Wednesday, December 21, 2011

So after a long wait you get egg bread!

Sorry for the delay in posting. (For the two of you who read this! LOL) I have a few projects that I still have yet to post but life has gotten in the way of many new ones.
Today I just wanted to post about a "comfort food". With the craziness that has been going on it does not change the fact that one must eat and one day when I looked in the fridge and only saw eggs and bread I remembered one of my child hood memories. Egg bread.
Basically you butter a piece of bread, cut a hole in the middle (I used a child cup to do this but you could use a biscuit cutter) Put on a warm skillet crack an egg in the middle and cook to desired doneness (I know it isn't a word.)I like mine runny so I can dip the crust in it. And I like jam on the buttery rounds.Some like ketchup some like syrup. You can decide.
What is one of the foods that you made as a child?

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Making a Sewing/craft Table

I have been putting my sewing machine on the computer desk to sew. No it is not fun but it beats having to clean it up every time nap time ends. So when I came across this Tutorial at Running with Scissors I knew it was about time I built a sewing/craft table. We already had an extra Bi-fold door in the garage so I thought I was in fat city. I bought the wood and built the base. I was SO excited when the base turned out as this is the first piece of furniture I have ever built!So you can only imagine my Horror, disgust, anger, frustration, embarrassment when I put the door on top of my table base only to realize that my door was smaller than the one in the tutorial and did not even cover my newly built base. I guess I thought of everything but to measure my door.I went back and forth on what to do. I had an old coffee table I could use the top of but I would still have to redo the base since the base was a door height in length (nearly 80 inches). The Hubs said "just go buy a piece of wood to go on top" but really that went against my "plan" to do it cheap and with what we had on hand.
Then I saw two heavy press board shelves that a neighbor had given us for garage shelving but that we ended up not needing. We had no use for them so TA DA my new table top. Sounds easy enough but the shelves had divots on each side so I have to saw each side and then try to match the two piece as close as possible so I wouldn't have a huge seam in the middle of my table. It was another gut wrenching experience. I always thought sawing a straight line would be so easy but I guess I need more work at it because it took me a long time to get the two pieces close to flush (that is right not even perfect.)
I did still make one big mistake. I was getting frustrated when attaching the top to the base. The screws were just not working and I could not figure out why (really lack of skill and knowledge was mainly to blame). So at one point I took a big nail and hammered it into the table. The only problem is I didn't countersink before doing this and after realizing my mistake I was not able to get it out so my table does have one little round nail head on the top hahaha. I also didn't know how to countersink nails so I left the nail heads exposed primed and painted it but then was talking to a friend who told me how to countersink so I did that and then had to repaint it. But then I put the wrong protective coating on it which turned it yellow so I had to sand it all down and paint it again.
Lets say it is far from perfect but for my first time building a piece of furniture I think I did pretty well with what I had!I only show you half the table because the other half has all my sewing and craft stuff piled all over crazily until I get a chance to finish projects and organize. Once I get things more organized and hopefully decorated I will take a picture!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Easy to make 2X4 Pumpkins!

I love fall decor that can go up in October an not come down until you decorate for Christmas. Pumpkins are one of those items that fill this slot. So when I was directed by some good friends to this Tutorial over at Brown Paper Packages I could not resist. I had a bunch of beat up 2x4's in the garage that needed to be used so really this was perfect! (If you look at the middle pumpkin you will see there are two nail holes in it they were use 2X4's but they had character!)
So grab your saw or just say please to the man at home depot and ask if he would do it and make your pumpkins today!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Old Fashioned Overnight Cinnamon rolls

The only Cinnamon rolls I have ever made were special allergy free ones. I have since always wanted to try making some so when I came across the recipe I decided now was the time. What I love about this recipe is you can do the work and the mess at night and have it cleaned up and so in the morning you get a huge reward of a clean kitchen and Yummy Cinnamon rolls! (You can make them in the morning and let them rise all morning-afternoon and cook them in the evening as well.)

I was lucky enough to have the sun rising when they came out of the oven! What a great day it was! (if only blogs had smells!)
This recipe also tells you how to do an orange roll which I will try in the near future! You can make them with cream cheese frosting too!

