Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Being Crafty: For the Birds Progress

I have made progress on the For the Birds project. You can check out the latest by clicking the title of this post.
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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Being Crafty: For the Birds

I have been working on my next project. To take a sneak peek at what I'm working on click the title of this post to read more.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Organizing: Medicine (Adult and Children's) Cupboard

I organized our medicine (adults and children's). See the before and after pictures. Just click on the title of this post.

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Friday, February 17, 2012

Organizing: Hutch Scrapbooking Organization Project Part 6 Unveiling

So here it finally is...the moment we have all been patiently waiting for...the unveiling of my refurbished hutch and made into my scrapbooking storage. Click the title of this post to see the before and after pictures.
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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Organizing: Hutch Scrapbooking Organization Project Part 5

To read an update about the Hutch Scrapbooking Organization Project, click the title of this post.
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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Random Post: Happy Valentine's Day

A great big Happy Valentine's Day to all my blog readers. You are appreciated in so many ways.

The Story of Life

At this time of year we should all reflect on our life.  Sometimes people come into your life and you know right away that they were meant to be there, to serve some sort of purpose, teach you a lesson, or to help you figure out who you are or who you want to become. You never know who these people may be (possibly your roommate, neighbor, coworker, long-lost friend, lover, or even a complete stranger), but when you lock eyes with them, you know at that very moment they will affect your life in some profound way.

And sometimes things happen to you have may seem horrible, painful, and unfair at first, but in reflection you find that without overcoming those obstacles you would have never realized your potential, strength, will power, or heart.

Everything happens for a reason. Nothing happens by chance or by means of good luck. Illness, injury, love, lost mements of true greatness, and sheer stupidity all occur to test the limits of your soul.  Without these small tests, whatever they may be, life would be like a smoothly paved, straight, flat road to nowhere. It would be safe and comfortable, but dull and uterly pointless.

The people you meet who affect your life, and the success and downfalls you experience, help to create who you are and who you become. Even the bad experiences can be learned from.  In fact, they are probably the most poignant and important ones.

If someone hurts you, betrays you, or breaks your heart, forgive them, for they have helped you learn about trust and the importance of being cautious when you open your heart.

If someone loves you, love them back unconditionally, not only because they love you, but because in a way, they are teaching you to love and how to open your heart and eyes to things.

Make everyday count. Appreciate every moment and take from those moments everything that you possibly can for you may never be able to experience it again. Talk to people that you have never talked to before, and actually listen.  Let yourself fall in love, break free, and set your sights high. Hold your head up because you have every right to. Tell yourself you are a great individual and believe in yourself, for if you don't believe in yourself, it will be hard for others to believe in you.  You can make of your life anything you wish.  Create your own life and then go out and live it with absolutely no regrets. Most importantly, if you love someone tell him or her, for you never know what tomorrow may have in store...and learn a lesson in life each day that you live.
- Author Unknown
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Monday, February 13, 2012

Organizing: Organizing Tools

I reorganized my tools and hardware. Read about it here.

This was the old, overstuffed toolbox where nothing was organized, the lid could barely close, and hardware was hard to find.

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Recipe: Rosemary & Roasted Garlic Chicken

This chicken was just delicious. My husband found this Kraft Fresh Take package hanging in the cheese section. The only way to know if something like this is going to be good is to try it and that is exactly what we did.

I had thawed a package of chicken tenderloins and opened the Kraft mix and coated the chicken. I sprayed a baking dish with Pam spray so the Kraft mix (which has cheese in it) wouldn't stick and be a terrible mess to clean up. Preheat you oven to 375 degrees and let the chicken cook for 28-30 minutes. It smells incredible and the chicken comes out super tender.

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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Recipe: Pretzel Buttons

These little desserts are so easy and very versitile. All it takes is 3 ingredients and some assembling time.

1 bag of Snaps pretzels
1 bag of Hersheys kisses OR Hugs OR Rolos
1 bag of M&Ms

Preheat oven to 200 degrees.

Take a baking pan and place some tin foil or parchment paper to outline bottom.

Place pretzels in rows until entire bottom of pan is covered.

Unwrap individual candies and place one on top of each pretzel.

Place in preheated oven for 6 to 10 minutes until soft and melted but still has kept original form of candies.

Take out of oven and place one M&M on top of each melted chocolate.

You can do red, pink, and white M&Ms for Valentines Day, red and green M&Ms for Christmas, blue and white M&Ms for a boy baby shower, the options are ongoing.


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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Organizing: Hutch Scrapbooking Organization Project Part 4 Painting

To read an update on the progress of my hutch scrapbooking organization project just hit the title of this post.
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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Friday, February 3, 2012

Random Post: Foodgawker Web site

I just happened to come across this Foodgawker Web site while on Pinterest. I also have the Foodgawker app on my iphone. I love the big food pictures and how clear and crisp everything seems. The recipes look so delicious I can't wait to try a few.

The site also has other categories at the very top left side of the page: Dwellinggawker, which has home and decorating ideas. Weddinggawker, which has some darling wedding ideas from planning to the actual wedding day. Craftgawker, which has tons of categories of craft ideas from Accessories to Woodworking.

All for now! I just had to share all the yumminess I found.
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