Thursday, December 31, 2009

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Pantry Makeover

A few weeks ago, Serena, from Farm Chicks, featured a photo of her pantry.  I immediately became enamored with it, and thought "what if I could turn my mess of a pantry into something like this?"
Well, I got a little bored last Saturday night, (yes folks, that's a wild Saturday night at our house!) and gave it a try.  I forgot to take a before photo, but trust me, it was a mess.  Here's the finished product:

After looking at these photos, a few things become apparent:
1.  I need to go grocery shopping.  Man cannot live on EasyMac and cupcake sprinkles alone.  But for the record, my daughter would like to give this a try. 
2.  There is still WAY too much Christmas candy in the house.  If I eat it all, it won't be there for tempatation anymore, right?
3.  Yes, there is a can of SPAM in the lower left corner.  It has been there forever and will be there forever because it almost never expires.  My husband just likes to have it around so he can say "hey, in case of an extreme emergency, we always have the never expires!"
4.  My husband won't go in the pantry now.  This level of organization makes him slightly uneasy.  I kind of like that a little. 
5.  Even though my pantry isn't as colorful as Serena's, and I don't actually use all the ingredients in mine, like I'm sure she does....I still love it.  I go in there now and just gaze at the shelves.  But don't tell anyone....that's a little weird. 

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Enjoying the Season

Now that all my rushing around is done, I'm really enjoying the season.  My daughter and I baked Christmas cookies today (the kind you just do for the experience with your child - they didn't really look good enough to photograph! )   Here's a glimpse of our tree...


And, on a totally unrealated subject, since I just got around to looking at our pictures from the beach (Thanksgiving week) are a couple from that week....

This was a cute little nook I liked on the 3rd floor of the house we rented....

I thought this was interesting (????)

Anyway, back to the present.  I am so enjoying spending time with my family at Christmas.  Tomorrow, we take our daughter to the "North Pole Express."  The kids get to wear their P.J's, drink hot cocca and see Santa.  My daughter is a little concerned, and keeps asking "we aren't really going to the North Pole, are we?"  She's remembering a few of the scarier moments from Polar Express and wants to make sure that's not in store for her!

Hope you are enjoying the Holidays!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Buckeye Day

Whew! What a busy weekend!  Ten dozen Buckeyes made, cards addressed and mailed, gifts wrapped, and packages packed and ready to go to the post office. 

Now, I can sit back and enjoy the next two weeks of Christmas fun.  We've got a fun week of ballet recitals and a trip on the "Polar Express" for Olivia. 

Here are a couple of little decorations from our house.  I will post more that my work is done!  AHHH!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Thank you!

I would like to thank my friends at The Creative Party Place for featuring my daughter's Pinkalicious birthday party...and for all the kind words! 

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Brown Paper Packages

I thought I would try my hand at being a little crafty this year for Christmas.
These little brown paper packages are for the gifts I'm giving the girls I work with.  I decided to make my own tags and personalize each one with their initial.  I got them each a charm necklace from Beth Quinn, we will have a little girl power get together so they can open their "she" necklaces at the same time!