Yikes. I’m a wee bit behind on this. I’ve been doing the equivalent of a project a day, but I have had to double- and triple-up a few times (should there be a hyphen there? Too lazy to Google. Someone just tell me). I am, in fact, caught up through today, but I haven’t actually taken pictures of every project – a couple just aren’t really interesting enough to need a picture from me. The one from Pinterest is good enough (or better).
So, what did I do on days ten through seventeen?
A freaking lot.
I tossed out one more bag of junk as part of my modified “40 Bags in 40 Days” project (which, by the way, I may revisit next year for Lent. Not because I observe Lent, but because it would probably be easier to remember to do it). The bag of junk came from all over the apartment, rather than one concentrated area, so there’s really no point in taking a picture. But after getting rid of 10 very full bags of useless items/trash, I can say that I feel a lot lighter. It’s amazing what a difference a small effort like that can make! It took maybe 10 minutes a day to fill a bag, sometimes less, and it looks so much better.
I attempted to turn a cheese grater into an earring stand, which is a great idea in theory, but it turns out that I really don’t have as much jewelry as I thought I did. Basically, I have a (unpainted. I know. Lazy) cheese grater sitting on my dresser with four pairs of earrings dangling from it. So it looks kind of stupid. Perhaps if I actually paint it and treat myself to a few more pairs of earrings, it will look better.
I made my own air freshener, using baking soda and essential oils. I used peppermint since it’s one of my favorite scents, and it actually worked incredibly well. The scent is strong, but not overwhelming, and it’s ridiculously easy to do. I’ll probably redo it with a prettier container, since right now it’s sitting in a Tupperware container covered in tinfoil. Not terribly attractive.
I did my best to organize my laundry closet with what resources I had. We had been given a set of baskets for a wedding gift, and I love them but have never had a place to put them until now. I was so glad to find a good use for them!
Organizing under my kitchen sink didn’t really go as planned since I realized I didn’t actually have any of the materials featured in the pin. But I guess it looks a bit better.
Pin fail: I was planning to organize my entryway like in this pin, and I even had a cute wicker basket all ready to go. And then I learned that the basket didn’t fit on the table. So I guess we’ll try that one again some other time.
In attempting to clean and organize my fridge to look more like this, all that happened was me getting very depressed over the fact that there is absolutely no food in my fridge and I really need to go shopping. And I also need to scrub my fridge, so no pictures because it’s kind of embarrassing.
I made these coffee cubes, which are awesome. I liked them a lot – I poured vanilla almond milk over them – but Adam was the one who really freaked for them. He likes coffee but can’t drink much caffeine without feeling sick (and I don’t buy decaf because it’s stupid). These let him get the coffee taste and drink a ton of his beloved milk without overcaffeinating.
Finally, I turned the hangers in my closet around to see what I really wear. I thought this was a great idea since I always have trouble remembering the last time I wore some of my more formal stuff. I’m not wearing much from my closet at all right now, since most is still too small or meant for cooler weather, but I figured it would be a good idea to go ahead and get it taken care of now.
So it was an eventful few days. And I know I’m still technically behind, but I promise I’ll get the documentation up as soon as I can. Days eighteen through twenty-five will probably wind up being another big post like this one, since we leave for the beach on the 26th and that will wind up being cocktail week, natch.
If you’ve got any great pins you’d like to share, send ‘em my way!