Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Our Grown-Up Closet

We had a small closet, our friend enlarged it and all it had was a shelf and a rod. We were fine with this. We added cube storage with baskets and it worked for awhile. Then we did our room, had the storage crawl space discovered and moved the cubbies in there. We have been at a loss as to what to do with the closet. We bought dressers at IKEA to put on either side of our bed but they ended up being too large and awkward looking. Then we put one the closet and one to use in the guest room. A very temporary solution.

We decided to check out The Container Store. Nice stuff and good ideas but very pricey. We inquired what one of their systems would cost for our little closet and it would have been $500, but with delivery and installation, that brought the total to $800. Uh, no. In the end, my hubby did Lowe's and bought a Rubbermaid system for about $200.

Here it is:

Some painting needs to be done, but right now, we are very happy with the result. My stuff is on the right, his is on the left. Please note my husband is a proud clothing whore, God Bless. The upper shelves do not have much but will come in handy when sweater season kicks in that is for sure. Oh and a little brag here, the knit hand bag you see on the door, there are two but one is hidden, I made them and they are fabulous.

So there is our grown up closet in our grown up bedroom.


Monday, August 18, 2014

Oven Roasted Green Beans

Made these tonight. Recipe via Emeril. Big fan.

Oven Roasted Green Beans


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Generosity Of Others

Neighbors down the street offered us a kiddie pool. Since the one we have is really meant for a one year old and we had already been discussing picking up a bigger one at the end of the season sales, we jumped at the offer. About a week later we swung by, checked it out and happily took it home. They took no money for it so I see me dropping off homemade baked goods very soon.
Anyway, yesterday, I finally got around to cleaning it up and our son was beyond giddy.

This is the only full shot I have the pool.

He spent a total of 5 hours in the pool with lunch and nap and snack in between. It was stunning out and he had an absolute blast.

The cool back story behind the pool was another neighbor had this for her three sons, the oldest is now in college, and she passed it onto our other neighbors whose two children are now in middle school. That same family also has an above ground pool so they no longer needed this one.

Other neighbors had gone to a huge antique sale and picked up a vintage radio flyer car for our son. They too shall be getting homemade baked goods.

These thoughtful pass alongs and gifts are incredibly sweet and helpful. We now don't need to buy a pool and all the water used goes into the garden when done. The car just adds to more outdoor fun and he really loves the horn.

Ain't it grand when people are so freakin' nice just because?