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Payday Wish List Vol. 9

Lots to wish for this month (because we birthday is only one month away).  Take notes!

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Here are a few of my payday picks to end the week:

1 | Scented macaroon coin purses from Give Simple

2 | Swirls of sass dress from Modcloth

3 | Arrow shelf from The807 on Etsy

4 | Chinese Laundry major crush peep toe wedges from Francesca’s

5 |  Kaleidoscope coasters from Anthropology

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Chalkboard Clipboard

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Now that Andrew and I officially share a grocery list, among other things, I wanted an easy way for us to keep track of what we needed for our next trip to the store. I have a million of those notepads that stick to the fridge, but the need for a pen always deters me from actually using them. Instead, I found a way to keep track that also hides easily – a chalkboard clipboard.

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To make a chalkboard clipboard, you’ll need:

  • A clipboard (duh)
  • Chalkboard paint (duh)
  • Chalk (duh)
  • Masking or painters tape
  • Medium-sized paint brush
  • String
  • Liquid glue

Start off by taping a line across the top of the clipboard. I did this because trying to paint underneath/behind the clip would have been an unnecessary hassle. Start painting the bottom part with well-mixed chalkboard paint, including the sides. I find that chalkboard paint can be a little streaky, so take that into consideration when choosing a paint brush. Paint a couple coats until the bottom portion of the clipboard is covered. Once dry, remove the tape.

Before you start using your clipboard, you’re supposed to slate it. Run the side of a piece of chalk down the entirety of your chalkboard and then use a damp paper towel to wipe it clean. This acts as a setting for the paint.

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Next,  cut a piece of string about 12 inches long and use a small amount of glue to wrap the string around the end of a piece of chalk. Once wrapped, tie around and in a knot to hold it. Then tie the opposite end to the top of the clipboard and set your chalk on the clip as you would a pen – this way, you’ll never lose the chalk.

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You can also add a piece of patterned washi tape at the top and write on it with Sharpie for your title. I dubbed mine “the list,” so that whenever we say we need something, we can just say, “Put it on the list!”

Use a nail or, in my case, push pin to hang the clipboard inside a cupboard or on your wall. I love having it inside the cupboard so it’s mostly out of sight but comes in handy when I need it. In a matter of minutes, I turned a ratty old clipboard I never used into a very useful chalkboard.

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Inspiration from around the Web: Easter Edition

It’s almost Easter Sunday, and what better way to get in the Easter spirit than with a little inspiration from around the web? Here’s are some cute DIYs I’ve been eyeing this week:

Egg Candles

1. These simple egg shell candles from Go Make Me.

Funny Bunny Cookies2. These adorable funny bunny cookies from Munchkin Munchies.

Easter Treat Bags

3. These Miffy inspired Easter treat bags from Everything Emily.

Bunny Rolls

4. These delicious-looking whole wheat Easter bunny rolls from Dessert Now, Dinner Later.

Cadburry Eggs

5. These chocolatey homemade Cadbury creme eggs by Things that Make You Say: “Mmmmm”!

 HAVE A HAPPY EASTER!