Monday, February 23, 2015

What to do when you don't have time to cook a.k.a. I'm too busy decorating to worry about cooking dinner.

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I don't know about you but there are tons of things I would rather be doing than cooking dinner. Yeah. But the reality is that my family depends on a good dinner and, honestly, they really are appreciative! Who can't beat that?

Easy crockpot recipes

What I do love about dinnertime is that this is when we all sit down together and connect during the day. And when you have older children in college and high school, it is important to cherish this time and keep that tradition going.

Oddly enough, for all my lack of cooking desire, I seem to have a knack for it. Especially for altering recipes by substituting ingredients and not measuring. I can sometimes even just 'create' a meal by throwing items together. I'm not even sure how I do it but it works.

Easy recipes

To make it easier, I created Pinterest boards that help with this effort. When I search for recipes, I always start with 'easy'. Every. time.

Check them out for some easy, and great, recipes!

LInking up this week to:
Happiness is Homemade
Mom to Mom Encouragement Link UP
Submarine Sunday Linky Party

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

One Man's Garbage...

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I have a confession. I'm a garbage picker. There I said it and I feel so much better now.

This is what it looked like in its original state and the way I found it on the curb.

In fact, I even have a friend who pick garbage for her pajamas! Now that is friendship. But I have found some amazing things in the garbage and you know the saying "one man's garbage is another man's treasure."

This is what it looks like today after a simple fix, some chalk paint and wax, and a quick upholstery.

Sharing my treasure with you today.

Close up of the finish.

So be honest, are you a garbage picker or are you too embarassed to admit it?

Found the two adorable pillows at a consignment shop for 8.99 ea. What a steal and they match my kitchen chairs!

Linking up today to:
What We Accomplished Wednesday at Green Willow Pond
Trash to Treasure Tuesdays at Kammy's Korner
Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Turn it Up Tuesdays
Your Turn to Shine
Before and After Wednesdays