Budget Friendly Organization Idea's - Photo's

I have been sorting, getting rid of, and organizing pretty much all over the house.

One of the things I have always put off however are all of the items that I have saved
over the years from our kids schoolwork, artwork, school programs, field trips, and so on
and of course all of our photographs.  (yikes)

Well I finally did it.
I have started tackling the photo's..  thousands and thousands of them.
Not kidding.    Yep, I am one of those moms. :0)

I have to laugh at how many pictures that I took and prints that
I made of some things.   Lol.   
I have come to the realization I do not need to keep every photo that I took
and had printed.
Of course back in the day you used film, then dropped it off to be developed
so everything you took a photo of was printed out, good or not, focused or not, etc.
Anyone remember those days? 
Picking up your pictures and seeing what you actually took photo's of and how
they turned out was kind of a your fingers crossed hoping all were good kind of
moment. 😉

I have been going through the years of photo's and putting them together by year and
event, and this is how I am keeping track of them.




Farmhouse Kitchen Faux Barn Wood Backsplash Update - One Year Later


If you have followed my blog then you know I made some pretty big
changes to my kitchen last year.

From adding a faux barn wood backsplash that I actually made
using leftover flooring and some paint that I had on hand,
to eventually painting my oak cabinets white.


However if you haven't seen it, here is a quick before and after:



It has been an entire year now since installing my backsplash so I thought it
was a great time to put together an update and let you know how it has held up
thus far and my thoughts on it.

(I also made a short video/vlog on my backsplash - link is near the bottom of 
this blog post if you'd like to check it out)


Save Vs Splurge Valentines Day Gifts

In thinking about the upcoming Valentines Day holiday, and planning
what I am going to do for my family,   I thought it would be fun to put together
a Save Vs. Splurge gift list and do some fun comparisons.

(*prices quoted were prices at the time I put this post together and could
change at any time)


    Save                Vs.              Splurge


Keto Pancakes or Waffles Recipe


There are a few things I miss while eating Keto/Low carb,
but can usually find a pretty good substitute for a lot of them.

However, pancakes... I had not found one I liked.
(or even close to liking)



Organization - Tackling the Catch All Cabinet in the Kitchen

This project has been long overdue, but I finally decided today was the day.

It was time to organize, declutter, deep clean, sort through,
and basically tackle the catch all cabinet that is in the kitchen.



It happens to be the cabinet under the sink.
For some reason things just tend to get put there from time to time and it has
become some sort of a mess in there.