Thursday, August 29, 2013

DIY Drawers for Deep Kitchen Cabinets

Organizing Dish and Hand Towels

This is probably the quickest and easiest organizing tip of the year!

I think it is very hard to store any kind of item in a pantry, cabinet, closet or even refrigerator that has pretty deep shelves...  I always find myself forgetting about whatever is hiding in the back and/or having to move things around a lot.  
I came to the conclusion that my best bet was to create pull out "drawers" whenever possible. 

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

My Very First Canvas Picture ~ Easy Canvas Prints

I love pictures; I love taking them, editing them, sometimes making collages and ultimately displaying them in my home.  Pictures tell a story, they remind you of special events in your life, and they bring life to a room. A great and fancy way to display your favorite pictures is to have them printed out on canvases.  I love the way canvas pictures look, I think they make the images really stand out in a more professional way.

Since we moved into our home, I had been wanting to have some pictures on canvases, and, well... I recently just found the perfect company for it...  

Easy Canvas Prints!


Tuesday, August 27, 2013

DIY Personalized Countdown Flip Calendar


How many of you use a countdown whether it is for a baby's arrival, wedding day, graduation, vacation, or anything else?
There are many apps available for countdown out there, but what if you made a totally completely personalized one?  
One that would include pictures, sayings for encouragement, love and positive thinking phrases...

Monday, August 26, 2013

Liebster Nomination!

I woke up this morning feeling super refreshed after a very relaxing weekend spent at the Jersey Shore.

Love looking at the sunrise when we go to the shore.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Miss Handy Sandie

I consider myself to be quite the handy gal; give me some tools, and I’ll be the happiest person on the block!
For six months now, I have been tasting the world of arts and craft and it has been such a great addition to my life.  Before then, I used to do all kinds of fixings, organizing and creating, but now that I have the time to also make them pretty, I feel complete!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Gold Rush and Other Colors

The office makeover is such a fun process.  I've been inspired by gold anything lately, and for once, I feel like I can do whatever I want, and incorporate cute and fashion designs.  After the gold and blue painted bulletin board, the gold hexagons wall decals came out really great.  Now, I am continuing this new space update with adding some more gold as well as pink and green color statements.

upgrade your office supplies with a little bit of spray paint

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Wall Decals ~ Metallic Gold Hexagon DIY

After seeing gold polka dots wall decals on A Thoughtful Place, I completely fell in love.  I just had to add those gold shapes to my office wall!  

DIY gold polka dots wall decals
Via: A Thoughtful Place
To save money ~and also because I'm a "right here right now" kind of girl, and couldn't wait to go buy them at the store!~ I decided to DIY my gold polka dots.  
But honestly, my circle cutting skills are not that great, and I knew the dots wouldn't have a smooth circular shape.  However, straight shapes are much easier to cut and to make it as close to a circle as possible... hexagons it was!!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Painting a Bulletin Board

Our bulletin board had been left alone for months...  We really didn't like the look of it, too dull, too boring, too cheap looking...  But when I saw that Wendy from Pretty Well Organized painted her cork board mouse pad, I felt inspired!

I decided to paint our bulletin board.  I wasn't too sure about it, because it was such a large piece compared to the small mouse pad, but I took the risk.....


Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Dish Organizer

Seems that I am much into kitchen organization lately... :)  After a new kitchen utensils set up and an efficient way to store food containers and their lids, I wanted to share with you how I organized my dessert dishes for better access.

Dish Drainer for Dish Organizer

In a Pile

When the dishes were piled up in the cabinet, I was having a hard time using them the way I wanted because I often had to move the ones on the top to reach the ones on the bottom...  ~yes, it may sound crazy, but depending on the kind of dessert I am having I will want a specific kind of dish... It also depends on my mood!~

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

French Cooking ~ Crêpes Recipe

In France, we love to have soirées crêpes: that's when we have crêpes for main course and crêpes for dessert.  In the ones for the main course, we usually put anything we desire that has a salty taste to it: ham, cheese, eggs, and my favorite is lying some bechamel ~here is the recipe~ and add other ingredients on top.  As for the dessert crepes, these are the sweet kind!  We put nutella, jam, sugar, butter, whipped cream, fruits, etc.

When making crepes, try and flip them, it's a lot of fun!!!  Have each member of your family make their own crepe, they will enjoy it.  Even the little ones can do it... when done cooking, and once the pan is cooled, have them flip a crepe, it might just gets messy ;)

Monday, August 5, 2013

French Cooking ~ Béchamel Recipe

Recipe yields about 2 cups of Béchamel

Béchamel is a French white sauce, kind of like sausage gravy that is served with biscuits here in the US, without the sausage.  We use it as a base for a lot of meals such as lasagna, shepherds pie, casseroles, and I personally love it in crêpes!
If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen the video already ~it's also at the end of this post~, and today I am finally sharing the recipe...


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