Monday, May 13, 2013

Not March...May Madness!!!'s been 3 months since I've posted something on my blog. OMG! I can't believe I went that long without putting some inspiration out there. For those of you whom have commented, sent compliments or encouragement my way; thank you!

It is not for lack of content that I haven't posted. Spring cleaning, organizing, Easter celebration, new recipes, family gatherings are all topics I had been hoping to cover. Here's a consolidated post covering all of the sweet spots I missed. Check back monthly for updates to the new categories below.

Spotless : Cleaning Tip
Put all of your cleaning duties on schedule. Perhaps Monday is vacuum day and Wednesday is mop day. Either way never let your home become overwhelmingly in disarray. Knocking out cleaning duties day by day helps keep your sanctuary in pristine condition for unplanned guests and easy daily functioning.

The Big O : Organizing Tip
Many times when the weather transitions from cold to hot or hot to cold we find ourselves trying to get our closets in order to manage what we are wearing for the season. Be sure to utilize top shelving to fold down sweaters and heavy cardigans. A cheap investment can be a plastic storage drawer set on wheels. Slide this in your closet and use it to store extra scarves, hats, belts and anything else not worn on a regular basis. Leave only your go-to staple items in the forefront of your closet for easy access.

Happy, Merry : Holiday Gathering Tip
We are well on way to the beginning of summer, kicked off by the Memorial Day holiday. If you are inviting guests over for a gathering or barbeque, lighten your load by asking attendees to bring a side dish or beverage. If you focus your time and budget on the main course, a couple of simple side items and setup, this will leave less room for being overwhelmed and over your budget. Most folks will not mind bringing a simple side dish but be sure to make it optional and open to store bought items.

Yum : New Recipe
Try this! Easy Fruit Whip Salad
You will need 3 bananas, ½ cup strawberries, 2 peaches and/or nectarines, 3 Tbsp honey, ¼ cup sliced almonds and 1 container of sugar free cool whip. Simply chop fruit down to desired size, mix in cool whip slowly until fully mixed with fruit. Whip in almonds and drizzle honey over the top. This is great as a side item for breakfast, mid-morning snack or a low calorie dessert. Enjoy!

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