Desk Organization: Big TO DO Notepad

Meant to be Sent has some of the greatest stationery products.  I've purchased a few notepads from them and let me tell you....the paper stock, the gold edges...I love everything.  I purchased a notepad called the Big Ta Do Pad List.  "This is no ordinary notepad, it's oversized, measuring 7 X14 inches, gold edges, and on heavy paper stock.  The days of the week are perforated into sections for easy on the go lists or keep them all together to see your week at a glance.  

photo by:  Meant to Be Sent

So my problem?  I have a small work area and I really can't have this on my desk.  So I thought I could maybe hang it on the wall.  Here's how I did it.  

I measured the pad with a ruler to find the middle. 

Mark the center and drill the hole. 

 I sanded the hole just a little to make the front of the notepad smooth, and then just hung it up on the wall in front of my desk.

This was a super easy project and I can keep my favorite notepad at my desk without taking up space directly on the desk.  This is not a sponsored post I'm just sharing something I adore and I hope you will too.  Head on over and take a look at other Meant to Be Sent Items.  Have a great Thursday!

Gifts Just Because

I have many people around who continue to inspire me and encourage me to do my best and sometimes convince me to do things I never thought I could do.  I'm always looking for small gifts just to say thank you.  I love stationery (yes,  I know, you are well aware) - I also love to give stationery as gifts.   I created this really quick gift and I wanted to show you how simple it is to create something special for the special people in your life.
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Here are the supplies used:

Pencils (Traget Dollar Spot)
Printed Stationery - find similar from a previous post here
Small piece of twine
Alpha Stickers
Small Hand Saw
So I gathered my supplies and went to work.  I measured the tin container.  Then cut the pencils to 4 inches with a small hand saw.  I wrapped the pencils with twine.  I then took the stationery, cut to fit into the tin (my stationery measured 3.5 X 4 inches) and placed those in the tin.  Close the tin and add a ribbon, then decorate with a round tag and stickers. 

Handmade Confetti

Cue the Confetti!!
Hi everyone, I wanted to stop in today and share with you how to make handmade confetti.  I love the look of new trendy large round confetti -- and guess what?!?!  It's suppppper easy to create yourself. And I'm sure most of you have everything you need already in your craft supplies.
Here is what you will need to get started.
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 - 3/4 inch punch -OR- 1 inch punch
 - you can find one here
 - tissue paper
 - you can find tissue paper here
Fold the tissue paper so you have about 6 layers and then just punch.  Yes punch and then you have confetti!  What?!?!?  I know so super easy.  I hope you find this quick tutorial helpful.  You can see how I used the confetti in a Creative & Fun Gift Idea post for The Eighteen 25 Girls - click here

How Do You Store Your Washi Tape?

I'm not embarrassed to say to own way too much washi tape.  I need to find a way to store the tape better.  How do you store your washi tape?

I'm storing them in amazing over sized jars.  They are all clear and I could see all the tape, however when I need to use them, I need to pour them all out to get to the colors needed.
I do love the way this looks, however, not a big fan of pouring them out each time I need to use them.

I've been seeing this idea on Pinterest and thought I would give it a try.  Have any of you tried using embroidery hoops to store your washi tape?  I love embroidery hoops.  Or is there a better way?

Tisa's Favorite Things: Pencils

Well, I guess I should be honest...I have a problem.  I can't really stop buying pencils.  I love them. I think I'm the only person at work (my full time job) that might still have an electric pencil sharpener. And yes, I'm also a pencil snob.  They all must be real wooden pencils with amazing erasers.  I also buy extra erasers just in case.  ha!

Today, I just wanted to share a little bit about myself.  Really, it's the small things that make me happy.
I also have a problems with journals, notepads and coffee mugs.  I will share more about those another time.

Have a great day.

Stationery Printable

I have so much fun designing stationery.  I love bold colors, straight lines, big words and amazing fonts.  I create this fun set to share with you today.  These are great for a quick gift or to just print for yourself.
Simply print, cut, grab envelopes and package.  Print as many times as you like.
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You will need envelopes.  Paper Source has the best selection of envelopes in over 40 colors.  You will need 4bar envelopes for these printable. You can find them here.
Envelopes for every occasion

The printable is available FREE until May 30th, 2016.
Click the printable here.  Have fun!

DIY Perpetual Calendar

hi everyone!  I'm am sooooooo super excited to share this project with you.  I absolutely love the design and colors and what's even can make one yourself the printable is free (for personal use)
I love paper, everyone knows that but calendars come a close second.  And what a fun way to keep up with busy days than with a fun and easy DIY perpetual calendar?!?!  You are able to stack the magnets one on top of another so you don't forgot important dates. 
I've have included the following on the printable
 - days of the week
 - all 12 months
 - dates 1-31
 - blank circles
 - 5 notes circles
 - 5 TO DO circles
 - 5 goals circles
 - 5 play date circles
 - 5 girls weekend circles

You only need a few supplies to get started...but it's really easy.  You can find the printable, the supply list and all the instructions, including an easy to follow video HERE.
This project was created for My Printly.  To find more creative ideas click below.

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What's in my Snack Bag

I received products and decided to write a blog post about this item. All opinions are mine.
The first time I saw the commercial for these I wanted to give these a try. These are goodnessknows snacks squares made with nuts, tangy fruit and dark chocolate.
The first thing that caught my eye - the squares!  There are four squares in each package.  Each package is 150 calories, and perfect for an amazing on the go snack.  
Quick and easy another major plus!  I have two packages in my purse right now.
I've only tried the Peach, Cherry, Almond and Dark Chocolate and 
the Cranberry Almond and Dark Chocolate they both are amazing!  
I found these at my local grocery store on the health food isle next to the protein bars.  I'm trying to eat better and not everything I ate is amazing, I still want items that taste great.  I know most people try to say no to chocolate when they are trying to get in shape and lose weight.  But I love being able to have the choice to eat one square or all four squares.  Because sometimes you only need one bite of chocolate instead of the entire package.

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