Good morning, blog friends! 😎
After Body Pump last night, I slept like a baby. Apparently, the class kicked my butt!
This morning, I planned to wake up and do some writing, but somehow I slept through my alarm. 😕 Maybe some writing will happen this afternoon? Will someone please give me a little kick it the butt? 😉
I felt like a mad scientist in the kitchen this morning. I had so many ingredients that I wanted to add to my oats. I just kept throwing different things into the pot!
In the mix:
- 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup non-fat milk
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- Chia seeds
- 1 banana
- 2 scoops of peanut butter
And, I enjoyed some iced coffee with breakfast.
Project: Anti-Clutter Bug
I don’t know about you, but I can’t stand clutter. For some reason, it just stresses me out. So, my goal for our new apartment is organize it in such a way that discourages clutter. Like most people, I have a crazy-busy life, so creating ways to keep everything in its place will make life so much easier down the road.
Here are just a few ideas that I’ve implemented in our new home:
Instead of stacking our towels, I roll them and put them in a big basket in the bathroom closet. Rolling the towels takes up less space and it looks pretty. 😉
I forget where this idea came from (I think Martha Stewart?), but it’s one of my favorites!
I keep my sheet sets organized by storing them inside one of the pillow cases from each set. I fold the flat and fitted sheets and all of the pillow cases except for one, which I then use to put all of the sheets and other pillow cases inside. So, when I need a set of sheets, they’re all together in one place.
I keep all of Murphy’s doggie supplies in a basket near the door. It makes taking him out so much easier because I’m not wandering around the house looking for his leash or poop bags.
Similarly, Mal and I keep our everyday items, like car keys and sunglasses, in a bowl near the door. That way, we can just grab and go on our way out. I really hate forgetting my sunglasses, so this is a foolproof way to make sure that I remember them.
I’m not an expert when it comes to wine, but a wine rep (and friend of mine) told me that I should lay my bottles on their side, so the wine stays in contact with the cork, which prevents it from oxidizing.
I love the way that this wine rack looks, too!
Question of the Day
Are you a neat freak or a clutter bug? Or a combination of the two?
Don’t forgot to vote for your favorite dress! Be sure to include the full name of the dress in the comments; I can’t count your vote otherwise.
And, does anyone get Woman’s World Magazine? Rumor has it that I am quoted in this month’s issue!?!