Rock Trivet

by leanneja on February 21, 2017 · 0 comments

in Crafts, Decorating, DIY, Kitchen

How many of you pin things almost everyday but seldom make or create what you pin? I pinned a photo of a glass teapot several years ago but what I really wanted to recreate in the photo was the Rock Trivet it was sitting on. It was inexpensive and easy to recreate and I love the natural look of it. I only made one, I think I need to make at least 2 more.

Natural Rock Trivet by Organize and Decorate Everything

Supplies needed:

small river rocks (dollar store)
brown felt (craft store)
hot glue gun
scissors

As you can tell from the supply list each trivet will cost you around $1. You can’t beat that price!

Rock Trivet supplies

I used a small dinner plate as a template for the trivet size. Trace the plate on both felt pieces.

Rock Trivet trace circle on felt

Then cut the circles out. Place them on top of each other to trim up any uneven places.

Rock Trivet felt pieces

Hot glue the 2 felt pieces together for better support for the rocks. You could also use a piece of cork for better support. I might try that next time.

Rock Trivet felt bottom

Hot glue the rocks onto the piece of felt. You can be generous with the glue but try not to let any of the glue show from the top.

Rock Trivet gluing rocks

I placed the rocks on the felt first, then started gluing them in place once I had them laid out the way I wanted. Place them randomly but also as close together as possible.

Rock Trivet gluing rocks on felt bottom

I tried to space the different colored rocks out so there wouldn’t be too many of the same color close together. Place them all on the felt then rearrange them until you like the placement.

Rock Trivet side view

I love the look of it just sitting on the kitchen counter but I also love how useful it is. Since I made it, it has become my favorite trivet and I use it daily.

Rock Trivet top view

The rock trivet keeps hot pots or bowls safely away from the kitchen counter in a beautiful way. Like I said earlier, I need to make a couple more. I love how it turned out.

Rock Trivet in use

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Who wants some instant art to add to your Valentine’s Day decor? I love decorating with printables for holidays. They’re easy to decorate with by using the same frames and just switching the prints out with the change of the holidays. Print out one or all of these Pink and Red Valentine’s Day Printables for pretty and instant Valentine’s Day decorating.

Red and Pink Printables for Valentine's Day

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Surprise Birthday Money

by leanneja on February 7, 2017 · 0 comments

in Crafts, Financial, Gifts

As my kids became teens they started receiving more money than gifts from friends and relatives for their birthdays. Soon they caught on to this awesome gift of money and started wanting it from us instead of gifts too. They like pooling all their birthday money together and getting something more expensive they really want. The only problem is giving money is boring. We started giving Surprise Birthday Money several years ago. Check out more fun ideas for giving money at the bottom of this post.

Hidden Money for a fun Birthday Surprise

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Time Management Tips

by leanneja on February 2, 2017 · 0 comments

in Decluttering, General organizing, Time

I gave a presentation a few days ago to a large group of women about how organizing your life can bring you more joy and give you time for the things that are really important to you. Time was short so I wasn’t able to share everything I wanted to. Here are my favorite Time Management Tips for a productive day and life.

The best Time Management Tips

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Are you tired of the same old Valentine’s Day decorations and want something a little different? Here are 14 Creative Ways to Decorate for Valentine’s Day this year. Most of them are subtle enough that you can keep them up year round.

creative and beautiful ways to decorate for valentine's day

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There’s no need to spend a lot of money on organizing products. You might eventually have to purchase some containers, but I’m sharing free and Almost Free Organizing ideas you can start with now.

Free and Almost Free Organizing for Your Home

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Believe it or not I’ve come up with 20 More Things to Declutter from Your Home. I am on a mission to help you get your home rid of things you don’t want and don’t need to make it the space you really love. Check out these posts (20 Things to Declutter from Your Home, 10 Things You Can Toss Right Now, 10 More Things to Toss Right Now) for a total of 60 things to get out of your home this week. Be warned, you might catch the decluttering bug!

20 More Things to Declutter from Your Home easily

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Mornings can be rough, especially if you’re trying to get kids ready for school and yourself ready for work. And it’s not just the jobs you have to do in the morning to get yourself out the door, it’s also the way you feel depending on how the house looks. Having an Evening Routine for a Productive and Organized Morning is something I always strive for. Even if I fall a little short some days, it’s better than if I did nothing at all to prepare for the next day.

Evening Routine for a Productive and Organized Morning by Organize and Decorate Everything

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White Chocolate Dipped Cherries

by leanneja on January 12, 2017 · 0 comments

in Recipes, Valentine's Day

White Chocolate Dipped Cherries are the perfect fast and delicious treat for Valentine’s Day or an anniversary. My husband loves chocolate covered cherries so I usually buy them for him every Christmas and Valentine’s Day. This year I thought I’d try something different and make these easy chocolate dipped cherries myself.

White Chocolate Dipped Cherries for Valentine's Day

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Winter Scene Mantel

by leanneja on January 10, 2017 · 0 comments

in Decorating, Mantels

With Christmas over I return to my previously simple home decor. If you are new here you need to know that I love decorating my mantel for every season, holiday, and even sometimes special events, but I also keep it pretty simple. This Winter Scene Mantel was easy to pull together using a few things I left out from Christmas.

winter-snow-scene-mantel

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