Laundry rooms

My laundry "room" for lack of a better word, doesn't have that much "room" in it. But I do have wall space above the washer and dryer that I want to fix up some. When I moved, there was a wooden shelf and a white wire rack. I just sat stuff up there that I normally keep in my laundry room. 

So, as always, I turned toward Pinterest for some ideas. Here are some things that might work. I love this, but the wooden shelf on top the w/d won't work because my washer is a top load. But the rest would work.

I love this one. And it would work because I could use shorter cabinets and raise that shelf so that my lid opens.

This is my favorite. The little small shelf over and behind the appliances would allow room for the lid to open and cover the pipes and hoses.

I also like this only I would paint it white. Simple and basic but very easy to do.

And this is one that a friend of mine did using Thirty-One storage bins, but I'm not a big fan of the metal racks.

This was probably my favorite. I just love how everything is out of site and how they decorated between the cabinets. 

Not sure how much of these DIY projects I could do, but I am going to start thinking about doing something in the laundry.


Weekend Wrap Up

I had an amazing weekend with three of my grandchildren. They are such a joy to be around. Lots of fun, lots of laughter and most importantly lots of love. 

There is nothing like spending time with them just hanging around the house. They say so many funny things that I should be writing a book about it.

My favorite moments are those when, for no reason, they just throw their arms around me and tell me they love me. Or the times when they want me to tell them funny stories about them when they were little. They are 5, 7 and 11 right now so it's funny when a 5 year old wants to know what he was like when he was little.

Then they all want to know stories about their big brothers when they were little (the big brothers are 17 and 13 so they weren't over this weekend.) 

But the best time of all was snuggling around in living room eating popcorn and Hershey bars while we watched movies. 

I really needed a weekend like this to just hang out and enjoy life. 


Beautiful sky after a downpour of rain....

Some of my fave photos are of the sky. It is ever changing. Here are a few photos from after Friday's rain. Only GOD can paint such pretty pictures.


My visit to Global Gifts

In the city of Columbus, OH there is a district known at "The Short North". It is a neighborhood centered on the main strip of High Street immediately north of downtown and extending until just south of the Ohio State University campus area. In that district is a store called Global Gifts. I stumbled across it last year at my Thirty-One National Conference and couldn't wait to go back this year. Check it out...

My friend Jenna who loves to do some Christmas shopping each time we go here.

There are so many unique items, I'll show you some of the different sections.

See that tea for two set in the back? I bought that last year on my first trip there.

Debbie at Jeremiah-2911.com will love the little owls.

Again some birds and owls for Ms. Debbie.

I love the jewelry area. Could spend all day just browsing all the choices.

So, with all these wonderful items available, do you want to see what I bought for myself.

Thirty-One has had a bicycle theme at last years conference and I bought a necklace charm and a t-shirt with a bike. This year, they have come out with a bicycle on some of the products. So needless to say, I had to have this bicycle.

They have a gorgeous polished rock collection in heart shapes. Last year, I bought IMAGINE. This year, I bought BELIEVE. I love these.

But my favorite purchase of all was this beautiful red and gold bracelet. I wear so much red, especially in winter. Plus red is one of the new colors in Thirty-One products this year which thrilled me because red is my favorite color. So I knew it was meant to be for me to buy this bracelet.

If you are ever in Columbus, you should visit this store out. They have three locations in Indiana as well. You can follow Global Gifts by clicking these links on:

Global Gifts carries products that are fair trade, which means that any purchases supports fair wages, gender equity and safe and dignified working conditions. Global Gifts is a nonprofit organization. Their products come from artisans in more than 40 countries around the world, each with a unique story. (This information is from their website and you can learn more at http://www.globalgiftsft.com/)

Global Gifts
682 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 621-1744
Mon -Thurs: 11am - 7pm
Fri & Sat: 11am - 9pm, Sun: 11am - 5pm


Unique wall art

Friday Foto Friends

There is a section of Columbus, OH called the Short North area. It is a unique shopping/restaurant area that is very quaint. On some of the buildings they allow wall art to be painted on the side of the building. Here are some pics I took of the wall art on the section I visited. We only had a limited time frame so we just went to our favorite store. I would have loved to had the time to go to all the sections of this district and get more pics. But I did love the ones I saw.



My amazing trip

I survived Thirty-One National Conference. Over 10,000 women. Lots of great music. Some fascinating speakers. Wonderful training for our business. Great food. Good times and of course our wonderful amenities. Here's the amenities we received which is also a sneak peak of some of the new fall line. We even had a couple of our items personalized with our initials when we received them. I am in love with the new fall line. 

Then of course we got our new journals which has tons of space for notes and calendars at the back. And then our wonderful badges we all love to collect along with the 31 pins they give us. We always love getting our new conference ink pen as well.

Then of course we had to shop the conference store for those items that are only offered once a year in the store. 

Our team leader bought us all an inspirational dish towel and a key charm. 

Two of the friends I traveled with had names starting with K so their back packs were K. We lined them up together against a wall and took a pic just because the three of us walking down the street together spelled out my initials Brenda Kay Keefer.

This was possibly my favorite conference so far. We had a lot of time to play tourist so I will post more on that tomorrow. Have a great Thursday.


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