Thursday, October 26, 2006

More organization

This morning I met one of my blog readers, Cee (Cicely) at Scrapbooks Etc. She was taking a class there so I dropped by just before it started. She is totally sweet and adorable. I'm so glad I got to meet her....cute cute girl! I'm kicking myself for not taking a picture with her. After I left there I went out to run errands. My bathroom closet has really been bugging me because it's a joke to find anything in there, so I went Ikea and bought some baskets to organize my mess....which by the way, Ikea is where you get the cute jars I put vinyl stickers on. Then I went to Target to get a new hair dryer because mine croaked. Brittany has been letting me use hers for the past week, but I really need to get my own. Cole was home sick yesterday, so I didn't get much done then. He was throwing up. (gross, I know) I did go get him some gingerale. That made him happy. Today I got a call from the school nurse, so I had to leave Target to go pick him up. He says he's feeling better tonight. We'll see how he is in the morning.I know...scary, huh?! We have way too much crap!It took some work, but I got it done. Lots better! All the baskets are full and I threw a bunch of really old stuff away. Feels good to de-clutter. They are all sorted by products...this one holds lotions and good smelly stuff...sprays, etc.
Here is a close up of one of the tags I made, so that we know what's in each basket. I can't help but include pictures of baby Mark. I have taken so many pictures of him. I think he should be getting use to it by now. This boy loves to get baths!

Isn't he so sweet looking up at his mommy...I love him!

Awwww....sleeping peacefully after his bath. Don't you just want to kiss him???
As for the popcorn, I got that big of bag because my friend wanted it to can for her food storage. We only used a little bit of it. Here is the sticky popcorn recipe. We always make it during the fall.
Sticky popcorn
3/4 cup unpopped popcorn
2 sticks butter
1 1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp.vanilla
3 cups mini marshmallows
2 cups cashews
1 cup reeses pieces
Pop corn in an air popper. It only holds about half at a time. Remove any up popped kernels. Those are no fun to bite into. You could break a tooth. You'll need a very large bowl to mix in. Pour nuts and marshmallows on top of popcorn. In a medium saucepan over medium high heat, melt butter, sugar, salt, and corn syrup. Stirring constantly. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat. Add vanilla and stir well. Pour over the top of the popcorn, nuts and marshmallows. Stir and fold in until marshmallows have melted. Add reeses pieces...stir again and store in an air tight container....so good...I'm honest!
Completely off topic, but on my mind since I'm sitting here itching like crazy, but have any of you noticed an unusually high number of mosquitoes lately? I am COVERED in bites! I hate those little pesky buggers!
I'm off to catch up on my blog reading....and thanks for the birthday wishes to Mark I cooked him a great dinner. He was a happy man.

13 comments:

Chickenbells said...

Wonderful organization! I just love it when things look that good, are you like me though...and promise yourself that it will stay that good, then have to re-do it over and over? Oh, those good intentions! I had one about laundry once too, and usually I only fold and put away when I need to use the basket for next weeks new dirty load...sigh.

The baby is a delight! He's just so wonderful...kiss kiss kiss...

Cee said...

Jolene:

Do you know that I had my camera in my bag, but I didn't want to seem like the scrapbook obsessed person that I am. LOL! Therefore, I didn't pull it out. LOL! After I finished Angie's class, I said, "I should have pulled the camera out!

The class was great. Angie's layouts are cute, especially the one involving Bazzill's new circular paper.

Did you hear about the Bazzill Bling paper and the new heart cardstock?

I need an intervention. . .

Readers: Check it out! The items are really cute!

Kim said...

Ahhh, finally more pictures of that handsome little boy. I ams till waiting for the pictures of the homecoming--I guess too late now.

Missy's Blog said...

Your organized closet looks GREAT. My goodness ... your entire home looks like a feature from Better Homes & Gardens Magazine. Thank you sooo much for sharing the recipe, it sounds yummy. And Baby Mark ... gosh ... what a sweetie!

Andi said...

Baby Mark is so adorable!!! Keep taking those pictures!

Your bathroom closet looks great!!! Totally organized. I have a closet that I really should tackle. Maybe later...next month.

Coleen said...

I am shocked with the cabinet. Looks great. If only you could keep the house looking like that. I need some space saving ideas too. Baby Mark is adorable. How are the kids adjusting to having a kid? Love ya Jolene.

Chris said...

I see you have room for your towels now...

Baby is looking so great. So sweet...I am so ready for one of those!! I can almost smell him after that nice bath.
That kid will be walking before we ever get back :(

Kiss him for me.

Karla said...

He is simply darling...makes me want to have another one!...Ok so maybey my three is enough for now! Thanks for sharing. And thanks for the recipe!

SmileyCarrie said...

I just LOVE how organized you are.. it is so inspiring!!! I love it!!! Great pictures of baby Mark.. he is just so adorable! :) Have a great weekend Jolene!

Kassie said...

Too funny, I was thinking that I needed to organize my bathroom cupboard the other day but hadn't done anything about it yet. Thanks for a visual, now I have some better ideas.
Cute baby, love freshly washed baby smell.....

Amy Mowbray said...

You're baskets look great! Watch out girl. Organization is addictive!

Marie said...

Thanks for posting that popcorn recipe. I have never tried that before but I may just try it before the scrapbook retreat I'm going to next weekend and bring some for my scrapping friends...

Teresa said...

Baby Mark is really growing and looks so sweet. I wish mine were small again,wellll??? maybe not, I guess I should settle for some grand-babies one day... Have a great day... Teresa