Every home has a ready-made art gallery located right in the heart of the home…a refrigerator. I am a big fan of home decorating magazines and shows, always looking for new ideas for the house. But much like those living rooms that rarely show a television (hey, when you only have one room the T.V. is usually a big part of it!) most refrigerators are shiny and clean…without anything on them.
Not very realistic.
This is my frig, complete with a calendar to keep my life in order, artwork from the youngest grandchild (he’s three — that’s him in the holiday card from last Christmas!), a list of all the important phone numbers from family, friends and neighbors to local businesses like doctors, dentist and insurance companies. As you can see I love magnets of all shapes and sizes! Yes, I’m still a diehard Red Sox fan despite the way this season is going, John Wayne is a pretty big deal in my house as he has three magnets (and more along the side that you can’t see!) and few from favorites places I’ve been (like Texas & Martha’s Vineyard), the Broadway show “White Christmas” and those great clip magnets from RWA conferences.
There’s also a pad of paper for shopping and “Honey-Do” lists for the hubby (surprising that it’s empty at the moment!), but my favorite item there is the comic my daughter slipped inside a Father’s Day card a few years ago. A perfect reflection of my hubby’s love for stores like Home Depot and Lowe’s and my daughter’s reaction every time he dragged her along with him. She’s twenty-one now and on her own so spending time at the hardware store is a necessity at times…and she’s usually dragging her dad along for his knowledge and know-how. Here’s an upclose view:
How about you all? Are your refrigerators sparkling clean or a messy masterpiece that reflects your lives? Any certain item that’s your favorite? Share and I’ll choose one name to get a box of goodies including some great new releases from Harlequin authors!