Happy Wednesday folks! Honestly, the nesting instinct for the mama-to-be is REAL. There have been so many things around our house that I’ve wanted to organize for so long, but I’ve kind of put them on the back burner. Now that Baby Girl is less than 100 days from making her appearance, I want these things organized, and it needs to be NOW!
Load Up the TV Cabinet
About a month ago, C and I brought my old TV cabinet from my parents’ house to our house. It’s beautiful, which is great aesthetically, but what’s even better is that it has a ton of deep drawers. I seriously need to fill these up with some of the items in our home that just don’t seem to have their own place.
Figure Out the Laundry
Someone gave us an awesome 3 basket laundry cart for a wedding gift…but C and I had already bought one before the wedding. Now there are two large laundry carts taking up a lot of space in our narrow hallway. So either one of them has to go, or one needs to go into the basement where the actual washer and dryer are located. And most importantly, the laundry needs to stay off the floor, even though our little pup loves making the dirty clothes into a nest.
Soooooo Many Kitchen Things
Remember last week when I wanted to win the lottery so that I could have a bigger kitchen? Well, I didn’t win the lottery, so I need to figure out how to organize the many kitchen items that we have. C is putting up a pot rack, which should help a little, but other than that, we really need to find some nooks and crannies to fit 10,000 mugs.
Tonight I find out whether my coworkers and I have won the lottery 😉 The likelihood is not that great, but hey, a girl can dream!
One of the things I would do if I won the lottery would be to either buy or build a house. So obviously I look through Pinterest in order to find ideas for a dream house. There are 3 must-haves and 1 dream-have that would be in my perfect home.
I dream about a luxuriously spacious kitchen! So I would love an island in the middle of the kitchen, and I would ADORE a huge sink like the one in this pin:
When it comes to storage, I love the idea of extra cabinets and drawers, like these:
Currently, our house has 1 bathroom for the both of us. And consider the fact that I used to have two additional roommates, and soon we’ll have a daughter. So in my dream home, we will have a bangin’ master bathroom with both a shower and an incredible tub like this:
Obviously, my husband deserves a man cave, so I want him to have a rockin’ finished basement. It would be especially great to have a bar and kitchen area in the basement, and of course, room for a huge couch and big TV.
Ever since seeing Beauty and the Beast when I was 10, I’ve wanted a library of my own, complete with tons of books and a sliding ladder. Of course, this is the “dream-have” but if that lotto ticket has the right numbers, I’ll be looking for one of these:
Welcome back to another edition of What’s Hap-Pinning Wednesday! Let’s check out what’s been going on in the world of my Pinterest boards:
This fake text exchange between Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton cracked me up. Because honestly, with the exception of actually cheating on his wife, this was Hamilton’s most idiotic move. Still, he has a Tony Award-winning musical written about him, so he’s still coming out on top.
Michael Scott Fits Every Situation
Sure, this is a little dark, but it’s still so damn funny. Good job, kid. Please run for office–we need clever folks like you.
We were supposed to have s’mores on Sunday night, but there was so much food at my in-laws’ house that we totally forgot. Still, the baby wants s’mores (and frankly, so do I), so I looked up some other ways to make them.
31 Day Blog Challenge
Let’s face it: we all go through writer’s block sometimes. So I love when I find lists like these to help me think of some new ideas.
Happy Wednesday folks! Here’s what’s been happening on my Pinterest board this week:
Adorable Birthday Parties
Is it weird that I’m already planning future birthday parties for this little girl? I can only hope that she’ll be a fan of Beauty and the Beast, so that Baby Girl could have a birthday party like the one that Natasha from Hello! Happiness is planning!
I love spicy food, and I could seriously eat chips and salsa for every meal. So this week, I was excited to find this recipe for Crockpot Chicken Fajitas from Soup of the Day:
and this recipe for Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken from Maebells:
Sometimes the easiest thing to do at the end of the day is throw together a casserole. This pin from Drizzle Me Skinnyfor Sloppy Joe Casserole has me drooling, and it looks so easy to put together!
Summer Blog Post Ideas
We had fall into a slump now and then. I’m so glad that Neely from It Starts with Coffee provided her readers with a list of 25 Summer Blog Post Ideas! I’ll definitely be putting this list to good use.
Hello all and welcome back for another edition of What’s Hap-Pinning Wednesday! I haven’t gone too Pinterest crazy this week, but here are a few gems that I added to my boards:
Edible Glitter Chocolate Bars
With baby girl coming later this year, I have a feeling there will be a lot of pink sparkly-ness in her future. Because of this, I made sure to pin this recipe from Studio D.I.Y. because maybe these will make an appearance at her first birthday party!
Home Cleaning Schedule
My husband and I are doing the best we can to really organize and clean up our house, but I want to have a schedule to use once we’re at a “baseline” for cleanliness. This pin from A Cultivated Nest is one that I plan to print out and put on the fridge!
Chocolate Chip Fudge Brownies
Who doesn’t love brownies? They’re one of life’s greatest treasures! And when I found a pin for a healthier brownie recipe on Dash of Herbs, I was all about it!
In my dire hopes to organize our house pre-baby, I went on a pinning spree when it comes to organization. I found this pin about organizing our entire house in 10 weeks, and this pin about how to keep our home clean. Let’s hope that one of these works!
I’m finally taking the opportunity to link-up for What’s Hap-Pinning Wednesday! I’m excited to share some of the pins that I’ve been saving this week, and the reasoning behind each one!
Honestly, we received so many baking things for our wedding, and I have yet to make anything besides pull-apart chocolate chip cookies. So of course, I’m dreaming of other desserts that I can make, including this amazing looking S’mores Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake!
Winter seems to be FINALLY coming to a close, but that doesn’t mean that I need to give up on warm, yummy soups right? I’m excited to try this Southwest Chili with Beans and Corn: