Wednesday Pinterest Favorites {Home Organization}

Wednesday Pinterest Favorites {Home Organization}

Are you still in the “new year, new home, new body, new blah, blah, blah” mode?
I guess I kind of am.  This is the first year, in as long as I can remember that I have actually kept up with my resolutions to exercise and have a more organized home.  Three days a week (sometimes more), I’m in the basement hanging out with Jillian Michaels and the 30 Day Shred, or I’m on the Kinect with Bob Harper.  Love them both!
My pantry is still somewhat organized, although after having it this way since mid January, I’m realizing what works and what doesn’t.  So, I’m revamping a few things.  Plus, the hubby can’t find everything he’s looking for, so I think it needs a little more work.  Yesterday, I shared my organization adventure under our kitchen sink.  Ugh….it was so yuck before!
So, today’s Wednesday Pinterest Favorites are some of the newer home organization ideas I’ve come across.  Perhaps they’ll come in handy for you as we start to get our spring/summer clothes out and rearrange for spring.

Linen Closet by DIY Design Fanatic {my reveal is coming soon.  her closet is so inspiring!}

Under sink bathroom storage {we have these in our master bathroom.  it is one of the simplest, but best organizations we’ve done}

Over the door hanger for the pantry {i haven’t done this, have you?  i’ve been seriously considering it though}

Refrigerator Organization {is anyone’s fridge this organized?  I’d love to see or hear about it!}

Are you not on Pinterest?  If not, send me an email at “foundmyfavorite@gmail.com” and I’ll send you an invite :).
What are some of your pins you’re excited about?  Share them with me!

Wednesday Pinterest Favorites {Home Organization}

Are you still in the “new year, new home, new body, new blah, blah, blah” mode?
I guess I kind of am.  This is the first year, in as long as I can remember that I have actually kept up with my resolutions to exercise and have a more organized home.  Three days a week (sometimes more), I’m in the basement hanging out with Jillian Michaels and the 30 Day Shred, or I’m on the Kinect with Bob Harper.  Love them both!
My pantry is still somewhat organized, although after having it this way since mid January, I’m realizing what works and what doesn’t.  So, I’m revamping a few things.  Plus, the hubby can’t find everything he’s looking for, so I think it needs a little more work.  Yesterday, I shared my organization adventure under our kitchen sink.  Ugh….it was so yuck before!
So, today’s Wednesday Pinterest Favorites are some of the newer home organization ideas I’ve come across.  Perhaps they’ll come in handy for you as we start to get our spring/summer clothes out and rearrange for spring.

Linen Closet by DIY Design Fanatic {my reveal is coming soon.  her closet is so inspiring!}

Under sink bathroom storage {we have these in our master bathroom.  it is one of the simplest, but best organizations we’ve done}

Over the door hanger for the pantry {i haven’t done this, have you?  i’ve been seriously considering it though}

Refrigerator Organization {is anyone’s fridge this organized?  I’d love to see or hear about it!}

Are you not on Pinterest?  If not, send me an email at “foundmyfavorite@gmail.com” and I’ll send you an invite :).
What are some of your pins you’re excited about?  Share them with me!

Handmade Tuesdays {Features and Link Party}

Welcome to Handmade Tuesdays, chested by yours truly and my friend Kristen over at Ladybug Blessings.
What a BLESSING this link party has been the last two weeks.  
My FAVORITE part…..choosing features each week.  And great minds think alike, because last week Kristen and I both chose the Ombre Shamrock project from Lolly Jane Boutique.
Here are this week’s features, in no particular order.  If you’re featured, grab a button and brag about it.  

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How to Freeze Avocado by The Traveling Spoon {i’m starting to have an addiction to avocados.  this is perfect!}

Cute Yarn Letter from Serenity You {i pinned this one for my daughter’s room}

Family Rules Canvas from Life Unexpected {this inspired me to add something to our spring mantel}

Please consider following both My Favorite Finds AND Ladybug Blessings.  That way, you’ll always know when the party is!

Menu Plan {March 18}

 

Menu planning still continues to be a habit for me.  I seriously feel so behind in a lot of other areas if I don’t have a menu planned out for the week!

Today’s menu planning tip comes from Tonia at The Gunny Sack.  She wrote down all her families favorite meals, and realized they fell into several categories.  Her schedule looks like this:
Monday ~ Chicken
Tuesday ~ Soup
Wednesday ~ Italian
Thursday ~ Breakfast
Friday ~ Beef or Frozen Foods

How smart is that?  And so simple, too.  By the way, if you haven’t checked out The Gunny Sack, you’re missing out!  She has some super cute tutorials, yummy recipes, and she hosts a fun link party each Monday.  Stop by and check her out!

