DIY: Chalkboard Magnet

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I guess it’s about time I join the chalkboard craze!
I too am in love with anything to do with
chalkboard paint, I’ve just been a little
slow in getting around to actually doing
a project…until today!

Have a look at the hideous specimen below.
Don’t get me wrong I love me some turquoise
but this mirror is all wrong.
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Time to break out the white spray paint
and give it a few coats. I spray painted
the entire mirror, glass and all.
I used Krylon brand in a satin finish.

Once dry I gave the glass 3 coats of chalkboard paint, letting dry between coats of course. 
I just used a small craft paint brush about 1/2″ wide.

And voila, just like magic you end up with this beauty.

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Here’s the back.
I didn’t spray paint the back since it will not be visible.
I cut out dark grey felt and attached to the back with hot glue. 
As well the magnets are attached with hot glue.
This baby is going on my refrigerator door.
Now it’s easy to write quick notes and even a grocery list.
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I have been known to link to these fantastic parties:  
Kampen Lane Designs Motivate Me Monday The Cure for the Common Monday A Diamond in the Stuff Just Something I Whipped Up Polly Want a Crafter Sew Can Do Boogieboard Cottage DIY Home Sweet Home Brassy Apple Polish the Stars Serendipity and Spice Destination Craft Mrs Happy Homemaker Made for You Monday Make it Yourself Monday Ask Anna C.R.A.F.T. The Southern Institute The DIY Showoff Craftomaniac  Raising 4 Princesses BetweenNaps on the Porch Bedazzle Me Monday The Life of a Not So Ordinary Wife Make Something Monday Stringtown Home Organizing Home Life Tuesday Tutorials Giggles Glitz and Glam Be Inspired Tuesday Time Out A to Zebra Celebrations My Favorite Finds Eye Heart Our Delightful Home The Inspiration Board Frugal Treasures Tuesday Too Cute Tuesday Sugar and Dots Topsy Turvy Tuesdays Trick or Treat Tuesday Chef in Training Sugar Bee Crafts Hope Studios Tell it to me Tuesday Your Cozy Home Party Turquoise Lovin’ Tuesday To Do Party Cherished Bliss Anti-Procrastination Tuesdays Type A Adventures of a DIY Mom Show Me What Ya Got Get Your Craft On Nifty Thrifty Tuesday Tuesday Confessional Teagan Travels How to Nest for Less A Bowl Full of Lemons Tuesday Trade Off Tip Junkie T2T Tuesday Tuesday Treasures Ladybug Blessings Creative Itch Toot your Horn Tuesday Jillify It Tutorial Tuesday Pin Cushion Creations Embracing Change Junk in their Trunk Polkadots on Parade Laugh Love and Craft Rock N Share Clean & ScentsiblUncommonly Yours The Trendy Treehouse Beyond the Picket Fence School House Scraps The Thrifty Home Sew Woodsy Savvy Southern Style Your Whims Wednesday Wow me Wednesday A Little Tipsy Women Living Well Primp your Stuff Wednesday Show and Share Mrs. Fox’s Sweet Party Whatever goes Wednesday 36th Avenue Live.Laugh.Rowe Adventures in Dinner Easy Digital Scrapbooking Mom on Timeout The CSI Project Share Your Cup Thursday All About a Bloom   Fabulously Flawed It’s Sew Stinking Cute The Shabby Creek Cottage The Crafty Blog Stalker Christina’s Adventures Crafty Scrappy Happy 52 Mantels Bear Rabbit Bear The Vintage Farmhouse Bloom Designs A Turtles Life for Me  The Taylor House Rhinestone Beagle Schoolhouse Scraps The Brambleberry Cottage The Shabby Nest Tidy Mom Joyful Stamper My Simple Home Life Remodelaholic Delicate Construction Happy Hour Projects Chic on a Shoestring Decorating 504 Main Hating Martha The Creative Paige Here Comes the Sun Cookie Nut Creations Bacon Time Joy in the Jumble The Grant Life Dotted Line Crafts Love Notes by Lauren Raising Oranges Making Lemonade Redoux Interiors Sassy Sites Whipperberry Tidy Mom One Artsy Momma My Romantic Home Petals to Picots Pandoras Craft Box My Repurposed Life French Country Cottage At the Picket Fence Just Us Four Mommas Kinda Crafty Craftionary Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons Sweet Tooth Friday 30 Handmade Days Lovely Crafty Home Mama Mias Heart to Heart Homemaker in Heels Family Ever After Lolly Jane Lady Bird Lane Serenity You The Gingerbread Blog Cherished Treasures Re-made Just Right Under the Table & Dreaming The Sweet talk Shop Sassafrass Salvation Simple as That My 1929 Charmer Heatherly Loves The Sasse Life Joy 2 Journey The Foley Fam Petite Hermine Flamingo Toes The Sweet Detail Sew Many Ways



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What to do when your front load washer will not drain

Has this ever happened to you?

So I’m washing a load of clothes when all of a sudden
I hear that dreadful beep, beep, beep.
It wasn’t to tell me that it was washed.
I know that beep, it was an error beep.

Off to the laundry room I go to look at the display. 
It was flashing nd. So I got out the manual and looked 
up the error code. 
Meaning: Your washer is not draining.
It also said: Before calling for service
check the following.
1. Turn off the unit and turn it on again.
2. Select only the spin cycle.
3. Press the Start/Pause to drain the water.
If it still does not drain, call for service.
I went through those steps, the washer hummed for 
about 10-12 mins and then the dreadful beep, beep, 
beep assaulted my ears once again.

So I did what I had to do, call for service.
This is what it sounded like when I
called for service.

~Husband, where are you?~
So the call was made, he showed up right away 
- how’s that for service?

He pulled the washer out from underneath
the counter and took the back panel off.

