Thursday, August 25, 2011



Can I just share my love of 3-ring binders??

I have been putting one together for my JV Cheer Team and I just love it! I have a place to keep all contact information, calendars, attendance sheets, cheer lists, and apparel sizing. I also make sure to keep a folder for all loose pages and I also keep small notepads for quick notes or ideas. In the back I keep the newest Spirit Rules Book, and other sports and stunting rules/guidelines. I find joy out of typing up lists and sliding into those shiny page protectors.

I once read a tip that if you splurge on CUTE organizational equipment you are more likely to use it. So you better believe I splurged for my ADORABLE cheer binder (Target)!

A lot of homemaker/wife blogs I read talk about creating a Command Central Binder. With it many women collect all their important papers, numbers, etc. to help them keep the clutter from their kitchen counters or dining room tables. I recently downloaded a free copy of How to create a Command Central Binder from that gives you 2 different tracks to follow and put together a family binder. I haven't read the whole thing yet, but what a great amazing concept! And such a simple way to clear up your life!

My husband and I recently purchased an IPad 2 to help us organize our lives in a technological way! I am just in love with the thing. I downloaded the app Remember the Milk to keep all my checklists. We use the pre-loaded Calendar App to keep track of our busy schedules. If you have an IPod or IPad, and use it for productivity, let me know what apps you use to help you keep track of life!!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Fave Cleaning Tip

My favorite cleaning tip that I try to use at least every other day: set the timer on your phone for ten minutes and race to clean as much as you can before time is up!!

For me I like the challenge of seeing how much I can accomplish in ten minutes. Honestly, I hate cleaning. A shock I know. Even without kids I find it impossible to keep up after my husband. But I am often shocked by how quick the transformation is made! Ten minutes for me = do-able. And let's face it, you cannot say that you don't have ten minutes. Reading? Facebooking? Gaming? Cut out that ten minutes and it WILL feel great!

Gotta go! It's cleaning time!

Monday, August 22, 2011


Hello Friends!

I am hoping this will be a place where I can share my baking recipes (and get some feedback!), my Christian walk, and my (failing) efforts to become more organized in home and body.

So here is the first recipe!!

Mini Chip Cheesecake Bars

  • 1 Can crescent dinner rolls (I use Pillsbury! Num!) 
  • 2 packages cream cheese, softened 
  • 1 egg 
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  •  1/2 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
  1.  Unroll dough in two long rectangles and press one rectangle in bottom of greased 8-inch square baking dish. Press along the perforations to seal.  
  2. In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese and sugar til smooth. Add the egg; beat just until mixed. Fold in mini chocolate chips; spread over crust 
  3. Top with remaining rectangle of dough pressing out to the edges of dish
  4.  Bake at 375 degrees F for 18-22 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for an hour on a cooling rack. Cut into 3 rows by 3 rows to make 9 bars. Cut diagonally for smaller triangles. Store covered in refrigerator. 
Let me know if you try it and what creative spins you come up with. I have tried using dark chocolate chips instead of semisweet; that sure hits my sweet tooth!!