Friday, July 27, 2012

Tray from a picture frame

Saw this on Pinterest...bought the frame at thrift store for $2, bought the handles for $5 at Home Depot, used scrapbook paper/ribbon under the glass...viola - great personalized tray on the cheap!  I can change out the paper.  I left the wire hanger on the back so I can hang it on the wall when I'm not using it.

My son spray-painted it and my husband put on the handles.  LOVE IT.

This frame is 11.5 by 13.5.  I thought about getting one that was longer but I like that this fits on my lap.  I will use it for a plate and glass when I eat in the Family Room or when I take my lunch out on the porch.  I'm keeping my eyes out for more frames - I'm thinking great gifts.

Now, if I could just get back into my scrap room to play with pictures and paper :D

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Independence Day

 My nephew is serving in the Marines in Japan and he wrote this while out in the field:

The Fourth of July is celebrated in the United States as Independence Day. This day should not be taken advantage of. It is not just another day that some get off work, not just another excuse to party, and not just another day in the year. This day is more than fireworks, BBQs and parades.The Fourth of July was a day that we as Americans said that this is our country. It is the day that founded the country that we all live in today. It was a day that all the bloodshed of the American people stood for something. For the brave men that continue to die for her, this day shows that their deaths were not in vain. This country offers you freedoms that most do not. Use those freedoms and enjoy the day, just remember what it took to secure those freedoms.

God bless our men and women serving in the military all over the world.  Keep them safe and give them wisdom.  Protect them from our enemies and bless their families.

Have a happy, safe, and reflective 4th of July.  Susan