  • 2 1/2 Tbsp yeast
  • 1 c warm water

  • 2 3/4 c flour
  • 1 c non-fat powdered milk powder
  • 1 c instant mashed potato flakes
  • 1 c sugar
  • 2 tsp salt

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 c butter, melted
  • 2 1/2 c water

  • 5 - 7 1/2 c flour

  • Cinnamon Filling: 3 Tbsp melted butter
  • 1/4 c. brown sugar
  • 1/4 c white sugar
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon

  • Orange Filling: 1 stick softened butter
  • 3/4 c. white sugar
  • grated rind of one orange

  • Icing: 1 1/2 c powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp softened butter
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 2-4 Tbsp milk

Directions:Dissolve yeast in 1 c. warm water. Set aside. Combine the next set of ingredients (2 3/4 c flour to the salt). Mix on medium speed for 10 seconds and then add the next set of ingredients (2 eggs to 2 1/2 c water). MIx on medium speed for 10 seconds then add the yeast mixture and 5 - 7 1/2 c. flour. When it is done mixing and kneading (6 minutes of kneading), let it rise until double (about 2 hours).
Divide the dough into two pieces. Roll the first into a rectangle 18 x 15 inches. Spread filling of choice evenly over the dough. Roll the dough. Cut into 1 1/4 inch wide slices. Place on pan leaving plenty of room to expand. Repeat with the second portion of dough.
The night before you wish to bake the rolls, place on greased pan leaving plenty of room between the rolls for expansion. Cover with cloth. Put pan in cool location to rise over night.
IN the morning, bake at 350º for 15 - 20 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes. Frost.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Hootenanny Pancakes

You have to make them just because their name is SO fun to say and they are so easy! This is a fun oven pancake that is fast to throw together and yummy yummy!
They are not "sweet" by themselves which means they are great wrapped around a apple chicken sausage or some fresh fruit. (Kind of like I super easy crepe).
I failed to take any pictures of the finally product we ate them so fast (once you start it is hard to stop!) But here is what they look like in the oven!
Aren't they so funny all bumpy and bubbly!
I hope you enjoy some of these for Breakfast, lunch, or dinner!

Hootenanny Pancakes
  • 1 c. milk
  • 1 c. flour
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 6 Tbsp butter

Directions: Heat oven to 400º Melt butter in a large cookie sheet in the oven. Whip the rest of the ingredients. Pour mixture into pan and bake 20-25 minutes. Cut into squares and serve immediately. Put fruit, jelly, jam, honey, or syrup on top. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Simple fun Halloween craft for Kids!

Even though I love the summer Fall is just a time of year that has a fun festive feel to it.
I hosted my Little Man's play school this last week and we made fun footprint ghosts.
It was super easy, was tons of fun, and is great for a memory book or the grandparents.
ALl you need is some non toxic white paint (I used Crayola finger paint), a brush (I used a sponge brush), a sharpie pen. I painted my "Boo"s but if you had a white milky pen it would make it way easier!
The kids love it too because when you paint their toes it tickles so they giggle and giggle!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Ringing in the Fall!

Although I still feel like we were jipped on our summer I have to admit I have been getting very excited for fall! One of my favorite fall treats are Pumpkin Chocolate chip cookies.
There are many recipes out there but this one is SO easy that I generally use it. The other bonus is my little man can make them with me since it is not as time or labor intensive as a cookie completely from scratch.
All you need is what you see in this picture (and the egg is actually optional!)Yes all of these things had been opened and used prior to the picture, box top cut off of box ets. just keeping it real!
The batter will be sticky but don't worry just plop it on the cookie sheet, sticky batter equals moist cookies (I use a cookie scoop to make it easy.)EASY PUMPKIN CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
1 Box Spice Cake Mix
15 OZ Canned Pumpkin
1 egg (optional)
1 bag of chocolate chips (or as many or little as you would like to add)

Mix all ingredients until combined, plop blobs on cookie sheet bake at 360 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes. Try to let them cool a minute or two before shoving them into your mouth. I dare you to eat just one!
I actually never took a picture of the end result hahaha I guess I ate them too fast. But trust me they are worth trying and fun to share with your neighbors to celebrate the coming Fall!

What are you favorite traditions in the Fall?

