Monday, March 9, 2015

Closet Check In

This is my original checklist for my closet room.  It has taken us a long time to do a little bit of work.  Mainly because I have been sick lately and we have not worked on the room much.  However we are hoping to take some big steps this week.  First we need to paint the room.  We bought the paint now we just need to find a few hours to paint.  Today I ordered the carpet. 

So now I am getting exciting……I can see the end of the project soon. 

One of the big decisions I need to make is how am I going to organized my scarves.  Do I want to have them in a drawer, on a shelf or hanging on hooks???  I am not sure yet what will be best for me.  

Here are some of my favorite ideas from Pinterest:

I like the little square shelves.  Each scarf could have it's own space.  The scarves would be folded up neatly and put away.

What I like about this next option is that I would be able to put things on top of the shelves, display some photos that I enjoy.  I would be able to just hang up the scarves and not worry about folding them.  

This idea would play into my keep things simple and neat mantra right now.  I like the idea that the scarves would be in a drawer and I would be able to close the drawer and nobody would see how many I have.  
I have a little time to think about it.  

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Happiness is

This week I was reading Good Housekeeping and I saw a link for these adorable hair clips.  
These are so cute.  I had to order these for my little grand baby.  She doesn't have much hair yet, but I know she will some day.  I think my own daughter was at least two maybe even three before I could put real bows in her hair.  I think I will save them for her birthday.  

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Valentines for my Friends

I have several co-workers who are absolutely wonderful.  
We have been working together for years and we really look out for each other.  
I like to do something a little special for them on the holidays to let them know I appreciate their kindness and friendship.  This year for Valentine's Day I found a Gluten-Free Valentine Chex Mix on the Betty Crocker website.  I was excited about it for two reasons:  1.  It was gluten free.  2.  It had white chocolate.  
I added lots of extra M & M's because I felt it needed more color.  
I made some simple tags with the materials I had in the craft room
I think my friends will enjoy this sweet treat.   
Valentine's Day tends to be a crazy day at work.  

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Building a Closet

Building A Closet Room in 2015
My husband and I decided that the room my daughter once occupied will be a large closet.  Unfortunately after my daughter and son moved out this room became a junk room.  Right now it looks like this.....

My husband has already cleaned out the closet and painted it white, but now the real work begins.  I came up with a checklist to get the project started.  I don't know how long it will take because both my husband and I are both working a lot of hours.  

Checklist for the Project:
  • Clean Junk out of the Room
  • Make a Trip to the Goodwill
  • Clean Fans
  • Pack things away in the the attic
  • Paint Bedroom
  • New Carpet
  • New Curtains
  • Buy Closet Shelving and Assembly it.
  • Move Clothes
  • Order Pictures

Monday, January 19, 2015

Day 9 -- Our Last Day in Hawaii

Day 9  January 4, 2015

We had just a couple of places left on our list of things to do today. 

Our first stop was Richardson Beach Park.  Well it was not exactly where we were headed but it was where we ended up and it was beautiful.  

We saw a Hawaiian Monk Seal.  

Next we drove Rainbow Falls, I was not exactly happy about hiking to another falls.  However I was so happy when we pulled up and we did not have to hike anywhere!  Yeah!  We did not see rainbows in fact you can see the shadows in my pictures.

Then it was time to drive back to Kona.  We wanted to stop and see if the Queen’s Palace was open.  It was not….so we decided to have lunch at a Pub on the ocean so Joe could get football updates.  I wanted to order sweet potato fries that were orange. 

We walked around the town for a while and then for dinner we ate at Kona Brewery Pub.  I had a delicious strawberry chicken spinach salad and Joe had fish tacos.  As we drove to the airport we saw the moon rise above the mountains.  First we saw a bright glow above the mountains and then slowly the moon rose.  We were on the freeway and we could not stop to take a picture but it was so beautiful.