Monday, May 30, 2011

Muffin Tin Monday: Lunchable

Happy Muffin Tin Monday!
I have seen this on a few other blogs
and have been wanting to try it...
We made our own Lunchable.SBJ loved it!

Bread, Ham, Cheese,
Goldfish, Pineapple, Golden Oreo

 Happy Memorial Day to everyone.
Please remember that this is not just another day off.
Hilary has some great ideas of things to do today...

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Friday, May 27, 2011

Forgetting the Before: JWC Shtuff

*Aw man!*
I didnt get a picture for this week either...
I was just SO EXCITED to hand over my Presidential duties that I gave the notebook away without even snapping a photo!

For years, the President of the Junior Woman's Club here has had a notebook with all the info she needed to get through the year smoothly....until last year, my year. It went missing!?
Also for years, one President has passed on several boxes of "shtuff" that has pretty much just sat in garage after garage. is what I did:
- For the President notebook, I typed all the info I thought was important in a 3-ring binder. I added a planning calendar. I also added business cards for important contacts. I made lists and noted helpful tips. Hopefully this one won't get lost!
- As far as the boxes...I went through each of them. I discarded old, unimportant papers and stuff. I put all the "history" type items in a both that is now stored at the Woman's Club building. I gave a box of useful papers and items to the new President.
- I made folders for each Board member that had their responsibilities listed.
- I also made folders or notebooks for the chair of each of our projects or community outreach committees. I asked them to keep track of the info they use for planning so it can be passed to the next chair person.

It is my hope that this organization will help the club continue to grow, run smoothly and make the President's job easier!

This post is a part of the 52 Weeks of Organizing challenge I am doing with I'm an Organizing Junkie

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Want it Wednesday: Mamarazzi

As soon as I saw this
(on 2 blogs in 1 day)
I knew I wanted it... 

Friends and family could easily call me
part of the Mamarazzi...
and I wouldn't mind.
It would be fabulous
to have a guide to help me
take even awesomer (ha) photos!

I love all of my pictures!
However, sometimes I am bummed by the photos I don't get...
{ie: no photos of SBJ and I at SeaWorld}

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Tasty Tuesday: Daddy

Several of my friends and I 
are part of a horrible group...
we have all lost our fathers.
It is a really sucky group to be a part of.
Yesterday marked 6 years
since my daddy died.
He was such a foodie and great cook.
So, when he was in the hospital and said, 
"I know just what I want to eat when I get out of here"
we immediately thought, 
"Yea, steak, veggies, red wine, and then a beer."
He said, "Fruit Salad and a Diet Coke."

Unfortunately, he never got to have that...
so every year on May 23rd
I have it for him.
I wish I knew what he wanted in his salad,
but here is what I had this year:
mandarin oranges,
and kiwi.
...and of course a Diet Coke to drink.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Muffin Tin Monday: Dinner

Happy Muffin Tin Monday!
SBJ LOVES his "Muffin Teeeeeeens"
He really seems to eat more...
So I separated the food in our
Beef and Broccoli dinner
and put it in a muffin tin
with a few treats.
It was a hit!

Water, Worms, Apple Sauce
Broccoli, Beef, Rice

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Friday, May 20, 2011

Forgetting the Before: Guest Bed

I am going to STOP cramming things under the bed in our guest room.
They become forgotten...
I recently pulled it all out. I got rid of most of what was under there or found a new home. There are still a few small things, that don't really have another home.
I will probably still use that space for storage, but in a smarter-more organized way!

*sorry- no picture, hard to get under there! :)

This post is a part of the 52 Weeks of Organizing challenge I am doing with I'm an Organizing Junkie

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Thankful Thursday: "Flow-duh"

Did you miss me?
 SBJ, my mom, and I 
road tripped it to Florida...
we spent the week
visiting with family and friends!
It was fabulous.
So today I am thankful for...
how awesome my son is.
seriously, he is awesome.
he is smart, he is cute, he is an amazing traveler!
time with my family and FLA bffs.
it is always too short.
we had a blast.

 and so much more...but that is all for now!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Tasty Tuesday: Bites

I don't remember where I got this idea,
but I LOVE these little treats!
They are super simple but delicious.
Perfect to make and share...
 Banana Pudding Bites
 Nilla Wafers
Vanilla Pudding
Banana Slices
 To make:
Place wafers on platter.
Put pudding in Ziplock bag, snip corner, squeeze onto wafers.
Top with a slice of banana.
{Note: I usually crush up some wafers and sprinkle on top but forgot this time}

Monday, May 9, 2011

Muffin Tin Monday: Showers and Flowers

Today's Muffin tin is
hoping all our 
April showers
bring us some 
May flowers!

Umbrella PB&J, goldfish, watermelon raindrops, Flower-shaped Jello

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Friday, May 6, 2011

Forgetting the Before: Pantry

The original plans for our pantry had the cheap white, wire shelves. My dad said, "No, no, no. We can do better than that." So he and my husband installed great cabinets and a counter. 
I love our pantry. It isn't the biggest space, but it works for us. 
However, it can often be the gathering place for "stuff" I recently decided to organize it and I am so excited. Having it more organized has helped me keep it straight and stop allowing "stuff" to pile up.
I would love to have more bins and baskets, but that will have to come little by little...

This post is a part of the 52 Weeks of Organizing challenge I am doing with I'm an Organizing Junkie

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Thankful Thursday: TV

Gotta take a moment to be thankful for quality entertaining television:
Sunday night: Amazing Race, Real Housewives of Orange County 
Tuesday night: Glee 
Thursday night: Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice

What do you watch? 
Any guilty pleasure shows like me {RHOC, Glee}?
Am I missing a great show?

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Want It Wednesday: Hangers

A few years ago,
we got 2 sets of 
velvet hangers for Christmas.
I have recently decided that
and I want MORE!

I totally want to phase out 
ALL of our plastic hangers
and replace them with the nice velvet ones...

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Tasty Tuesday: Alone

So, when I was sick
I sent my boys out of town.
I was alone and didn't want to cook.
Here was my dinner...
PB + Knife + Banana

What do you eat when you are alone and don't want to cook?

Monday, May 2, 2011

Muffin Tin Monday: Royal Love

We had a special Muffin Tin Lunch
on Friday to jump in on all the
Royal Wedding hoopla...
We didn't really get into the wedding too much,
but it was pretty amazing and she was beautiful!
 Heart Muffin Tin, of course!
Round Tea Cakes with egg salad
Fruit Leather in heart shapes
Pretzel "wedding presents"

Eh, kind of lame, but it was last minute...

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