Morning glories! Linking up with Narci, Erika and Andrea, today for my Friday Favorites, 03.2020 post. While a lot of gals make this a weekly series, I am aiming to share my faves once a month, on the last Friday. So far, so good. But you know what they say about best laid plans. You can read about the goodies in last month’s Friday Faves, here.
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Friday Favorites 03.2020
A couple of my faves for this month are gadgets I have purchased as I work to declutter and organize our home. Have been following along with Taylor’s 52 Weeks To An Organized Home. Was relieved to discover that during the month of March, while I was out of town twice, Taylor had us working on decluttering our laundry rooms, basements and setting up a laundry schedule.
My washer and dryer don’t have a ‘room’ of their own, as they are in the entry between the garage and the house. Not enough space for anything to get cluttered in there. And we don’t have a basement. My laundry schedule is pretty streamlined already; wash on Sundays and iron on Mondays. So didn’t feel like it needed any fine-tuning.
Next week we tackle the garage. Oy vey, we do have one of those and boy, does it need some TLC.
Here are a couple of things helping me get organized this month.
Cabinet Hanging Trash Can
This little guy is saving me so many steps as I prepare dinner. Unlike most folks, our kitchen trash cans are not in our kitchen. They are around the corner in the hall closet. Sounds weird I know as it’s probably really supposed to a coat closet and not a trash closet. But our trash cans are so tall, they won’t fit under the sink where everyone else stores theirs. Could get smaller trash cans but then I would meet myself coming and going taking them out to the big trash cans.
I use this cabinet hanging trash can for vegetable and meat scraps when I am cooking and food wrappers that can’t be recycled. Then, when I am cleaning up the kitchen after the meal, I gather the bag in my hanging trash can and toss it into the big trash can in the closet. When I am finished cooking or having company (never happens), I can turn the cabinet hanging trash can so that it faces inside the cabinet, out of sight.
Broom and Mop Holder
One of the areas Taylor had us tackle recently was our garbage and recycling space. Which, as you now know, is also called our coat closet. But that space didn’t require a whole lot of reorganizing at our house. It is just 2 fairly tall kitchen trash cans tucked into an area where others would hang coats.
Instead of working on that closet, I cleaned out the closet under our stairs which is a kind of catchall for cleaning supplies, kitty food, and suitcases. I ordered 2 of the broom and mop holders below onto which I am hanging my…yup, you guessed it…my broom and mop. And my feather duster, Swiffer, window cleaner/squeegee, and all sorts of spring cleaning tools.
Remember the surrender cross I shared in last month’s Friday Favorites? If not, check it out here. So beautiful! I guess Facebook has me pegged because today an ad for these prayer bowls popped onto my feed. Such a wonderful idea.
It is white on the inside with a colorful bird attached to a small branch. The exterior of the bowl is a smokey light blue. Psalm 91:4 makes it’s way around the bowl. He will cover you with his feathers and under his wings you will find refuge.
Now I am torn. Do I order a surrender cross or a prayer bowl? Or play the lottery in order to afford both.
Beaded Tassel Stretch Bracelet
My friend Kellyann at This Blonde’s Shopping Bag shared the most adorable beaded bracelet a few weeks ago. You can check it out on her Instagram account, here. I think Kellyann reported that it had sold out pretty quickly. So I have been on the lookout for something similar since.
I found my version, a beaded tassel stretch bracelet, at Alison&Aubrey. Thought it would go with everything…that whole rainbow color palette seems to work that way! And it can be worn as a necklace, too.
It is on sale right now, so if you are interested, now’s the time to jump!! Would be tickled pink if you would use my affiliate link to do so. Here’s an upclose photo. Aren’t the colors pretty?
Can’t wait to wear it!
He is Risen Graphic Tee
On the same day my bracelet arrived, so did my He is Risen graphic tee from the Crafty Walkers Shop at Etsy. I would link to the shop but it appears they are not open right now. Praying that this little family and their small business are managing to stay well during the Covid-19 crisis.
The tee was available in a variety of soft colors for spring but something about the yellow called my name. I think it just looks so hopeful. And maybe we all need a little extra dose of hope right now. The tee shipped so quickly and arrived in the sweetest packaging.
Won’t it be cute with my bracelet? Think I will wear it this weekend.
So, that’s a wrap for this month’s edition of Friday Favorites. Hope maybe you found something useful among the items I shared.
What are your plans for the weekend? PC is off on Friday so we have a 3-dayer. But can’t really venture far from home. He is mid-way through a project to replace the outdoor carpeting on our balcony. Wants to finish that. I am cleaning closets. And need to get busy decluttering my craft space. Might try to order some dinner on Sunday for pickup and eat in a park, if the weather is pretty.
I am hoping to host an Easter/Passover recipe swap and blog hop for Tuesday, 04.07.2020. If you would like to join me, please let me know in a comment below. Doesn’t have to be an elaborate post, but just an opportunity to share favorite spring recipes. Holler if you would like to be part of the blog hop.
Off to fix breakfast and get this day started. Stay healthy, dear friends. Let me know you are doing ok.
Hugs and kisses,