Monday, 18 March 2013

Pinterest Challenge #1 - Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ok, so I am doing my Pinterest Challenges a little out of order, but is it any wonder that I wanted to bake the Chocolate Chip Cookies first?!

Here are my masterpieces

I needed to hide them in an old Ice Cream container to stop the boys from hoovering them up. They were amazing and will become a regular "sometimes" food haha

If anyone wants to join in on this culinary genius head over to Nat the Fat Rat's blog
And head over to Merrick's Art to check out Merrick's latest Pinterest Challenges and link up your own!
I am so glad I baked these cookies nomnomnomnom

Sisters Share It All: Pinterest Challenge

Pinterest Challenge

I am an avid reader of Merrick's blog AND a Pinterest addict, so I was really motivated when I read the latest Sisters Share It All post.

Here are my 6 Pinterest Challenges over the next 6 weeks:

1. Hilarious Wedding Invitations
We really need to get cracking on the wedding invitations. I came across this Save the Date on Pinterest. This thing is hilarious and I decided I would steal it immediately. I am hoping to have them out in the next two weeks.

2. Nat the Fat Rat Chocolate Chip Cookies
I am a choc chip cookie fiend! I have tried so many different recipes and it can be difficult to find a truly good one, so I cannot wait to try this one!

3. Braiding
I was absolutely loving my hair for a while there but lately it has just felt meh. I am thinking with a little more effort and some stylish braiding I could fall back in love with my hair. I've been wanting to check this pin out for a while, because I'm addicted to braiding but I'm not very talented at it.

4. Vegie Garden
I have wanted a veggie garden for a long time. With all of the pallet repurposing going on these days, this has been my fave that I've seen so far.

5. Nail Polish box
I recently put all of my nail polishes into an old shoe box (that's right, I have so many nail polishes that they all fit in one little shoe box haha!) but obviously a shoe box just doesn't cut it for a crafter like me, so I need to repurpose some fabric or scrapping paper for this project

6. Giant Floor Pillows
Aaron and I just rearranged the boys rooms so that the little ones have more room and a HUGE TV. It would be great for them to have these giant floor pillows so we can camp out when it's their turn to host movie nights.

Here's to the next few weeks and FINALLY doing a few things on my Pinterest list.

Link up your challenges here and make your Pinterest dreams reality!

Sisters Share It All: Pinterest Challenge

Thursday, 7 March 2013

To Organise: Kitchen Junk Drawer

Everyone has one. A junk drawer. The place where random screwdrivers, cords and super glue tubes go to die. And ours happens to be the bottom drawer in the kitchen.

I am one month late hopping on the iheartorganizing bandwagon for the Monthly Organising Challenge. But with February being the Kitchen I thought what better way to start than the junk drawer!

I have organised the junk drawer using things I had in my own home. I didn't spend any time or money on it because we are planning on building our new house at the end of this year/start of next year. I don't really want to commit to anything until I get dimensions of my new cabinets (that will be when the fun really begins!). In the meantime, we need to focus on decluttering this house!!

<<<<((Please don't judge my "before" pics))>>>>

Our junk drawer contains many things, so I was trying to decide what to keep and what to throw.
- spare plastic bags
- duct tape
- super glue
- Selley's sealant pen
- Command hooks (galore!!)
- batteries
- electrical tape
- masking tape
- cable ties
- random tools like screwdrivers, Allen keys etc
- instructions to our outdoor setting chairs

I decided to keep the more of these items than I originally thought I would because although they are, let's face it, "junky" (yep, that's a word), they are all useful in some way or another. And if I throw something and need it later, I will literally kick myself. Some things, however were moved to the tool box in the garage, or my craft desk.

I will admit, I was tempted to DIY a lot! I keep so many containers, so I already had these Ferrero Rocher boxes and the ice cream container so I just grabbed them and filled them with like things. I used my old Dymo yellow label tape to label them for easy findings

Admittedly, I shouldn't be so lazy and just get on my sewing machine and make a sausage roll for all my plastic bags but I use these plastic sleeve protectors from work that do the trick.

I had an old NapiSan container on hand and filled it with oodles of batteries. Who knew they could come in so many shapes and sizes?!

I also cleaned out my refrigerator and my pantry but I didn't dare take BEFORE photos of those!!

I'd love to see other peoples Kitchen Organising Tips so Link up to iHeartOrganizing blog