Happy List: #45
How was your week? I hope you knocked it out of the ballpark with your awesomeness!
This week I shared a really good rule to help keep your home tidy. This tip works best if everyone in your household abides by the rule…which may very well be the rule’s downfall.
I also shared a recipe I tried recently for Vanilla Coconut Cashews and Almonds. In other news, I’m out of Vanilla Coconut Cashews and Almonds.
Here’s this week’s mash-up of random goodness.
SWEET POTATO BROWNIES
Speaking of goodness, has anyone made sweet potato brownies?
I love sneaking vegetables into food, so I’m super curious about this recipe for sweet potato brownies from Little Sunny Kitchen. How cute is this picture?
As a sidenote, I’ve made a sweet potato bread knot recipe that is the stuff carb dreams are made of, which pretty much sums up all of my dreams.
FEEL GOOD STORY
I like stories about kindness and building others up instead of tearing them down.
This New York Times story about how the Cubs build each other up before a game is really encouraging.
I’ve participated in activities like this before and when it is done genuinely, it can really give you a self esteem boost!
(image: Alyssa Schukar for The New York Times)
I was always too
cheap frugal to buy cleaning pads for my Swiffer, so I’d use an old washcloth instead. It worked okay, but the washcloth always came undone.
However, this idea from Blue Eyed Freckle to convert an old sweater into a Swiffer cleaning pad is brilliant! She could probably sell those things. Be sure and read her how-to because she has some tips for cutting the sweater to the correct size.
If the only place for your TV is above the fireplace, but you don’t want to draw attention to the TV, consider painting your fireplace surround black.
See how the TV blends in? Just something to think about…
This image is from Cassie Bustamante and she’s got a ton of ideas on her site.
VEGETARIAN QUINOA BAKE
I use quinoa in my bread recipe, but it is not in regular rotation at our dinner table.
I’m not sure why.
However, I’m ready to try it in this dish from What’s Gaby Cooking.
Anyone else drooling?
RECYCLE YOUR PUMPKINS – CREATIVELY
By the way, my babies have grown so. darn. much. since this photo was taken.
Photography by Stephen Goodenough
What cracks me up about People‘s description of Lindsey Vonn’s Colorado home is how they called it a “cozy” 5 bedroom home.
In this instance, I think cozy means warm, not small.
I’m a fan of blue cabinets, but I haven’t decided if I like this all blue/grey kitchen.
What I do love, however, is Hayden Panettiere’s red shirt against that blue kitchen. It pops! Is that a weird thing to notice?
Photographer: Paul Costello