Monday, February 18, 2013

Yummy Recipes

Winter tends to be when I try out a ton of new recipes. Here are a few I've tried lately. 

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls 

Grilled Salmon I

 Spinach Lasagna Rolls

Dairy and Egg Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
I have two kiddos with food allergies so its nice to be able to find recipes where I'm not having to make a lot of substitutions, but I still omit things from time to time. The Spinach Lasagna Rolls call for an egg but I left it out and it was still very tasty. 

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Memory Boxes

Everything in my house has its place, however it doesn't always get put back in a timely manner. I have keepsake totes for my kids, but they're in our crawl space so I don't get to them often. I end up with piles of kid artwork and school work in my bedroom. A friend suggested this pin to me. I knew it was exactly what I was looking for!! Since I don't share my kiddo's names online I can't show you theirs, but here's mine. 
I bought the file boxes from Office Depot when they were having a great deal...50% off. I don't own any of those fancy cutting machines, instead I found a font I liked and had the kids choose their scrap book paper and then printed their name backwards on the wrong side of the paper. I cut their names out and then Mod Podged them on the inside of the tote. 

Each of the family members have files that relate to their needs. Here's an example of my son's.
Of course this is before I started to file away his doesn't look as organized with all the different size papers peeking out of the folders, but its functional and better than what I had before. The nice thing about these totes is I can store them in my closet and have easy access to them, so ideally no more piles of paperwork on my window seat.