Monday, May 17, 2010

Friday, May 14, 2010

Oh What Green Does to Me!

Ok, not the best picture, but I wanted to remind you that I LOVE my new black and white kitchen, but I also LOVE green!
I just want to add bits and pieces of color into my
"black and white"
world that can easily make an exit when I feel like
something else!
With that said, I want to introduce you to this
 $5 tablecloth I found at a trade day
 Mother's Day Weekend!
It took one visit from one of my
VERY talented
blogging friends!

and then I had some cute little curtains that I can change out whenever I wish for the price of $5 for the tablecloth and $3.99 each for the two rods!

Bad lighting today,
the pics DO NOT do them justice!
They are precious!

This is Me, Then.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Tip in the Kitchen

I have not peeled a raw potato in YEARS!
I boil them with the skin on until they are done!
Then I run cold water on them as I use my fingers to peel the skin right off.  (the water is because they are so hot) and they are perfect and ready to be mashed! 

Try it!  I promise you will like it!

This is Me, Then.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Easy "Vase" Craft!

I found these glass bud vases
awhile back and never did anything with them! 
I then saw a simple idea in an All You magazine using 9 jars!

Well, I used my 6!
Take that, All You, with your fancy 9!

You'll Need:
*bud vases
*ribbon or string of choice

Imagine my surprise when I opened them and realized the three were glued together!  YIPPEE!  Less work for me!

Just take your ribbon or string and tie it around all 6!  It takes a few minutes to get it just right.  I guess you could glue them all together but who wants to do that!
Then I cut some flowers right out of my own backyard garden!

I wanted to share this because I see this EASY craft being used in SO many different ways!
*baby shower centerpieces
*outdoor wedding
(dang it, why didn't I do this for my brother's!)
*Birthday parties
*Any entertaining or just family fun!

This is Me, Then.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

May Goals

May Goals

read a new book
date night with hubby
start swimming with the kids
hit Kemah Boardwalk for the day

do an "at-home" project once a week and blog
make mother's day cards out of all my cardstock and goodies instead of buying

water all my plants every evening while the kids play
plant some wild flowers on the front fence

organize my closet
finish my side of the office
clean out my car and get it detailed
organize Tay's room once and for all!

make one new recipe a week
hit the farmers market when possible
blog one organic recipe a week
no eating in the car

rejoin the gym done
hit the gym or walk at home 4-5 days a week
take the kids on a walk once a week
lose 10 lbs in MAY!
make a "heart healthy" recipe for my dad once a week and send it home with my brother!

volunteer at my daughter's school for park and field day

This is Me, Then