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Changing your toliet flush lever and cleaning your tank

Our toliets had plastic handles when we moved in. Two of them were already cracked and the third one recently joined them. I decided to try switching them out with some metal ones I found at home depot.They were only about $5 a piece and are better than the cracked ones but I'm not sure if I love them. (Although I'm not sure how important it is to love your toilet flush handle hahaha.) It wasn't near as hard as I thought and while I was at it I cleaned the toilet tank as well. I found this movie on Utube about how to clean it.
I had never done much as far as toilets go so this was a pretty fun "project"!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

T-shirt scarf

I was given a purple shirt as a hand me down awhile ago. The shirt was very stretched out (unwearable) but it had fun flower detailing sewed down the side and I loved the color so I put it in my "Maybe I can use this" pile.
I kept finding ideas for the shirt but I could never bring myself to cut into it. Most the ideas left me very little of the shirt and since I loved the color I wanted to use it to its max. Then I came upon this Tutorial. Awesome! and with the fall weather coming a simple light scarf was a perfect addition for my wardrobe. So I went for it. The only change I made was that I cut out the flower detailing (it was a vertical strip down the side of the shirt) then sewed the entire shirt back together before I cut the strips. Some of my strips were skinny and when I pulled them the came apart so I just tied knots in them which works for me because I wanted the messy/sloppy look. Instead of wrapping one of the straps around the rest like the tutorial I took part of the flower detail fabric and sewed it like a tube around the bunch (Sew it inside out while on the strips then just roll it so it is right side out). You can see the flower detail on the left of the picture so subtle yet cute!
I really like it. And one of my favorite things is that little man can pull and yank on it and I don't have to worry!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Banana (zucchini) Bread

I have been making this egg free-dairy free banana bread for at least the last two years. I came across it when my newborn had severe food intolerance issues that required immediate diet restrictions for me. The restrictions were difficult for the first month or so but once I found resources it wasn't really that bad. This recipe is one that I have continued to make even thought the restrictions are gone.

I will warn you that this is not your cut a slice smear butter on banana bread. I would say it is more like banana cake and butter isn't needed.

I do feel terrible because I cannot remember or find where I found the original recipe. I'm pretty sure it was on a blog that a mom with a food allergy child wrote but I can no longer find it.

You can make this and freeze it for a month or two. It makes for a perfect snack since it is whole wheat, low fat, and has vegetables in it!

I will give the original recipe and write my changes in brackets or italics.

Egg free Dairy free Banana Bread
1/2 C. Shortening (I use 1/2 cup no sugar added applesauce)
3/4 Cup Organic Can Sugar (I use 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar, not a mistype I use less than called for.)
1 1/2 C Wheat Flour -can use all purpose or do a mix (I always do all wheat)
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Cinnamon (I make this heaping I LOVE cinnamon and on occasion I throw in some nutmeg)
4 small ripe bananas- can substitute 1/4 C. of Sugar for one banana (I generally use 3 large bananas and finely grate one 1/2 of a zucchini or an entire zucchini if it is small, you do not have to put in the zucchini. If you have 3 to 4 large ripe bananas you will be fine.)
1 tsp Vanilla - optional (I always put this in)

Preheat Oven to 325 Degrees F (300 degrees F if doing mini Muffins)
Lightly grease pan (s)
Cream shortening (or applesauce) and sugar. Slowly sift (I have sifted it before but I have skipped this step many times for lack of time and it still turn out) in flour baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
Mash Bananas in a separate bowl (you can have some chunks but try to make them small otherwise you will have this problem):See that hunk of banana in the bottom and a hollow mini muffin? (I love this because those are the ones I get to eat right away wink wink.)
Add bananas into the mixture and add vanilla. (do not over mix just until everything is moist)
You can add nuts, choc chips, raisins or other dried fruit (I have never added any of these things.)
Pour batter into greased pan(s) or spoon it into muffin tins. Bake 60 minutes for a large loaf, 30 to 40 minutes for mini loaf, and 25 min for mini muffins (remember these are only at 300 degrees). Until a toothpick comes out clean.

And you are done!

You can enjoy these hot just watch out for the scorching banana chunks if you are too eager beaver. Or you can enjoy them cold if it is just too hot to want to eat anything warm.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Organizing! 80/20 rule

Recently I have been trying to Simplify and organize. I have a firm belief that less is more but I cannot always say that I practice that in my own life as well as I should.
I came across this blog, Simple Organized Living and think it is great! It shows a ton of very basic useful things to do to keep things organized and simple. While perusing through it I came across this post The 80/20 rule I think it is Awesome! I recently did two big closet overhauls and now I'm going to try the idea to hang all the Hangers backwards and see what I really do wear from my closet.
What have you been doing lately to get organized and simplify?

