I have to admit that I am starting to feel a bit of the winter blues. It has been an unseasonably warm winter in Ohio. However, everything seems to be gray and dreary…blah!

My latest obsession is birds and chalkboards. I decided to turn to them to beat the blues…the color blue helps too. ?

Remember that black metal tray I bought on Thursday? My daughters helped me make it into a chalkboard using a chalk pen.


It helps to think outside the nest (box) when you are looking for treasures in thrift stores.

I bought this little stool with no intention of using it in the laundry room. Because it is going above my kitchen cabinets, the writing on the top won’t be seen at all.


I couldn’t resist buying this little trio of birds. I am guessing it was once tied together. I knew they would make great little accents, and I loved the blue and green colors.


How cute is the ugly cow stool now that I tied some twine and added one of those adorable birds?


I decided to spice up these mason jars by adding a little word with a lot of meaning. I am in L-O-V-E with them!

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And here it is all together above my kitchen cabinets!


No more winter blues today.  I am one happy girl!

Have a great week, and stay tuned for more thrift store treasures.