Jan 30, 2010

Linen Closet Organization

This is my linen closet. It's not too messy (I think) but stuff looks like it's thrown in there.
You see all the bed linen, mixed in with the towels?
And all the "extra" stuff hanging around the bottom?

So I started taking everything out of the closet and started throwing things that I haven't used in years....

I used 2 plastic bins on the bottom and it holds body washes, shampoo, extra toothbrush and toothpastes. I have a closet in the basement that holds all my stockpiles but everytime when I run out of items I would have to run all the way down 3 flights of stairs... That's a long way. So, I just have some extras up here.
The 2nd shelf holds the towels and the toilet tissue (just throw them in a cute little basket).

The towels goes with the towels and the bed linen goes with the bed linens.

Ahhh, I have the pillow cases on the shelf on top of the towels which is on top of the bed sheets??? I think that needs to be changed around. Pillow case should hang out with the bed sheets. Don't you think?
Then do you see the top shelve? That's where I keep the bath rug and toilet seat cover. Unopened towels and sheets.
Yeah!!! I'm making progress in having a organized home....

Jan 20, 2010

Picture Frames

You can turn these:

Using these:

Yes, I'm missing some pictures like pretty scrapbook paper, screwdriver, nails, small straight bracket (I think that's what you call it...) and wires. oopps.

In to this:

I'm not good in taking pictures or writing a tutorial, but I promise I'll learn...

Jan 15, 2010

Haiti Needs your help

Even if it's $1 please donate to save the people of Haiti. Yes, we are all in difficult times but when you buy that cup of coffee today just think of a person in Haiti that is without food and running water. Please open your heart and your wallet. We can do without coffee but they can not live without food, water and shelter.

Please vist these sites for more information on how you can help:

Jan 13, 2010

Favorite Guacamole recipe

This is one of my all time favorite guacamole recipe. I would make it all almost all my parties.

  • 1 Hass avocado (ripe)
  • 2 1/2 tbsp. tomato diced
  • 2 1/2 tbsp. red onions diced
  • 1 1/2 tsp. garlic fine diced
  • 4 cilantro, diced
  • 1/4 of a lime
  • 1 tbsp. diced jalapeno ( add ed more if you want it extra spicy)
  • salt and pepper to taste
Remove avocado from shell. Slightly mash and mix all ingredients together. Add the salt and pepper for taste. Add a squirt of lime. Enjoy with corn chips or on anything to add an extra kick.

Jan 5, 2010

Teacher Gift

Here is the gift that we gave to my daughter and sons teacher.

What you need:

Small bottle of hand sanitizer (labels that is outside the bottle)
Pretty scapbook paper
1 inch hole puncher
small hole puncher
paper glue or pod podge
christmas bag
tissue paper

What to do:
  • Peel the labels off the bottle - Don't worry if you leave some glue on cause the scapbook paper will cover it
  • Cut some scapbook paper, enough to wrap around the bottle
  • Glue the seams together
  • Punch a tag - punch a small hole on the top
  • Cut some ribbons and tie it around the neck of the bottle
  • Attach the tag with a personalized message
  • Put in christmas bag with tissue paper

Jan 4, 2010


The new year is here and it is time for me to declutter my house. Here is what I have done so far.

  • Put away the Christmas Tree
  • Gather old christmas ornaments and decoration to give away
  • Cleaned part of the attic so I can organize my Christmas stuff
  • Cleaned out the kitchen drawers and never knew I have about 40-50 knives.... (do we really need that many???)
  • Set out a donate basket filled with all the stuff from above
  • Cleaned and got rid of all the curculars/magzines/ and school papers off my desk
  • Started with my first house organizer binder - (I am so excited about this)
  • Added curtains and a little table to my 2nd to 3rd floor landing
Wow I've done alot so far but there are so much more to do. Here is this years to do list (o.k. it might take longer but it's a start)

  • Finish cleaning the attic
  • Convert the semi finished basement to my daughter's room
  • Fix the basement bathroom
  • Change all the basement closet doors (they are all falling apart)
  • Update the laundry room
  • Paint the stairs from the basement to the 1st floor - I already ripped up the carpet
  • Rip the rest of the carpet on the stair leading from the first floor to the 2nd floor
  • Totally gut the kitchen and install cabinets and new appliance
  • Rip the panels and the old 60's/70's gold mirrors in the living room
  • Convert my daughter's old room to my sons room
Whew, I think that's it so far I might have more but I can't think now.

Here are some picture to show how much work I have to do.

Here is my daughter's old room very girl. Now it's going to be converted to my son's room.
The stair going from the first floor to the second floor. Boring.....

Urghhh, the stairs. need I say more??? and look at that ugly carpet... yucky..
Here's the basement. Clutter and don't mind the kids back there. All they wanted to do was play with all the junk that was laying around.
The attic where I put everything thing. Boxes and bags full of stuff.

I am excited to start my long renovation project.

Peanut Butter Brownie

I come across this wonderful dessert Peanut butter cookie and brownie . It’s really simple and only takes seconds to make.

Please look away if your resolution for this year is to loose weight.... This dessert is not going to help.

Here is what you need:

  • One box of brownie mix (any one to your liking)
  • One package of peanut butter cookie mix

  1. Prepare brownie and cookie as indicate
  2. Pour brownie mix into pan
  3. Spread cookie mix on top of brownie
  4. Bake using direction for brownie

  • Enjoy with a tall glass of cold milk.
Happy New Year everyone!!!!

The Peachy Papaya Family


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