My friend Corinne over at Wabi Sabi Living started a new movement a few months ago called #projectclothespin. It’s a great way to do random acts of kindness and spread a little bit of cheer and positive energy into the world. Me and the girls have had fun buying clothespins, sitting around painting them, thinking up positive messages to write on them, and leaving them around town for people to find.
For the month of February, Corinne wanted to get 99 people to pin 99 clothespins. I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to do it, with all of the other stuff going on and the fact that I’m pretty much house-bound right now. But earlier in the week, I realized that Wren had the 28th (the LAST day of the month) off and we would actually have some time to pin some clothespins. I bought a few bags of them earlier in the month, so me and Wren spent 2 nights on our bed surrounded by clothespins, brushes and paints with season 19 of Amazing Race playing on the computer. And this morning we set off on an adventure, with 99 clothespins in tow.
We had some errands we had to run first, so we headed off to the car wash to clean out the car. And we left clothespins everywhere we could think of.
At City Hall, when Wren went in to pay our water bill, he pinned some bicycles and cars (including a police car!).
Then we went and had lunch.
If you’ve never been to The Elk in Spokane, Washington you really need to go there. Awesome food, great atmosphere and the place is always hopping. The service is wonderful too. So our waitress got a clothespin.
After lunch, we were off to Idaho. We went on a clothespinning frenzy. From the shops by the Coeur D’Alene Resort to the Spokane Valley Mall, from Hobby Lobby to Safeway, from gas stations (where we pinned EVERY pump) to bathrooms, from shopping carts to car door handles, we pinned everything we could think of.
From gumball machines…
To GIANT gumball machines…
I even pinned a moose!!!
Ok, ok. So I really pinned the ear of the mouse that was sitting in the antler of the moose, but whatever.
It was quite a day. It feels nice knowing that we potentially brought happiness into the lives of 99 different people. And even if only half of those people appreciate the sentiment, it was all worth it. Can’t wait to go out and pin some more!
**If you’re interested in joining in the Project Clothespin fun, go visit Wabi Sabi Living for more information**