Printable Banner!

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As a bit of a DIYer, I tend to hand make a lot of birthday decorations at my place.  But since I’m also strapped for time, it helps when they’re pretty easy to do.  My youngest turned 5 recently so I decided to design a pretty simple banner to put up for her party.  Since I liked the way it turned out, I decided to make a printable.  🙂

So this can be used for pretty much any banner, it doesn’t have to be Happy Birthday, as I’ve made a page for each letter of the alphabet.  To use, simply print out the letters you need, cut them and either attach a cord to the back or hole punch them and string one through.  Voila!

You can find the template here: Banner.  Thanks for stopping by!

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Why I Ditched My Junk Drawer

I wonder when the junk drawer came into existence, and how we all manage to have one without even questioning it.  I know I did, I know my parents did.  It was filled with the most miscellaneous stuff, rubber bands, twist ties, bottle openers, magnets, paper clips.  I even went as far as getting little tray dividers and every so often would try to organize everything by department but eventually (and eventually being about 2 days later in this case) the whole thing would end up like one big mish mash of clutter.  The place where you shove everything that you don’t want to deal with.

My kitchen isn’t very large and drawer space is at a premium so I decided one day, about a year ago, to ditch my junk drawer.  I thought about it and tried to remember what was in there that I actually used more than once every couple of months.  I came up with scissors, rubber bands and pens.  Everything else I found a separate home for or tossed.  The stuff I use I just stuck in a jar and put it on a shelf.  And you know what, not once have I missed that drawer.

Now maybe my next project should be making my junk jar a little prettier.  🙂

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