One Room Challenge Fall 2014: Week 4

Welcome to my One Room Challenge Week 4 Update! Yikes you guys, I can’t believe there are only two weeks to go! I better get to work!

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If you missed any weeks here they are: Week 1, Week 2, Week 3.

As you know I had not planned to rip out all of my wire shelving until I came across a sale on the Martha Stewart closet organizer from Home Depot! And I will tell you it was totally worth it!!! I’m so ready to organize!

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I’m testing out some gold washi tape trim on the edges. What do you think? Yay or nay?

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This unit was pretty easy to install and I’m happy with the quality! It’s so versatile too, I can configure it any way I want. I’m still not sure what the best fit will be but I can’t wait to get my clothes back in.

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Since I hadn’t planned on spending money on the closet organizer the budget has taken a hit in all other areas. So the capiz shell chandelier is out :( First off it wouldn’t be enough light so we were going to have to install some can lights or another type of additional lighting that there aren’t funds for anymore. And I would have to buy the new light for the dining room too.

I’ve had this chandelier in my attic for awhile and what was once brass, then green is now turquoise :) With some cute bulbs I think this will work and put off enough light. It’s not the wow factor I was hoping for so I guess I have to wow in a different area!

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I did pick up some pretty hangers from HomeGoods and this rug. But…the rug is too small because of course I forgot my measurements while I was shopping :) Don’t worry, I’ve got another one in mind.

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And on to the clothes. I’m getting closer to finishing the purge but I’m taking my time because I want to be really strict about it. I’ve gotten rid of 1/2 of my shoes so far and 1/4 of my clothes. I’ve got piles for trash, donation and yard sale/ebay/craigslist. Everything that has made the cut lands on this clothing rack and then I’ll make the final cut. Post coming on this process soon…

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So that’s all folks! There’s not much I can check off the actual list this week but here is what’s happening this weekend: the accent wall, dresser painting, light hanging, and rug/basket shopping.

Progress Update

1. Remove wire shelving at the back of the closet (I removed it all!)

2. Add a mirror and dresser, shelf for sweater storage (dresser is in the works)

3. Remove florescent light fixture and add a chandelier (chandelier has been painted)

4. Add a cozy rug (found one but it’s too small) and artwork

5. Create new shoe storage

6. DIY jewelry storage

7. Purge and organize clothes (in process as you can see!)

8. Add baskets for storage (spotted some but haven’t sealed the deal)

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You can find the participants posts from  yesterday and today’s link ups at Calling It Home!

Here is the original plan. A few things have changed but I think I’m still somewhat on track. What do you guys think?

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Bacon Wrapped Cream Cheese Jalapenos

Happy Monday Friends!

I hope y’all had a wonderful weekend. I have to admit that we went apple picking AGAIN for the 3rd time this season :) I just can’t get enough!

I’ve found myself “playing” on Saturday’s and spending Sunday after church with my little man at lacrosse practice then grocery shopping and trying new recipes.

Ever since I saw this bacon wrapped Jalapeno recipe that Michael from Inspired By Charm posted I knew I had to try them! You guys, they did NOT disappoint! Michael posts the most amazing recipes and cocktails and his blog is always my ‘go to’. You can check his recipes out here.

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This might be the most yummy appetizer I’ve tried in a long time and it’s so easy…literally 3 ingredients (can you guess what they are?)!

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The recipe came at a perfect time because we have jalapenos in our garden that were ready to be picked and I’ve been trying to decide what to make with them. Aren’t they pretty??? Oh yeah, we grew these!

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First, cut your jalapenos in half and scoop out the insides with a spoon. Michael recommended using plastic gloves but I didn’t, oops! You know I like to take short cuts :)

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Fill each one with the softened cream cheese. Michael used a cream cheese and craisin mix but I didn’t have any craisins on me and I’m trying to each less carbs these days so I left them out.

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I definitely used Michael’s instructions for cooking the bacon on a pan covered in tin foil for 8 minutes on 350 first just to get the bacon cooking. Then I wrapped the bacon around the jalapenos and baked them for 25 minutes. If you cook the bacon some first by the time everything is finished baking the bacon will be crispy. I don’t know about y’all but I don’t like partially cooked bacon.

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Here is the recipe:

Ingredients

Jalapenos

Cream Cheese, softened

Bacon

Instructions

Cut your jalapenos in half and scoop out the insides with a spoon. Place your bacon on a cookie sheet covered in foil and bake for 8 minutes on 350. I used half a slice of bacon each because my jalapenos were small to medium sized but if they were large I would use the whole slice. While the bacon is cooking fill the jalapenos with cream cheese. When the bacon is finished let it cool enough so you can pick it up and wrap it around the jalapenos. Place them seam down on the same cookie sheet and bake for 25 minutes on 350.

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This is a delicious and low carb appetizer that is so easy to make! What do you think? Do you love bacon, cheese and jalapenos as much as I do?

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Make sure to check out my easy honey and goat cheese app and avocado dip!

Honeycomb & Goat Cheese App

Creamy Avocado Dip

 

LINKING UP:

Restless Arrow // Nap Time Creations // Just A Girl & Her Blog // Place Of My Taste //

One Room Challenge Fall 2014: Week 3

Welcome to Week 3 of the ORC y’all!

You can check out the link up today at Calling It Home.

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I just have one question for you…

It gets worse before it gets better…RIGHT???

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This is the state of my bedroom with EVERYTHING emptied out of the closet. It’s like my closet threw up in here, it’s disgusting!

You know what I’ll be doing this weekend :(

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So as always design plans change when the brain gets to thinking and the fingers get to searching the internet!

After removing the wire shelving on the back wall I couldn’t stomach leaving the rest up. I dislike them that much!

I have always liked the Martha Stewart Closet Organizer systems at Home Depot and I happened to find the one I wanted on sale! The sale price is gone now but I ended up getting it for $183 (with free shipping) which just seemed like a no brainer.

I’ve decided to utilize the right wall that doesn’t have an angled ceiling for my clothes storage. I’m planning to use the left wall for shoe storage and jewelry and accessories.

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We finished sanding and spackling and got everything painted! The paint color is Filtered Shade by Valspar Reserve, the same as the bedroom, and I love it!

Also I acquired this mirror below (for free) so I’m going to use it instead of mounting one on the wall. I think I’m going to like having the full length mirror in here. Don’t worry, there will be a little DIY to the frame going on!

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And here is a little teaser of something fun to come!

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Progress Update

1. Remove wire shelving at the back of the closet (I removed it all!)

2. Add a mirror and dresser, shelf for sweater storage

3. Remove florescent light fixture and add a chandelier

4. Add a cozy rug, artwork and a possible ottoman

5. Create new shoe storage

6. DIY jewelry storage

7. Purge and organize clothes (in process as you can see!)

8. Add baskets for storage

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So I feel like I’ve made some decisions and a little progress but I definitely have a busy week ahead!

Have a lovely weekend friends!

If you missed the plan and need to catch up here are Week 1 and Week 2 posts!

OB-Closet Inspiration

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