New Cool Stuff to Check OUT!!

First one: Tipnut.com - Heard of it? How could I have missed it? I came across it on another bloggers board "More Green for Less Green".. Everything from free templates that make your life easier to great organization ideas.. Check it out:

Make A Household Notebook: Ideas & Printables

Picture of Writing in Planner - Tipnut.com

With a binder or planner, some paper and a printer–you’ve got all you need to setup a complete household management hot spot: your Household Organizer (aka Household Notebook, Journal, or Planner).

These are a great tool to keep your household chores, To Do lists, activities and notes organized. You may also find they help motivate you to keep things moving on a daily basis.

Visit the links below for examples and instructions for a few different systems and inspiration galore. You’ll also find some free printables & tools to use listed at the bottom, make them as pretty or simple as you like!

FREE DOWNLOADS- Who doesn't love these?? Thanks too Free 2009 Calendar and other free downloads- awesome!



Love the picture below of the wall of pictures from:







danita pillow

$34.95






dwell.com (1800's barn turned vacation home)







Weekend Checklist!


Its raining and I would rather look at something pretty!

*Items to Goodwill - DONE
*Grocery Shopping- DONE
*Prep & Wash all food- DONE
*Trash Out (upstairs, kitchen, bathrooms)- DONE
*Dry cleaning in Car- DONE
*Snacks prepped for this week- DONE
*Dust Living Room- DONE
*Dust Dining Room- DONE
*Sweep Kitchen- DONE
*Return items to Walmart- DONE
*Organize office- DONE
*Move star out of living room- DONE
*Dust Office-DONE
*Dust Bedroom-DONE
*Vacuum Upstairs-DONE
*Vacuum Stairs-DONE
*Vacuum Middle Floor-DONE
*Bleach Bathrooms-
*Laundry- mostly
*IRON-DONE
*Wash bed linens- DONE

*Hang Curtains-DONE
*Hang Floating Shelves-DONE

DRAFT MENU APPROVED

Please notice DH's graphic's..... he he he

In prep for Draft Day- A Holiday in my house! (according to DH)

Its a tradition for me to come up with a menu, get his approval and then cook the different items on Draft Day.


DRAFT - DRAFT MENU

Deviled Eggs
Buffalo Wings
Fruit & Vegetable Platter
Roasted Pears with Blue Cheese Salad
Mini BLT's
Chili
Shrimp Cocktail

Apartment Therapy, Why do you do this to me!!

My love of Apartment Therapy, runs deep! Maybe its the idea of what life can be, maybe it's me being jealous of the the creativeness in some of the designs, maybe its just the idea of how design can create a mood a feeling, simplicity, elegance, relaxation!

A few pics from them, that make me happy!! (check them out if you haven't already!)

Don't you just want to sit in that chair with a cup of tea and look out the window??
































You know you want to soak in that tub!





















Wouldn't it be nice to have a fire in this fireplace, and be sitting at this table with a nice bowl of warm soup and a hunk of fresh bread, with a few friends?!

























For the love of clean lines..

Checking In

I have not had much time, nor energy to Blog recently. Work has been chaotic, so when I get home all I have the energy to do is cook dinner and spend time with my husband, then I crash. Also, each year as it gets cold and dark, my body wants to do less and less! I fight the grumpiness of the winter every year, and every year think of moving some where warmer.

This week though.. was a success! I just finished listening to "French Women Don't Get Fat", it was recommended to me quite a while ago, but I didn't seem to get around to it until now. I have totally fallen for audio books, putting them on my ipod and listening to them on the way to and from work. Listening to them, makes my commute so much smoother.

In
"French Women Don't Get Fat", Mireille Guiliano describes the "french" enjoyment, relationship and way of life with food. Even if you are not interested in the "loosing weight" aspects of the book, the description and pleasure that she describes that the French people have with food, is amazing. If you are like me, you will at least look into french cookbooks, if not start buying better quality food. I feel more enjoyment just thinking about how enjoyment the french get from their food!

The second book that I finished was one that I actually read, "The Story of Edgar Sawtelle". I initially picked it up afer hearing about it on XM radio, on the Oprah chanell. It took me a little while to get used to the writers style of writing, but after the second chapter, I was hooked. I won't spoil the ending, but I was a little disappointed with it. I guess because I was hoping for a happy ending, or what I thought the ending should be. I didn't yell, like I did at the ending of the Soprano's, but the feeling was close.