Friday, December 30, 2011

It's a New Year-Let's Get Organized with Fun Tips!

I love organizational tips for the home... because that means, when I reorganize I am freeing up extra space.  I've heard this said "I don't have any more room in my home"  I find that just isn't true.  If you take a closet, for example, and re-organized it you would definitely find more room.  Things just have a way of getting stuck back in a space instead of being put there neatly and that is where you lose your space. I hope some of these ideas inspire you to redo and reorganize some of your spaces!

Here's a really great video from HGTV that shows you some really easy tips for getting back control of your pantry-You'll be amazed how much extra space you have when you reorganize your pantry.  Find the short  video HERE

Here's another great video that will give you tips for organizing all your cleaning products. Find this short video HERE

Now for the all important Organization Tips for your Kitchen Cabinets!  Find this short video HERE

And last but not least, let's organize the kids PLAYROOM!  This video makes it seem easy.  Find this short video HERE

This Amazing Recipe Site will be your NEW FAVORITE

I guess now is the time to start eating better (or at least lowering our calorie intake?) The holidays made have done you in but there's still something you can eat that will be delicious but low in calories and sugar. SO....TODAY this is a DESSERT FREE ZONE!   Just found this site  that's so great. They have a lot of really wonderful recipes and they include all the nutritional information including the calories.  Check out these recipes and see if there's something you'd like to make for your family.

With this chicken enchilada recipe you just throw everything into the crockpot and forget it!  That's my kind of recipe. Only 260 calories per serving and it's a "freezer friendly" food.  Find it HERE

Servings: 6 • Serving Size: 1 1/2 cups + cheese • Old Points: 5 pts • Points+: 7 pts
Calories: 260.9 • Fat: 6.6 g • Protein: 25.4 g • Carb: 29.9 g • Fiber: 6.7 g Sugar: 4.1 g
Sodium: 572 mg (without salt) 

Who doesn't love a good baked potato?  That's the main ingredient in this yummy soup and only 207 calories per cup!  Find the recipe HERE

This Chicken Parmesan recipe is only 224 calories.  Find the recipe HERE

Cook this Sweet Barbacoa Pork in the crockpot too.  Only 202 calories per serving. (Cafe Rio Style Recipe)  Find the recipe HERE

 Use the Sweet Barbacoa Pork in this Sweet Pork Burrito Bowl.  Get more info HERE

I love anything with potatoes and this is a Skinny Scalloped potato recipe-only 160 calories per cup.   Find it HERE

Skinny Coconut Shrimp-Would be perfect for New Years. Find the recipe HERE

 I've only shown a few of the great recipes on this site.I left out the dessert recipes on purpose...we've probably all had enough sweets/desserts.  I love that they show all the nutritional information including the calories. It may help get a handle on what we eat....You know, knowledge is power. So head on over (SOURCE) and get some more fabulous recipes to start off the New year!  

And, okay, if you are still wanting some dessert and treat recipes....there are a bunch of really wonderful ones on the site too! 
Bon Appetit


Thursday, December 29, 2011

{Freebies} 13 Different Prints--It's All About LOVE---In Dozens of Colors

I love these prints by Sprik Space, she is so creative!  It's all about LOVE!   Just download the art, print on white cardstock and frame. (or send the file to Costco and let them print them for you-very cheap) All come in a 5x7 size. Many of them could be downloaded, printed and used to wrap a special gift for someone! You could even use them as a candy bar wrap.

This one comes in 13 different colors.  Find it HERE

    As you can see this print comes in three different colors. It's a 5x7 print.  Find it HERE

Love, Love, Love!  (wrapping paper) Find the link for all four prints HERE

I'm thinking this one would be fun for the kids room.  Find it HERE

This one comes in 14 different colors so there's sure to be one that will fit perfectly in your home's decor! (wrapping paper)  Find it HERE

Kiss and Hugs are for anyone! (wrapping paper)  Find this print HERE

Such a large selection of colors! 13 to choose from. (wrapping paper)   Find it HERE

Gotta "love" this one!  Find it HERE

This is a great quote from Dr. Seuss and available in 9 different colors!  Find it HERE

This print is available in 10 different colors. Find it HERE

 I love you to the moon and back is available HERE

 You can find this one HERE

"Where there is great love" comes in 6 different colors. Find it  HERE

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Fun Organizational Systems for your Kitchen-Gotta See!

Just stumbled onto this site that offers the most amazing things for your kitchen organization! I love how they  make the kitchen function so much better by having one place for your pots and pans. The site offers these items for less than others.

 This is my favorite one!  Look how many cook pans you can get in this one cupboard plus the lids are stored above...Amazing!  Find it HERE

Here's a smaller version of the system above. Perfect for the smaller cabinets and kitchens. Find it HERE

 Here's another option for a smaller kitchen-Top Drawer storage. Find it HERE

 Here's a storage system for your larger/taller pots inside a cupboard door.  Find it HERE

Yet another way to store your pans and cooking utensils. Find it HERE

I love anything that will make my kitchen organized and everything in it's place and that's definitely what's above.  You may be able to find similar items for less at other sites if you have the time to look. At this site you'll see the full dimensions and measurements of each item so you can select the one that will perfectly fit your cabinet drawers or cupboards.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

{Freebies} New Years Eve Subway Art + Printables

Love the Subway Art, don't you?  Here's some fun ones for New Years! Just download, print on white cardstock and frame....Or you could always send them to Costco for their one hour service!

Find this one HERE

Find this one HERE

Love this one! Find it HERE

 Download this one in six different designs/colors at Anything but perfect

You can find this one at Eighteen25

 This one comes in 7 different colors HERE

 Find this one HERE

Find this one HERE

Find this oneHERE 

 Thought I'd sneak in this New Years Party Printable-Very Cute and it's also a FREEBIE-Just download and you've got something great for your New Years Eve Party!  Find it HERE

All things old are new again-Lamps and Lampshades

Time again for DIY projects... After taking down your Christmas decorations your home  may look a little bare and may motivate you to add some new decor. Check out the the decor below that can be done for little money and a little work.

I love the details in the base of these lamps. They have been painted some fun colors that will surely brighten up any space.  All you have to do is look at garage sales or thrift shops to find cool things like this. Then give them a coat of paint and you've got something wonderful to add to the decor of your home.  Down below is a tutorial for recovering a lamp shade so you can complete the project plus more DIY lamps. Source

 There's a complete tutorial on covering lampshades Here

The top shades are from Pottery Barn at $59 each. The bottom lamp and shade are DIY for less than $10. Get the tutorial Here at Shabbycreekcottage

 Here's a lamp that is so unique. If you can drill a hole in a circle then you can do this.  Find the complete tutorial HERE

Another example of a unique floor lamp that's square instead of round.  This is a DIY Project! Get all the details HERE

Basically you CAN decorate your home in a beautiful way at a very low price if you shop the thrift stores or garage sales.....Just use your wonderful imagination--Yeah, You've Got This!


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