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You can see 2 silver clamps holding the 
drain hoses to the pump, you’ll need to slide
those down so you can remove the hoses
from the pump, the hubs used a pair of
vice grips. The clamp springs back
into shape once you let them go. 

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There will be water so have plenty of towels and a
bucket ready. Chances are there won’t be a clog in 
the hoses because they are pretty wide
anyways. From there unscrew your pump
from the washer…there is also a wire connection
that you will have to let go…ours had 2 wires, 
so just remember where the wires go…if possible take 
a picture to refer to when hooking the pump back up.

So here’s our pump.

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We took pictures of our pump from all sides before 
we started taking any screws out so that we could 
be sure we were putting it back together properly. 
Here’s what we found when we took it apart.

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I guess you could say it was my fault.
A bobby pin was preventing the pump from turning.
We were relieved though to actually find
something in the pump otherwise we’d really
have to call service because we wouldn’t
have known what to do next.

The hubs put everything back together the
same way he took it apart and I put my dripping
wet clothes back in and set it on the spin cycle.
After a few moments of fear the washer started 
to spin…such relief!

I’d like to add that this is the first time my husband 
fixed this washer (it’s the first time the washer 
broke), he had no clue really what he was getting 
into. It wasn’t that bad so I think most of us could 
do this rather than pay a technician. 

A+ Teacher Gift

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Do these soaps look familiar?
They are the exact same shape bottle as the 
expensive Bath & Body Works brand.But these 
are from the Dollar Store for $1.50. 

And they are all jazzed up
for the kids Teachers.

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I cut this cute tag with my Silhouette.
I love that it’s 3D.
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I signed the back in my own handwriting, just 
to make it a bit personal.

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I added a strip of burlap around the neck
and a piece of olive grosgrain ribbon.

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I kinda want to keep them for myself now!
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Happy Back To School!

I have been known to link to these fantastic parties:  
Kampen Lane Designs Motivate Me Monday The Cure for the Common Monday A Diamond in the Stuff Just Something I Whipped Up Polly Want a Crafter Sew Can Do Boogieboard Cottage DIY Home Sweet Home Brassy Apple Polish the Stars Serendipity and Spice Destination Craft Mrs Happy Homemaker Made for You Monday Make it Yourself Monday Ask Anna C.R.A.F.T. The Southern Institute The DIY Showoff Craftomaniac  Raising 4 Princesses BetweenNaps on the Porch Bedazzle Me Monday The Life of a Not So Ordinary Wife Make Something Monday Stringtown Home Organizing Home Life Tuesday Tutorials Giggles Glitz and Glam Be Inspired Tuesday Time Out A to Zebra Celebrations My Favorite Finds Eye Heart Our Delightful Home The Inspiration Board Frugal Treasures Tuesday Too Cute Tuesday Sugar and Dots Topsy Turvy Tuesdays Trick or Treat Tuesday Chef in Training Sugar Bee Crafts Hope Studios Tell it to me Tuesday Your Cozy Home Party Turquoise Lovin’ Tuesday To Do Party Cherished Bliss Anti-Procrastination Tuesdays Type A Adventures of a DIY Mom Show Me What Ya Got Get Your Craft On Nifty Thrifty Tuesday Tuesday Confessional Teagan Travels How to Nest for Less A Bowl Full of Lemons Tuesday Trade Off Tip Junkie T2T Tuesday Tuesday Treasures Ladybug Blessings Creative Itch Toot your Horn Tuesday Jillify It Tutorial Tuesday Pin Cushion Creations Embracing Change Junk in their Trunk Polkadots on Parade Laugh Love and Craft Rock N Share Clean & ScentsiblUncommonly Yours The Trendy Treehouse Beyond the Picket Fence School House Scraps The Thrifty Home Sew Woodsy Savvy Southern Style Your Whims Wednesday Wow me Wednesday A Little Tipsy Women Living Well Primp your Stuff Wednesday Show and Share Mrs. Fox’s Sweet Party Whatever goes Wednesday 36th Avenue Live.Laugh.Rowe Adventures in Dinner Easy Digital Scrapbooking Mom on Timeout The CSI Project Share Your Cup Thursday All About a Bloom   Fabulously Flawed It’s Sew Stinking Cute The Shabby Creek Cottage The Crafty Blog Stalker Christina’s Adventures Crafty Scrappy Happy 52 Mantels Bear Rabbit Bear The Vintage Farmhouse Bloom Designs A Turtles Life for Me  The Taylor House Rhinestone Beagle Schoolhouse Scraps The Brambleberry Cottage The Shabby Nest Tidy Mom Joyful Stamper My Simple Home Life Remodelaholic Delicate Construction Happy Hour Projects Chic on a Shoestring Decorating 504 Main Hating Martha The Creative Paige Here Comes the Sun Cookie Nut Creations Bacon Time Joy in the Jumble The Grant Life Dotted Line Crafts Love Notes by Lauren Raising Oranges Making Lemonade Redoux Interiors Sassy Sites Whipperberry Tidy Mom One Artsy Momma My Romantic Home Petals to Picots Pandoras Craft Box My Repurposed Life French Country Cottage At the Picket Fence Just Us Four Mommas Kinda Crafty Craftionary Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons Sweet Tooth Friday 30 Handmade Days Lovely Crafty Home Mama Mias Heart to Heart Homemaker in Heels Family Ever After Lolly Jane Lady Bird Lane Serenity You The Gingerbread Blog Cherished Treasures Re-made Just Right Under the Table & Dreaming The Sweet talk Shop Sassafrass Salvation Simple as That My 1929 Charmer Heatherly Loves The Sasse Life Joy 2 Journey The Foley Fam Petite Hermine Flamingo Toes The Sweet Detail Sew Many Ways