Now, on to what WE are eating this week in our house :).
Grilled Pizza {we make 3…that way everyone gets what they like }
Steak/Baked Potatoes/Salad
Hamburgers/French Fries/Green Beans
Leftovers :)
Linked to:  Menu Plan Monday

“O” Cookies

Must Try Monday {"O" Cookies}

These “O” Cookies are perfect for an after school snack, and we often take them on road trips as well.   I’m kind of thinking they might be good drizzled in chocolate…..but I digress.    I love using cereal in baking.  It’s semi-healthy, depending on what you add to it, and fun to eat!

I wanted to share these with you because I was reminded how good they were when I made them today.  I first came across them on Weelicious {have you SEEN her site?!  So many fun kid-friendly recipes}, and have made them over and over as a treat for our family.

“O” Cookies {adapted from Weelicious}

Ingredients:
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup corn syrup
6 cups Honey Nut Cheerios

Must Try Monday {"O" Cookies}

Directions:
1.  In a microwave safe bowl, combine the peanut butter and corn syrup.  Microwave on high for one minute.  Stir until smooth.

2.  In a large bowl, pour the 6 cups of Cheerios.  Pour the peanut butter mixture over the Cheerios and stir until they’re well coated.

Must Try Monday {"O" Cookies}

3.  Using an ice cream scoop, scoop the cereal mixture out and shape like a cookie.  Place on waxed paper.

4.   Allow to harden for about 20 minutes.  In doing so, they won’t fall apart when you eat them.

5.  Store in an airtight container.

Friday’s Finds {Cupcakes}

Cupcakes are our dessert of choice for birthdays.  I haven’t made a birthday cake in years for my children.  They love the cupcakes, and so do I!  I love them for their versatility, portability, and the creativity that can be had. This week’s Friday’s Finds come from my “Desserts to Try” board.  
Are you a cupcake person?  If so, what are your favorite varieties?

Must Try Monday {The Features}

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Must Try Monday is getting better EVERY week!
And, I know I say this every week, but THANK YOU!  Thank you for linking up, for sharing your recipes with all of us, and for opening your kitchens!  
If you were featured, grab a button.

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Now, on to the features for this week……
Skillet Chicken Nachos from Morsels of Life {these are on my menu for two weeks from now}
Classic Orange Julius Smoothie from The Shady Porch {this brought back memories of my first 4H experience}
Blackberry Spritzer from Everyday Mom’s Meals {i love a good, summery drink…esp with wine}

Wednesday Pinterest Favorites {Easter Eggs}

I grew up decorating Easter eggs with my grandma.  A few days before Easter, I would get together with my cousins at her house and we’d use the old school PAAS Easter Egg decorating kits.

You know, the ones with the little pellets of color that you dissolve in a mixture of vinegar and water?  Then dip your eggs in them with a fun wire contraption?  Set them in the egg carton to dry, and we were all set.  My grandma even taught me the trick of drawing on your eggs with crayon in the spots that you don’t want colored.  Genius!

This Easter, I’ll for sure be decorating eggs with our children.  Here are some ideas that might make your Easter egg decorating a little more fun :).

Eggs Dyed with Tape {I love the color of these eggs}

Coffee Filter Dyed Eggs for the Windows {What a fun alternative to traditional egg coloring}

Decorate Eggs with Googley Eyes 

Kool Aid Dyed Easter Eggs {I think this would smell so much better than the vinegar :)}


What about you?  Do you dye eggs with your kids?  It’s so fun!

Little Girl Ribbon Topiary

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Ribbon is so much fun to work with.  Albeit it is expensive {it’s NEVER on sale at JoAnn’s}, ribbon makes everything look so pretty!  I made this ribbon topiary for my daughter’s bedroom.   I also used the one you see in this post to adorn the cake table for her 2nd birthday.  Her theme was pink and green lady bugs….and the ribbon topiary on the table was so pretty and fits great with her room decor.  Her room is a steel gray color, with a bright pink accent wall.  I have a lot of freedom with accent colors, and my current favorites are shades of pinks and bright greens.  

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Handmade Tuesdays {Favorite Features}

The {BEST} part…choosing features from other awesome bloggers!  YOU!


If you’re featured, feel free to grab a button to show it off.  



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So, without further delay, here are my {FAVORITE} links from last week…..

I’m looking forward to what you have to share this week!  Link up below :).