Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Sunday, March 28, 2010
I love the scrapbook, however finding the time to complete the project with work, cleaning, and enjoying life can be difficult! My current project is to complete my little brother's high school memory book. So far, I've completed Freshmen and Sophomore years....However graduation is nearing, so I'm going to start a challenge to give myself a deadline. Beginning March 28th thru April 30th, the challenge begins. 5 weeks of scrapping 2 years of events. I am estimating 20 pages to complete the book. Wish me luck and feel free to offer any page suggestions or ideas!
Here are the pages so far:
I will post my progress as I've completed the pages. Happy Scrapping:)
Yogurt Cake compliments Heidi Hodgen
1 box white cake mix (pudding in mix if available)
2 containers of any flavor yogurt (strawberry our favorite)
1 1/4 c. water
2 egg whites
8 oz cool whip
Mix the cake mix, one yogurt, water, and egg whites together. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
Frosting: Mix other yogurt container and cool whip, spread on top when cake is cooled.
Keep Refrigerated and Enjoy!
Coffee Chocolate Yogurt Cake
1 box chocolate cake mix
2 containers of coffee yogurt
1 1/4 cup water
8 oz cool whip, chocolate if available
Instructions, same as above.
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
Unfortunately, that means next weekend we will be tackling the Shed, where some things were relocated from the basement. The plan for the shed is to reorganize and add more space by making a loft to hold items that aren't used as much such as camping gear, coolers, dog crates, and folding chairs, etc.
Any suggestions to reduce the clutter of paint cans? With us repainting each room, we have a whole shelf devoted to these supplies, and endless paint cans... Your thoughts are much appreciated!
Friday, March 19, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
First, I started with the Master Closet by pulling out all cloths between my husband and I. 3 piles, donation, keep, and trash were made and I went to town. Things were donated that we no longer wear, don't fit right, etc. What a great feeling to get rid of all that clutter!
The next step was to go through things in the basement. Clutter has quickly accumulated there due to our endless house updates/projects. A call was placed to Salvation Army and they are picking up a truck full of stuff as we speak. What a great feeling to get rid of all the stuff we no longer use, and give to someone else in need.
And now the scrubbing begins. I started with the ceiling, sweeping away cobwebs, cleaning light fixtures and washing windows and walls. So nice to see the sun through freshly cleaned windows.
Will keep you posted on my progress this weekend.
Monday, March 8, 2010
Monday: Kitchen & Dining Room
Thursday: Living room and Porch
Last week, I experimented with this plan, and it was great. And for the first time, we went away for the weekend and I didn't feel stressed that the house was a mess. It was great to come home to a clean house! And by keeping the cleaning session to less than 30 minutes, it doesn't feel overwhelming. Happy Cleaning!
Friday, March 5, 2010
Thursday, March 4, 2010
I first started off with my reading books and alphabetized them by author. During this process I set aside books that needed to be returned to their owners, books that we could donate to salvation army, and books we wanted to keep.
As for cookbooks, I organized them in one location next to the stove for easy access and reference.
For the DVD collection, some of our movies were stored downstairs due to space reasons. Which meant these movies haven't been looked at since we moved here 5 years ago. So with a couple of wine boxes, we are now able to view our DVD collection and easily pull out a movie to watch when the mood is right. As for future, with our Netflix and Rocu box, we won't need to buy/store any more DVD's which is eco-friendly and saves the hassel of finding all that space needed to store and also money!
My husband and I love to play games together. It's a fun and competitive and allows us to have quality time together. So in turn, I decided to group all of the games and stack them in an un-used corner, so they are easily accessible. Also being able to see them instead of tucked away downstairs, will give a visual cue of something we can do.
The Bathroom when we Purchased the house in 2005
Bathroom during the renovation
And the finished Project. White Subway Tile, Floor tile with a little sparkle, Pedestal sink, new tub and toilet.
Last but not least, a new space saving radiator. More to come when the last finishing touches are completed included paint, medicine cabinet, and fixtures