Saturday, July 16, 2011


Hey there!
Told you I'd be back today with something to share! This will be a quick post- but let me tell you it will be life changing. At least it was life changing for me... I'm so dramatic. But for real, life changing.

A friend gave me some CUTE letters awhile back that spelled out "home" and in the process of getting our back porch ready for AOK's birthday party next weekend I decided I should probably hang them up. I also wanted to try a trick I saw on Pinterest a few weeks ago that involved toothpaste of all things. I am notorious for guesstimating when it comes to hanging things on the wall. I am too lazy to get a tape measure and do it a logical way and then usually end up with 5 millions tiny holes in my wall. Oh not anymore, I had this hung up in less than 5 minutes, with only the necessary holes!

If you put just a dab of toothpaste on the back of the picture, mirror, letter, wall hanging, whatever on the spot where it will need to be hung, like so... see the tiny dots of toothpaste on the hooks?

Then put it on the wall where you want it to ultimately hang, if you look close, you can see two tiny white dots, from the toothpaste. Then just put your nails, pins, etc., into the toothpaste dots.

And VOILA! It's hung, with only the necessary holes in the wall and so quick. If I were using my guesstimating technique, this probably would have taken me 30 minutes at least. I did it in about 5. Aren't these letters adorable?

Here's a wide angle, you can see AOK's shop in the background & all the stuff I was organizing on the back porch!

And here is the other angle. Those two windows go into our living room. That is our back door- it will get a paint job in the distant future. That's on the "ultimate" to do list!

We had a productive day around here. I told my sister she would have been so proud. I am sort of a girly girl when it comes to chores and what not. I do not really like doing things outside admittedly. But I had some surge of energy and wait until you see what I did. Watch for that post this week!

Happy Picture Hanging! (and Happy Weekend too!)

Hookin' Up Over at Dittle Dattle today for Amaze Me Monday. I love her blog because she incorporates Motocross into some of her home decor designs. AOK appreciates this just as much (if not more) as I do! You can find her link party button over there in my side bar if you want to participate :)


  1. Nifty idea I too can not hang a darn thing straight I finally gave up making many holes in the walls so now I have him do it I think I can do that easy enough thank you!

  2. wow - I will definitely try that trick soon (hopefully I will remember!).

    What a beautiful BACK door! What does the front look like?

  3. Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoy the recipe. :)

    The toothpaste idea is genius! My husband and I usually spend forever trying to figure out exactly where to hang stuff. Thanks for the tip!

  4. Thanks for the comments! I told you it was life changing! :) Kay- I actually am going to post about the FRONT of the house tomorrow! Really need some help making a decision... Come check it out!


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