Monday, February 3, 2014

TWTW - first in February


Flowers for no reason from MFD? Sounds good to me. Organizing the pantry? Even better. Friday nights on FIRE, my friends.
I ran errands like a boss Saturday morning, and all good errand days start at Dunkin Donuts. After that I went to Target and stuck to my list, ShopRite, PetSmart for dog-safe rock salt, and Marshalls where I got the lovely cross body bag pictured. And stayed under my budget. Who am I the day after the January Spending Freeze ended?
1 - Buffalo chicken dip for Sunday
2 - Homemade Sloppy Joes a la The Pioneer Woman (I used 2 lb ground turkey and 1/2 lb ground beer. Also added additional red/yellow/orange peppers) for Sunday. I also prepped veggies.
3 - A recipe I tried on a wing and a prayer and it was good - chicken thighs over sauerkraut. I hate kraut and I liked it. I pinned the recipe to the top of my FB page - it's in the comments. Check it out if you're inclined.
1 - Breakfast burritos: 12 eggs scrambled, 1/4 of an onion chopped, shredded cheese and salsa to your liking, and I reused the leftover shredded pork I had.
2 - Two week's worth of breakfasts, wrap in plastic and pop in the freezer, microwave on high for 1.5 minutes.
3 - I also bagged up the rest of the pork to freeze so I can make these two more times.
Wahlburgers - I love this show. The final two episodes of SOA season 4. Currently reading Fannie Flagg. Not pictured: zumba and laundry. Because who wants to see that?
Maisie simply does not understand laptops and that she should stay off of them. I had to get the dogs out to enjoy the 50 degree temps, especially since snow is forecasted for Monday.
1 - Sloppy Joes and buffalo chicken dip
2 - Shrimp, veggies & ranch dip, hummus, spinach dip
3 - These little beauties are jalapeno poppers using crescent rolls. Recipe to come.
My inlaws joined us for the snacking and Super Bowl. Dessert was cherry crumble with vanilla bean ice cream and brownies.
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I am cuckoo for cocoa puffs when it comes to organization. Did you know Steph from Not Entirely Perfect is as well? That's why we are giving you a chance to win $50 to The Container Store. I love finding ways to organize on the cheap, but sometimes you just need to go to the Mother Ship to get your organizational items. Come back here on Wednesday to see some of my favorite Container Store items and other ideas for organizing on the cheap.
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January Spending Freeze friends, are you ready to link up with me, MJ, Erin and Katie tomorrow? Bloggers, grab a button and come back tomorrow to tell me all about how you did. Non-bloggers, leave your results in the comments tomorrow!
Life According to Steph
And and and...readers of Carly at The Pinot Project, she's launched a new blog! Check her out and follow her at Written from the Mitten.
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46 comments:

  1. my closet. then i went to the container store site to look at what they have and got a major boner so i entered this giveaway and now regret tweeting about it since everyone will see it AND I NEED TO WIN THIS. EVEN IF IT MEANS RESORTING TO UNETHICAL SHIT. you have been warned.

    -kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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  2. I need help everywhere. Seriously. If I win, think of ALL THE FUN we can have going to Cherry Hill, we can be ladies who lunch, then shop, then ORGANIZE!!!

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  3. I always like to say an organized pantry is a happy pantry! I need to get to organizing my closet. Mainly because I have too much stuff and not enough places to put it! Even after getting rid of BAGS full of clothes.I need some fun organizing things to fix that.

    Can we talk about how cute the diggity dogs are?! Love it! My dogs have no concept of anything, they walk all over anything that they deem necessary to get to where they are going. Laptops, ipads, phones, pillows, my face...you know...whatever.

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  4. I could use help organizing my kitchen!

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    1. Angie, check back on Wednesday - I have a glimpse into the organizers I use in my kitchen!

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  5. 3 pugs, how cuuuuute! I wish our HOA would use dog-safe salt around. It's just piled up an inch high everywhere and our poor dogs limp across it. Must spike right into their paws. But dog-safe salt must be safe to lick or something, right? Anywho, my trouble-spots are closets, shoes, and kids' toys. Could definitely use some cute bins to store the boy's hundreds of tiny cars.

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  6. EVERYWHERE! The garage, the kitchen, the closets, the sunroom...

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  7. Good for you for running all of your errands and getting the cutest new bag all while staying in budget. I haven't watched the Wahlburgers but it looks hilarious. Mark melts my heart! Love your superbowl snacks, especially the cherry crumble. nomnomnom!!!

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  8. My kitchen. It's a disaster with no relief in sight.

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    1. Sarah, I reorganize my kitchen once or twice a year...sometimes things that were working don't anymore!

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  9. Thank you for the shout of out of the new blog address!

    I have two coat closets that are disasters. They will probably take me less than 30 minutes total to get them back into shape, but for some reason I just keep putting them off.

    Coffee and errands on the weekend is the best. My new routine is Sunday morning grocery shopping with a coffee and muffin. Thank god for Starbucks inside the grocery store. Too many stupid Superbowl shoppers yesterday morning though, it wasn't my usual glorious shopping trip.

