Saturday, March 23, 2013

New Miso Lucky Kit at Peppermint Creative

You can pick up Miso Lucky Kit free with a $10 purchase until Tues, March 26th!
Here's a page I made with it!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Long time no post!

Has it really been a year since I last posted to this blog?

I really thought that once both kids were in school that I would have more free time and that did definitely not happen. I am going to college full-time and I'm pretty much a full-time PTA member (Treasurer this year and Vice President starting next year) at the kids school. It's amazing how much of my time both of those things take.

I am ready to work on getting this back up and running with scrapbook, crochet and menu updates. Let's get it started with a scrapbook update with Peppermint Creative products!

It's a start, hope to be back in a few days with a menu plan update!

Friday, February 17, 2012

2nd Progress Photos * Org Junkie’s 29 Day Organizational Challenge

Has it really already been a week?
I didn't really get everything I wanted done but there is progress! I've been recycling, donating and trashing stuff from the boxes in my craft table area. I also picked up a cube storage shelf to put my yarn a few days ago, so I'm slowing organizing that as well. 
Here are some pictures.

Still need to sort through on the left

New cubbie for my yarn, under the table I have bags, boxes and totes full of yarn to add.

Recycle, Goodwill Donations and Keep boxes on table

See you next week, if all works out I should have that area done!

Friday, February 10, 2012

1st Progress photos * Org Junkie’s 29 Day Organizational Challenge

It's already time for the first progress pictures for OrgJunkie Organizational Challenge, so here we go!

We moved our bed to the window. Added roman shades to the windows and picked up some cute lamp bases at Goodwill.

We pulled all of the boxes of misc from my closet floor, it's now near our table. I still need to organize the shelves and go through my clothes to donate things that don't fit anymore. My husband still needs to throw out the tv in his side of closet but he's on short term disability with a back injury and shouldn't be lifting right now so that will most likely be done at the end of the month.

And now we are back to the mess that I'm sorting through. Boxes I'm doing one at a time, the pile on the floor is misc fabric, boxes under table are still yarn (I want a nice system for this, looking for ideas), tv is in the same place but now on a bookshelf. 

So that is what has been done so far. Not quite as far as I wanted to be but there are still a few more weeks to turn this into the nice relaxing room that I'm wanting! Thanks for the encouragement from my last organization post and I can't wait to see what everyone else is doing with their rooms!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Menu Plan Monday 2/6/2012

  • Hotdogs (kids choice)
  • Sandwiches
  • Spicy Turkey Lettuce Wraps
  • Superbowl get together- Deli Tray with assorted breads, veggies with dip, chips with queso, salsa and guacamole. 
  • Dinner out
  • Fish Tacos
  • Hamburgers (hubbies choice)
Pretty basic menu this week. Not trying anything new but I plan to this next week!
Check out more menu plans at Orgjunkie

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Org Junkie’s 29 Day Organizational Challenge

This year I'm working on getting my house and my health in order. This post is focusing on some of the house issues. The worst place in my house has to be my bedroom, I spend little time in it other than sleeping and getting dressed in the morning. That's why it amazes me that it is our catchall.

First step of the PROCESS is to plan your project. She has some questions to ask yourself right here I'm going to think about it and answer these questions over the next few days.

For now, here are pictures and descriptions of the area...

Our bed and area surrounding both sides isn't perfect but it's not to bad. The bed is a platform bed with baskets that hold some of our clothes. I also have a cedar chest that holds some of our linens but mostly it's a catchall for my clothes.

I have a craft table in there that is "supposed" to hold my sewing machine/supplies, scrapbooking supplies, and my yarn. I no longer paper scrapbook so I rarely get things out unless I'm doing something . So this area needs to be decluttered majorly, it is an eyesore in my bedroom with various craft supplies, fabric and whatever else got tossed over there. The floor next to the table has boxes of yarn and stacks of cooking magazines that I swear I'm going to go through (straight to the recycle bin those need to go). So here is a picture of that area...

Our closet, holds boxes of clothes and various other things that I'm sure need to be gone through but mostly thrown out. Old tv needs to be thrown out. My closet shelves need to be reorganized. This is where I keep my overstock for toiletries, my sweaters and extra comforters. I'm ok with what I have on the shelves, they are in a good spot for our house but I would like to have space in the closet to put the cedar chest. 

Now I am extremely embarrassed about showing how bad my bedroom is but that is why I'm doing this challenge, so I can be proud instead. Over the next month I will be giving updates on my progress and if you have a room that you would like to organize come over and participate too!

Feb 1st ~ before picture link up and welcome
Feb 10th ~ 1st progress link up
Feb 17th ~ 2nd progress link up
Feb 24th ~ 3rd progress link up
Mar 1st ~ Reveal Day to link up both your before AND after pictures

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Yarn Along 1/18/2012

Unfortunately my blanket hasn't been touched much since last week but I will be getting back to it soon. 
Right now I'm working on baby gifts for 2 of my cousins, one who is being induced today.

Baby boy set

Hat for baby girl

Matching shoe for baby girl
I need to finish up the second shoe and then get back to my afghan.
Right now I'm also reading Organized Simplicity on kindle, plus I'm a few pages into One True Love .

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Yarn Along 1/11/2012

Remembered last minute to take a picture of the day and remembered it's yarn along day. Spring semester started for the hubs and I this week so my nose has been in school books and websites. I still try to fit in at least 30 mins to work on my afghan.

Tonight I also started a book series that I saw one of the coupon deal websites, Samantha Moon series for kindle, only $.99. It's a vampire for hire mystery series, I'm only on Chap 5 of the first book right now. So far it isn't a bad read.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Menu Plan Monday 1/9/2012

It's whats for dinner at my house! Whats for dinner at your house or if you need some ideas check out Orgjunkie!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Yarn Along

This is my first time joining Ginny's Yarn Along 
Perfect since I love to read and crochet! Since the holidays I haven't stopped by the library to pick up any new books that aren't food or crochet/knit related but I have been crocheting here and there.

I showed my afhgan yesterday but here it is again. It's a simple feather and fan ripple from my The Complete Photo Guide to Crochet and is very similar to Attic 24's ripple that she is making but I am not sure if she is putting 3 dc or 4 dc inbetween, mine is 3. I did get the inspiration to to single single double and I'm loving it!
I also have been working on a this market bag on and off for the past few months. It's very repetitive and I get bored with it but I hope to have it finished by the end of the month.
I have a few projects I need to start for 2 of my cousins who are due in the next month. One boy and one girl. So I'll definitely be making a set of shoes and a hat, very similar to this.

So that is what I'm working on and hopefully will be much further along on all of them by next week!