Friday, August 30, 2013

Friday Inspiration: Gather Some Fresh Peaches

It's peach season here in IL and we're overflowing with fresh peaches. Depending on where you live peaches can be in season anywhere between May and September. These peaches came from my father's tree and I have spent the last couple of weeks making lots of peach pies, eating peaches, and looking for more peach related recipes. I recently stumbled upon this peach sorbet recipe that I would like to try next. Have a great Labor Day weekend!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

DIY: Coffee Bar

Sorry I didn't snap this image before the wallpaper started coming down. I just grabbed a corner to see how easy it was to take down and it peeled right off. Like I said in my last kitchen post its been over 25 years since my last kitchen remodel.

As you can see I set up my own little make shift coffee bar after seeing so many inspirational images from Pinterest. With all the entertaining I do I decided that it would be a great idea to move my coffee maker from behind the counter to the seating area.

{A wooden display shelf gets a new life as a mug holder with a fresh coat of paint}
{Another old piece of furniture got a fresh coat of paint in a fun color, we also added wheels to make it more modern, easy to move, and taller}

Monday, August 26, 2013

Product Feature: Posi-Wear Sleeves

Our #3712 disposable sleeves are one size fits all, 18" long, with elastic at each end. These are made from heavy duty white, posiwear material, much like tyvek.  These sleeves are good to keep fluids off of you, waterproof, and are used in labs, and the medical industry.  They can be purchased in packs of 100 pairs. 

Friday, August 23, 2013

Friday Inspiration: Celebrate Accomplishments

"Don't fear failure. Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail." 
-Bruce Lee

I just happened to look back at some of my older blog posts and realized August 13th 2012 was my start date. I may not have met every deadline by posting three times a week first thing in the morning, or even posted at all some days, but I'm still proud to say I've stuck with it and I have enjoyed the process. 
This weekend I think I will take a little time to celebrate and dream up more ideas for the future.  

Monday, August 19, 2013

Product Feature: Lab Coat

Our #3514 Lab Coat is 1.25oz and made of Polypropylene. They have three snaps down the front, two pockets, and a collar. They are used in the medical field and light industry where protection of clothing is needed. They come in three sizes M, L, and XL and are sold individual and in packs of 30.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Friday Inspiration: Be All There

This is the last weekend before school starts on Monday for a lot of the kids around here. Summer and life in general goes by far too quickly that we could all use a reminder to slow down and be all there.
Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

DIY Neon Door Mat Take Two

It's been almost a year since my last post on how to spray paint a rubber door mat. I originally purchased two mats and two neon spray paint colors. One mat for my front door and one for the garage on the way to the mud room. Since it was a simple and easy project I thought I would enlist the help of my granddaughter before she goes back to school next week. 

 {She prefered the #503 pink filter dust mask but either mask would work}

Monday, August 12, 2013

Product Feature: Frosty Clear Poly Sleeves

Our #471 frosty clear poly sleeves are 18" long with elastic around each opening to keep sleeves in place. These are economical and are used for protecting your sleeves at the workplace, light industry, painting, healthcare, etc.  They are one size fits all and sold in packs of 100 singles (50 pair) or by the case of 1,000 singles (500 pair). 

Friday, August 9, 2013

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Home Improvement: Popcorn Ceiling Removal

{The ceiling paint is Conco, a Menard's brand, flat antique white}

We last remodeled our kitchen over 25 years ago and it's definitely time for a change, and with my recent collection of kitchen images on Pinterest, I am ready for some remodeling projects. 

All the ceilings in our home have the popcorn on them. It wasn't that big a deal for me to have them removed, but with the grime and dirt, plus the cobwebs that were stuck to them, we decided to just take it down. It seemed like an easier plan than to clean and repaint them. It actually came down fairly easily. We removed everything from the kitchen and laid down dropcloths to catch the debris. My husband took a medium drywall knife and scraped it off the ceiling.  It is a good way to get your walls washed down afterwards from all of the dust.


Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Around the Office

{The last of our retro spaghetti bibs only available on ebay with free shipping}

Around here we've been enjoying long summer days and nice temperatures. This past month we added a few new paper placemats to our inventory and hosted an ice cream social for our employees. 

{New Italian paper placemats will be available here soon. Call if you would like to order now}
{New red gingham paper placemats also coming soon. Call if you would like to order now} 
{My banana split with strawberries from our work ice cream social}

Friday, August 2, 2013

Friday Inspiration: Have An Ice Cream Social

{Banana split party at work}

Just because summer is winding down doesn't mean you should stop with the summer fun. We at Champaign Plastics recommend hosting an ice cream social with friends, family, or even co-workers. Our work ice cream party was a lot of fun, we kept ours simple but you could make yours as elaborate as you want.