Selasa, 02 September 2014

Ten Minute Kitchen Update

Hello! Did y'all have a good Labor Day weekend? I'm sure everyone's kids are probably back in school by now. The summer sure went by quickly. I have a little kitchen update to show you, but first I have a funny story to share with you about my son's school lunch. 

My youngest is in high school and first of all, can I just say how much school lunches have changed since I was in school? Oh my goodness...they have build your own burger bars, taco bars, pizza bars, etc. They even sell Starbucks Frappuccinos and Chick-Fil-A sandwiches. 

Anyway, I'm able to upload money to his lunch account online, then he uses his PIN number to pay for it. It's definitely convenient. I can also go online to see what he's buying and how much it costs.

After the first few days of school, I decided to go online and see what he had been eating and how much it was costing me. Well, I was a little shocked to see he was spending around $9 PER DAY!!! What??? Yep, nine dollars for a single day's school lunch! 

The problem was that he was buying a $3 frappuccino along with nachos, fries, cookies, etc. Needless to say, we had a little talk about a more appropriate amount to spend each day. ;) I do have the option of blocking certain foods (basically you can place a block on certain things so they can't purchase them) but so far, he's been able to curb his spending a little.  Is it just me or do y'all think $9 is a bit much for a school lunch? 

Okay, so on with the kitchen update. Remember when I said I had other plans for that frame by the backdoor? Well, let me show you what I did with it. 

Y'all probably remember this chalkboard I have in my kitchen. I love changing up those little papers for different holidays, birthdays, etc. (you can see the makeover I did on this chalkboard HERE) While I still love it, I thought it was time for a little change. 

So, I took the frame from the living room, and added this piece of scrapbook paper and this little "nest" printable I got several years ago. 

You can click HERE to see where I got this free printable. Like I said, I printed it several years ago, but I think the link still works.

I simply used double stick tape to attach the scrap paper to the white cardboard that was in the frame. Then I attached the printable right on top of the scrap paper and popped it back into the frame.

I just love this little definition of a "nest." :)

And here's the finished product...

Here's a close up of the frame. My sister in law gave it to me several years ago. She was going to donate it, but I scooped it up and brought it home with me. :) I think it was originally black, and I spray painted it Heirloom White. Then I dipped a foam brush in some watered down brown acrylic paint and just kind of rubbed it on the raised portion to bring out the design. 

I love how it looks on that wall!

Below is a wider shot. 

wall clock from lillian vernon

I've gotten a few emails about that clock. It's one of my favorite buys from Lillian Vernon years ago, but unfortunately I don't think they make it anymore. 

I've seen similar ones at Kirkland's from time to time. Do y'all have Kirkland's coupons texted to you? I signed up for that awhile ago and it's so neat to have their coupons so handy. 

Well, that's all for now. Hope y'all have a great day!


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