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  10. Love the bag! Same color as my suitcase-like purse! What a glorious day yesterday. Poolside with cocktails and snow and ice removal from on and around the pool. Now it's all covered again. Everyone be Safe and Sound. #snowisfallingfast
    Love your MOMMA

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  11. Looking at the picture of breakfast burritos makes me wish I had forced myself to pre-make our breakfasts/lunches for the week on Sunday as well. Here's to being more productive next weekend!

    How do you like Fannie Flagg so far?

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  12. For the giveaway: The area I need help organizing is my bedroom. My guy and I moved from a 1BR apartment to a small apartment to save money to purchase a house. We have an entire apartment's worth of stuff jammed into the bedroom, making things cluttered. I definitely need to step up my organization game!

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  13. What is it with pets and their need to stand on the (very expensive) laptop? My 16 lb cat is the same way. Jealous of your super bowl snacks - we had NONE and it was very sad. Excited to read your thoughts on the Spending Freeze!

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  14. What is the Wahlburgers? I need to look into this! Love the new bag, I rarely go to Marshall's and ended up there myself, this weekend. I went in for shoes, did not buy, and walked out with housewares, haha.

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  15. I love it! Running errands like a boss. That's how I felt this weekend when it came to cleaning. Sometimes the stars align and you really get it all done! :)

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  16. Errands like a boss is too funny! You look like you are walking those dogs like a boss for sure!

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  17. I love buffalo chicken dip. and loving the show Wahlburgers, I love Marky Mark.

    organizing help with my room, my closet, my entire life. but I've been working on it (as you know).

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  18. hahaha the Mother Ship. Yes, yes it is.
    I'm still totally impressed you stuck to your list in Target post-spending freeze!! I'd be out buying all the things.

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  19. Yumm Buffalo chicken dip is my favorite...oh and my closet and shoes need some serious help with organization!

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  20. Love your weekends. I need some serious help in my closets and cabinets. I have never been to the container store but I stalk the website!!

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    1. I find the store a tiny bit overwhelming Tara! I love perusing the website though. Sometimes I order on the site and pick up in store!

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  21. to answer the question, EVERYWHERE. seriously it's bad.
    I'm hungry just reading this blog post. I really want to watch the Wahlbergs- so glad you liked it. Flowers for no reason are the best kind.

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  22. My tiny kitchen needs major help. I keep my pots and pans in the living room in a bookshelf for goodness sake!

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  23. Where do I not need help organizing my house...it's shameful!! Cannot wait for the crescent roll popper recipe....post this week, please?!?

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  24. My kitchen is in major need of organizing. All the food looks so good, I want to eat it all. The breakfast burritos especially. So impressed you stuck to your budget at Target, that place is the hardest not to over spend.

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  25. Two Steph's hosting a giveaway - I think the third Steph needs to win! I need the most help at my kitchen table - it just turns into a pit and collects EVERYTHING. Looks like you had a perfect weekend too - but unfortunately heard Philly is going to get hit again with snow :(

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  26. Oh your Super Bowl snacks look delicious. I should try sloppy joe recipe. Spencer thinks he doesn't like them, but I bet he would like those.

    I love the container store but my KITCHEN needs organizing in a bad way!

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  27. Definitely my closet! Crap is just everywhere and I'd love to redo it. Carrie Bradshaw style. #dreaming

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  28. My daughter's room! Stat! How good are you with Barbie, Little Pet Shop and Legos?

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  29. DONUTS! TARGET!

    Sorry. You showed pictures of two of my favorite things.

    I need to organize my pantry too. It's scary.

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  30. I need help EVERYWHERE organizing. Now I personally can tell you where anything is - but no one else can!! And I love the dogs on their harnesses! Yummy food as usual - and the flowers....is MFD preparing to ask for something?? Haha

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  31. I organized my Tupperware cabinet Saturday night and I found it a perfectly acceptable and pleasant way to spend the evening. Getting old is so weird.

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  32. I need help organizing ALL the rooms! ha

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  33. awesome giveaway - I reallllly need to get better organization for all my craft junk. it is everywhere. and I want our pugs to meet up and have a super pug get-together!

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  34. Everywhere... Mostly my bedroom. I am so cluttered.

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  35. Dunkin + Target = Happiness :)

    I need help organizing my closet better, I'd like to tear everything down and start from scratch.

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  36. Organizing my pantry always makes me feel like I really have my act together.

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  37. Totally making the breakfast burritos in bulk! As you'll see tomorrow a huge part of my spending problems come from eating out because I'm not prepared :).
    P.S love the container store. I so need help organizing all my gems :)

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  38. Your pugs...OMG. So cute. Sounds like a VERY full weekend.

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  39. SO MUCH FOOD PORN!!!!
    Our storage closet is a hot ass mess. Every time I open the doors I brace myself for an avalanche. It's inevitable.

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  40. Our bedroom closets--- UGH! They are small and we have too much stuff/clutter in them!

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  41. What a great giveaway! I love it :) When I move BACK out of my parents house- soon!- I'm gong to need organization help EVERYWHERE when I'm setting up a new place!!

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  42. I can never get my tiny kitchen and minature pantry organized. You would think with the area being so small it would be easy to organize and layout, but it seems practically impossible -I've been trying for almost a year now.

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