..Sunny Saturday..

The sun is shining, it’s Saturday, it’s going to be a great day!  Other reasons why today is great…

– We threw a dance party after breakfast this morning, where Sofia tried to teach Dad some ballet moves.  It was a priceless moment, I should have taken pictures, it likely won’t happen ever again.

– I worked out for the first time in months!  I actually can’t remember the last time I worked up a sweat in my yoga pants, instead of just wearing them around the house.  My legs are still jello-like, but I’m feeling great!  Hoping to keep it up and crossing my fingers I’m not crawling across the floor in the morning.

– I successfully drank a banana smoothie.  I refuse to eat the fruit, except for in baking as the taste and texture turn me off, but after working out the potassium is greatly needed, and it turned out to be quite tasty!  Recipe can be found here.

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– Finally organized my hot drink cupboard.  It’s one of the last cupboards left to work on in my kitchen organization project.  I can’t help but feel giddy every time I open the door and see the prettiness.  Now I need to create some pretty labels for everything and it’ll be done!  Third reorganization of the kitchen and I think I’ve finally mastered it.

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– Found a way to eat more protein and enjoy it at the same time: deviled eggs with tuna.  Sounds kind of weird, but it’s really yummy!  Next time I may add a bit less tuna and more egg, but I’ll definitely be making them again.  My next project is to make my own Larabars!  If you don’t know what those are, they are vegan energy bars made with dates, coconut, and nuts.  I bought some dates the other day, so I’m ready to go!  Just need to get out the food processor.

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– Not a big deal, but I caught up on laundry for the week, washing, folding, and putting away.  Not sure what it is, but catching up on laundry just puts me at ease.  Now on to cleaning bathrooms and floors…

Wishing you all a happy weekend!  Hope it’s sunny wherever you are!

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..Closet Mishap..

My house is small, with a limited amount of closet storage space.  Or at least that’s how it feels most of the time.  Especially hard to find appropriate places for linens, towels, and cleaning supplies… and it drives me crazy!!!  Finally, after days of consideration, I decided it was time to organize one of my linen closets and TRY to make it more functional.

This is the before picture.  Complete chaos?  I’m embarrassed to even post these before photos and show the world how messy I can be, but at least the after pic makes me feel good.

May I quickly add, it is very difficult to take a quality photo of a small linen closet, and the pictures do not do it justice.  The after photo is better appreciated in person 😉

This is my closet before, stuff thrown in everywhere, no thought taken to where things should go, and difficult to figure out what all is in said closet…

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And this is the after photo, once I took everything out, sorted it it through, put loose items together in containers, hung a few items up (it’s hard to see, but I have my dust pan and a dusting cloth hanging on the left hand side), used a handy tension rod, and voila!  My masterpiece!  I think I may try to hang my ironing board as well, but it’s pretty heavy.  I wish I had somewhere else to keep my broom and vacuum, but alas we do not, so here it stays…

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I think it’s perfect and I hope, hope, hope will stay looking this way!  Well, if I have anything to say about it, it will!