Friday, July 22, 2011

Project Kitchen Organization: Bakeware, beware!

I will be the first to admit that I went a little crazy with the nesting when I was pregnant with my last princess. I was like a mad woman with the crazy look in her eye and all. My family simply stepped to the side and let me do my thing. (Often stepping over piles of containers, bags and bins)

After the baby I found the organization very useful and effective and am thankful that I got it all done. I thought I would take the next couple of weeks to go through and share some of the things that worked really well. Happy Organizing!!

I am a baker. Or at least I am when I don't have a little baby. That means I have a ton of cake, pie and bunt pans along with ramekins and other assorted bake ware. The pans are usually bulky and thick and makes it hard to keep all of it organized.

Hubs plan was to get rid of most of it.

Yeah...that wasn't going to work for me. Geesh.

I was in Target one day and happened upon a plate organizer that was clearanced out for under $5. (Often when they change brands or design they will have some really good prices on their organization things so its worth a trip down the isle just to stock up!) I didn't know what I could use it for but being in full nesting mode I decided that I needed it.

I have a small narrow cabinet that use to be where things would go to get lost. (I couldn't get to the back of it !) With the dish organizer I can clearly see my bake ware, its not on top of one another and I can fully utilize the space in the back!!

Don't you just love when a plan comes together?!? :) Happy Organizing y'all!

Today I will be joining I'm an Organizing Junkie.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Have you been encouraged today?

I have to tell you that since having my third, I don't always get to my devotional every day. I often can tell because my day doesn't start out right. Just hearing a verse in the morning can really make a huge difference in how I handle, screaming children and poopy diapers. (Its the glamorous life, really! :) )

My girlfriend from high school just started her own blog and its called "Joyful Word". I have to tell you that I have really enjoyed it!! Its a encouraging way to start a mamas day.

I wanted to share it with you and tell you to check it out. Maybe its just the Joyful word you needed to hear today !!!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Menu Plan Monday: Veg out!

Its all about the veggies this week! We have an abundance of green beans in our backyard so while looking for a new way to use them, I found Ms. Paula Deans recipe that is so delicious!! You have to try it! I am also having a taco bar this week. I have found this awesome container where the kids can just put whatever they want to on their taco. (My hope is that they will eat their food this way! :) ) Happy Eating y'all!!!

Monday: Shrimp pasta, spinach salad, garlic bread

Tuesday: Taco bar, refried beans, chips and salsa

Wednesday: Leftover buffet- if its not movin.....

Thursday: Chicken kabobs with fresh garden veggies over brown rice

Friday: Pizza Night !

Saturday: BBQ pork chops, rosemary potatoes, green beans

Sunday: Oriental steak, rice, roasted brussel sprouts, broccoli