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A day late, but a dollar richer

Even though yesterday was my Wednesday Whip It day, I have more things to do today that have been put off long enough!  I did accomplish quite a few things last night such as finally folding and putting away the 6 or more loads of laundry that was overtaking my couch.  Between that and going through the last of my hubby's storage stuff that had taken up residency in our family room for the last month it feels like I FINALLY have our family room back!!

At last, my front room is cleared of unnecessary junk and most of the clutter (still have a little organizing to do here and there).  This room is my #1 priority to clean- because it's the room everyone sees when they come to my house.  Plus when it's cleaned each day it's easy to keep up, then I have time for the other rooms.  But there are many days where it is the only clean room of the house!

This reminds me of the saying "Don't compare your back bedroom with other people's front living room" - I love …

Wednesday Whip It!

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This week's Wednesday Whip it includes:
make posters for craft boutique on Friday/Sat
make goodies to sell- including carmel apples, pumpkin rolls, walnut slices, and carmel pretzels
and lastly-
finish sewing aprons to sell!
What are you going to do for Wednesday Whip it?

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4) Blog about something you have or plan to "whip" today!

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Pizza Dip

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This is a really quick and easy recipe for an appetizer or a meal.
You can make it in the microwave or the oven.

In your pan (oven or microwave safe depending on which way you're cooking it)
pour 1 jar of spaghetti sauce
Sprinkle with Italian seasoning (or your favorite pizza seasoning)
Top with cheese of your choice
Add any typical pizza toppings you like- pepperoni, mushrooms, pineapple, etc.

Cook-  if you are doing in the microwave 3-4 minutes should do it, if in the oven bake at 350 for 15 minutes or until cheese is well melted.

Use sliced garlic bread or garlic flavored crackers for dipping!

Ham & Split Pea Soup

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With Halloween coming up it could be turned into a fun kids dinner by calling it something gross like "spider soup" or "zombie soup"- I would say 'boogers and brains" but I want my kids to EAT the soup and that name grosses me out! This is also a great recipe to do after Christmas or Easter dinners when most people make a Ham.
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Counter to Wall

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In our current house (which HOPEFULLY we're not renting for much longer) the kitchen is super tiny- and for someone that loves to cook such as myself it's been painful to work in.  It's a good thing I'm a good organizer!  I'm always looking for new ways to organize things, so when it was time to rearrange the kitchen counters I got an awesome idea!

Problem 1: with limited counter space, having a bowl of fresh fruit on the counter had to be in a corner since that was the only place it would fit.  This meant the fruit was often rotting before we would eat it because no one saw it daily and we forgot it was there.  This was also a problem because we want to eat more fruits and veggies for better health.

Problem 2: my pantry which was also limited on room since it had to hold many items that would normally be in kitchen cabinets, had all the ziploc bags, tinfoil, etc. on a shelf that was constantly messy looking and the boxes they were in were always falling off.

SOLUTION…

Top 2 Tuesday- Kitchen

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My top two Tuesday dream kitchens today are ones I found online that I really like.
I have a file of ideas for my dream house and  since I love designing I'll probably combine a few ideas.
I swiped this one from the blog hop host because I totally love it!
I love whites/grey's together in a kitchen, it makes it seem so clean, open, and nice.  And many of the ideas in my folder are similar.
So this is my top 1:
The only thing I would change about this design is I really like U shaped kitchens, but it looks like this works for the floor plan it's in.  I don't see the fridge though- so I'm wondering where that goes?

This is my second choice for a dream kitchen- I love the double ovens built in-

I also love the dark wood with the light counter.  This might be more practical than white while I have young kids at home, and if I HAVE to have anything other than white the dark wood looks the best in my opinion.  This one looks like it has a 6 burner stove top? Again, it doesn…