Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Website Wednesday

Happy middle day of the week or as most like to call it Hump Day! I so just said it like the camel in the Geico commercial in my head. I'm sure you just did as well. It's too funny not to do it.

Today is another new segment in which I'm calling Website Wednesday. I love finding new websites. I am always looking on Blogger, Pinterest, and/or YouTube. I love all of the ideas out there. Anything to do with recipes, organization, crafts, family, etc I am a sucker for!

So, I will share a website with you every Wednesday that I have recently found or one that I have followed for a while and just love so you can love it too.

Today I am sharing one that I found a few months back but just recently really devoured everything it has to offer. I am not an organized person by nature. I want to be one so badly and I have read just about every book and blog out there that tells me how to be one. I have never really succeeded. Until now....

I am officially in love with the website A Bowl Full of Lemons!!! Toni is the creator of this magnificent blog and she is nothing short of amazing. Her ideas for getting organized are spot on, the printables she offers for cleaning are so fun, and she even offers a series on how paying bills can be cheerful! It is way too much to try and type so please head on over to her blog and check it out! You. Will. Not. Be. Disappointed!!

I was so motivated with her cleaning and organization series that I kind of combined a craft that is some what of a problem in our kitchen. My teenager is guilty of just leaving dishes in the sink once they are done. I mean, why not, Mom will come behind him and clean it up eventually. Well, not anymore! He always says that he "isn't sure if the dishwasher is clean or dirty" so that's why he just leaves it in the sink. How many of you think that is a really good excuse raise your hand!!

I came up with a cute craft to help him know and anyone else that happens to want to know as well.

I found a piece of chipboard that I had laying around and it was exactly the size I wanted. 

I covered it with some Designer Series Paper that is retired by Stampin Up that went perfectly!

I bought chalkboard vinyl from Hobby Lobby the other day and cut it out with a frame lit to make it pretty. He could care less that it is pretty but I always take the chance when I have it make something pretty. 

 I used 2 different patterns for the "Clean" and "Dirty" side because that just makes sense, right? Then I punched 2 holes in the sides to attach the ribbon.

I distressed the sides with Black Soot distress ink. I do love those little finger daubers!

And this is what I came up with! I just think it turned out adorable! 

I attached a Command Damage Free Hanging Mini Hook to my dishwasher and popped that cute little sign on there. I also cleaned all of the finger prints off first before the pictures. No one needs to see that mess! Eek!

I can say that this has really worked. One of the things that Toni suggests doing every single day is loading the dishwasher before bed so it is clean and ready to be emptied the next morning. I am proud to say that since Monday I have done this every single day. Yes, it's only be 2 1/2 days but really it is something to be proud of. The hubby and teenager has not left dishes in the sink as they know that they are now dirty. And I loooooove it!

I hope that this has inspired you to check out Toni's blog. You can also follow her on FB, Instagram and Pinterest for more ideas! Getting organized, cleaning and paying bills isn't fun but she finds a way to make it a little more enjoyable. Thank you, Toni!!

I have linked this post up with a few linky parties at A Bowl Full of Lemons, Glued to my Crafts & Lou Lou Girls. You can find a link to each of their websites over to the right. Enjoy!

Happy Stampin!



  1. I must make one of those signs, cause that's the excuse I hear... didn't know I could put the dishes in there...

  2. Jeannie- It has worked really well! It even keeps me accountable! Thanks for your sweet comment. Let me know if you have any questions or need help making one ;)

  3. What a great idea! Your post is so helpful and I am going to check out the links, too! Thanks so much! XX

    1. Thank you Claire! I appreciate your kind words 😊

  4. Such a cute sign idea! The dishwasher is my least favorite job but the signs would make it less annoying!

  5. I have checked out Bowl Full of Lemons, but will be headed back there to scour again. Awesome idea for website Wednesday. I love your cute sign too!

  6. No excuse now! Cute- must do at my house. Though I have had people put away the dishes thinking they were clean because I always rinse and clean off the dishes because it makes me mad if they come out with something caked on it even if it is invisible. I used to laugh at my grandma "washing the dishes" before they went into the dishwasher and now I am doing it!

  7. Thank you so much for featuring ABFOL. Very cute blog you have here. :)

  8. This is so cute! Pinned! Thank you so much for sharing at our party. Please stop by next Tuesday, I would love to see your newest creation or creations! Lou Lou Girls


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