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Blackberry Upside Down Cake

We had the pleasure of having my amazing brother and sister-in-law visit us. The Black Berries are in full swing here and since the two of them have just relocated far away from some of their very good friends I decided to make them a treat. (Well I actually made my SIL help me so I wouldn't ruin it like my luck sometimes does.)
I found this recipe for Blackberry Upside Down cake on their friends Website (Blue Jean Gourmet) and decided that I could probably make it.
Don't be shy it ended up being really easy (even when I tried to make things harder than need be hahaha!) And the guests of honor gave it their smile of approval. (Or maybe they just didn't want to lose their place to sleep at night!)
I think it was perfect combination of berries and cake! The cake stayed moister than other homemade cakes I have tried I'm guessing do to the berries. I highly recommend you try it out!
Oh and we decided if we were going to make a delicious cake we may as well make TWO!
Forgive my miserable pictures I always forget to take any until it is late at night.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Drop Cloth Bed Skirt.

I have been wanting to make a bed skirt from Drop Cloth FOREVER. I wasn't sure what "Style" I wanted and making the first cut is always difficult for me so I have had the fabric since last spring but finally threw in the towel and jumped on the project. It took me a total of about 3 hours and I would say at least 30 minutes of it was spent dealing with some crazy thread that clogged my sewing Machine GRRRRR!
I used this tutorial: I used a bed skirt I already had just like she did. I made one deep pleat on each side, corners, and on the end.It is perfectly imperfect but I love it! Drop cloth gives you so much texture! Check it out!See the different colors in there I love it!
My room is still a huge work in progress that is why you are getting a limited shot of the bed.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

"book page" Wreath

I have been seeing many Book Page Wreaths and decided I would make one. But when it came down to it I couldn't find a book hashed enough that I would feel ok ripping apart. So I went with plan B.
Have you ever ordered something small that comes in a huge box with TONS of Brown paper stuffed inside? Well this seems to be a trend but being frugal I couldn't just toss the brown paper in the garbage. And I guess I could recycle it but I have a two year old who loves to color so why do that! To say the least we had an OVER Abundance of Brown Paper in our house so I decided to make a wreath from it instead. I bought a wreath form at the dollar store (love that place for stuff like this!). I used a book to measure and cut the paper similar to the size of a book page. Then I took some black paint and swished it on the edges.I then headed over to this Lovely blog to get ideas from her tutorial:
And after 4 days of a huge mess and a ton of hot glue I ended up with this:
Not to shabby right for costing me all of $2 ($1 for the form and $1 worth of glue.)And a close up just to show all the fun roles and crinkles.I have to admit that I think I will like it MUCH better against a wall of Restoration Hardware Silver sage paint!:) But that is another project another day.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Simple A frame Tent for Kiddos

I recently made this Simple A frame tent using this tutorial.
Mine doesn't look as fancy and pretty as the tutorial post, but it is for a little man.
I had sewed a bunch of stained/ripped etc t shirts together to make one big sheet I could throw over the dinning room table as a tent. Reality is I'm often using the table for crafts or meals so it never really happened. In place of using a twin sheet I cut the huge "sheet" of pieced together t-shirts down and used it instead!
I also just tied the actual fabric around each leg since the fabric is stretchy. (or maybe I'm just too lazy to sew on some elastic rings hahaha.
This was a super simple project that has already been wonderful (aka entertained the kiddo).

Sunday, August 21, 2011

What can you make with a Pillowcase

I love experimenting. I will be the first to admit that my experiments often fail. Food is often not as yummy, crafts don't look so pretty, and sewing just has to be thrown in the trash. But when I get things for free (this is probably one of the reasons I LOVE hand-me-downs) I hesitate at first but soon get the guts to cut them up and "experiment". (Am I lame that I have a hard time cutting clothes up even if they are free hahahaha!)
So I took these (a tank and a pillow case I received from a friend, Thank you by the way!):

And I made this: (Excuse the picture, trying to get the hubs to snap a shot of something he thinks is silly is kind of hard.)

