The other, neat-o device I found is a crust remover for sandwiches. I bought the Wonder Bread cutter. I made the decision after I had watched a few online videos of other brands, Williams Sonoma, off brand, etc. This one wastes the least amount of sandwich and still cuts & seals well. There are two parts. You place the red piece inside the white one. You push down on the white piece first and it cuts the crust off. With out removing the white piece, you then push down on the red one, which seals it!
I came across some nice food related items last week. I am always looking for something that make my life a little easier without creating too much unnecessary waste. So I wanted to share these with other moms and dads.
I have been slowly buying little things on sale that my son will need for school. This August he will be attending a pre-school for a few mornings a week. The kids eat lunch at school and so I bought a Pottery Barn Kids Backpack and matching lunchbox when there was a 40% off sale in May. I wanted to find a container that fits in the lunchbox, so I don't have to use plastic baggies every day. I found the Sunsella Bento Boxes on Amazon. It came as a four pack for $14.99. The reviews were good and they don't have yucky chemicals. You'll notice that there is room on the side for a drink pouch or box. My plan is to send a thermos with water (we haven't introduced our son to juice yet).
Yesterday I posted about rehabbing a dresser I found (brand new) for very cheap. I'm not sure if it's a true rehab because the piece was new, but I changed the look to match my son's future big boy bedroom. The dresser itself was $150 (in the store it would be $500 + delivery charges). I bought it from a neighbor who purchased it from the store 6 months ago. See the post HERE.
Below is my finished product. Nothing majorly different, but I feel like it is a much better fit for my son's future bedroom and it's nautical theme. The dresser was $150. The six knobs, rope, and construction adhesive came to $38 at home Depot. What do you think?
Before, just in case you didn't see my post from the other day.
I see cutesy rehabs on Pinterest and Facebok all the time and think "Pshht, I don't have time for that!" Well, I am going to attempt to turn a girly dresser in to a more masculine piece for my son this week.
I recently got a hold of a brand new white dresser for super-cheap! It would look great in my son's nautical room. Only problem is, it has a girly wave pattern under the top row of drawers. I was initially going to paint the wave blue to match the nautical theme. Then my mom came up with an idea to buy some thick rope to cover the girly wave and switch out the knobs for metal ones that match the other metal elements in his room. So here are the before photos...
I started working on it yesterday, but I haven't finished it. I need to refine the details. The new knobs are loose so I think I need some washers and the rope needs to be secured better! Stay tuned for the final product. :)
It can be hard to post photos of one's self for the world to see. No matter what body type, we all have those trouble spots that we don't like. I didn't decide to start this process to lose weight. I am starting it so that I can tone my body in the places I feel that it needs it as well as develop healthier eating habits.
Click on the first photo and you can shuffle through them in a larger size (if you really want to see me that close!)
As you can see I am not overweight, just lumpy in some places. My belly never went back to it's original state after having my son. Want to see what my belly looked like, exactly 3 years ago? The picture on the left, that was the day I found out I was pregnant with my son, July 1st, 2012. The picture on the right was about 1 month prior, with my husband on the right and my long time friend in the middle.
What am I doing to do this? I am attempting the 21 Day Fix. Join me on my journey to get my body back before I get lumpy again ;)
After teaching elementary school for nine years I was given the opportunity to stay home with my son. To learn more about what brought me to this point- read my About Nicole page. This blog is dedicated to the adventures of being a stay at home mom and how to fill the days with fun and love.