It must be nearly spring! Houses are selling in our neighborhood quickly, and lots of families are out doing beautification projects. When I was driving around our neighborhood, I was noticing that there were a lot of pretty mailboxes, and I started thinking that we needed to replace ours. After pricing them, and realizing the cost, and acknowledging that all my mailbox needed was a little TLC, I decided that a mailbox refurbishment rather than a replacement was in order. I thought I’d share how I went about refurbishing our mailbox, as it takes only a couple of hours, spaced over a weekend. With the springtime weather, this is such an easy DIY to spruce up your outdoor home!
Based on my Facebook feed, I would hazard a guess that I’m not the only woman out there who is thrilled that we are getting to see what happened to Rory and Lorelai in the last ten years in new episodes of the Gilmore Girls. I’m not sure what made this show a cult classic for women, but it was. It was for me. I have the complete series on DVD, just in case Netflix decides to stop making them available. The Mellow Man says that while he is in love with Lauren Graham, the dialogue on the show is rather exhausting and fast. That got me to thinking– maybe that’s why we women love the show so much! It’s the clever repartee between Rory and Lorelai Gilmore. There are so many great conversational moments and quotes from the Gilmore Girls, particularly from Lorelai Gilmore, and I have a hard time picking my overall favorite. That being said, I think one of my top 5 quotes is about flexibility, “As long as everything is exactly the way I want it, I’m totally flexible.” That quote describes me, and actually most of my household. In honor of the release of all new Gilmore Girls episodes and my love of the show, I used that quote to create an easy Gilmore Girls Fan Notebook.
As you probably know from all of my recent posts related to essential oils, I’ve grown quite a collection of those tiny bottles. (Have you checked out my Romantic Rose and Jasmine Sugar Scrub, my easy room deodorizer, and my Peppermint Tea Tree Body Wash?) Well, Walnut Hollow was looking for organizational ideas for their awesome wooden box collections, and I knew that their Cornice Box would be a perfect Essential Oil organizer. Well, with some thin pieces of wood, paint and craft felt, I was able to create a lovely little decorative box to hold all of my bottles of essential oils. You can find the full tutorial over at Walnut Hollow today.
If you visit the post, be sure to let me know what you think, and how do you organize your essential oils.