Unless your home has a separate playroom, it's a challenge to organize a child's bedroom to be both a sleeping/restful place as well as a play area for awake hours. The first step in organizing a child's room is to purge, purge, purge. Get rid of broken, junky toys and stuffed animals. If your child has 50 stuffed animals, which I now know is possible, have your child pick 10 -20 they … [Read more...] about Organizing for my Daughter
In addition to The Organizing Junkie's 52 Weeks of Organizing challenge, i Heart Organizing has had a month long organizing challenge in which she assigned an area of the house each week to be organized. (Can I have a nickel for everytime I say organizing, organizing, organizing.....?) Anyway I am going to do a "by area roundup" review of some of what I have worked on for the last month, … [Read more...] about Organizing Around the House
I grew up eating homemade pizza every Friday night. We didn't have alot of money for takeout, but my mom made the best pizza , so much so that my siblings and I always fought over who would get to choose the first piece! This recipe is used by everyone in my family and it's yum! We use the same recipe for pizza dough and stromboli, and it's delicious. The recipe: 2 1/2 cups warm (not hot) … [Read more...] about Fabulous Pizza Dough and Stromboli Recipe
These cupcakes are so pretty and yet so easy to make, and you can tailor their color to suit your occasion. You will need: Cake mix or cupcake ingredients Frosting Regular size white marshmallows or if you can find them, pink are pretty Miniature colored or white marshmallows Kitchen scissors Colored sugar sprinkles or you can color your own sugar First, just bake your cupcakes. Let … [Read more...] about Gorgeous Edible Flower Cupcakes
Sometimes it's challenging coming up with an activity for various ages especially when your brain feels foggy like mine does too often. I blame it on raising three children and homeschooling! Anyway, my kids did this activity at church and it looked so fun, when they started saying "I'm bored" I thought we should try it at home. We only needed a few inexpensive items: The idea is to use the … [Read more...] about Family Food Fun
"Dog Food," "Monkey Munch" or as my five year old calls it, "Monkey Food" is a rich sweet snack with a few redeeming slightly healthy ingredients. My kids love making it and eating it! Here are the ingredients: 8 cups of a corn or rice cereal like Crispix or Chex or any generic brand 1 c of chocolate chips 1/2 c of peanut butter ( I like to throw in an extra spoonful) 1/4 c of butter ( I … [Read more...] about "Monkey Food"
So many areas to tackle....What to choose this week??? I am all about simplifying and decluttering, but sometimes getting the motivation to just START the job is overwhelming. So I decided to pick a couple of small jobs that wouldn't make too much of a mess to complete. As embarrassing as it is, here is one of my "junk" drawers from the kitchen before I tackled it. YIKES! Every little odd and … [Read more...] about Random Acts of Organization
One way I show love to my husband is by making his favorite banana bread. He praises it so profusely that it motivates me to make it often. Really there isn't anything special in the ingredients, but the one thing I do that seems to make it have a really nice consistency, is to blend all the wet ingredients, including the bananas, very well in my blender before mixing them in with the dry … [Read more...] about Banana Bread