The time has come. I go back to work tomorrow. The state of Michigan starts after Labor Day (we need every dollar from summer tourism we can get), so that means I’ve been busy doing last minute errands (haircuts, trying on work clothes that don’t fit, etc.). As a result, my blog addiction has suffered immensely. I was up until 1:30 last night just trying to comment on people’s blogs so they wouldn’t think I had completely abandoned them. Please consider yourself forewarned that “Just a Girl” as you know it may suffer a bit until I get the whole work/play thing worked out.
Like I said–“little” tutorial. I AM still working on my bathroom cabinets. My goal is to have those done before school starts. Bwa ha ha ha ha hooo hooo he he he! We’ll see how that goes.
SUCH a good idea! Thanks for sharing!
Hope things settle down for you over the next couple of weeks.
DYING to see the cabinets. 🙂
Momma to Bug says
Very cute magnets and paperweight! Thanks for sharing. I like quick and easy projects ideas anytime.
I love the magnets and am going to try and make some. No, I have never thought of doing this so I am so glad you shared the idea!
Such a great idea! I love Target’s dollar section, but tend to pass over the scrapbooking stuff because I don’t scrapbook, and only use scrapbook supplies for very specific projects. But I’ve been thinking that I wanted some magnets for my refrigerator to coordinate with my kitchen colors – this would be a great way to accomplish it.
Well I could totally do that! I like things that I can actually do instead of buying all of the stuff, getting overwhelmed and then saying the heck with it! Those would make cute gifts! Thanks for the idea!
Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam says
Many of us can relate to the lack of blogging thing with school starting. I am NOT ready for it to start, nor any of the millions of activities that go along with the fall. Don’t worry, we would not abandon you. 🙂
Cherry's Jubilee says
Wow…….do you know how expensive those acyrlic blocks can be for stamping? Pretty expensive. I will have to keep my eyes peeled. If they were the larger size they would make cool coasters too. YOU amaze me with your little project….I love it and if I can find some will be ohhhhh so doing this project. cherry
~ Jamie ~ says
Way cute idea! I, too, have had a hard time keeping up on blogland with school starting next week. We start after Labor Day also. I thought we were the only ones in the country who started that late. I’m glad for the company.
Glamorous Life of a House Wife says
I love those magnets! What a fabulous idea. Simply fabulous. Thanks for sharing, girly!
This is a wonderful idea. I love making magnets as housewarming gifts, and this is just another amazing way to do so. Thank you for sharing!!
Super cute! I love that idea! I’ll be trying that one someday for sure.
What an awesome idea! I wish I’d seen this post before I went to Target yesterday! :o) I’m stealing this idea for Christmas gifts. I have a lot of sisters and brothers so it gets pricey otherwise. :o)
Kim's Treasures says
OHHH!!! Great project! I think I am going to try these!
I’m from Michigan too! My daughter is graduating with her elementary teacher degree in May…hope she finds a job here! Good luck getting back to the daily work/play thing!
a day in the life of bella says
Those are really cute! Where did the “C” come from….is there really scrapbook paper with letters on them?
I posted a candy dish project today on my blog, inspired by the ever so talented Joy, come see it between haircuts and coats of paint on your cabinets…I am busy taking wallpaper down myself…arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!
PS: I love that school starts after Labor Day, how about you? There were those few years in there with the late Aug start…hated it!
Such a wonderful idea. I’ve never seen these but then again I’ve never looked. I’ll keep my eyes pealed now. Wonderful gift idea, too!
What happened to my comment? Did you delete ME? I said something very funny and witty and now you will never know….(cute idea though!) 🙂
Scrapping My 2 Precious Gems says
What a cute idea! Love it! Now if I can only find the time to get some done…..
What a great idea..I’ll have to check out Target! Hope things calm down for you in the next couple of weeks!
Buzzings of a Queen Bee! says
Good luck! The beginning of school (I used to be a teacher too) is so stressful and busy and exhausting and exciting too! I love the magnets…great gift ideas, like you said!
Really cute idea! I will have to give it a try. my fridge could def use a break from our 25 save the dates left over from our wedding that we stuck all over it. Thanks for sharing!
Wow – these are the cutest!!! Now I’ve gotta go find some of these!! Good luck on going back to work – hope you have a fabulous first day back – don’t forget about your blog though – I absolutely have to have my “fix” – your humor always cracks me up!! Have a great day girl!
Jo - To a Pretty Life says
Great idea! My fridge is desperately in need of some pretty magnets instead of those free ones with advertisements on them 😉
The larger paper-weight is really pretty with your monogram.
Sept 2nd can’t come soon enough … I’ll be with the Mom’s in the parking lot doing the happy dance!
restyled home says
I love your project, but what I love even more is your great sense of humour. Yours is always such a great place to visit!
Thanks for the anniversary wishes you sent our way!
Sandy Toes says
Love this idea! You could do so much with these magnets..great idea to do with kids! Hope going back to work goes well for you!
Screaming Meme says
I love those!!! You are awesome!
Kim - ScrapToMyLu says
Very cute and so are you, that’s why I featured you today on Today’s Creative Blog!
Email me for your secret button code.
Love this idea – and congrats on being the featured at Creative Blog today! Your ideas rock!
Yay! Congratulations on your TCB feature!!
I just read through all your posts and I am so inspired! Gotta get those projects done that have been sitting on my craft table for weeks and weeks!
Great idea! I had never thought to use those acryllic blocks for anything other than stamping! I’ll have to steal that idea.
Just say Julie says
So going to do this for my teaching team! I love giving them little gifts, but I have no money when school starts and even less time 🙂 Thanks for the idea!
Josh & Katie says
oh my! thank you for sharing! This craft idea has never crossed my mind and probably never would- I love it!
Our Babies says
BRILLIANT! I am so making the coasters for xmas gifts for all! Love your blog, just found it and just started my own, I have lots to work on, working on a decorting for Fall post right now. Hope you’ll visit soon. http://firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Scotts says
Adorable! I’m going to Target. It’s one of those “why didn’t I think of that?” things.
As Oprah said to the girl who could really sing, “Who ARE you????” You are amazing. This was such a silly yet INGENIOUS idea. I’m running out to Target right now….. (Thanks!)
Momma to Bug says
These are cute! I’ll have to try this. I like the idea of using initials too. Can’t wait to see the new magnet posting 🙂 Thanks!
The Mom @ Babes in Hairland says
Thanks for the great idea. I looked everywhere for those square stamping blocks but only found huge 4×6 thick ones wherever I looked. I’ve yet to make them, but I found some bigger flat clear marbles to make some w/my girls pictures on for Mother’s Day. What better thing than having the grandkids staring off the fridge at g-ma!? Love your blog.