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Monday, January 21, 2008

Almost done!

It looks crookedy here, but it's really not. I finished grouting the tile on Sunday and added caulk along the edges this morning. I love it. I still need to touch up the paint on the outer edges and seal the grout. Probably tomorrow.

While I was tiling, John added a key hook for the back door. We used to have a nail up there. The hook looks so much nicer. We keep a key next to all of our exit doors, in case of emergency. It's also extremely handy to not have to go get your key ring whenever someone comes to the door.

John also added a nicer hook to the laundry room for my aprons. I picked out oil-rubbed bronze hooks because that's the same finish as our light fixture and cabinet knobs.

This is how my recipes used to look: a too-small binder and a bunch of loose sheets. I sat in bed Friday night and went through the binder to pull out things I know I won't make. I moved everything to a much larger binder and added in the recipes I've printed/cut out over the years.

Now they are all in one place, neatly organized. Maybe deciding what to make for dinner won't freak me out as much.

Here's a close-up of the binder. I've used these categories for years and they have worked well for us. Here's the list:
  • Appetizers
  • Soups
  • Salads
  • Breads
  • Chicken/Turkey
  • Beef
  • Pork
  • Seafood
  • Side dishes
  • Desserts
  • Beverages
  • Wine info
  • Pasta
  • Misc
  • Reference
Would anyone like to guess which section is the biggest?

I also picked up two white step stools at Target. I think they are for the bathroom, but my little girls are getting too tall to stand on chairs when they work in the kitchen now. They are also useful for mommies who can't reach the high shelves when daddies aren't home.

1 comment:

Happay said...

that is my very favorite tile at Lowes. I want recycled aluminum and I might have just talked DH into it.