Blog updates are still happening but I’m finally back to regular blogging! I’m halfway through the list of posts that were missing pics from the move from Blogger to WordPress, and after some great feedback last week, I have a few more site design changes in the works. As I get caught up one of my goals is to get ahead of the game on posts and start writing EARLY (rather than the day I publish it). That will go a long way to help when life happens and I don’t have as much time as anticipated, or something takes longer than expected. Getting there…
We were away from home most of the weekend, on Saturday for a “girls’ day” shopping, and yesterday we went to my hometown to celebrate my sister’s birthday. That and working on some new Jazzercise routines didn’t leave a lot of time for photo editing and writing today, so the post I had planned (though related) will come tomorrow. Instead today I’ll share this quick and easy project I worked on this morning because I just couldn’t take this anymore…
I fell in love with this pen holder (and matching trash can) at Staples, but had a feeling that with those big openings in the side I may have some issues…and as you can see from the photo, I was right. I knew this would be an easy fix, and fortunately it worked as planned!
I grabbed a scrap of one of my favorite scrapbook papers, my paper cutter and some clear tape.
I trimmed the paper to be about the height of the pen holder, then coiled it around into a cylinder and slipped it inside. (Then realized I needed to trim a little more off.) Tape might not be necessary but I did secure it inside with a couple pieces.
Much better! I know, that’s it! Super simple. Now the pens stay put and I found another use for a favorite paper print! Bonus: It matches the coaster I made, too!
I may have to do something similar to the trash can…we’ll see! For now, off to pick up kids from school and then to get my workout in for the day at Jazzercise!