Sunday, March 30, 2008
Friday, March 28, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
We are all excited for this new addition to our family. Jakob tells me all the time how he is going to take care of his little brother. He says he will hug him, and kiss him, and play with him. So cute that he gets it!!
Isabelle just randomly points at her belly and says "baby." She doesn't really get it, but she takes excellent care of her dolly, so I have confidence that she will get it when he comes.
I'm feeling really good and trying to get lots done. I feel like I make a little progress every day; organizing, scrapbooking, purging stuff, etc. I feel this intense need to get ready for this baby, I know my time is so precious and I want to be ready for his arrival. I know after he comes I will have even less time to get stuff done. Now or never. This pregnancy really has been going wonderfully!! I take naps quite a bit, not everyday anymore, but 3-4 times a week. I think this has helped more then anything with feeling great when I am awake. Its hard to take a nap when Isabelle is napping and Jakob's at Preschool, thats prime time get stuff done hour, but I force myself and am always grateful I do. Anyway, better get to bed.
Monday, March 24, 2008
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Friday, March 21, 2008
Yes, I printed the labels. I have a couple of cool fonts from scrapbookers who have the cutest handwriting!!
Also, the containers under the sink are labeled candles, hair care items, post baby items, and misc. items. The miscellenous tote held all the little ziploc labeled bags. I labeled these little bags razors, bathcap, lotions, sanitizer, perfumes, makeup, and chapstick. In the closet the drawers are labeled toiletries, toothbrushes, and first aid supplies. The containers in the linen closet are labeled lotion, refill items, and outdoor items. The refill tote is filled with hand soap refill bottle, body soap refill bottle, cotton balls to refill containers, etc. You get the idea. Hope this helps, for those who were curious.
Monday, March 17, 2008
Top drawer in the bathroom. Mostly Steve's stuff, except for the toothbrushes that we both use.
Aren't the blankets pretty all folded up??!
I really like the drawers. Thinking about getting some more drawers, makes items super easy to access, but they can hide away at the same time.
It feels really great to get this done. I keep going back into the bathroom to look at everything all organized. I also have the bottom drawer in our bathroom and the cupboard under Steve's sink EMPTY, can you believe it?? I'm keeping them empty because I believe as I keep working on organizing I will find items that need a new home. I also wanted to point out that I did not buy any containers to do this project. The only things I purchased were the plastic sacks and labels. I collected the containers from around the house, looking for ones that matched. I found them scattered through the kitchen and my scrapbook room. As I added these containers to their new space, I ended up taking a few of the containers I was using out of the linen closet/bathroom and will use them in other areas of my home. I loved the look of matching containers, I think that it really adds a look of order. I also love knowing I didn't spend money on bringing new items into my home that I didn't need!! I love when I can figure out how to use the things I already have to complete a new project.
Sunday, March 16, 2008
And, of course, proof that it really was good. Isabelle, our pickiest eater, licking her plate!! Love this shot!!
I think we will have this again sometime soon!! Definitely a success. It smelled so good cooking all day!!
Oh, and a little preview. I got my linen closet organized yesterday while Isabelle took a very long nap. I'm so excited to have this completed. I will be posting more pictures soon.
Friday, March 14, 2008
1/4 cup milk
2 slices day-old bread, cubed
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
2 tablespoons finely chopped green pepper
1 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
1/4 cup ketchup
8 medium carrots, cut into 1-inch chunks (I just use baby carrots)
8 small red potatoes
In a bowl, beat egg and milk. Stir in the bread cubes, onion, green pepper, salt and pepper. Add beef and mix well. Shape into a round loaf.
Place in a 5-qt slow cooker. Spread ketchup on top of loaf. Arrange carrots around loaf. Peel a strip around the center of each potato; place potatoes over carrots.
Cover and cook on high for 1 hour. Reduce heat to low; cover and cook 7-8 hours longer or until no pink remains in the meat and the vegetables are tender.
Yield: 4 servings
Source: Taste of Home’s Slow Cooker Classics
Monday, March 10, 2008
Wanted to share this fun magazine that I bought at Target the other day. So good, all of the articles are about organizing and it is so great!!! Highly recommend and will be getting a subscription soon.