Sunday, August 30, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
You see, we have these teensy, tiny little closets in our home. We essentially have o storage space, except for the space that we have created through baskets and, well baskets on the bookshelves.
This lack of storage and closet space is interesting for a girl with a lot of clothes and quite a few shoes. Actually, its not that interesting. It is most infuriating and leads to a messy room (my closet is in the spare bedroom) and essentially the whole room functions as a chest of drawers / closet most of the time because its just easier than trying to maneuver around and make sense of the cutout that we call my closet.
So basically I fight the closet and room all of the time for some sense of peace and so that I can actually use the room for its intended purpose (STUDYING) which will again become important in oh, four or so days.
So like I said, Handsome and I took a trip over his birthday and our anniversary weekend and we thankfully had a few moments to stop at The Container Store. Oh how I love that place and oh how it makes me want to be so very organized! (I am not fundamentally that organized in my brain, but when there is a system in place and I use it, I do like the simplicity it brings.)
And you will be happy to know that The Container Store had exactly what I was looking for --- an over the closet door shoe organizer! It has 24 slots for shoes! And having some flip flops, I have been able to use it for more than 12 pair of shoes! It has already simplified my closeting situation. Since I can now walk in the little hole without having to kick shoes all about to make room for my feet, I actually don’t mind hanging up some clothes! (Now, not ALL of my shoes fit, but the ones that remain on the ground are manageable or are winter shoes and are put away right now--I'll deal with them later okay?).
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
- 3 cups rhubarb stalks cut into 1/2 inch pieces (Trim outside stringy layer of large rhubarb stalks; make sure to trim away any and discard of the leaves which are poisonous; trim ends.)
- 1 cup strawberries, stemmed and sliced
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 Tablespoons of quick cooking tapioca
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt
- 1 teaspoon of grated orange peel
- Unbaked pastry for two-crust 9 inch pie
Sunday, August 16, 2009
a recipe for a classic summer pie.