{Taste Test Tuesday} London Broil II

March 31, 2015

{Taste Test Tuesday} London Broil IIMy goal is to post every Tuesday about a new recipe that we tried that week and how we liked it. I won't share it if it's gross so I can't promise I'll have something every week. This recipe made the cut and was super tasty!

For this week, I tried the recipe below. Click the link to visit the website and print the recipe!

Jill on AllRecipes.com: London Broil II

Upcycled Glass Jars to Beautiful Storage Solutions

March 30, 2015

How to make your own storage containers by upcycling jars.This is one of the easiest projects- and cheapest- that I've ever done. All I needed was to save glass jars from jelly, baby food, etc, clean them thoroughly, remove the labels, and paint the lids. I placed the lids in a box and used (affiliate link) spray paint to paint them black. You could also paint them. Some people use chalk paint so they can write on them.

I LOVE how they turned out. And they are great for storage. Store bought storage solutions can get expensive so I love when I find options that look good and are essentially free. I can feel good about saving the environment too. It's better to reuse an item than to recycle it.

These would work great for a Good Job Jar for children!

{Taste Test Tuesday} Homemade Potato Gnocchi (and how to freeze it!)

March 24, 2015

How to make and freeze potato gnocchi.
My goal is to post every Tuesday about a new recipe that we tried that week and how we liked it. I won't share it if it's gross so I can't promise I'll have something every week. This recipe made the cut and was super tasty!

For this week, I tried the recipe below. Click the link to visit the website and print the recipe!

Love Bakes Good Cakes: Homemade Potato Gnocchi and Getting Back On Track

Video Tutorial: Book Slings #WithCaptions

March 23, 2015

Video Tutorial: Book Slings #WithCaptions

Last summer my friend Sara was moving and she gave me these silver rods she purchased for book slings. She didn't have time to work on them and they were moving to a small space so she didn't want to store them. So they've been chilling in our front coat closet.

Her sons' birthday party was this weekend and I was wracking my brain for what to get them... I like to make something unique if I can think of something and I'd already purchased a few of our favorite books for them. I realized making book slings would be the perfect gift! Her youngest son's nursery has bees so I spent a while at Joann's trying to find the right fabric... they only had one bee fabric which was too bad because I love options, but this fabric was fabulous. It's thicker and I love that it looks a bit vintage. I purchased a coordinating black fabric for the inside.

Snow Dyeing

March 19, 2015

Dyeing fabric with snow!We FINALLY got a decent amount of snow and I managed to steal some time to snow dye these white shirts that I've had forever. I was very excited about snow this year because I had a laundry list of fun blog ideas. You should check out the snow fort that I built with balloons!

I tried ice dyeing in a past post and thought it was fun as well. It's just that snow is a lot easier and faster to collect than stealing all the ice from the freezer.

For this project, I had mixed results. As you can see on the right, the yellow shirt was next to the red shirt... and the dye seeped over. Whoops. Besides that shirt, I like how they turned out. I've seen a lot of people dye black and white fabric and it looks FABULOUS. I'm still too nervous to dye my expensive fabric though.

Taste Test Tuesday: Copycat Rum Chata

March 17, 2015

Trying Copycat Rum Chata from The Semi Sweet Sisters. Yum!My goal is to post every Tuesday about a new recipe that we tried that week and how we liked it. I won't share it if it's gross so I can't promise I'll have something every week. This recipe made the cut and was super tasty!

For this week, I tried the recipe below. Click the link to visit the website and print the recipe!

The Semi Sweet Sisters: Copycat Rum Chata


Basement Renovation: Built-In Office Area

March 16, 2015

How we built our own built-ins for our basement office.
This project... took so long. And it didn't turn out exactly like I had planned, but I LOVE IT. Is anyone else obsessed with storage space? I am!

In terms of time, the bulk of the time investment was for the contractor to finish the room and for us to figure out how we wanted to configure our cabinets though so I really can't complain about this portion of the project in terms of how long it took from install to completion. THIS part was quick once we knew what we wanted.