A Thoughtful Place: Take 5 Tuesday #2: Art Supplies and Treats

6.28.2011

Take 5 Tuesday #2: Art Supplies and Treats

I hope you are all enjoying your week so far. Today we have two fantastic and simple ideas for you! Let’s get right to it with Jen from I heart organizing. She never ceases to amaze me and this idea has my wheels turning for sure. In fact, I can’t get to Target fast enough to pick up a utensil caddy. Check it out:

#1: An Organized Art Caddy

IHeart Organizing

Jen picked up this darling utensil caddy from Target for $11.99. Of course, I had always looked at it as a cute place to store cutlery! Leave it to Jen to think outside the box and turn to chalkboard paint! It went from this:

 

To this:

Then she stocked it full of fun art supplies her boys use. I love that it has a handle and they can tote it to whichever work space suits their mood. Simple. Easy. Fantastic!

 

#2: Fourth of July Inspired Yogurt Parfaits

Simple Dwellings

Hi! I'm Amber from Simple Dwellings, and I am so excited to be here participating in this great series! I am always excited when I can find new projects that are quick and easy, so this series is right up my alley! We recently came back from a mini vacation, where we had fruit, yogurt and granola parfaits for breakfast. They were delicious, and I also thought they would be so easy to make at home! And since the 4th of July is coming up and we're entertaining this year, I thought I would make this dessert using festive colors! The grocery list is simple, and you may already have some of these on hand: vanilla yogurt, granola, strawberries (sliced) and blueberries.
After all materials are laid out on the counter, I started the layering: first the yogurt, then granola, then strawberries and blueberries. Then, repeat (probably one more time) with the fruit as the top layer. Voila- an easy, delicious snack for breakfast or dessert!

I liked using a clear wine glass when presenting, to be able to see your layering work. When giving this snack to kids, I suggest using a clear plastic cup with red or blue plastic spoons, in case it spills! Festive, fun and oh so easy!

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That wraps up another Take 5 Tuesday. Thank you Amber and Jen. If you would like to submit an idea please shoot an email to athoughtfulplaceblog@gmail.com with “take 5” in the subject line! Happy Tuesday!

18 comments :

  1. great ideas, as always! Yogurt parfaits are my absolute fave. I used to splurge on one daily from whole foods but had to learn to make my own when we lived in Pawleys. So easy and yummy to make!

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  2. 2 great ideas - i love this series
    Jennifer
    www.bigdandme.com

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  3. I loved Jen's idea with the art caddy. So cute!!

    I also love the second as I am a huge strawberry and blueberry fan. Plus it looks so pretty : )

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  4. Love the ideas. I'm ready to get out my chalkboard paint again!

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  5. Great ideas! I really like the art caddy. Something like that could be great as a gift filled with special objects.

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  6. I love Jen's blog! That girl is one organizing machine!! and oh my gosh, that Yogurt Parfaits
    Amber made looks delicious!

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  7. Thanks so much for having me here today, Courtney! I love Jen's art caddy idea. It's great how many supplies it holds. :) What a fun series idea. :)

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  8. That little caddy is adorable!!! What my kiddos would give for that! ha! And I think I just might have to make those parfaits for the 4th...perfect for the hot weather!

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  9. Great use of the caddy! The parfait looks delicious and simple. My husband's birthday is this weekend and I'm throwing a little birthday brunch. This will be perfect for our 4th of July/birthday brunch. Pretty, delicious and healthy! A perfect combination.

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  10. I've been giving your art tins on a tray for the past 6 months...I've found another way to give art supplies now too! Great projects!

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  11. I have to admit--I love love love a good parfait. This one looks awesome.

    : )

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  12. Both of those ideas are great!

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  13. Love the caddy and that parfait looks YUMMY!

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  14. Love the caddy idea..Jen really is so so creative! And the fruit parfait looks delish!

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  15. Thanks so much for another great feature! You are always so good to me! I adore you!

    xoxo,
    Jen

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