Well, it's 8:30 a.m. and I'm already feeling pretty productive today. Before the kids left for school I had put a load of laundry in, vacuumed all the carpets, made my husband's lunch, cleaned up the kitchen, dusted the family room, got everyone ready for school, and exercised! AND, I just put a pork roast in the crock pot for dinner. I didn't know what to do with it besides our standard shredded BBQ pork sandwiches, so I decided to get creative. I was feeling like trying my own version of Jamaican pork, so I poured in lime juice, orange juice, some chili powder, cumin, taco seasoning, and a little garlic powder. I hope it turns out!
I snapped a photo of this old mailbox last summer. It was on the cutest little house in a historic area of our town. (photos of the cute house yet to come). I knew then and there that I wanted a cute little mailbox for my house! Only I decided to put it in the kitchen near the door to the garage to put our mail in. (We have a little kitchen, and therefore not much counter space or space for a desk to put incoming mail on.)
So, I called a local antique store and asked them to be on the look out for old mailboxes. About a week later the shop owner called to tell me that she had one for me! She only charged $10 for it. It was plain metal, so I pulled out my craft paints and gave it a few coats of cream paint and then roughed it up a bit. Then we (here is where my husband comes in to the picture) mounted it on the kitchen cabinet for a permanent place to catch the incoming mail and bills. Now we don't have to clutter up the kitchen counter anymore, and it is a fun conversation piece!
Did any of you find the plates at your local Dollar Tree? I hope so!!!