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


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!


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!


  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!

  2. 2 great ideas - i love this series

  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 : )

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

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

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

  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. :)

  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!

  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.

  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!

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

    : )

  12. Both of those ideas are great!

  13. Love the caddy and that parfait looks YUMMY!

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

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



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