I get the itch to go to IKEA every six months or so.  It is good that I only get the itch twice a year because I inevitably come home with more than I intended!  Last time I was there, I saw these clear plastic trays for only $1.99.  They were pretty boring, but they definitely had potential.  I bought a couple and figured I’d think of something to do with them!  I came up with this idea for decoupaging the underside of the tray because I wanted to be able to put food and drinks on the tray.  This way I can still wipe up any spills or crumbs, and I don’t have to worry that condensation will ruin the paper. Read More →

Hot Chocolate Bar

I really love little “vignettes.”  They are fun to do and it gives me at least one pretty thing to look at while the rest of my house is a disaster!   I like to use the sideboard in my dining room for a little treat bar.  I change it out depending on the season, and right now I have a Hot Chocolate Bar.  During Christmas, I fancy it up a bit with paper straws, but for our usual everyday use I don’t bother with that detail. Read More →