Snapshot Display

I have been super busy with school, (one more year to go), so I haven’t had much time to work on the many projects I’ve been thinking about.
It’s Spring Break now and I’m trying to complete as many projects as I can. 
I completed the first one yesterday.


I have been getting a lot of the snapshots from my phone printed with Groovebook.

I really wanted a way to display them instead of keeping them in a book.

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I found this frame at my local Goodwill and decided I could use it to create a display.

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It cost me less than a dollar since it didn’t have glass or backing.

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I decided to paint it with this tester paint that I found at Home Depot for 50 cents.

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Three coats later, it looked much better.

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While the frame dried, I decorated some clothespins.
I just used the washi and duct tape that I had on hand.

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Just for fun I made each one different.

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I flipped over the frame and inserted pushpins at pre-measured points along the back.
I wrapped twine a few times around each one, pulled it taut and taped the end with painters tape to hold it in place.

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I used a staple gun to keep it in place.

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Then I removed the pins and tape and trimmed the loose ends.

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All that was left was to add the clothespins and pictures.

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All done!

The best part is how easy it is to change out the pictures.
When I get new snapshots next month, I can switch them out or leave my favorites up. 

Love love.


By the way, if you’re interested in trying Groovebook, you can try the first month free with the code MCQUAW. 
It’s so nice to see all those phone pics off the screen.

Hugs and stuff,

Baby Shower ~Robyn & Abram~

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This is my beautiful friend Robyn who is expecting a baby boy in March.

I met her and her husband Abram at work several years ago. She is one of a circle of friends from that job who all get together a couple times a year to hang out. Our jobs were sent overseas so we don’t work together anymore but I am grateful to have made friends with all these wonderful people and I love that we all still get together every once in a while.

This time we got together to celebrate Robyn and Abram’s new life chapter.
It was a great party.

There was great food…

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(I love this mug.)
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Great friends…

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Fun games…

Break the Water:
The goal is to “break the water” first by freeing your baby from the ice.

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Best Baby:
(I’m not sure what the name of the game really is, but I think it fits.)
The goal is to create a baby from play dough and Mama decides which babies are the most realistic and most creative.

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The winners.

Old Wives’ Tales:
Guess (if you don’t know) whether the wives’ tales predict that it will be a boy or a girl.

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What’s in the Diaper?:
The goal is to figure out what’s in the diaper by examining with your eyes and nose.
Usually it’s smushed up candy bars, but they threw in a couple curve balls with mustard and pickle juice.
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(They’re going to be doing this plenty pretty soon.)
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And of course there were adorable gifts.

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Such creative wrapping.
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Hugs and stuff,

My Displays ~Belts, Bracelets, and Earrings~

I don’t know about you, but if I don’t see my accessories, I won’t wear them.
I think accessories can make an outfit but I will forget them every time if I don’t have a visual reminder.
So I try really hard to get creative when displaying my jewelry.
(My hubby does have to look at it too.)


I finally found a solution for my bracelets.


I utilized these little plastic containers that had been used for electronic parts.
I removed the lid and sticker then put two layers of hot glue around the edge to prevent the bracelets from slipping off.


Because the plastic was pretty slippery, I made leader holes by hammering in a nail first.
Then I screwed it right into the wall.


I loaded up my bracelets and admired my work. 
Actually, I didn’t even realize I had that many bracelets because I had never found a way to display them before.


I’m not completely satisfied with earring display yet.
I simply painted an ugly frame and hot glued strips of lace to the back.
I’m either going to staple the lace or get a solid piece of lace.
I think jewelry makes great bedroom art though.


This is one of my favorite tricks.
I took a plate rack and hung it on the wall (at an angle) for his ties and our belts.
So simple but effective. And cheap.
Win win.
Notice the sign above?
That was a beautiful gift made by my SIL for Christmas.  Love it!


I’m still working on a new solution for my necklaces.
Since necklaces are my favorite accessory, I’ll be getting that done asap.

How do you display your accessories?

Hugs and stuff,