Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone has a Wonderful start to 2014!

I do not have any New Years Resolutions this year. I can never keep any of them for the whole year anyways.

I Hope to be more Organized this year, I need to work every day on being Organized.

That is all I'm hoping to keep up with for the whole year!

How about you?

Monday, December 30, 2013

Barnes and Nobles Haul

We went to Barnes and Nobles last night to let the kids pick up one book each. I of course,had to pick up a few books for myself. 

It was nice to see everyone's eyes light up with their choice of books. We have Reading time right before lights out for about an hour and for that hour last night everyone got lost in another land or another time/state and then this morning they shared what they had read so far. 

I can't wait to start reading the ZOO by James Patterson!

What are you reading for the month of Jan.? Do you have any reading goals for 2014?

Friday, December 27, 2013

Cooking Friday- Turkey Soup

We have so much leftover Turkey today and the kids were getting tired of leftovers so I found this very easy Recipe online. 

It has turned out so Yummy and we have plenty of leftovers for dinner tomorrow. The kids have voted this in as a Keeper!

Everything that I used is in my Youtube video and I simmered everything together for about an hour, We believe that it will taste better tomorrow as the flavors meld together in the fridge.

Hope your Friday is as Relaxing as ours tonight!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas 2013

Merry Christmas from our Family to Yours! The presents have all been opened and we are waiting to eat Dinner. 

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Christmas Dinner at the Table 2013

Simple Farmhouse Christmas table
My flash popped on but it's so Pretty at night!
Another angle shot with small tree on our Sideboard
This Christmas 2013 I'm decorating in a simple Country Farmhouse style. I am loving using Reds, Greens and Mustard colors mixed with Berries and Pinecones.  I'm adding some soft lighted candles where I am able too and this tabletop Lantern was a gift from my MIL, I added a battery operated large candle inside. My dishes are a gift from my Husband , the Mikasa French Countryside. Wine glasses were bought from Goodwill in the original box, sadly we broke one, the stems are so dainty. Our Silverware is a mix of peices that were given to us or we have bought over the years, someday soon I hope to have the Mikasa Silverware that matches my Dishes. I am on the lookout for 6 cloth napkins but so far haven't found any that are not too expensive. I will be adding more tomorrow while kids are in school, come back for an added post!

Christmas 2013 is almost upon us and our kids are really getting excited plus this week is the last week of school before Christmas vacation. 

Are you almost ready? Let me know if your table is set yet!

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Friday, December 13, 2013

Kitchen Organization- Under the Kitchen Sink

Today I'm finishing off my kitchen organization series with my small storage under my kitchen sink. In this rental we have a Reverse Osmosis Water System which really filters everything out of our drinking water and is very nice. 
While it is very nice and I love a tall glass of cold fresh water, it has not left us with a lot of storage space under here
I found this round bucket at my local Wal-Mart for around $16.00. It holds all of our dish washing tabs and extra sponges/ect. 

So today is the start of our Holiday decorating. We are trimming the tree and I'm filling out Christmas cards to Family. We are having a baking frenzy on Sat. And the kids are excited for Chocolate chip cookies!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Kitchen Organization- The Junk Drawer

Every since we moved in to this Rental, this drawer has been a slight pain. We had pencils and pens for homework right beside ziplock bags. Space is limited so I have to do the best I can with what is available and I'm making do until we can move.
It took just about an hour in the afternoon before the kids came home to empty, wash and sort through the items that were stuffed in here. I have purged many items and re-arranged this drawer space.

Here is a short vlog on the before and after, enjoy it if you have time..I love making these vlogs and am wondering how many of you watch?

I'm decorating the house for a Christmas tour but find that I'm just not feeling crafty since it's still hot here and we miss Snow. I'm sure our tree will be Beautiful though!

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Kitchen Organization-The Silverware Drawer

We all have that one huge drawer that Silverware and utinsils get lost in , I sure do. Before Christmas comes around I want to get my Kitchen cabinets organized and as neat as can be so we can find everything that we need to cook and bake Yummies with. 

I'm not an Organized person by nature so I have to work at it. I recently bent my Husbands arm enough that he took me to a Container Store which is an hour from us. 
After, Everything has a Place
I bought 3 of the Mix&Match clear dividers and look how lovely it is now. I can breath again, everything has a home with room to grow. 
Ugly Before, Silverware in Dishwasher getting freshened up
Here is a clip of what I bought and how I organized everything, Enjoy when you have time!

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Sunday, December 1, 2013

November-Month in Review

Thanksgiving has come and gone, It was a nice day with Family and good Food! 

We watched a few movies and relaxed. The kids spent a lot of time at the Barn riding. 

So now it's December and we have lots to look forward to. What special  activities are you looking forward too?
This is our table with the hand-made name place holders that Tank proudly made. I did get a few pics of our Turkey and those are on my facebook page. 

As I think on it, this month flew by with kids in school and just regular random day-to-day stuff. I have to say I'm glad because I have a feeling December will not be so slow!