I believe shopping your home first is always a wise decision. The wall above the thrift store storage table desperately needed something, but what? This is a CRAZY house of 4 kids coming and going to friends and sports and such. The kids’ cell phones are always dead and some “back to basic” communication was needed, a.s.a.p. You can’t get more “basic” then chalk and a chalkboard! Well, ok, maybe writing in the sand. Anyhow. I looked around the house and found this picture that I’m tired ... Read More about Message Board Made Easy
Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2011 is: COURAGEOUS ~ CONFIDENT ~ VITAL Honeysuckle would work just fine for me in a shiny, snakeskin heel, or a strappy silk dress. But there’s no way Handsome will ever allow Honeysuckle as a decorating color in our home (unless it’s in the girls’ rooms, of course). Joyfully, I remain oh-so-passé for 2011. (I’m not feeling the slightest bit worried about it either) Let me to introduce to you “Sand & Sisal’s Color of the Year for 2011”! This is what I’ve ... Read More about Color of the Year: Sand & Sisal vs. Pantone
Nothing will warm you from within on a cold winter’s day like Blanco Chile (White Chili). Blanco Chile cooks up in 25min. and is a breeze to make. Gather your spices: 1/2c. chopped onion 2-4 medium jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely chopped (be careful not to touch your eyes!) 2 tsp. instant chicken bouillon granules 1 1/2 tsp. chili powder 1 tsp. ground cumin 1Tbl. lime juice Then gather 1lb. lean ground turkey 2 cans (drained and rinsed) Great Northern Beans 1 bottle of beer (or ... Read More about Blanco Chile with Spicy Sweet Cornbread
You have to admit, that the process of getting organized is not always a pretty one. Usually, you have to get your hands (or house) messy to create something beautiful. I love organization. The peace, order, and tranquility it produces makes me happy. There’s one problem though… I’m not organized. (shhhhhh) Don’t get me wrong. Capability is not in question. I’m just not. I suppose because it takes initial effort. I couldn’t have someone come in and organize for me either because, well, ... Read More about New Year, New Pantry!
This project was just too easy! The inspiration for the M1, M2, M3, M4 came from the movie the Pacifier when my muscle man, Vin Diesel is trying desperately to gain control of the 5 kids he’s babysitting, and uses code names Red 1, Red 2, Red 3, Red 4, Red Baby. If abbreviations worked for Vin, then maybe for me? Ok, I confess, writing a letter and a number is a whole lot easier than writing their names! My best friend Cindy found these card board coasters in the dollar bin at Michaels and ... Read More about Chalk Board Tagged Basket Tutorial