For those of you who know our family, you may have noticed that we enjoy changing up our surroundings on a regular basis. I am not quite sure why we feel the need to renovate, paint, or move furniture so frequently, but I do know that Alex, Mackenzie, and I inherited the trait from our mother. Let us just say that up until Grace Elizabeth’s B&B, our family moved houses on an average of every three years. I have lived in six houses in my lifetime, three of which were in the same town.
Maybe that is why I am so excited that I finally have my own place to decorate, organize, and rearrange! Oh sure, Mom and Dad gave us a lot of freedom in decorating our own bedrooms in the past, but now I have an entire apartment to go wild in! The only downside is that this grown-up step in life did not happen at the most ideal time: dead winter and in the middle of the school year. There really isn’t too much that I can do until school gets out and I can work more hours. Did I mention that I work at our local children’s museum? That is a story in itself. Anyways, my roommate and I have finally settled into a routine, but apartment decorating just hasn’t fit into the schedule. Until then, I will just have to settle for small projects focused on making my life a bit easier.
If I am going to come up with fun and practical projects, why not share them with you? I am not promising anything spectacular, but I am willing to share what I come up with! This week my project has to do with those pesky plastic sacks that stores keep giving away like candy. I realize that I would not have a pesky plastic sack problem if I used a reusable grocery bag, but whoever remembers to bring those along? Not my mom! So instead, I like to reuse these sacks as trash can liners. The only problem is that they are kind of an eyesore to store. The solution: a simple to sew grocery bag organizer! Now, I have to admit that I stole this idea from Alex. When I went to visit her before Christmas break, I noticed that she had made one of these for her apartment. The organizer looked easy enough to whip up so I thought I’d give it a shot! I have provided some rough directions for you in this video, but I want you to know that I just whipped this together quick. There are a million and one ways that you could change this project to fit your needs or skills, so don’t freak out if my “video” isn’t all inclusive. Also, I do not have a video camera, so this is more of a picture show with directions so don’t expect anything too fancy! If you have a question, feel free to leave a comment!
Courtney is a member of the GE Creative Team and is the monkey in the middle of this trio of sisters. Her degree might be in English and Spanish Education, but she’s following God’s call on her life and pursuing full time ministry with The Navigators. If she’s not crafting, reading, or hanging with her hubby, you’ll probably find her at a local coffee shop sipping her caramel latte and opening up the Bible with college women.