Tuesday, January 12, 2010

No doubt this is tacky, but....

I stumbled upon this nifty corkboard the other day & placed it above the kitchen sink figuring it packed potential to provide another new/fun/different & hopefully interactive way for our family to communicate (can't have too many of those when you have a tween, a teen & college student - right?!) here at Grand Central Station (aka: home) headquarters (aka: the kitchen).

It may be tacky, but ....

it's the perfect place to put:

* recipes while I'm cooking - I can be soooo sloppy!

* permission slips/paperwork for the kids to remember - could save me a rushed trip to the school!

* lunch $

* Scripture I want to memorize - or I want my kiddos to memorize :)

* Timely (key word here) words of wisdom - I've got a million of 'em :)

* Appointment reminders

* Grocery List

* Things to do TODAY

* ...or better yet..."Things I DID DO Today"- Hubby will be SO impressed :)

* Things I want to remember....Don't forget:______, _______ & ______ !

* Things I want to forget - nooo...If I list
them, that'll just make it MORE difficult!

* Notes from Daddy - who often leaves AND comes home - when it's dark


* Jokes & cartoons - we're addicted to fun around here :)


* Chore Lists - they're
not going to like that one!...oh well, such is life!

* Interesting info/article clippings, etc. (....or maybe that's just TMI!?)


* Coupons - A penny saved is a penny earned
.

* Phone messages - scratch that.....we canceled our land line & they all have their own cell phones now.



oooooooh - I just thought of another one. Playmaker just texted me that she got an "A-" on her research paper! Hoooorrraaay!! That's HEADLINE NEWS here at Grand Central Station! Signing off....to go post "CONGRATULATIONS!" for all to see :)

6 comments:

Scattering Lupines said...

I love the idea! Not tacky at all! very personal touch. I love corkboards and have them EVERYWHERE! The only trick for me is remembering to clean them off from time-to-time. They get overloaded QUICKLY with just myself and Hubs, so i am sure it will in your Zoo... I mean, house :) :) :)

(I can't wait to have my own zoo someday! I tell Husband I want at least four because I love the energy and chaos!)

The 4 Bushel Farmgal said...

Great idea! Notes,reminders, etc can only work when they can be seen, and that's a perfect place for the family to see them.

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

Great Idea...Love it.....

I'll be back to visit again soon....

Love,
Kary
xxx

MyStory of HiStory said...

Thanks ladies....Yah - functional isn't always fashionable in the trendy sort of way...but it never goes out of style :)

I got to thinking --- someone more clever than I would've likely covered it in some pretty material to dress it up a bit, which I may do.... eventually.

Scattering Lupines said...

wow! I LOVE those wine bottle serving tray! Should I send my wine bottles to her? She should put some prices on her website :)

I REALLY like her stuff!

warriormom said...

great idea! I "sort of" have something like that...I've tucked all sorts of things into my glass kitchen cabinet doors - tucked under the frames....i think the corkboard is much neater!