Monday, August 29, 2011

Last Week of Utter Chaos

Well, that's what I am telling myself anyway! LOL

My youngest goes back to school on Thursday, she is going into her senior year of high school.
Then we move our middle daughter off to college on Saturday/Sunday.
Then our eldest daughter moves back home for her senior year of College.

So... I am hoping that this will give me the extra time to devote to my blog... and getting things done!

Goal number 1 is to start my posting each day on Monday. Posting tutorials, ideas, etc and not missing a day due to being overwhelmed! Wish me luck...

Goal number 2 is to get myself whipped into shape - literally- I need to start walking regularly again, and start eating better! I need to lose this weight once and for all! :-)

Goal number 3 is to become more organized.


Friday, August 19, 2011

My son got a GREAT Job yesterday

Sorry I have been missing in action lately.  I was out in Massachusetts picking up my niece and nephew to come and visit for a week!  They are here until Tuesday, so I probably won't have too much blog time...but we will see.

Yesterday my son got a call from a place that he interviewed at in June!!  It is a great job, with a great salary, with great bennies, and it is right here in our town!! So he can live with us until he gets on his feet!!!

Thank you God! I am so happy!!!


Thursday, August 11, 2011

Wedding Planner...

So  my daughter's friend is getting married on Saturday, and I have been asked to "be in charge" of everything for the day! I tend to be a little "organized" when it comes to these things... :-)

I am meeting with her and her mom today at noon to find out "my duties"... can't wait to find out what I am in for!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

This Week

My plans for this week didn't go as I had hoped! I had a surprise visit from my daughter and her boyfriend... which has kept me from posting as I had wanted. Hope you understand! :-)  I will be back on top of things tomorrow!

Blessings, Laura

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Tuesday Tutorial.... up nextLots

Well, I missed the boat yesterday with my makeover... I actually completed it... but never posted! :-( The day got so far away from me... but I will share it!  I re-did an old cheese plate... you remember the ones with the glass cover??  well, I actually did three... and will post later.

And, my tutorial for today will be posted after noon today as I am on my way to my shop to work for a couple of hours.  Lots of fall ordering needs to be done!!

Be back soon.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Continued... Spice Organizing...

Here is a peek at my new spices from The Spice House... it is an affiliate of Penzeys.  Same family, but looks like this is the sister running this one, and the prices are just slightly less than Penzeys, but the spices all seem to be the same.  Give them a looksy... you won't regret it.  And, if you are in Milwaukee right around Old World 3rd Street, they have a great little shop there... right next door to Mader's German Restaurant! Which by the way is an authentic, amazing place to eat!!

Okay, so here are my new spices/mixes

And, here is the MESS that I am dealing with!

Everything is just thrown in... and takes FOREVER to find anything with the exception of the most used, which obviously end up on the outside... but you know what I mean.

Okay, so I worked on this and emptied my small cabinet to the side of the bigger more messier cabinet.  And think it is looking better.  I will probably still need the one above the stove... but I tend to use those spices more often, so hopefully they are used before the steam, etc gets to them.

Here are my "lookin better pics"

Okay, so much better if I do say so myself.  However still a nuisance when you want the Zahtar or the Arglye Street Mix... so I went on Ebay and found these!!

I ordered 3 of them and then went to one of wholesale websites that I order containers for candles, potpourri, etc.  I ordered 24 spice jars with lids to put all of the spices in little bags into.

Can't wait till eveything comes in and I have organization!!  Well, at least in my spice cabinet!!