The yellow "belt" was actually a shirred part of another tank that was too short for me anyway so I just cut it off and sewed it down to work for this dress. Since the top was a tank even adding the sleeves left the neck bigger than my comfort level so I just put a black shirt on under and all was well.
I wasn't sure if I could pull it off, the hubs told me that it looked like I was wearing Curtains. But I know one sure fire way to see if it works. WEAR IT! So I did and I got Many compliments!
That evening we had a visitor to our house that saw this pillow cover, which I told him I had made out of a sweater. He smiled and said "You make pillow cases out of clothes and clothes out of pillow cases."
On the nose my good man on the nose.

Crafting for the Kiddo

Even though I have not been posting I have been crafting! No I'm not even close to diminishing my project list but I did do a few fun things:

A Sun hat for the little Man. I found this Tutorial which I adjusted to fit his head. I used an old blue scrub shirt (That you saw in this post) that was still in pretty good shape but no longer useful and other scrape fabric. I have put it through the wash a number of times and it is holding up great!:Oh a Cape too (every Super Hero needs one right?) I used this Tutorial, of course putting my own twist on it.:I made a hat and cape for Little Man's cousin whom we were lucky to visit on a recent trip. It was SO cute to see the two of them running down the hotel halls in capes and hats. (I'm not sure if everyone enjoyed it as much as I hahahaha)
I also made a Bullseye (I have an idea for the saddle but have yet to finish it, hopefully soon!) I used this Tutorial as a base for the idea but of course I'm not a fan of following directions exactly so I put my own twist on it. He didn't turn out as I hoped but I learned a lot making him.Overall Little Man was pretty happy with my creative attempts.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Bacon in almost everything....

Ok I just saw that Denny's is now sporting a Maple Bacon Sundae is this wrong?
Bacon in Chocolate and now on ice cream? I'm not judging. I'm big into never judging a food unless you tried it NO MATTER what. And to be honest as long as there are no chewy fat pieces I could kind of see how it might work but really?

Tell me do you want to or have you tried this? I would love to hear!

And if you are like me and are curious on what this baby runs in the nutrition department here you go:

Serving Size - 12 oz
Calories - 810
Fat - 40
Trans Fat - 0
Saturated Fat - 21

Cholesterol - 150
Sodium - 460
Carbohydrates - 97
Fiber - 0
Protein - 16
Sugar - 85

Hey No trans fat at least hahaha!

Creative or just plain Crazy?

I happened upon a free 5 drawer chest of drawers. It looked pretty nice in the picture (before picking it up) and the giver said the bottom drawer was broken, but I figured I could easily fix that.
Upon bringing it home I realized that the bottom Two drawers were VERY broken (Not just missing a few screws like the owner had said). It actually looked like a kid may have tried to climb it because the sliders were broken to the point of in operable or repairable. the drawers themselves were cracked and broken down the sides. This was going to be more work than I imagined. AND it ended up being a MUCH bigger piece in real life than it appeared in the picture. But it was FREE I'm not complaining so here it is: (Minus the top 4 drawers see the bottom one is literally just hanging there.)
Well Mr. Creative said "throw it out or take it to goodwill now!" So I told him of what I though was a "creative" idea. Fixing all the broken components in the lower two drawers seemed doable but a pain and possibly costly and pointless. My solution: Cut the bottom two drawers off. Mr. Creative was semi open to the idea but then looked at the dresser a week ago and told me "forget it." Well maybe it is silly but I had visions of me taking a chain saw and sawing this baby apart. So I talked him out of driving it to Good Will and Yesterday I took a "4 hour of Me time" break in my garage with said dresser and all our tools (We have many but they are all very basic and I now know why people always want more tools hehehe!) I honestly thought the Mister would chuck it if I waited any longer and I really wanted to try to dismantle a piece of furniture that one had no meaning to me or cost for that matter and two wasn't an antique type piece. Through out the process I made mistakes. I hadn't sat down and planned out as I should have. I also was unsure about my tools and probably needed a few different ones but I was just using what we had on hand. So with a lot of sawing dust and a little Jimmy rigging I turned a broken down chest of drawers into this.

