Sunday, April 1, 2012

Making Pins

So, I am a huge fan of Pinterest. I mean like bordering on addicted. LOL I have a little less time for it these days, but I still have to get my daily dose. Anyhow, I have boards. Boy! Do I have boards! I also have over 3,000 pins. Yep, I spend a bit of time pinning. Well, I recently decided that I need to be making the things I pin or what is the point (well, other than pretties and a gigantic time suck, lol). I will make at least one thing a month that I have pinned. I made about four or five in March. I'm shooting for more in April, but we will see what happens.

Here is my paint chip calendar. You have seen them all over pinterest. I have seen several tutorials. I know it seems a little like duh? why do you need a tute? Well, I like to know the specifics. How big were your paint chips? What size frame did you use? I guess those are the big questions that I didn't find answers to. So, here is my rendition.

16 x 20 picture frame (I got mine from Walmart) or bigger
several paint chips (same brand)
in several different colors of your choosing
tape or glue or something sticky

I used Glidden paint chips. They were 5" so I just cut them down the middle making two 2.5" pieces for each chip.

Then I laid them out on the back of the paper that came in the frame. I probably organized them two or three different times, but eventually I found what I liked.

Next, I eyeballed the spacing and started to tape them down. Now, you could measure this all out and get the spacing exactly. However, in my house it's more like "run, run, run the toddler is coming!! Hurry, hurry get done!" and so that's how it went.

Next, just place your paper with chips in the frame and hang!

Voila! Next time, and there will be a next time, I am thinking of getting a slightly bigger frame. I had to combine Saturday and Sunday and the OCD voice in my head keeps screaming at me. lol I plan to make one for all seasons. This is our summer one. I know, I know. It's spring, but come on! It's in the 80's around here for darn near a month. We are calling it summer. LOL I mean, the June bugs are already out. Wouldn't they know best?

On another note, I wanted to share the goodness that I have been having for breakfast lately. It is yummy, which totally surprised me, and it's way filling. It is from the Engine2Diet website. You should run over and check out their goodies, for sure. Anyhow, the thoughtof taking a picture occurred when I was almost done, but still. It has Total, Grapenuts, Shredded Wheat (unfrosted), old fashioned oats, flaxseed meal, golden raisins, walnuts, banana and strawberries. Hubby has his with blueberries. This will fill you up and get you going (and regular) and you won't get that mid morning hunger. Give it a go. You have nothing to lose!

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