Thursday, March 19, 2015

Laundry Room Updates

I've been doing theater work again, so the house progress slowed a little over the last few months. But with the warmer weather I have been feeling that itch to keep painting and putting my own stamp on the house! While we were out doing errands last weekend we popped into Cost Plus, and as always I had to look at all the pretty things. I found some knobs that gave me the push I needed to start working on the laundry room to give it a new, fresh look. Here's what it looks like right now:

Living Design Laundry Room Updates

There are so many different shades of tan/beige in this house! We have extra paint from my office, so I'll be using that nice pale blue-grey to give the laundry room a clean, crisp feeling. I also want to get all of my cleaning supplies a bit more organized; the actual cleaners and such go in one of those upper cabinets, but the Swiffer and mop don't really want to just lean in the corner there!

Back to the knobs. The cabinets had these shiny brass knobs:

Living Design Laundry Room Updates

There's nothing necessarily wrong with them, but I'm not a fan of the shiny brass and it wouldn't look as good with the blue-grey. So when I saw these cool glass knobs with little bubbles, I thought they were perfect for a laundry room!

Living Design Laundry Room Updates

They dress up the cabinets a bit, and I think the bubbles are a bit whimsical for a laundry room without being something too trendy or over-the-top.

I can't wait to keep working on this room and making it more personal and functional for us!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Weekly Meal Plan 3.15.15

I missed posting my meal plan last week, which was OK because we ended up doing a lot of leftover meals -- I had some soups and such stockpiled in the freezer that we put a good dent into. But I'm back to a proper meal plan this week, so here's what we'll be eating:

Sunday: tortellini alfredo

Monday: leftovers

Tuesday: baked eggs with sausage and kale

Wednesday: leftovers

Thursday: Swedish meatballs (I love Swedish meatballs, but have never made them from scratch. I'm curious to see how this recipe turns out)

Friday: chicken curry and spicy eggplant with tomatoes (eggplant recipe from 5 Spices, 50 Dishes)

Saturday: leftovers

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Weekly Meal Plan 3.1.15

The last couple weeks we've ended up with more leftovers than predicted, so I've shifted the new meals by a day or two. So, the first part of this week will look like a repeat of last week as I get us back on schedule and we eat up those leftovers!

Sunday: Balsamic Pot Roast and vegetables (sides will be based on what looks good at the store)

Monday: currywurst

Tuesday: leftovers

Wednesday: slow cooker chickpea stew

Thursday: leftovers

Friday: Lemon and Herb Roasted Chicken with vegetables

Saturday: neighborhood dinner