A place for everything: Gift Wrapping Supplies.

Two things before I get to the point of this post:

1. I am posting this from my PHONE! Ha! I love it. I originally downloaded the Blogger app to read my subscriptions but that didn’t work out so well. I found a better *app for that* and them forgot to delete the Blogger app. Guess what….it’s becoming a pretty handy app now! I have so little time at the desktop now with the baby. You know…all the rocking, feeding, diaper changing, cuddling, and playing. When I do have free time, it’s usually just enough time to check a few things off the must do list and then back to baby time. Trust me, I’m not complaining. 🙂 I’d rather rock Joshua than do just about anything else anyway. Now I can blog AND rock!!

2. I am experiencing serious baby brain drain. I’m pretty sure I have forgotten way more than I have remembered over the past few months. It’s terrible!! If I don’t write it down, it doesn’t get done. You’re about to see evidence of this insane forgetfulness below.

So someone pinned this cool picture onto Pinterest. (yes I used my phone for this pic! lol)

I loved it but forgot about it probably two seconds after I repinned it. A couple months later, I’m cruising the isles at Walmart, trying to remember what I needed when I saw this.

I could NOT remember what I wanted it for but I could at least remember I needed it. I grabbed it and took it home…where it sat in the kitchen floor behind the garage door for a couple of weeks…lonely and forgotten.

Finally two weeks ago I got it out and attempted to remember what it’s purpose was to be in my home.

No, it didn’t fit on the inside of the sink cabinets.

No, I didn’t get it to fill that wasted space in the school closet.

I didn’t need it above the washer and dryer.

Not in the master bath.

Not in the hall bath.

Surely I didn’t get it to hang on a bedroom door.

Ok well forget it. I decided I was out of my mind when I bought it and would take it back on my next trip to town. So it sat once again on my kitchen floor behind the garage door.
Today, as I remembered it again, it hit me. GIFT WRAPPING STATION!! {duh!}

So here it is in all it’s glory.

 I didn’t have room to use one of the shelves for its intended purpose so I turned it upside down as a *cap* for the rolls of wrapping paper. Also I then realized sheets of tissue paper will fit nicely in between the spaces and help hold up the wrapping paper!

Now time to search for the rest of my gifting wrapping supplies. Somewhere in this house are more gift bags (I totally save bags from birthdays and other special occasions to reuse….bags are expensive!!!), ribbons, wrapping paper, and tissue paper. I put *search for gift wrapping supplies* at the bottom of my must do list so surely I will get to it by fall. 😉

Let’s not even pretend…

I’m not going to say that I’m going to try to blog more because it’s probably just a lie. Ha! This is an exhaustingly busy but fun time.  So instead of trying to *restart* my blog, let’s just say I’m going to be sporadically blogging for a while. 🙂  …..Then it looks intentional.

First up, the baby. Almost 10 weeks of super cuteness! He’s smiling, making eye contact, and enjoying his brothers competing for his attention….well, most of the time.  He’s a little bundle of sweetness and we are totally in love with him.

So I love Pinterest.  Seriously.  I’m having so much fun trying out new recipes and crafts.  Here are a few of the recipes we’ve tried lately:

Grilled Bruschetta Chicken…YUM! We’ll definitely be making this one again!
 Cookie dough bites. These were really good too. I drizzled with caramel instead of chocolate…because that’s how I roll. 🙂
My version…taken with my phone.
Made this for a Sunday family dinner. We nixed the cereal and used smaller versions of the cookie dough bites.  Also used caramel instead of the chocolate drizzle.  I love me some caramel!! It was good.  Not crazy good. The cookie was a little hard, thanks to freezing.  Couldn’t really let it thaw all the way because of the ice cream. Eh, I’d rather just bake the cookie and throw some ice cream and toppings on top!
My version also taken with my phone and then I forgot to take one when we cut into it. Boo.
Serious yummoliciousness here! Key West Grilled chicken! We kabobed them but next time we’ll just quarter the breasts and marinate them. Easier AND more of the meat will get flames.
I guess I didn’t get a picture of these.  They looked as good as they tasted…trust me. 🙂
Long Boy Burgers. These were ok. It’s just meatloaf on bread with cheese on top.  My boys weren’t all that impressed.
My version

Next time I’ll post all of the cutie crafts I’ve tried.

My time is up!  Baby calls. 🙂  Until next time…whenever that may be.