Author Archives: Jenn

Time to Organize

Time flies.   No one tells you how quickly time flies with each new year.  But boy does it ever!  I know I haven’t posted in, wow, almost a year.  I have several good excuses though!  Since then I have … Continue reading

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Tweaking the playroom

Adding a very quick and easy Book Nook to the playroom. Before: After: Re-vamping “Dress-up corner“:  $1.00 row of hooks from the dollar store and a treasure box gifted to us at Christmas.  Hang clothes and toss hats, jewelry, shoes, … Continue reading

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Thrifty craft organization

I found a great “over the door” storage/ shoe holder at Goodwill for $3.97.  I loved the fabric and the varying sizes of pouches it offered.  When I got it home I realized that our playroom closet door has a … Continue reading

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What’s going Wednesday #13

This weeks “what’s going” pile is too large to list everything so here are the highlights: clothes :  both kids and adults toys oh the toys more storage containers were emptied and will stay for now to see what might … Continue reading

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Stocking meals & Meal Planning challenge 4

My veggie scrap dish filled up very quickly.  Once the econo-sized jar below was filled with potato and other veggie water I added it all along with salt to my crock pot.   I let it cook on high for … Continue reading

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What’s going Wednesday # 12

The excited has not gone away!  I am still happily “destuffing”  our house.  I am realizing that everyone is right when they say it is an ongoing process.  I am ok with that, but I will feel I reached a … Continue reading

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When I should be decluttering…

When I should be decluttering drawers, closets, bedrooms, and playrooms I was instead playing with blocks.  Well, sort of.   I found a board in the basement and some wooden pieces from a recent home project.  I decided to build … Continue reading

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Stocking meals & meal planning challenge 3

Meal planning ideas:  Taco-stuffed pepper cups, spinach Quiche, black beans and rice, potato leek soup, kale chips (these are good), slow cooker vegetarian chili, eggplant & tomato casserole, chicken noodle soup, cheesy hash browns, sausage brunch casserole.  Please note that I make substitutions … Continue reading

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Stocking meals & meal planning challenge 2

Hitting the ground running: I am soaking black and northern beans to cook and freeze.     Homemade granola and the dry base for baked oatmeal.     Pea and noodle casserole:  Left- dinner for tonight.   Right-freezer portion minus … Continue reading

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What’s going Wednesday #11

This week: Scraps of fabric-I have a friend that may want these. Fabric basic basket covers A wooden box I let M & L paint, a snowman, and one of my plastic pitchers. Items to be given to someone specific or donated … Continue reading

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