Creating Storage for My Seashells

Good morning! It’s the last day of July! Can you believe it? Do have children getting rady to go back to school? Or maybe you are! I still have  a few weeks left before I go back. So today I am heading to the zoo with Lauren and my two little nieces. It’s supposed to be over 100 degrees today (actually this will be 26 days in a row!), but we are going anyways! The zoo does have a water play area, so we will be spending time in there getting wet!

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Last week, I pulled down a box from my closet, not even sure what was inside. It ended up being fabric. I wondered where those fabric pieces had gone to! For some reason, this time when I looked at the box, I came up with the perfect use for it! My seashells!

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Here’s how I had them separated. Real classy, right? Yep, good ol’ ziplock bags!

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I knew I needed more than just 4 compartments, so I dug through my scrapbooking paper and made some more dividers.

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I measured each section and then cut pieces of paper a little larger than would fit across each one. I then folded the edges to create a place to glue. I cut 4 pieces and then varied where I glued them in, so that some of the spaces were bigger for my larger shells.

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The dividers in the box weren’t exactly straight, so some of my pieces are a little bowed, but that won’t matter once the shells are in it.

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The lid had one corner missing. I don’t even remember that happening, but I had to find away to fix it, at least a little bit.

 

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I guess I forgot to take a picture, but I cut 2 little strips of cardboard and glued them on the side and around the corner. Then I glued a burlap ribbon over the while edge of the lid, so it was all covered up. You will see it in the finished pictures.

This is my ancient Cricut machine. I’m sure it’s an antique now.:) But it still mostly works! It took me forever to decide what I wanted to put on to of the box. I knew I wanted it to say ‘seashells’, but I couldn’t decide how I wanted to do it. Stickers, chipboard, paint? I looked through my stash, but finally decided I could get the style I wanted with my Cricut.

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I love this paper! Once I had my letters cut out, I drew a chalk line on the box so I could keep my letters in a straight line and then glued the letters on. Once I had the letters afixed, I just wiped off the chalk.

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Here is the side of the box. I added the ribbon to cover up the fixed edge and then added the sailor knot to cover the spot where the ribbon comes together. I added the label too, just in case I forget what’s in the box again. 🙂

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Now my shells are all organized and neat! I love that I can easily find exactly the kind of shell I want!

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Now I have room for both small shells and large ones.

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I’m really pleased with how this turned out! Now I probably need something for all the driftwood I have! Hope you all have a great week!

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Here are some other ideas for your seashell collection!

seashell speciman frame sand dollars      family room shelves, coastal, books, seashells     boho seashell mobile hanging outside

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Top 10 Favorite Blog Posts

Hello everyone!  I hope everyone is surviving from the hot summer so far.  No, oh…sorry.  It’s so been so unbearably hot over here in California that I feel like I’m in a constant state of melting.  I’m writing this as a puddle in my living room.

Either way, I am doing a repost today of our first Top 10ish Blog Post.  This was our 10 favorite blog posts and we hope that you enjoy them as much as we do.  So please feel free to check out these posts and look at some of our other posts from the past!

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Green Black and White Fall

Living Room

Lauren’s New Apartment

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Turquoise Stool

Flower Wreath Closer

Mother’s Day Wreath

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Our Sweet Chica

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Hallway Bathroom Remodel

Tantor with Space Needle

Seattle Trip

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Little Vintage Jewelry Box

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My Dog’s Purpose

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Great-Grandma’s Vintage Trunk

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Highlights From A Home Improvement Show

Good morning! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! We are so hot over here. I’ve lost track of how many over 100 degree days we have had in a row! But we can’t just stay inside all the time, so Lauren and I headed over to a Home Improvement Show held in our area. There were three buildings full of vendors, everything from solar, fake grass, spas, and home remodeling. But I like the decorating areas the best!

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When we first walked up to this area, I couldn’t figure out why it looked so familiar. Then I figured it out…it was all decorated with furnishings from Magnolia Home! No wonder I liked it all!

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Lauren loved these drawers on the side of the table.

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This beam is faux, made from knotty pine and stained. It even had straps on it that looked like metal, but were just rubber. It was pretty cool! And I love the lanterns hanging from it!

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Of course, shiplap!

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I love how they drew in the fire with chalk!

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So many beautiful pieces!

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This display is from a local business. They paint anything and everything with Annie Sloan chalk paint. They even offer classes. I would like to take one someday.

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This is also a local business. They have a goat farm and make all sorts of goodies from the goat milk.

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i like this little flower cart.

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I believe this table came from the Macy’s Home store. The color scheme is perfect for me!

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How about some Rae Dunn! This is such a great display!

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The highlight, was this little trailer! Oh my! I would love to do something like this and then just park it in my yard and enjoy!

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Isn’t it adorable?

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Would you like to makeover a trailer too? There would be so many options and ways to decorate it! Thank you so much for stopping by today!

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Dorm Rooms

Hello!  I know that nobody wants to think about school starting soon, but it is an unfortunate thing for many people.  This week I want to feature some of my favorite dorm rooms.  Now, disclaimer, I never lived in a dorm room.  I went to community college for two years while living with my parents and then lived in an apartment with friends since then.

So these may not be DIY or How To, but they are absolutely awesome Dorm Rooms, so enjoy!

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Neutral Dorms Room from Dormify

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Glam Dorm Room from Seventeen

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Desert Dorm Room from Olivia E. Dendyck

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Light Pink Heaven from Society 19

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Good Vibes Dorm Room from Tess Cimino

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Blue and Grey Room from Dormify

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Red White and Blue Room from Seventeen

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Black and White Dorm Room from Society 19

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Cute Simple Dorm Room from A Shade Better

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Simple Pink Room from Dormify

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Craftsy is Now BluPrint: And We Couldn’t Be More Excited!

Hey everyone! I don’t usually post on Wednesday, but I just got this great offer from Craftsy.  Have you been wanting to try something new or ready to take your interest to the next level? Starting today, Craftsy Unlimited is now Bluprint, and offers expanded categories like dance, fitness, yoga, art, and home decorating (plus all the original arts and crafts categories you love).

FREE 7 Day Bluprint Trial at Craftsy.com

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You can turn your inspiration into action! We’ll show you how. Through August 1, you receive a FREE 7 Day Bluprint Trial + 33% Off First 3 Months – Or – $20 Off Annual Subscription.    The regular price is just $9.99 a month or your first year for just $100. Now you get an even better deal with this promotion!

I hopped over to the site to take a look at what they offer. There are so many choices! How exciting! There are classes for cooking and baking, quilting and knitting, yoga and dance, and photo and family. For each class, you have the choice of beginner to advanced guidance. You can comment, or ask questions, and learn from experts and doers just like you.

Bluprint has fresh ideas and inspiration every day and it’s available to you 24 hours a day. Some projects will just take a few minutes and others are more labor intensive.

I looked at a few of there classes, just to see what was available. I checked out photography, For the beginner classes, they have basic photography, pets, children and several others. If you are already more advanced, there are 10 more classes, including photoshop, posing, and lenses. In the family section, there are classes for drawing, baking and crocheting. I would love to learn hand lettering and they offer a class under paper crafts!

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