Saturday, January 30, 2010

How to: Cute Custom Magnets

One of my major goals starting this new job has been organization and starting new systems to keep things that way. One thing I got to help us out has been a whiteboard. There are three of us, and I split the board into 3 columns so that we can all see what we have on our plates. Little did I know that the new whiteboards they are making are fun is that?? Our whiteboard didn't come with any magnets, but I didn't just want to use anything.

So I started shopping for magnets. I loved these...

Thirty-seven dollars?? For magnets?? no thanks!

I also liked these little crown ones, but they were almost $4 each.

So I decided to run over to Michael's to see if I could make my own.

I found these plain magnets for $2, and these little beads for 99cents a pair.
Glued the beads to the magnets,

And viola! Easy, custom magnets that are so much more chic and pleasing to look at than industrial ones they sell at the office store!

And now for some hot cocoa and bailey's, and watching the snow...

(and yes, some lawyers like to knit...)

**the names and information listed on the whiteboard above are in no way representative of our actual clients, and have been listed soley for the purpose of illustrating how the board is used**

Monday, January 25, 2010

It's Monday, and I've got the Peacock Blues...

It's Monday. I really want to be back in bed. It's raining, and muddy, and gray. We painted two coats of ceiling paint over the two coats of drywall primer in the mudroom over the weekend, and you can STILL see the drywall seams. So frustrating! But peacocks make me happy, so here is a little collection I've put together to raise my mood!Peacock Blues

Monday, January 18, 2010

Inspired by: Goldfinches

So I discovered Polyvore, finally! It's been on my list of things I'd like to play with for a while now, and here is my first ever set:

In West Virginia, my mom has the best luck with beautiful birds at her feeder. We don't get any in my yard here! Out of the cardinals, titmice, wrens, woodpeckers, chickadees, mourning doves, nuthatches and other little guys, the ones I am most inspired by are the goldfinches.

Do any of you feed the birds? Any tips??

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy 2010!

Happy New Year!!!