Memorial Day Weekend

We are having a few friends over for a cookout tomorrow and we are so excited!  However this morning the news was predicting rain starting just around the time that everyone will be getting to our house.  Kind of puts a damper on my patio party plans:(  I have a few ideas for making it work inside, so we will see if it comes to that.

I have been having fun getting ready for the cookout.  I pushed together our square patio table and the rectangular table that we are babysitting for my mom to make one long table.  I bought some fun fabric at Old Time Pottery to make one long tablecloth to cover both tables.  I already had my reusable plastic plates and serve ware, but I didn’t like the plastic cups I had.  They are big and flimsy, with an awkward shape that I always fear will make them easy to turn over.

So I used some Kohl’s coupons I had to get some new clear acrylic double old fashioned glasses.  They are squatty and wide, so they should hold plenty, but be less likely to overturn.  Now the fun part:  I added frosted numbers to them!  Numbers have become a huge trend on everything from glasses to pillows.  My etching cream would not work because they are not glass, but I did have a leftover can of frosted spray paint.  I used my QuicKutz number dies to cut out the numbers on some clear contact paper.  Then I lined up the cutouts on my glasses and taped grocery bags around the rest of each glass to protect them.  Once everything was dry and the tape was removed, I ran them through the dishwasher and they came through like champs!  I really like them, especially for $0.14 each!

Published by Leslie

I think Habitual Rearranger fits me well because I am never settled on designs, colors, or placement of items in our home. I drive Bradley crazy sometimes, but I keep figuring out new and better ways of doing things! I am not striving to be profound or an expert on anything in this blog. It is simply a way to keep a record of all of my adventures - home and life - for me to reference and also for my loved ones to follow along. I am a born and raised Georgia girl. I don't think I would enjoy living anywhere except the south. Bradley and I spent six and a half years in our starter home and are now in our forever home, a 1970s traditional two story brick house. I love getting into all kinds of projects around our house, and I try to document all the dirty details here if for no one else than for me.

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