Thursday, March 17, 2016

14 Week Home Organization Challenge - Week 8- Kids Closet

I know what you're thinking...Where are weeks 6 & 7??? The master bedroom and closet?? Well, it is all typed up and ready to go, but I realized I am missing some 'After' pictures. And it wouldn't be fair to share the before without the after. So, instead of putting it off completely, I am bringing you the kids bedroom.
Today, only the oldest got his bedroom and closet taken apart and put back together. While he may have moaned and groaned in the beginning, once he started to see progress, I think he actually enjoyed finishing. I only got pictures of the closet makeover, but that was the biggest adventure in his room. Here is the before...Lots of hangers. This closet used to be nice and organized...then a teenager happened! Haha He looks like he was even trying to hide from it all!
We got to work pulling everything out that didn't fit anymore, or that he just didn't like anymore. There was a lot of both!
Our church was (conveniently!) doing a clothing drive, so we were able to donate all of his castaways to a good home!
You'll see in my master bedroom closet makeover that I got us some grown up hangers. I saved all the white plastic ones and gave them to J. His hanging clothes are separated now for school/church/etc. and they all get to be on nice white hangers. It looks so much nicer! His closet is now super organized. All the board games have been rearranged and put back together. And look at all that space below!! This was definitely a win for today!

But wait...there's more...I also got A's closet cleaned out since she doesn't really need it right now. Hers is completely empty for a big adventure we are about to take on! I will be sharing more details about that soon!! :D

Want more organization ideas??
I will be sharing more updates over on my Facebook page!
I have a whole Pinterest board dedicated to the subject!
Sometimes I also share on Instagram

And- You can follow along with more organization at A Bowl Full of Lemons

Stay tuned for the Master bedroom! :D

Monday, March 14, 2016

Menu Plan Monday - March 14 - Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Good morning! Happy Monday!

I have a few fun things this week!
If you remember, my birthday was earlier this month. My best friend celebrated her birthday over the weekend. She surprise me with a birthday date for us! We went to a tea house called Tea by Two. We got to dress up and have high tea. It was so much fun. We got to try so many delicious teas. I even found a new favorite. It is peaches with roses and sunflowers! We also enjoyed a bunch of delicious treats, including lobster bisque. I can not wait to do this again.
Our first round of tea (we had 3!) and our lobster bisque
Apricot and white chocolate scone

After we were asked to leave for being there so long, (the next reservation showed up! :D) we decided to take a look in the flower shop next door. They had this huge little fairy village display. It was so cute! I may have to make something like this for Amelia one day. But not today. Today was all about Hollie and I. We both ended up getting a Shamrock plant. But look how cute it was!
This week is Spring Break week for me for school. That means a few things for you:
1- I may actually get a chance to post the organization weeks I am missing! I have been doing them and photographing them, but I just haven't had a chance to post them. I have the draft for our master bedroom all written up, but I got unexpectedly buy last week. So...this week for sure!
2- St. Patrick's day is this week!! Don't forget to wear your green! I am thinking about putting together a special post just for Thursday. so you may get a LOT from me this week!!

Last week, I decided I really need to get back to my full meal planning. I got into bad rut of just eating when I was starving and grabbing the most convenient thing. I know that if I have specific things written down to eat for snack and lunch, etc. then I will eat those things. I just grabbed a quick photo, so excuse the bad lighting, but here is my full plan for the week. I know some of it might be hard to read, so feel free to ask if you have any questions.
My dinners are listed below with the links :)
And onto the dinner menu...
I have a bunch of 21 Day Fix approved meals this week!

We have a LOT this week
Taco Skillet
Bacon Cheeseburger Skillet
 (I wasn't paying close enough attention when I planned two skillet nights in a row!)
Happy St. Patrick's Day!!
Wear your green!!
Irish bangers, Cabbage, roasted red potatoes
Pull apart monkey bread pizza
Pasta with alfredo, salad, bread
Chicken Parmesan
green beans

* I will be posting some of my snacks and recipes over on my Facebook page!
* Most of the recipes I use can be found on Pinterest
* I like to share different things on Instagram

What fun things are you doing this week??

For more menu ideas, check out Menu Plan Monday!

See you soon!!