pancakes and painting

Well, today was another uneventful day in Tucson. I did start my day off right with some chocolate chip pancakes though :)
I think I ate the entire plate of them....

We put them on a big plate as we were making them. Can you tell I started eating before we even took them off the plate? :) I couldn't help myself they're sooo good!

And thanks to the roomie's nifty coffee machine, I had some yummy coffee in my favorite 'Good Morning' mug :) I don't like having matching mugs! I have 4 different mugs that I got from who knows where and they're all I use. The ones that match my dishes in a set just sit in the cabinet :)

 After breakfast, when the boredom began to set in, I decided to craft some more! I did a post last week about a DIY chalkboard, and this is kind of similar to that. We wanted something to hang on an empty wall right when you walk into the apartment.
So I hit up the craft crate (which you can buy here)
And here's what I came up with.
I hot glued two foam boards together (just because they were smaller than I wanted them to be) and painted them with chalk paint. [I'm still afraid of a hot glue gun because when I was in Germany I dropped a glob on my finger and had a wicked blister from it!]

Then I used this sparkly blue ribbon that I had and glued it around one half of the board. 

We're going to use the framed half as a message board, and the bottom half to put our mail!
 I used a Sharpie paint pen to write 'mail'- not chalk.
All I need to find now is a cute basket to attach to the bottom to hold the actual mail! I'll definitely keep you updated once I finish it :) I'm also thinking about writing 'leave a message...' at the top of the framed half!

So I'm pretty excited about that. I ended my night with a quick workout and a yummy smoothie! I guess it turned out to be a pretty good day :) The only thing that would've made it better would be if my handsome man would've finally gotten his orders! Still waiting to find out when he can come home...not knowing definitely makes it much harder. But I'm keeping my head up! 
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  1. Very cool DIY. Read your about page and love your story, followed :)

    1. Awh thank you very much! I checked out your blog as well! I'm going to try some of your recipes! :)

  2. I am definitely craving chocolate chip pancakes and coffee now :)