"She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness." Proverbs 31:27

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Turning trash into treasure

I saw on Better Homes and Gardens an idea for making an organizer for my bills using a bird cage.  I've had my eye out for a cheap birdcage for a few months now.  About a month ago, my neighbor had moved and the landlord was cleaning the mess left behind.  I asked her if I could have the nasty, rusted out birdcage that had been sitting in the yard for a long time.  With a strange look she gave it to me.  I forgot to take a before picture though.
I scrubbed it and painted it blue.

I then cut a couple of cardboard cake boards to fit.  Found some pretty scrap book paper and decoupaged them on my "shelves".
Custard helped me cut down the cake boards.  She has a fetish of all things paper and cardboard.

My husband helped me by tying twine under the shelves and using a dab of hot glue to keep them in place.
Oreo with his fetish of all things string tried to help too.

I tried to keep the string away from him but he still managed to get it in his mouth!
The top shelf will be for bills paid this coming paycheck.  The second shelf for items to be paid next paycheck and the bottom for bills that have been paid.  I will keep it on this shelf right in the corner of my office area in the dining room.
I tried to find the original idea, but could not find it.  I did come across someone else's version of it 

I have an update about my health for those who have been praying for me.  I went to the specialist.  He does not think it is cancer but a "very advanced case of endometriosis".  The 5 1/2 inch mass has squished everything in my abdomen and may have attached itself to other organs.  I will be having surgery on May 26.  They need to do a complete hysterectomy and possibly remove the appendix and part of the bowel.  They will test the mass for cancer while I am on the operating table.  The doctor said I will be in the hospital for four to seven days.  Please pray for me, the six week recovery period will be very hard for me because I cannot sit still.  I am not worried about the surgery because I know God is in control and I am in his hands, but would still appreciate your prayers.  I also wanted to let ya'll know why it will be kind of quiet on here at the end of the month.

Have a great day!

"Oh taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him." Psalm 34:8

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