Organizing in the bathroom:

Here are some great ways to organize your bathroom!

I have such a small bathroom, and it’s awful. Anything that makes my morning more smooth when getting ready would be great! Here are some inspiring things that pinterest has shared with me 🙂

Genius :)- Love this idea. You can put anything in a glass/plastic container for your makeup brushes. Although, I do not have a lot of counter space so this will not be happening until I move. I think cheap beads that you have laying around will work. I also think you can buy a big bag of blingy type beads/ pieces at hobby lobby. Stones that you would usually use in a fish thank would work well too. (Those clear ones)

Under my sink is gross. I have just the regular cabinet bottom that looks old and gross.Sticking cheap peel and stick tile there instead is genius. I actually found a box of it at the dollar store, but home depot and all those home stores have it as well. It’s about a buck a tile, but makes cleaning so much easier! Just wipe it down when it gets dirty. Love this! A must try for me!

This is a perfect idea to hang your tooth brushes. If your like me and don’t have a lot of counter top space this is wonderful. Pick up some magnets at Hobby Lobby or a craft store. Adhere a magnet on the back of your tooth brush,and then connect them to row of magnets that you create. No more tooth brushes laying around your counter! Like this!

I hate hate my straightener laying out on the counter. Not only is it in the way,but its an eye soar. This is great! Use hook-and-loop tape to attach 5-in. lengths of 2-in.- diameter PVC pipe to the vanity door to hold the curling irons. Do the same thing with 3-in. pieces of 1-1/2-in.-diameter pipe to hold the cords. Just measure your curling irons to see how long your “holsters” need to be. Let your curling irons cool before you stow them away.

These shoe organizers are my favorite way to organize. I have never thought of using it in the bathroom. Hang one on the back of your door and put all your bathroom needs in the pockets! It’s awesome for small bathrooms with little to no storage space! (It’s also a great organizer for your cleaning closet! I bought one for my cleaning closet and it does wonders!)

& Last but not least…

This is great! I found the website where to buy the plastic things at (http://www.stickonpods.com/) I haven’t looked around really but maybe you can find them even cheaper some where else? Anyways, I think this a wonderful way to organize your make-up and things. I have the smallest storage ever in my bathroom. Using the cabinet door is wonderful!! Will need to order a few of these soon!

Hope you enjoyed a few ways to mellow out the chaos of your bathroom. I sure can use these tips 🙂

-Olivia

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Crock-Pot Chicken Fajitas

Crock pot Chicken Fajitas!

What you need:

Peppers (cut up peppers of your choice. I usually do 2 reds 2 yellow)

Onion (how much you desire)

1 cup of chicken broth (or enough to cover chicken)

Lime juice (optional)

Chili powder

Salt

What to do :

Place everything in crock pot and forget about it :). I use about 3-4 boneless chicken breasts. (Makes 3-4 small servings). I cut up the peppers, and onions and toss them in. I sprinkle chili powder on top of it all. I salt it to taste, and then I pour chicken broth over the top of it all (enough to cover it). I leave on high for 3-4 hours. Also can leave on low for 6 hours.

When it is finished I cut up the chicken breasts, and eat with tortilla shell and spanish rice! Easy dinner!

-Olivia

Cream of [Insert Variety Here] Soup

When I saw this I was so excited. (I’m such a dork) But I use cream of mushroom, and cream of chicken in a lot of my recipes! Including a lot in my crock-pot things. So this was so exciting to see. I’m making my batch tomorrow!!

Saw this on: http://dancesdishesanddreams.blogspot.com/2011/09/cream-of-insert-variety-here-soup.html

She is a genious for coming up with this! I will let you know how it goes when I make mine!

What you need:

2 Cups nonfat dry milk powder

3/4 Cup cornstarch

2 Tbsp. dried onion

1/2 tsp. ground black pepper

1/4 Cup chicken bouillon powder/granules

1 tsp. basil

1/4 tsp. thyme

1 1/2 tsp. garlic powder

Place all in container (air tight) and shake up!

To use:

Combine 1/3 cup of dry mix with 1 1/4 cups of water in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat and stir until thickened.

She said for convience she labled her container with a sharpie, and put it one of those lock and seal containers. (love those!)

Although this may take a bit longer than just opening up a can of of it, I bet it taste way better! Also the convience of always having it on hand will be handy! I especially like how affordable it is to make! WOO HOO for cream of whatever mix! Love this.

Cheap bathroom idea!

2 shower curtains? Great idea!!

I saw this about an hour ago on pinterest, and now I’m seriously debating making a run to wal-mart/ target for a new shower curtain. (2 of them I mean)

This is such a great idea to make your bathroom different! Mine is so bland. I need to remember this when we move. Instead of picking up one curtain I will pick up two for sure!!

So pretty!

-Olivia

Hungry Girls Carrot sticks!

Saw this on Doctor Oz and I was so excited to try these. These have been a huge hit latley, and its the perfect thing to share on Sharing Saturday!

These are said to fix your craving for french fries! Let’s see….

Here ya go :

What you need:

  • 1 1/2 lb carrots (about 8 large carrots)
  • 1/4 tsp coarse salt, or more to taste

Makes 2 servings

Preheat oven to 425°F. Spray 2 baking sheets with nonstick spray. Cut carrots into French-fry-shaped spears and lay them on the sheets. Cut your fries into similar sizes. Otherwise some may burn while others are barely cooked. Don’t crowd your fries. If you put too many on one sheet, they won’t crisp up. The thicker the fries, the longer the cook time.

Sprinkle with salt. Bake for 15 minutes. Flip spears. Bake until tender on the inside and slightly crispy on the outside, about 15 more minutes.

Nutrition Facts Per 1 serving

116 calories

1g fat

27g carbs

8g fiber

13g sugars

2.5g protein

Not bad.. This is a “Have to try!”

-Olivia

Chipotle’s Cilantro Lime Rice

When I first saw this on pinterest I was so happy! I seriously go to Chipotle for not only their yummy chips,but the rice is killer. I cannot wait to try this!! Please write me if you do try this and let me know 🙂

What you need:

  • 1 cup extra long grain rice or basmati rice
  • 1/2 lime, juice of
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp fresh chopped cilantro
  • 3 tsp vegetable oil

In a pot, add rice, water, 1 tsp oil and salt. Boil on high until most of the water evaporates. When the water just skims the top of the rice, reduce to low and cover about 15 minutes. Shut off and keep covered an additional 5 minute.
In a medium bowl, combine chopped cilantro, lime juice, rice and remaining oil and toss until completely mixed.

Serves 4.

This sounds easy and oh so yummy.

Got this from http://www.skinnytaste.com/2009/03/chipotle-cilantro-lime-rice-4-pts.html#more. I cannot wait to go read more of her great posts!

Officially pinterest has it all!

-Olivia

Nutella Ice Coffee

Yum! Anything nutella and I’m in :)- this looks so good!

Got it from http://usmasala.blogspot.com/2011/09/nutella-cold-coffee.html

Have not read her blog but it looked like she had some great things, had to share this with you guys!

What you need:

1 cup milk

1/4 cup crushed ice

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1 1/2 tsp instant coffee powder

4-5 tsp nutella (I’d probably have to add more!)

1 tbsp (to taste) sugar

Put it all in the blender, and blend until it’s smooth. Poor into a glass and enjoy! YUM!

So jealous to anyone who gets to try this. I can’t wait till I am able to. (Still on my juicing fast)

Let me know how good it is.

-Olivia