Sunglasses Storage

Is it just me or am I doing a freakin’ DIY project every single week.  Last week, it was revamping my fruit basket situation in the kitchen.  The week before it was staining our new trash can cabinet (which came out amazing).  This weekend, I had to get this one done…my DIY sunglasses storage.

I have been looking on Etsy for a while now for a great way to hold ALL my sunglasses.  It just isn’t practical to keep them in the ginormous cases that they come with, and I have different glasses for different occasions (too much?).  I found some really great ideas on Etsy and was more than willing to support a small business owner, but then I decided to just do it myself.  

So, about $12 later, this little creation lives on the wall of my “command center” inside my pantry.  Perfect!

How’d I do it?  Easy Peasy and it took me about 10 minutes.  

* Rectangle Canvas (thought about wood, but ended up with this for the ease of hanging it on the wall).

* Washi Tape in a fun color that coordinates with my kitchen

* Mod Podge

* White craft rope

I had most of this on hand, which is why it was $12.  If you have to go out and buy it, it may cost you up to $20-$25 depending on if you have those coupons from Hobby Lobby or Michaels.  I just spaced out my washi tape how I liked it.  No measuring for me, just eyeballed it.  I covered the whole thing with Mod Podge to set it.  Once it was done I stapled my craft rope in place.  I threw some 3M picture hanging strips on the back and stuck it up on the wall.  Done and done!  Fun and functional.

Do you have an abundance of sunglasses?  Where do you keep them? 

PS.  Is it scary that I have another pair on my wish list?  


Star Wars Blanket

So, I made those cool mermaid tail blankets.  I also make a sharkdragon, and even an orca.  But my latest is the most cool, by far!  Who doesn’t love Star Wars?  And what little boy wouldn’t want a cocoon blanket that looks like a Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter?  It even has handwarmer pockets on it.  Adorable, right?


Recipe of the Week

I missed “Meatless Monday”.  I also missed “Taco Tuesday”.  There is no fun alliterative food phrase for Wednesday, so this was our recipe of the week.  Or, I really wanted to use all caps and ‘scream’ RECIPE OF THE WEEK because it was that good!  

Last night I made Salsa Verde Lentil Tacos with Mango-Pomegrante Pico.  These flavors together were amazing and the whole thing was so easy to make, including the from scratch salsa verde.  The only shortcut I took was to use the already cooked lentils from Trader Joes (found in their produce department).  Note: I always use the pre-cooked lentils from Trader Joe’s when I make them for dinner, BUT when I make my dog’s food, I cook the lentils myself.  Weird?  Kind of.  

Anyway, back to the tacos.  The salsa verde had the perfect amount of spice, and the sweet/tart Pico was so delicious.  I added a little bit of feta to my tacos because, let’s face it, feta is delicious.  It was a winner in our house…except with my 3 year old.  She had a quesadilla.  

Quick, run to the store to get the ingredients and get this meal on your menu/dinner table ASAP!

Please pardon my shadowy picture…it was taken with my iPhone and at 6:30.  While it’s still super bright outside, it doesn’t make for the best picture taking.