Washi for the Win: DIY Breakfast in Bed Tray in Under 5 Minutes!
Valentine’s morning is TOMORROW! If you failed to get your S.O. a gift or can’t find the perfect one, don’t worry. We are here to save the day! Treat them to the ultimate gift: breakfast in bed :) While you’re waiting for breakfast to cook, trick out the tray Valentine’s Day style with patterned washi tape and red contact paper.
– red and white contact paper
– washi tape (Valentine’s Day themed)
1. Measure the tray.
2. Cut strips of red and white contact paper to cover the tray. Cut the strips at different widths to create a fun pattern.
3. Cover some of the white strips with patterned washi tape.
4. Peel and apply strips to the tray.
You may recognize this tray from our itty bitty love story!
Measure your tray so you know what size to cut your strips of contact paper.
Our tray was 10 1/2 inches tall. We cut strips at various widths to create a fun striped pattern.
Hmm. This is starting to look like a candy cane… washi tape to the rescue!
We added washi tape to the white pieces, but feel free to play around with lots of different colors and patterns. (And yes, we have scissors designated for tape!)
Much better! :)
Arrange a pattern on your tray. Leave some wood showing for an added textural element.
Stick them on down!
How easy was that!
So much washi!!
We all know that the way to anyone’s heart is through their stomach.
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!