing! I have everything I could ever want and more.” Asking what Grandma wants for Christmas is not getting you anywhere, so you look around trying to see something she could use but does not know it… meanwhile you give her a picture of her new great-grandchild. “Oh good, can you go in my hall closet and look for a 5×7 frame for me please, I have quite a collection of them.” You go to retrieve and oh my, her closet is dominated with frames, all sizes, 2×3, 3×5, 3×6, 5×7, 8×10.

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“Why do you have all these frames Grandma?” “Well, I always get a picture in a new of different size, and they have accumulated over the years!” You look around and yes they have, pictures are on every table, buffet, dresser, so many it makes it hard to utilize the limited table space her small apartment has.

You just came up with the perfect gift idea, the Blessings Cardholder. It can hold all sizes of pictures in a small area, or for the Birthday or Christmas cards she will get, or even for the colored pictures the grandkids like to make her.

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The Blessings Cardholder fits a small area so also works great for an assisted living center or nursing home. Truly a gift they will use and be so grateful for, freeing up their countertop and table space, while still being able to see the precious pictures they adore!