Thursday, January 29, 2009

Fabulous Find Friday

Saw this on HGTV the other day, stainless steel contact paper. Thought it was really neat. They used it to cover storage type photo boxes, I have read it works great on garbage cans also to give them an updated look.

Have not checked our local retailers for this, but found it on Amazon for $11.49 a roll. Stayed tuned for some projects with this stuff. If you have used this product please share, we'd love to hear from you.

The Junk Mamma's

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Scrabble anyone

Our house has no mud room or coat closet near the back door, one of the pitfuls of an older home. But I do have a back porch that I use kinda like a mud room in the warmer months. If you leave your gear out there this time of year it would be frozen. So I had to have a place for the kids to leave there jackets and backpacks inside. I'd love not to have to look at jackets every time I am in the kitchen but you have to make due with what you have sometimes.

I added some hooks to this little wall, but wanted to add the kids names somehow. One day I thought of my scrabble game that was hidden in the basement under my craft stuff. I pondered a good while how to hang them up then it came to me, poster putty. I just stuck a little on the back of each letter and put them on the molding. Now my kids know where there jackets belong. Do they get hung there, about 90% of the time.

I have seen some really cool things made out of scrabble tiles such as necklaces and key rings. Have you used scrabble tiles in a unique way?

The Junk Mammas

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Fabulous Find Friday

I have been eyeing these little faux moss pieces up well before Christmas at Target. I just couldn't bring myself to buy them for myself till after Christmas.

I truly have a brown thumb, but I seem to be able to grow an amaryllis or two. So I placed the moss pieces at the base of my amaryllis plant in my favorite pot to cover the dirt. I thought this would help my little guy from digging his fingers in the dirt. Instead he thought these looked yummy and took a bite of one. What was I thinking. I just glued it back together, put that side down.

You can find them in the aisle with the vases and vase fillers for about 8 bucks for eight pieces. Now I am hooked on these little things. This post was inspired by the Beautiful Life Linky party at the Inspired Room and Hooked on Houses party. With little ones you can have a beautiful display, even if is only lasts during nap time. Enjoy something beautiful, even it only lasts a moment.

The Junk Mammas

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Burrrr.... It's cold outside

No school today, schools were being canceled last night before suppertime. The weather service in our area is predicting temperatures about minus 19 degrees with wind chills 36 below zero today.

Sounds like a good day to curl up with a book, cup of hot tea and a warm cozy blanket.

The Junk Mammas

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


I just love that I discovered blogs about two years ago. There are really so many creative and talented people out there. But, I spend way too much time on the computer. Anyone relate? One of my recent blog finds is Lola B. The girl has some killer decorating style, I love it. Her blog is celebrating her one year anniversary and is having a great give away. Go check her out, heres a few sneak peeks at her blog.

I need to get me some of these letter balls, but I have a feeling they would be all over my house. My kids seem to love all my arrangements and must investigate.

And the girl has some fashion sense too. It just isn't fair that some girls have it all.

Who wouldn't love this closet.

Stay tuned we will be having a giveaway to celebrate our 50th post!

The Junk Mammas

Friday, January 9, 2009

Fabulous Finds Friday-A cool scrunchy

Ballard Designs

Our feature this Friday is all about a scrunchy that is still in style. For the longest time I have been admiring these chandelier chain scrunchy things from Ballard's designs. But at $39.00+shipping, I have had a hard time making the purchase.

I have tried to make them on my own, but they just never seem to look as nice as the ones you can buy. Plus, hot gluing something that is hanging while standing on a ladder.....trouble!

Low and behold our trusty Hobby Lobby carries this item. For $17.99 and 1/2 price when lighting is on sale you can get one of these wonderful covers for the chain on your chanelier.

They have many colors to choose from and they snap, so you are able to remove them to wash or change your look and color for the seasons.

The Junk Mammas

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


Just received my new William-Sonoma catalog and they have the cutest valentine stuff. Check out the wreath above made out of vintage looking valentines or these double cherry pop suckers.

I love to look through their catalog for inspiration, they also have some great stuff and delicious recipes. If you don't receive their catalog you can sign up now online .

The Junk Mammas

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Family Embarrassment

Ok- This is not actually my car, but it could of been the other day. I dropped my 1st grade son off at school and while his principal was helping him out of the car he had a McDonalds bag stuck to his foot.

Talk about a family embarrassment, I knew I had to change my habits. I have been in a really bad way about the car for awhile. It has been extermly cold here and sometimes at night we don't get all of the artwork out of the car or we eat dinner on the way home and leave the wrappers behind, you know how that goes, don't ya?

I was searching the internet and found this artical about not letting your car get out of control. I was thrilled to know, I wasn't the only one and there was hope for me.

The Junk Mammas