Thursday, February 27, 2014

My Green Smoothie 2/27/14

Today's smoothie.... 1/2 Fuji apple, 1/2 pear, 1/4 cucumber, kiwi, banana, spinach, 1/2 cup almond milk, and 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder.  

It was very good!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Project Life Haul

I'm always looking for cute embellishments for my Project Life.  Embellishments add a perfect touch to your pages, but can quickly add up.  The first place I look is the clearance area.  You can find amazing deals there!  

Here is my haul from the last few days....

I couldn't pass up these cute Chevron sticker letters.
              {Walmart $2.97}

Michael's Haul:

I found these journal cards on the clearance. $1.97 for 50 cards; a steal of a deal!

A must for journaling....a journaling pen that does not bleed. $2.99

Journaling cardstock pad $2.99

I was excited to find these Project Life pages.  Sometimes you have larger pictures, or maybe coloring pages, that won't fit in 4 x 6 or 3 x 4 pockets.  I love slipping these pages randomly to add variety. $4.99 on sale

Another pad for embellishments. Love!! $3.99

Heidi Swapp!! I just love her items and these were clearanced.  $1.97

More Heidi Swapp....perfect for small journaling on pictures. $1.97

Heidi Swapp: adorable embellishments! $1.97 each 

Love!! $1.97

Clearance $1.97

I couldn't pass these up!! Used my 40% off coupon. $1.49

That is my most recent haul!! I'm sure you will see them soon on my pages!!

Friday, February 21, 2014

The Joys of Being Nonny

Nonny's don't just say "that's nice" — they reel back and roll their eyes and throw up their hands and smile. You get your money's worth out of Nonny's. ~Author Unknown

There is nothing like having grandchildren!!  Our little princess brings great joy to our life!  So you will understand why I am so excited about the picture below!

Grandbaby#2!!! We are beyond excited to have another addition to our clan!  And I don't care if it's a boy or girl!! (for the record, my prediction is boy)  Just another grand baby to snuggle and love will be just fine.

Our Lil' Sassy Princess is getting big!  She just celebrated her 3rd birthday! They grow up way too fast!!

She is going to be an amazing big sister! 

{3 years old}

Love, love my grand babies!!

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Back to Smoothies!

Since the holidays, this girl has been lazy with my healthier eating! No more!! I have gotten my new blender out and I am back to my smoothies!

I prefer frozen fruits in my smoothies.  I like my smoothies really cold!

This is a mixture of fresh and frozen......
1 Fuji Apple
1 Pear
1 Cup of Spinach
1 Cup Sunrise Growers Fruit Oxidant Blend
(Blueberries, Pomegranates, cherries, strawberries) 
1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
1/2 cup of Unsweetened Almond Milk

I would love for all of you to share your favorite recipe or two.  Please comment below with your recipe!

Have a wonderful day!

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Rye gets Sprinkle Cupcakes!

Close your eyes....I have a surprise for you!

Rye loved his Sprinkle Cupcakes dog cupcake.  He barely let me take the cupcake liner off!!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Budget Friendly Pantry & Cabinet Organization

It is that time again! We have been in this house now for a little over a year.  Moving into this home I really downsized on my cabinet and storage space.  I had to get creative and only keep what I needed! Recently, while working in my kitchen, I realized things were getting ridiculous in my pantry and cabinets! It was perfect timing because I was feeling that things were not functional for me.  It was time for an overhaul!

  This is what I did using budget friendly items from our local dollar and discount stores:

First of all, you have to start out with bare cupboards. Yes, take it ALL out and give it a good cleaning! :o)

My pantry is the most accessed area in my home. (beside the refrigerator, lol)

This is before.........
When game planning,  I knew most importantly,  I wanted everything visible and in reach.  That meant getting rid of items that were outdated and maybe could be stored elsewhere.

 I love how it turned out!! You can actually see my custom paint, Copper Hill. Love this color!

 The top I reserved for things that I don't need daily.
The baskets found here are from Walmart and Dollar Tree.

 The baskets here are from Walmart.  I love the turquoise baskets with the lime green accent.  A perfect pop of color!  Also you can see clearly the labels that I used.  I was very excited when I found these Avery labels at Walmart because they are large.....they are reusable....and you write on them with dry eraser marker.  Very easy to clean off for reuse. 

Here is the snack  area.  I also store my larger baking tubs here. The cereal containers are from Walmart and the green storage containers are from the Dollar Tree.
Because I can see in the containers, it  really helps me to know if I am low on snack and cereal items.

The next shelf I put my trash bags, storage bags, wraps, and foil.  And the very bottom are the dog treats, extra bags, and newly purchased items that are not in containers yet.

Next is my baking cabinet.....

Everything but my large baking tubs are within reach. Storage baskets are from Walmart and Dollar Tree.

Here is where I store my seasoning.....

I love this swivel store caddy that I found at Ross. For the future I will have to buy smaller containers of seasoning to store in this caddy.  Also, for the caddy to work correctly, items cannot be stored too close to the caddy. (for it to swivel)

My storage containers.....This is one cabinet that I'm still working on.
It works, but at times it doesn't seem functional.  I may change this cabinet once again.

But I do want to share my lid storage container.  I love this find!! (Walmart)

This is where I store my can goods......

I really like the tiered can organizer.  It really makes items more accessible.
I found the tiered racks at Big Lots.

It is always so nice to see clean and organized cabinets! I would love to know what items you have found that work for you! Leave a comment below!

Have a wonderful weekend!!
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I am sharing with......

 One Project at a Time Link party - ABFOL

My Turn For Us

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Crocheting Projects

When the weather gets cooler I love to crochet.  Here are some projects and gifts that I have completed the last few months.

A Baby Blanket

Toddler Girl Gift Set


 Christmas Infinity Scarf

 Girl Gift Set for Christmas

Girl Gift Set for Christmas

 Ruffled Scarf for Birthday Gift

 Ruffled Scarf for Me!

More projects to come!

Have a wonderful and happy day!
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