Thursday, March 22, 2012

The closet and dinner..

First things first, Happy Birthday to the best mother in law ever!! Mike, the grandkitties and I miss you!!  <3

I finally got to the coat closet in the dining room and it wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. as always, I forget to take before pics, so the "before" is actually going to be more of a "work in progress" pic.

Again, my quality control department paid me a visit, this time Bella got in on the fun (before pic) and Chester inspected my work after it was all clean, from the top of the shelf there.

                         Before                                                                                                After

So a lot of the stuff in the closet was just thrown in there and it just needed to be organized  and straightened out a bit.  I used one of the ideas I had seen on Pinterest for my wrapping paper and my umbrellas, and it worked out really well because I had been hoarding boxes for a couple weeks now.


 On the left, is the box I used to make the  wrapping paper holder, and it was such a pain to wrap.  I should have wrapped the box, then cut it into the three sections.

On the right is the almost finished product! The only thing that I don't like about them is that I didn't cut them perfectly even, but I'll live with it.

After I hung them up, I thought they just looked too plain, so I added some labels with embellishments :)

That was today's big craft project.  I feel like things are kinda slowing down since I start work on Monday, or maybe I'm slipping back into my old lazy ways...oh nooo!

Mike was going to work from home today, but he ended up going into work around lunch time, so the whole morning I thought it was Friday since he works from home every Friday.  So by the time I finished the closet it was almost 4:00 so I had to get a move on with dinner.  Today we were having chicken with sausage, peppers and onions and rice. Mike doesn't usually get home until about 5:30 so I had plenty of time to get everything done which was good, because I'm usually scrambling like a mad woman and making a mess because I start cooking at 4:50 lol.

I get all my ingredients out, just to find out that my green peppers went bad :( I felt like Gordon Ramsey as I was digging in my veggie drawer only to pull out a rotten pepper. So once again, I ran to Food Lion and picked up some green peppers and while I was there I picked up some fresh parsley since the recipe called for it (I usually just use the dried parsley from my spice rack).  The recipe also called for pickled cherry peppers but I couldn't find those at Food Lion, and I didn't use them the last time I made this dish and it still came out pretty yummy.

Here it is cooking and making the house smell amazing!

 And here is the finished product! It looked more appealing in person, and it's missing the red peppers :( but it was still really good!

I think its bed time, I have been going to bed way too late and I am exhausted tonight! Good night!

<3  J


Sonya Trehus said...

What did you secure the boxes to the door with? so it dont damage our apartment doors when we move? Such a great idea!!!

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