5 Things for Summer 2013 – Part One!

 Okay, here is the first project for summer 2013! I started with the plastic bag dispenser DIY.

Here is the original picture and the source. All credit for this idea goes to tatertots & jello.


Source: tatertotsandjello.com via Katie on Pinterest

This project took me approximately 45 minutes, but I wasn’t rushing. It was a fun and easy DIY (especially when paired with Pandora!).

I started with an old wipe container.

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I ripped of the label and decided to decorate it with washi tape.

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I LOVE my washi tape! It is so easy to use, fun, and versatile! 🙂

Next, I flattened 9 plastic grocery bags and folded them in half. You can do more/less depending on your preference and container size.

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Then I lined them all up with the handles overlapping.

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I folded the top handle up so that it would stick out of the roll and then rolled them up, making sure to roll all the handles in.

Here is the final roll

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And now, my finished product!

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I am very pleased with how it turned out and I know that I will use it! This is a fun project to do in an afternoon.

Have a happy Monday!


5 Things Summer 2013

To help keep this summer fresh and fun, I came up with 5 things from Pinterest that I want to try. My goal is to complete this list by the end of August. It probably won’t take that long, but I wanted to give myself plenty of time to complete it. After I try/do each thing, I’ll post pictures and commentary on the finished product. So, without further ado, here are my 5 Things to Try in Summer 2013.

1. Make and try a “Frosty” Protein Drink.

This one should be pretty fun and tasty. This drink is supposed to taste just like a Wendy’s Frosty. I’ve never had a Frosty, so I’ll just have to let you know if it tastes good or not.


Source: http://mealsandmovesblog.com via Katie on Pinterest

2. Chalk a quote on my chalkboard with really cool lettering from this tutorial.

 I love my chalkboard and I also love typographyand fancy lettering. I am excited to learn how to do some cool new letters!


Source: http://www.myvintagewindow.com via Katie on Pinterest

3. Crochet a cute bow.

I enjoy crocheting. I’m not an expert, but I’m fairly confident that I can pull off this bow.


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4. Make a plastic bag dispenser from and old wipes can.

This tutorial looks super fun and useful!


Source: http://tatertotsandjello.com via Katie on Pinterest

5. Try the smokey eye look.

It might seem crazy, but I like to play around with eye make up and I’ve never worn this look before.


Source: Media via Katie on Pinterest

If you are interested in learning more about a project, the link is located below the photo.

I can’t wait to get started with my summer projects! What are you doing this summer?