Thursday, December 31, 2009

Goodbye 2009

A new year is just around the corner. So many people start making lists of New Year's resolutions. I don't have a list. The biggest thing I would like is to get more organized. I already started cleaning out some closets and stuff, but there is a lot more that needs to be done.

How about you? What are your resolutions?

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

A New Find! Lil' Booger Bows Etsy Store

Look at this brand new Etsy store - Lil' Booger Bows. She has the cutest crocheted flower hair clippies. There are a variety to choose from. Check out her store here and let me know what you think! I think even adults could wear this on a headband. How cute would that be?
I had a hard time picking a favorite, so here are 2 of the many she has in her store.
Crocheted Flower Hair Clippie

Crocheted Flower Hair Clippie

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Potato Recipe

Yesterday I was in the mood to cook. If you know me, I don't really like to cook, I like simple, easy recipes. The main reason I don't care for cooking is because I don't like cleaning the mess afterwards. hahaha! I was talking to my sister about my plans for dinner and she gave me the yummiest recipe for potatoes. It was sooooo good. I made breaded chicken breast, green beans and the potatoes. The hubby sure liked it! So did I. So, here is the recipe. Try it and let me know what you think!

What you need:
* 1 large onion, chopped (1 cup)
* 3 tablespoons margarine or butter
* 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
* 1/4 teaspoon salt
* 1/4 teaspoon pepper
* 2 cups milk
* 1 cup shredded Swiss or Gruyere cheese (4 ounces)
* 2 tablespoons snipped parsley
* 6 medium potatoes (2 pounds), peeled
* 1 7-ounce jar roasted red sweet peppers, drained and coarsely chopped
* Rosemary or parsley sprigs (optional)

1. In a large saucepan cook onion in margarine or butter until tender but not brown. Stir in flour, salt, and pepper. Add milk all at once. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Remove from heat and stir in cheese and parsley until cheese is melted.
2. Meanwhile, thinly slice potatoes (should have about 6 cups). In a 2-quart rectangular baking dish place half of the potatoes. Cover with half of the sauce. Add all of the roasted peppers. Repeat layers of potatoes and sauce.
3. Bake, covered, in a 350 degree F oven for 1-1/4 hours. Uncover and bake 15 minutes more or until potatoes are tender. Garnish with rosemary or parsley sprigs, if desired.
Makes 6 to 8 servings.

Monday, December 28, 2009


As you may have noticed I have been somewhat of a slacker on the blogging. I just cannot seem to find the motivation or desire to do anything. BUT, I am going to get back into blogging and stuff. I love to blog and need to stay on top of things. I am trying to schedule my time better and find time to do all my chores, care for my boy, cook, and blog. lol

This week on my to do list is laundry (almost done), I have 2 closets to organize, and put my Christmas decorations away. A few weeks ago I re-organized my pantry and I felt soooo good to have accomplished that. So, hopefully I can get those 2 closets done. My hubby cleaned the fridge, inside and out and it looks awesome.

I will let you know how the closets go. lol

How about you, what kind of cleaning and organization do you need to get done but keep putting it off?
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