Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter

I hope everyone was able to spend today with loved ones! We had a VERY eventful turns out! We went over to my DH's parents' house and had fun with an Easter egg hunt:

and playing outside:

Then after we got home, Anthony was playing on the couch, fell off and got this:

After a little blood and lots of hugs and kisses, we're pretty sure he'll survive ; )

Happy Easter everyone...I hope it was a good one <3

Saturday, April 23, 2011 drawers

As I said in my last post, I've been OBSESSED with reading blogs lately. I think my absolute favorite is . On her site, Laura is hosting a 52 week organizing project I have started trying to keep up and here is this week's attempt!


I got the sorting baskets at Dollar Tree, the three small ones were $1/3 and the long ones were $1 a piece. So...for about $4 I was able to make our "junk" drawer manageable and i heart it!

I also took a stab at our pot holder/cutting boards/random utensils drawer. I didn't get a "before" picture, but here's the after! Much better!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Things on Thursday...

1. I've spent the past couple of evenings working on sorting out Anthony's outgrown clothes. What an undertaking! I'm still not completely done, but I have made some serious headway. I'll be doing a whole post on my process, with pictures and all ;)

2. I am officially addicted to reading blogs! I follow mostly ones about household/life organization, crafty/DIY type things and money saving/couponing. Reading about others that like to organize and seeing their ideas and projects has definitely motivated me to get this house under control!

A few of my favs:

IHeart Organizing

3. I bought some Yankee Candle potpourri last night at Bed Bath &'s Pineapple Cilantro flavor, and it's amazing! its the best smelling potpourri I've found yet! And to top if off... I got to use TWO coupons ($10 off purchase of $30 and 20% off one item) SCORE!!

4. As I said in #1, I've been organizing Anthony's outgrown clothes and I am officially in love with Space Bags !! They are great for storing a lot of things in a small space!

5. I finally got some pictures of Anthony's bedroom completely put together and clean! I figured I'd better take a picture or two since it was actually CLEAN!

Well, that's about it for this week. I know this post is a day late, but if it counts for anything, I started it yesterday but wanted to add pictures so had to wait until tonight when I could get to the desktop downstairs. :)

Live, Laugh and Love...until next time!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Things on Tuesday (instead of Thursday ;)

1. I love that the weather has (mostly) switched over to spring...but I DO NOT feel the same way about the sinus headache I woke up with this morning! I come!

2. Anthony has started watching Barney! I know most parents think I'm crazy for introducing the two of them, but Anthony really loves Barney and hopefully he's learning something! :)

3. I made the BEST creamy chicken crockpot meal last night:
2-3 chicken breasts (adjust to number of people you're serving)
1 can black beans
1 can corn
approx 1.5 c salsa
8 oz cream cheese

put chicken, beans, corn and salsa in crock pot on low for 4-5 hrs
about 1/2 an hour before serving, add cream cheese and once melted, stir

I served it over rice and it was a HUGE hit!

4. I seriously can't wait for pool weather!!! I'm dying to get out of this house!

5. If you're looking for a gym to join...check out Cardinal Fitness. They don't offer classes, but they have all the usual cardio machines and weights. I love it there! If you sign up, give them my name, I'll get a month free ;)

I hope everyone is doing well and don't forget,

Live, Laugh and Love often!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

clean kitchen

I have noticed the past few days that my kitchen window was caked in dirt and splash marks from the sink. This morning I finally took the minute to take out the spray and paper towel and cleaned the window... and HOLY COW!!! I cant believe the difference it made! The entire kitchen actually looks cleaner now! Granted, I DID scrub the whole kitchen yesterday, but that window is making all the difference! :)