I am still in post-party-decompression-and-catch-up-mode around here, and between that, and planning another mini-event for next Saturday, I have not been thinking much about anything useful or beautiful in my home.
I mean, other than the fact that I no longer have 4 overflowing laundry hampers.
That is absolutely gorgeous.
But The William Morris Project looms large in my mind, so I couldn't just not do something.
I finally whipped up a quick craft that I think meets the qualifiers of "useful" and "beautiful" while also satisfying my need to have something to look forward to.
I made a countdown frame!
I gathered supplies that I already had: scrapbook paper, chipboard letters, glue dots, and a frame. I've had all the items stashed away in my craft drawers, just itching to be put to use*. The frame had even been painted to hide the little dings & it was all alone in a corner, begging to be used.
I was looking for a simple solution, so I just cut a few 12" x 12" pieces of paper in half, used the glue dots to secure them together, then added the letters. It took me about 15 minutes in all (again, what have I been waiting for??)
And now, we've got a countdown calendar for our important events!
Yep, we are taking the plunge and going for a whole week in March. We'll even be there for Big J's 4th Birthday, and I fully expect his head to pop off from all the awesome.
*According to The Happiness Project, this is called Aspirational Clutter. I have A LOT of it. But is it clutter if I'm actually using it??*