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Do you know how many paint brushes I have gone through the past couple of weeks? Eighteen. Yes eighteen! So off we went to the Dollar Tree; believe it or not they have very good paint brushes for, a dollar. It’s cheaper to just use a new one as apposed to washing it out, not that I am a proponent of being wasteful or anything. I did of course have to check the beauty aisle for makeup finds, cause baby I wear Nars and I wear Dollar Tree makeup. I did find these masks:
I’ve never done a face mask so what the heck, I got all three varieties, flavors, scents I mean whatever you call them. They’re made in Korea and they do make some pretty good beauty products. We shall see how the masks play out!
You’ve seen these carts and you’ve probably seen them a lot; it’s not just because they’re cute, they’re actually quite nice…in fact my little guy thinks it makes a great breakfast in bed cart, he cooked me a hot dog and rolled in for me for breakfast. The hot dog for breakfast is quite unconventional, but heart melting. So back to the cart. When I saw it on Ikea’s site I knew it was the perfect thing for a little corner next to the back door to hold things we need to have right there. I got that cart almost a year ago and it has been disheveled and disastrous all that time. You can only look at partially chewed up dog toys for so long before you HAVE to do something about it.
I had a plan, a GORGEOUS plan! There were these lovely floral bins at Target and they were on clearance. I ran across the the bins 2 weeks ago and I wanted them so desperately, but I didn’t have a need for them so I didn’t buy them; I’m trying to be good see? When I sat down and figured out what needed to be done with the cart those bins were perfect and would fit just right! So after our visit to the Dollar Tree I happily trotted to the clearance aisle at Target. You wouldn’t believe my shock and horror when I saw they had sold out…actually I almost cried a little. Melodramatic much? Time to regroup.
I selected these clip handled Sterilite boxes, they’re clear and I really didn’t want to see what was inside. I went over to the scrapbook section to pick out some pretty paper, nada. They’re redoing that section therefore they had nothing I wanted. I was scrambling, it was the 11th hour and it was time to go home. Wrapping paper!!! They had this adorable metallic silver and grey polka dotted gift wrap to line the sides of the boxes.
I cut out strips that I measured against the side of the containers and with double sided tape I adhered them to the inside. Now hold up Nelly! The paper is not going to last forever, I know, but as long as I am very careful and HOPEFULLY encourage my darling little lummox to be careful when getting the pupper a toy I foresee getting at least a year out of the paper. Ok maybe that’s pushing it.
Everything got organized and labeled and some items were removed permanently. The open box got a covering with washi tape in the event that I want to change it, it’ll be super simple and easy. The containers I wound up buying were a much better fit and in all honesty the floral probably would have been too much for the space, though I am still pining over them. Organizing my Ikea cart, was fun and simple and now I don’t have to look at a pile of messy junk.
And now my dears I am off to make my lightbox…there are changes coming to my Etsy store!!!