I wish I would have taken picture of the during, but to be honest I had a few high stress frustrating moments that made me not think about the camera as much as if I had just been nuts to do this.
I know you may not think this looks very cool but you have to keep in mind I didn't just saw through it. If you notice I had to cut legs on it. Which required me to dismantle at least half of it. I had a neighbor ask me what I was doing (I think my neighbors laugh every time they see me in the garage because I always have a "new project".)
Things I learned during this process:
1. Cutting furniture down is NOT as easy as it sounds.
2. Pieces that come off may not fit back the same way after you have cut and hammered a piece
3. Planning ahead could save you time and mistakes. (I was really just worried if I didn't hack it out in a few hours I wouldn't get this chance that is why I didn't plan much.)
4. Power tools are awesome!
5. Wearing Big Clear Glasses can save your eyes as well as get a chuckle out of your spouse
6. I want more power tools now that I know what they can do!

So tell me do you think my idea was Creative or are you with the Mister and just think I'm plain crazy?

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

New project question: Ethan Allen Hancock Chairs

The weather has been such that my refinishing and building/painting projects have been put on hold until the weather warms and dries out a bit. In the mean time I'm always on the prowl for a fun find! I came upon two of these chairs. (one is upside down behind the one in the picture.)
I think they are fun! I love the curves in the arm and the tiny feet.
It even has this pretty cool looking eagle painted on it:
"So what is the problem then?" you are asking....The Rush seats on both of them are worn, Very dirty, and smell horrible.I scrubbed the whole chairs hoping at least the smell would die down. The wood seemed to like a scrubbing but the rush seats would not clean up and just seemed to get worse. You don't see the red and brown gooey food stains that were on the seat in the picture that I could not remove.
I know the chairs look great with rush seats but I have this rule about things coming into my house. If I can't get them cleaned of dirt and smelling better they can't stay no matter how cute their curves and tiny feet are. I looked rush seats up online. Lets just say PAIN IN THE BUTT! I would have to spend a wad to either do it myself or a small fortune to have it redone professionally. SIGH......Then a rash thought came to my mind. I grabbed a box cutter and started thrashing...
And when that provided some but minimal damage I grabbed the trusted Gerber!
And before I knew it I was at this:Looking at this picture you probably think I'm nuts but honestly when I brought the chairs in little spiders were running out of the seat it looks ok in pictures but up close it is smelly and yucky.
So now what to do. I can't really justify the cost to re-rush the seats. I also do not really like the color but painting it would mean I would lose the eagle and other gold lining that is painted on it. As for the seat I think I will cut a board the shape of that area and cover it in fabric for the time being. Now I just need to decide if I should paint them. I say yes what do you say?

A Cereal I love and Unique Chocolate

Do you love cinnamon? Cinnamon Bears, Cinnamon rolls, Snicker doodles, Cinnamon Popcorn, etc?
Then may I suggest you try Cinnamon Burst Cheerios!?!
These things are AMAZING! You can generally find coupons for them right now. Just thought I would share!
I LOVE to try new foods/candy/drinks. I'm have a firm belief that you should try everything once. Not a buffet just a bite of something. Then after at least trying it I feel you are justified in saying whether you like it or not honestly rather than just on the idea.
My friend brought me some dark chocolate to try. And even though I'm generally not a chocolate fan if I'm going to eat chocolate I want it to be dark and I want it to be interesting and interesting it was! She gave me a piece without letting me see the package or know what it was.
I popped it in and immediately got the bitter dark chocolate flavor I enjoy but then my tongue was confused by an underlying flavor that I wasn't so sure about. I sat there for a minute and then yelled "BACON!?"
If you know me you will know that in general Bacon is not my thing. So to be honest I'm not sure how I feel about this chocolate. I wouldn't go as far to say I don't like it because I wasn't totally repulsed by it or gagging. But my tongue and brain really didn't know what to think. I didn't choose to eat more so maybe that says that it is not on my high list but again Bacon and chocolate aren't on my high list so maybe I only needed a little.
What have you tried lately that caught you off guard?

Organization Idea

Do you have a junk drawer/basket/corner that ends up being useless because you can't find what you are looking for? Our Junk drawers biggest issue were all the charging cables for cell phones, blue tooth, etc. They were always either in the way of what we were trying to get or tangled together. So I decide to designate a different area for them in hopes that I can contain the mess and keep things more functional.
I started out with a Container that was cute enough to display. (Since this area is in our kitchen I wanted it to look like part of the kitchen)
Then I twisty tie wrapped each cord into a circle so that each one could not be entangled in the other and put them in the container:Now when I need to recharge something it is much easier to find the correct charger (You could even label each one with colored tape depending on how many you have.) and my junk drawer functions without the crazy nest of wires.