This week, the winter doldrums have hit me hard. I am so ready for warmer weather, and yet we still have a ways to go before we can even hope for higher temperatures. I think fresh flowers in the house help. I picked up these deep blue hydrangeas at Trader Joe's this week.
The cold weather makes me want to cook something yummy in my dutch oven. This week we enjoyed this paella recipe from the Barefoot Contessa. I substituted shrimp for the lobster her recipe called for. It was delicious. And so easy to make.
My organizing spree has continued and I am excited to share more of what I have gotten done this week. I am currently working on our master closet, which is a space I have never shared on this blog. It is a decent size, but not exactly Pinterest worthy. We have been making a few changes so it functions better for us. Today, I am trying to find a place for the scrapbooks that currently sit on a shelf way high up in our closet.
Like lots of moms, I was an avid scrapbooker back in the day when my kids were little and scrapbooking was all the rage. For the last five years, I have created photo books with iPhoto and because their size is much more manageable, those books sit on display in a basket in our family room. But these big (not so pretty) scrapbooks hold some amazing memories and I know we would all look through them much more often if they were easily accessible. So fellow former scrapbookers, I am asking you, where do you store your big scrapbooks?
What I'm Watching:
I have been binge watching the first two seasons of House of Cards on Netflix and I am so hooked on this show! I can't wait for season three to start the end of the month.
I am about halfway through Everything I Never Told You and it is a captivating story. I am trying not to read it too fast.
Best Thing I've Seen Online:
Did you see this post that made its way all over the internet last week? Three brothers re-created the pictures of their childhood as a gift for their mom. The pictures were hilarious. Funny thing about being a mom of all boys...people sometimes act as if they feel sorry for you. Especially when my boys were younger, I can't tell you how many times I heard, "Oh you poor thing" or my favorite, "When are you finally going to have your girl?" I thought this post illustrated so beautifully what a blessing, and a riot, it is to raise boys.
These three guys remind me so much of my own. What a lucky mom their mom is to get a gift like that!
Have a great week! And please let me know in the comments if there is anything wonderful you are watching or reading.