Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Beef Tostadas

(Being new to this I need to learn to take pictures.  I apologize!)
I love to try new recipes!  Sometimes they are pretty good and other times...well...  This one received a big thumbs up from the hubby which is a great sign (he's very vocal when I try new recipes)!  Tonight it was Beef Tostadas from an issue of Food Network Magazine.  You can find the recipe Here on Food Network's website.  We thought the meat was pretty flavorful and may even use it as a recipe for tacos and other dishes instead of the store bought seasoning packets.  In addition, it was a very quick meal for us to make after work.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Hall Closet Makeover

My most recent project was reorganizing my front hall closet.  I found a blog titled IHeart Organizing that I absolutely love and have been inspired to clean things out!  My front hall closet is small and seemed an easy place to start.  As you can see, I had attempted to organize some things on the shelf but it was still a disaster.  To start with I took everything out and put it in a big pile (hubby was a little confused how this was going to be better in the long run).  I cleaned out things we don't use anymore such as the stroller and outgrown coats.  Some of it went into the crawl space and some is going to be donated.  

As you can see in the "after" picture, I have cleared out the floor and it is just prettier!  Some of my daughter's things such as her dance bag and umbrella were hung on the wall with 3M Command hooks.  Get them up off the floor (lightbulb!).  The other corner is our reusable bags to easily grab when I head out the door for a shopping trip. 

My biggest "Aha" was the shelf.  I had the same bins that had been labeled as hats, gloves, and scarves.  This meant that anytime I needed to find my daughter's things, I had to look through all three bins (one to get a hat, one for mittens, and another for a scarf).  Talk about a waste of time.  I have now sorted winter items and hubby's hats into bins labeled for each one of us.  Now you only have to look in one place!

This project has really gotten the ball rolling and I have lists of things to organize and clean out now so stay tuned!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Hair Bow Holder

Welcome to my blog! I have been toying with starting one for awhile but wasn't quite sure what the focus would be of my posts. I finally decided to just "go for it" and not worry about the focus. Which means you will probably get a little of everything I love to do. Enjoy!

I am addicted to Pinterest. Who isn't? So, for months now I have been pinning away and finding great ideas. What have I done with them?....nothing. My 2012 goals include actually trying some of the things I have been pinning so that is a lot of what you will see here.

This morning I created a holder for my daughter's hair bows. My current organization system of throwing them all in a drawer was definitely lacking. I am always a little nervous about starting a project because my artistic talent is definitely not something to brag about. However, this idea seemed pretty easy. I found it Here and think it turned out pretty well.

Hope you enjoy and thanks for visiting!

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