Sunday, January 27, 2013

Fast and fun

I am loving my new washi tape I ordered from Pick Your Plum. My first project was to decorate a few Clothespins, so easy but super cute!! I am using these as chip clips. I am also going to make a bunch and give them to friends for Valentine's Day. Where else should I stick my washi?

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Friday, January 11, 2013

New Food Friday- Discovering Quinoa

Roasted Mushroom Quinoa Risotto
A Labor of Love

Have you ever made Risotto? 
If you have then you know how time consuming it is. 
All the stirring and stirring. (Thanks Jen!)
Risotto is about consistency. 
It can't be rushed or hurried along. 
It takes patience, young Jedi, Patience.
This recipe came highly recommended by a friend.
 The Recipe can be found here and here.

It was delicious, warm and comforting.
The smell of butter, shallots and garlic floating in the air.
The sound of dry white wine sizzling in the pan.
Finally seeing the mushrooms glistening with EVOO through the oven door.
And the torture of waiting 45 minutes for the quinoa to absorb the chicken stalk.
But you know know what?
This risotto was worth the wait!

What will be next? 
If you have a great recipe let me know so I can feature the recipe, you and your blog.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Five Tips for a Clutter Free Medicine Cabinet

These are fast and easy tips to help you declutter in 15 minutes or less.
1. Throw away anything that is expired.
This is obvious but when I cleaned mine out I had three that had expired. Make sure you properly dispose of expired medicine. Be safe!
2. Keep similar items together.
Hair products are on the top shelf, all of the watches are together and the scissors and clippers are always right where they should be.
3. Put the things you use everyday at eye level.
I love my toothpaste with the flat top it makes it really easy to stand up.
4. Use small containers to coral odd shaped items.
Old jelly jars and tiny buckets are reused for scissors, rubber bands and Q tips. Glass is easy to clean, just put it in the dishwasher.
5. Keep make up in a small make up bag. It makes it really easy to grab and go if you are running late or if you want to do touch ups while you are out.
Next time you have 15 minutes clean out your medicine cabinet because you know that your guests will be checking it out.

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