Thursday, February 19, 2015

Organization Is My Middle Name

Actually, thats not true.  But I do try!  Especially at the beginning of the new year.  This post has been in the making since January One...I've just not been "organized" to publish it.  I have kept a picture diary of everything I've been trying as I attempt to manage the craziness that is life.  On my to do list this year is finally printing & displaying all of the pictures I have abandoned and left in the digital world.  I'm really looking into these chatbooks & these pinhole press baby books too!  Wouldn't that be a great idea for those you don't have room to display in a frame?  I've got a lot of work to do!
I also really want to cook & make the dinner table a daily routine.  In this day & age in our fast paced lives, its becoming a thing of the past.  But I have a big passion to make it a permanent fixture in our home no matter the circumstances!  Since Cade has actually been home this month, I have even more motivation with his extra {larger} mouth to feed.  I've been pretty successful thanks to my menu, Pinterest, cookbooks, & my trusty three-legged crockpot!  Now Cade is on a health kick...& all we have in stock is chicken, brown rice, & vegetables...perhaps it's time for a little creativity & imagination in the kitchen?

Ever since I watched Life As We Know It (weirdly obsessed with the house & Katherine Heigl's style in this movie), I have dreamed of having a little place similar to their little calendar hub.   I really don't know what else to call it?   I tried to find a picture of what I am referring to, but no luck.  This is a far cry from what they have in the movie, but this is what we have right now.  It has turned out to be great for having a quick place to stick the weeks recipes & jot down anything important coming up.  It has also been a great place to keep a running grocery list, pin coupons, & display a very special card from my Aunt Karen.
And lastly, cutting the cost on the coffee!  I am a coffee-o-holic.  I loooovvvveee it.  Almost too much. The only problem is, I waste a lot!  I usually make a pot every morning & leave it in hopes that the Mr will take care of the rest.  9 times out of 10... he leaves it and it is thrown out.  Talk about a lot of money trickling down the drain!  I finally decided to try and pour the morning leftovers into a mason jar & stick in the refrigerator for a little treat after dinner...iced coffee.  Mmmmmm.  Now that's what I'm talking about!  Turns out-brilliant beyond brilliant idea:)  
Warm wishes on this brrrrrrr cold Thursday!
Another snow day at home & it looks as if it is going to be the same routine for tomorrow:)
No complaints here!  I love every minute with my baby.
P.S.  Maybe iced coffee isn't such a great idea this week?

Chelley N said...

We're trying to cook at home more, too. I've found that eating out is more of a habit than anything, so I've just got to change the habit! Easier said than done :-).