Wednesday, July 10, 2019

I'm back!!!!



Hello all,

After a lengthy time away I'm back and going to be blogging again! 

I have so much to share with you along with my friend Heather!

Tomorrow I'm going to start telling you about my experience as a Pageant Mom, I'm also going to do a post about losing my dog Luna in the beginning of the year, and of course back-to-school is around the corner!



It's great to back!




Thursday, October 12, 2017

Media Mania: Book Review Real Life Organizing by Cassandra Aarssen



Blurb: Real Life Organizing offers clutter free storage solutions and advice that can help you create a Pinterest worthy home on a small budget: Learn how to organize your home, simplify life and have more time for the things you love. Organizational expert Cassandra ‘Cas’ Aarssen, the guru from YouTube’s ClutterBug channel, reveals her tips, tricks and secrets to a clean and clutter free home in just 15 minutes a day. Aarssen, spends her time organizing other people’s homes, teaching college workshops on organization, and creating weekly videos and blog posts. Cas offers diy Pinterest type tips to people like you who are interested in how to get rid of clutter and how to organize your home.

Organized person on the outside: The secret to her success? She’s a giant mess on the inside, but an organized person who can teach you how to get rid of clutter and organize your home once and for all.

Simplify your life: In her debut book, Real Life Organizing, Cas walks you through the steps you can take to create a beautiful, organized, clutter free, and almost self-cleaning home ─ a DIY Pinterest home. Simplify your life. You do not have to get rid of all of your things, you do not have to be a yoga loving minimalist, and you do not have to radically change your lifestyle or personality in order to simplify your life and have an organized home. The truth is that you do not need to actually be an organized person to live like an organized person.

Organize home: Through her years of experience as an industry expert, Cas has uncovered easy and inexpensive tips, tricks and solutions that allow her to maintain a clean, organized and functional home with minimal effort. After you’ve read Real Life Organizing, you too will be able to live a more organized life without having to give up your sanity.

In Real Life Organizing: Get a Clean and Clutter-Free Home in Just 15 Minutes, you will learn how to:
• Create a Household Management Binder
• Make a “Kids Cupboard” in your kitchen
• Create an IN/OUT system
• Organize paperwork based on your unique style
• Create a Kitchen Command Center
• Organize your holidays with a gift closet
• Build the best toy organizing system
• And, enjoy a diy Pinterest home

My thoughts

Watching organizing and cleaning videos is sort of my guilty pleasure. I can't even describe why, besides it gives me a motivational kick in my rear, especially when I need it.

I pre-ordered this little ditty of a book, a couple months back. I've read through it several times, as there was just too much to absorb at once. It helps that she has it split up into manageable sections.

Clutterbug is a organize vlogger on youtube that I stumbled upon last year. She has some great organizing videos that she uploads weekly. I am still very much a book person, so when she told us she was releasing a book, I jumped on the pre-order bandwagon. I like holding books in my hands, and this one is no exception. While I confess this is my first straight organizing book I think I have ever bought, Cassandra doesn't disappoint. Her personality shines in this book, as much as it does in her videos.

There are 4 types of clutterbugs, as she calls them. Depending on the type of person you are, how you organize and clean. Honestly, I'd just toss everything into a tote and put it in a closet. But that is NOT helping, that is borderline hoarding, and lazy. Some of us are lazy, Cassandra explains that we need to organize smarter, take the lazy part of all of us, and make it work for you.




I even whipped up my own badge, I'm cool like that.


She even has a way to declutter, in just 15 minutes (a day). That is the tagline for her book after all.

Did her book make me laugh? You bet it did.

Did it kick my butt to WANT things organized? Yes.

Did I start organizing? Yes.

Is it a miracle book that does it for you? No, but it gives you the tools you need to get it done!

Would I recommend it? Absolutely.

If you are like some of us, who need a little help, who needs some direction, but have no idea where to start, this one is for you. You can buy it on Amazon.

She has a facebook group you can join for tips, you can watch her videos (subscribe! I did!) and if you feel so, go buy her book. Or her printables, her printables are soooo nice!

STALKER LINKS!!! Site      Facebook      Youtube

Monday, September 18, 2017

Comfort Foods & Brunches: Easy Egg Casserole




I found this recipe many years ago in the coupon section of my local news paper and I swear by it! 
 



Easy Egg Casserole

INGREDIENTS

1 package Jimmy Dean® Original Sausage Crumbles
8 eggs
3 cups milk
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
8 cups French bread cubes (¾-inch pieces)
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 350°F
Beat eggs, milk and pepper in large bowl with a wire whisk until well blended. Add bread cubes; stir gently until evenly coated. Stir in sausage crumbles and 1 ½ cups cheese.
Pour into lightly greased 13x9-inch baking dish; sprinkle with remaining cheese.
Bake 45 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting into 12 squares to serve.
   
You can find this recipe on line at jimmydean.com







Friday, September 15, 2017

Drink Mix Friday: Cosmopolitan



  Who doesn't love a Cosmopolitan?



Ingredients

1 ½ Parts Vodka
⅓ Part Lime Juice
½ Part Triple Sec
⅔ Part Cranberry Juice
1 Twist Orange

How to mix

Fill a shaker with ice cubes. Add all ingredients. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with orange.
Cheers!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Top Five: 80's Rock Songs



This week's Top Five... 80's Rock Songs

Heather's Top Five

1. Sweet Child of Mine by Guns 'N Roses
2. Living on a Prayer by Bon Jovi
3. Back in Black by AC/DC
4. Tainted Love by Soft Cell
5. Fade to Black by Metallica


Tammy's Top Five
 Again this was a tough one for me to narrow down.

1. Rock You Like a Hurricane by Scorpions
2. Talk Dirty to Me by Poison
3. Here I Go Again by Whitesnack
4. Round and Round by Ratt
5. Were Not Gonna Take It by Twisted Sister

What are your top favorites?

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Monday, September 11, 2017

Comfort Foods & Brunches: Overnight French Toast



Today I'm kicking off a new recipe segment! I hope you will enjoy some of the great recipes I'm going to share! 


Overnight French Toast 

Ingredients

1 (16-ounce) French bread loaf
1/4 cup butter, melted
4 large eggs
1 cup milk
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions:

Cut bread loaf into about 10 (3/4-inch-thick) slices. 

Arrange bread in an ungreased 13- x 9-inch baking dish. 
Pour melted butter evenly over bread.

Whisk together eggs, milk, sugar, syrup, vanilla and salt; pour over bread.
Cover and overnight
The next day.....

Pre-heat oven to 350°

Remove from fridge and place in the oven.

Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 45 minutes or until golden.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Top Five: 80's Dance Songs



This week's Top Five...80's Dance Songs
Heather's Top Five
1. Push It by Salt-N-Pepa
2. Into The Groove by Madonna
3. It's Raining Men by The Weather Girls
4. Two Of Hearts by Stacey Q
5. Straight Up by Paula Abdul

Tammy's Top Five
1. Anything by Madonna!
2. Push It by Salt-N-Pepper
3.Bust A Move by Young MC & Word Up by Cameo
4. Mony Mony by Billy Idol
5. You Shook Me All Night Long by ACDC

What are your top favorites?

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